By now you should have learned through the grapevine of news outlets that the all-powerful Facebook has purchased the photo-sharing platform Instagram for $1 billion. As Twitter user @AnthonyDeVito pointed out on Monday, "Today is a very exciting day for photos of brunch."
Looks like we're not the only ones thinking this is a slightly unnecessary buy.
Ever wonder what Facebook would've looked like back in the early days of the internet? Well, wonder no more. The fine folks at SquirrelMonkey.com have unearthed this (fake) VHS tape from the 20th century TV show 'Wonders of the World Wide Web,' which discusses a new destination called "The Facebook."
Frustrated by the fact that Facebook allows users to "like" something, but provides no way to offer an opposing opinion? If so, you're not alone. More than 3 million people have signed an online petition asking for a "dislike" button on the social networking service. And now, two guys at the University of Texas at Dallas have created a Facebook plug-in called EnemyGraph that allows you share the people and things you despise with the world.
The Facebook "poke" button has always been a bit of a mystery, since it doesn't do anything a simple email or text couldn't accomplish. In fact, its continued existence strikes us as somewhat of an inside joke among Facebook's designers.
Jasper van Loenen and Bartholomäus Traubeck are trying to change this. So they developed a machine that actually pokes you when your friends send you a "poke" on Facebook.
Sadly, he did not live in St. Ives, but Alan O'Neill did, in fact, have two wives. The really sad thing, though, is that it wasn't because he was cheating. He had two wives because he was lazy and passive aggressive.
What's that? You say it's time to wish your BFF, Aunt Phyllis or pet rock a happy birthday? Well, bust out the presents and bring on the cake! Better yet, send her an awesome birthday GIF or video. But don't settle for for the ones every will be sending. Have some fun. Here are some great birthday-themed greetings and video clips to give again and again, no wrapping paper required.
Many employers these days readily admit to scoping out the social media profiles of potential hires during the interview process. But what if all that Googling could be replaced with a single ID scan from a card you carry in your wallet?
Family dinners for one Minnesota clan probably got a lot more uncomfortable after an uncle was sued for posting embarrassing photos of his nephew on Facebook. Unfortunately for the embarrassed nephew, it seems that a district court says the lawsuit has no merit.
2012's biggest Valentine's Day surprise has nothing to do with flowers or chocolates. 'Angry Birds,' the sling-shot strategy game which has been downloaded more than 500 million times since 2009 is now available on Facebook.
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