Facebook announced that it will enable users who are using tablets and smartphones to search for past posts of their friends when necessary. The California-based social network giant said that they are already testing the feature that uses keywords to find old posts.Read More
Facebook crashed for millions of users across the world on September 4. Users reported that the social network went offline around 5am (AEST) for about half an hour, and was experienced by in Australia, US, UK, Portugal, Germany, Thailand, and other parts of the world.Read More
Gina Lednyak, founder of L&A Social Media in Australia, shares” Looking at the advancement of social media in the current landscape, we can get a good sense of the trajectory of big themes that will emerge over the coming years.”Read More
Facebook has admitted that it has manipulated the News Feeds of nearly 700,000 users as part of its research study on emotional states.
According to a report by Forbes, the data scientists of the social media giant manipulated the News Feeds of 689,003 users by removing either all of the positive posts or all of the negative posts, with the purpose of seeing how their moods are affected by such changes. It found out that emotions can be contagious, even without “direct interaction between people.”
The results of the study, which ran from January 11–18, 2012, was published in the PNAS, the official journal of the United States National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
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You know there’s a problem when people are throwing around the idea that there is such a thing called Facebook addiction. And it’s not really far-fetched, as Facebook is indeed addictive, and takes up a lot of your time online. The question is if it’s bad enough to mention it in the same breath as sex addiction, video game addiction and all those examples of excessive behaviours widely considered as genuine addictions.
According to Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Chartered Psychologist and Director of the International Gaming Research Unit in the Psychology Division at Nottingham Trent University (UK), any behaviour that fulfils what he calls the six core components of addiction can be already called an addiction. Let’s talk about those core components one by one and let’s see if they are applicable vis-à-vis your Facebook usage.