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Facebook to Become World’s Largest Virtual Graveyard by 2098: Study

If you are bogged down by notifications sent by the known but deceased people in your timeline on Facebook, do not get surprised by this news. According to researchers, the social networking giant will become the world’s biggest virtual graveyard by the end of this century as there will be more profiles of dead people than of living users. “Social ... Read More »

Facebook Launches WordPress Plugin for Instant Articles

The social networking giant, set to open its Instant Articles feature to all publishers next month, has launched a free WordPress plugin that will help publishers create Instant Articles with ease. Instant Articles will be opened to all publishers – of any size, anywhere in the world – at Facebook’s F8 conference in San Francisco on April 12. “We have ... Read More »

Facebook Bots Are a Tough Sell After Microsoft Tay’s Racist Tirade

As more than 2,500 coders and corporate-brand caretakers gather this week to hear what’s in store for the future of Facebook, the buzzword of the company’s event will be bots. The social networking giant is expected by analysts to unveil ways for businesses to build chat bots for Messenger, allowing some 900 million users of that app to strike up ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu Election Commission Partners Facebook to Boost Voter Turnout

After joining hands with Twitter, Election Commission Monday announced its partnership with Facebook to reach out to 31 percent of the electorate in Tamil Nadu and achieve 100 percent turnout. Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Lakhoni and Director of Public Policy (India, South and Central Asia), Facebook, Ankhi Das in a joint press conference announced the partnership. Lakhoni said this was ... Read More »

Facebook Brings ‘Chatbots’ to Messenger

Facebook on Tuesday extended its reach beyond online socializing by building artificial intelligencepowered “bots” into its Messenger application to allow businesses to have software engage in lifelike text exchanges. The move announced at the leading online social network’s annual developers conference in San Francisco came as the number of monthly users of Messenger topped 900 million and the Silicon Valley ... Read More »

Facebook Unveils Surround 360, an Open Source 360-Degree 3D Video Camera

Taking video recording to the next level, social media giant Facebook unveiled its own 360-degree stereoscopic 3D video camera at the two-day F8 developer conference underway at Fort Mason in San Francisco, California. The company calls this new device the Facebook Surround 360, and this summer, it will give away for free both the camera’s hardware designs and the complex ... Read More »

Facebook reveals its chatbots for Messenger

Facebook has announced what we all knew it would: chatbots for Messenger. Using the new bots for Messenger Platform, developers will be able to build tools so that customers can chat with businesses in the phone app, rather than needing to call a 1-800 number or email customer support. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used an example of 1-800-Flowers on stage ... Read More »

Facebook Live streaming is coming to all devices – even drones

Facebook Live video is a huge part of the social network’s future, and today we learned that it’s coming to all devices. Facebook is opening up the Live API so the ability to stream can be built into any device. Currently, Facebook Live is on iOS and Android, so we’re talking about even more products that extend beyond mobile. Standalone ... Read More »

You can now make a flashy Facebook profile pic with third-party video apps

The flagship image of any social media account – the profile pic – is everything. Waiting for the most opportune lighting, camera angle, and hair day, however, can be a painstaking process, so why commit to a single static image when you can have an entire video adorn the top of your profile instead? At least, this is the thinking ... Read More »

Study Reveals What Your Brain Does When You Share on Facebook

In a first such experiment, scientists have configured a network of brain regions involved in self-disclosure as people post about themselves on the social networking giant Facebook that currently has 1.5 billion monthly active users. The team from Freie Universitat Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Germany focused on the medial prefrontal cortex ... Read More »