Face.com API Shut Down

In under a month after Facebook took over the popular facial recognition technology service, Face.com, the social media giant – Facebook has now decided to kill the entire service by closing down its facial recognition APIs in the next 30 days. Although the company assured to continue supporting the developer community, it now appears to be a white lie after this unexpected announcement.

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Relation Status on Facebook - RelationBook

I have been using Facebook for the past few years now, and one thing I have noticed is that a relationship status change on Facebook generates a lot of likes and comments. While it is impossible to keep an eye on the relationship status of each and every friend of ours in real life, Facebook does provide a easier way to do it.

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A Stanford study reveals how people exaggerate happiness on Facebook. As a direct result of this, peers tend to fall into the trap which makes them feel less happy. There are three reasons why this happens and three ways in which you can combat this.

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You will no longer be able to post your Twitter updates to LinkedIn as the latter has made an announcement stating that, regardless of whether you push all your Twitter updates to LinkedIn, or simply filter them out with the #in hashtag, they will no longer be displayed on LinkedIn.

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You’ve always had the option to “Like” something on Facebook. But when it comes to products, you may “like” it, but what if you want it and add it to your wish list? Well, a feature something like that might soon appear on Facebook, as the social media giant is testing a “Want” button feature, which will allow you to add the product to your “Want” list, or simply called as a wish list.

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Google+ Events: Before, During and After the Party

At the Google I/O Keynote, Google announced a new feature called “Google+ Events”, which offers an effortless way to plan events with your friends, relatives, family members, and also the people who are not on Google+

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Google+ has reached a new milestone of over 250 million users in total of which nearly 175 million are monthly active users, including 75 million daily users. It’s pretty interesting to learn that Google+ has grown to a greater extent in the last one year, and what’s even more interesting is that most of the users login to their Google+ profiles from mobile devices.

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Yammer

Microsoft has announced that it will be buying enterprise social network Yammer for $1.2 billion in cash. The social network will be folded into the Office division, where it will continue to be developed as an independent product.

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Current COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg going to join the Board of Directors at the social networking giant. After spending four years as COO, Sandberg will become the first woman to join this exclusive elite.

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Earlier today we reported that Facebook quietly rolled out the ‘Find Friends Nearby’ feature, which basically provided users a way to find Facebook users who are close to their location at that very moment. However, the feature has now been pulled back, and of course, that was done quietly too.

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Facebook Contact Info

It appears Facebook has decided to switch everyone’s default email address to an “@facebook” account.

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Without a doubt, the way people approach media consumption has altered radically. As a result, we witness alarming proliferation in online consumer presence. People are spending too much time online. But how much is too much? Let’s see!

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LinkedIn, the social network which provides a platform for professionals to carry out personal branding might just be in for a surprise. Apparently, a silly mistake by the social media team at LinkedIn handing its Facebook page has ended up a place where a user attempts to teach the company about effective media branding.

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Another new celebrity death is being spread on both Facebook on Twitter with regards to famous actor Mickey Rourke dying in a snowboard accident. The news is similar to earlier hoaxes which Arnold Schwarzenegger and Keanu Reeves were victims of.

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Facebook, Google and Twitter launch the Ads Integrity Alliance initiative to combat spam and malicious ads to ensure a better user experience across the web.

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