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Report: Facebook’s ‘Moments’ Will Make Micro-Sharing Far Simpler

Report: Facebook’s ‘Moments’ Will Make Micro-Sharing Far Simpler

Facebook has failed repeatedly to get us to use complicated lists and privacy settings to share intimate moments with just our closest friends and family. It’s clumsy and confusing doing that with the same composer for blasting News Feed updates to everyone. But now Facebook is polishing off a new app codenamed ...

Facebook is Testing a Self-Destructing Post Feature

Facebook is Testing a Self-Destructing Post Feature

Facebook is trialing a new feature that lets you schedule the deletion of your posts in advance. A handful of users noticed the feature in the Facebook iOS app earlier this week, and we reached out to Facebook to seek clarification. A spokesperson said: “We’re running a small pilot of a feature on Facebook for iOS that ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 10, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 10, 2014

When Facebook launched Slingshot, some people saw it as nothing more than a Snapchat knockoff. But Slingshot had a unique feature: to see the photos or videos your friends sent you, you’d need to sling a photo or video back to them. The most recent update to the app, though, makes that feature optional. Now when you send ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 9, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 9, 2014

Facebook wants you to know exactly what you’re sharing with whom, and its latest feature, ‘Privacy Checkup,’ will help you do just that. After a successful test run in May, Facebook is now asking all of its users to complete the checkup, which makes you review your privacy settings and double-check your sharing ...

Facebook Adds View Counts to its Videos, Plans More Auto-Play Videos

Facebook Adds View Counts to its Videos, Plans More Auto-Play Videos

Facebook is increasing its focus on video content after it announced that it will introduce play counts which show how many times a specific video has been watched on the service. The feature is due to come to users this week, and is coupled with news that more auto-playing videos will appear in your News Feed. The social ...

Facebook’s Video Autoplay is Raising a Lot of Phone Bills

Facebook’s Video Autoplay is Raising a Lot of Phone Bills

Facebook’s Autoplay feature, which starts playing videos automatically in your feed, could jack up your wireless bill. New data from web monitoring firm Sandvine offers an inkling of how much might be at stake — for your pocketbook and the ever-increasing traffic load on the web. Sandvine has noticed that in the ...

Facebook No Longer Makes You Use Slingshot’s Only Unique Feature

Facebook No Longer Makes You Use Slingshot’s Only Unique Feature

Facebook on Friday updated its Slingshot chat app to make its bold, "pay to play" mechanic optional. If you're not familiar with the app, until now, Slingshot asked you to send a photo before you could "unlock" the one you just received. Now, after taking a shot, you can choose if it will be "locked" or "unlocked." It's ...

Facebook’s Privacy Checkup Ensures You’re Not Over-Sharing

Facebook’s Privacy Checkup Ensures You’re Not Over-Sharing

Facebook doesn’t want you over-sharing — seriously! — and it’s ready to prove it. The social network is asking all of its 1.3 billion users to complete a privacy checkup, a short online exercise where users review who they’re sharing with on the platform. Facebook announced the checkup in May, but only tested it ...

Netflix Now Lets You Recommend Movies to Friends via Facebook

Netflix Now Lets You Recommend Movies to Friends via Facebook

Netflix on Tuesday launched a new social recommendation feature to let its users suggest TV shows to their Facebook friends. It is available starting Tuesday on the Netflix website, iOS, PS3, Xbox, and many set-top boxes and smart TVs, though the company says it will be adding additional platforms “in the coming ...

Facebook Users Self-Censor on Controversial Topics

Facebook Users Self-Censor on Controversial Topics

If you didn't see a lot of talk about Ferguson and Michael Brown on your Facebook feed, maybe that's because your Facebook friends were afraid you'd disagree. The Pew Research Center on Tuesday said a study of nearly 2,000 adults on an earlier hot-button political issue – the massive leak by Edward Snowden of documents ...