Are you the type of person who likes to keep track of their activities over the course of a trip? If so, Facebook’s latest update to its Albums feature will make it so much easier to keep a log of your tours or trips as it now lets you store photos, posts and more in it.
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Add videos, check-ins & posts
Available on both the desktop and Android version of Facebook, with iOS support coming soon, the new Albums feature now lets you add videos, check-ins and text posts into the album, alongside the usual photos of course.
Co-edit albums with friends
In the event that you would like your friends to edit the album with you, Facebook has also made it easier by enabling your friends to collaborate with you on an album.
Simply toggle “Add Contributors” option on, tap on the “Choose Friends” option, and select the people that you want to be collaborating with you. Once that’s done, your selected friends will be granted permission to modify the album.
To make your album standout even more, Facebook has also introduced a “Featured Albums” tab on your Facebook page. Much like the Featured Photos option, the Featured Albums tab lets you place a number of your available albums directly to your main Facebook page, making
Anyone who has ever used any social network service would probably be well aware of the echo chamber phenomena whereby like-minded individuals would converse among themselves regarding certain sensitive topics, thereby leading to confirmation bias.
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Facebook is well aware of the echo chambers that a large portion of its user base has built, which is why the company is rolling out a feature called Latest Conversation that could help negate some of the problems that stem from an echo chamber.
Currently being rolled out to Facebook users around the world, Latest Conversation is a feature that can be found by searching for certain topics using Facebook’s own search bar. Prior to the introduction of Latest Conversation, when a user wanted to search for a specific topic on Facebook, the results would show news stories as well as posts made by the user’s friends.
Once Latest Conversation goes live, not only will the user be able to see news stories and postings from their friends, they would also be able to see posts made by complete strangers about the topic.
Apart from being able to view the posts of complete strangers, the Latest Conversation feature will also come with a tracker that updates in real time, allowing you to see just how many people are talking about the subject matter at
Many Facebook users are probably aware of the fact that the social network service has some form of image recognition technology under the hood. After all, this is how Facebook is able to suggest the right friends in which to tag your photos with.
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Tagging friends aside, did you know that Facebook’s image recognition technology also helps them tag your photos with specific parameters? If you’re interested in looking at those tags yourself, here’s how you can access them.
On the Facebook website, open an enlarged version of a photo.
If you’re on Google Chrome, right-click on the image and select Inspect. If you’re on other browsers, open up the browser’s Developer Tools.
Search for the “alt attribute of the image tag” in the Developer Tools.
Once you’ve managed to find the image’s alt attribute, you’ll be able to see all of the tags that are associated with the picture past the phrase “Image may content”.
For the most part, the tags associated with the photos are rather accurate. That being said, the image recognition system doesn’t seem to work well with pictures that aren’t photos such as pictures and screenshots.
In these cases, there is a chance that you’ll see this rather than image tags instead.
Customer benefit, profit model, available resources: these are not the only important aspects that are often neglected when you and your friends come up with the new Facebook. Nonetheless, social media accounts with the new company names are set up first. Often, there’s a lack of a larger perspective – a business model can help with that.
Two new domains were secured, Facebook and Twitter profiles, as well as a YouTube channel, were created. The search for license-free images for the future website had already started. What happened? In the evening, after the workout, a group of friends drank some beer together, and came up with “the best idea ever”!
Sadly, most of the time, it stays an idea, and the hot flame of motivation turns into a cold lump of disappointment.
Risk: Having an Idea and Just Doing it
Often, between a good idea and getting started, there’s only one intermediate step missing – but it’s an important one. If the action is not taken, there’s a risk of the entire project freezing up. An example: the idea “online shop for t-shirts with cute cats” may seem like a way to make money off of the cat video hype. And friend 1 watches a lot of YouTube videos so that he can start an own channel tomorrow – a compilation of the best videos. Friend 2 was pretty good at drawing in college, so he’ll do the graphics. There’s also a ton of cat images on the internet so that you could print these. Friend 3 is a social media connoisseur and knows that cat content does great. Visitors will get to the online shop via Facebook and Youtube, and the t-shirts will sell like hot cakes!
But is all of that enough for three people to at least make some decent
Once upon a time, in a land before social networking sites like Facebook, there were things called forums and newsgroups. Users like you and me hide behind anonymity, avatars and handles to share controversial, unpopular, thought-provoking ideas and opinions. These places were moderated by more responsible adults to fend off flamewars and prevent the topic from going offroad.
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These days, we prefer places like Facebook which is full of interesting characters, friends and family members all coming together in a platform where people can argue, fight, troll, share and discuss everything under the sun – minus the presence of moderators.
However, since one man’s meat is another man’s poison, there are bound to be disagreements that would prevent otherwise good and calm discussions. Which is why we all need to have a thoughtful discussion about Facebook netiquette.
1. Post insightful updates
You can’t expect good discussions to come to you. However what you can do is to provide soil for good discussion to flourish. If you just post silly things all day, every day, you shouldn’t be surprised if people treat you like you can not keep up a mature conversation.
Start with talking about what you like or didn’t like about that new movie you saw. Give your opinion on the latest news and ask people for theirs. Soon enough, you’ll have interesting conversations in no time.
2. Be open to new ideas and opinions
A discussion is a two-way street, an exchange of ideas and thoughts. Ideally, you learn new things and insights,
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If you’re one of the early ones who’ve managed to gain access to the feature, you’ll be able to find the City Guides feature through the Facebook app’s “More” menu. Through this feature, you’ll be able to select a city and gain some information about the city itself, on top of a list of friends that have visited the city you’re looking at.
The biggest selling point that City Guides has lies in its “Suggestions” tab. From this tab, Facebook will compile a list of locations, ranging from restaurants to tourist attractions, that are popular there. Besides locations, Facebook will also list down any upcoming activities that will be held in the city as well.
If any of these locations or activities strike your fancy, Facebook has included a bookmark icon that lets you save these locations and/or activities into a simple list.
Handy though the feature may be, do note that City Guides appears to be focused on international cities at the moment. As such, the feature may prove useless if you’re planning to visit places that are located outside
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In an attempt to make these crucial security settings more accessible to everyone, Facebook has launched a new “Privacy Basics” page that breaks down all parts of Facebook’s privacy settings into bite-sized chunks.
Designed with the less tech-savvy in mind, Facebook’s new Privacy Basics is an interactive manual that highlights the service’s many tools that help you protect your privacy. The walkthrough is split into four separate categories, with each category having subsections of their own.
Clicking on a subsection will open up a guide that gives you a step-by-step walkthrough of that particular feature in the form of slides. On top of the helpful guides, Privacy Basics also comes with a Privacy Checkup feature. This feature functions as a checklist of sorts that lets you make sure that only authorized people are able to view your account.
Besides making sure that the information on the page is presented in a simple and straightforward fashion, Facebook has also made the Privacy Basics page available in 44 different languages. This allows non-native English speakers to learn about Facebook’s privacy settings
Two-factor authentication has been an option for those who wished to beef up the security of their Facebook accounts for a while now. However, if you feel that two-factor authentication isn’t secure enough, Facebook has added yet another security measure to the mix: physical security keys.
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The way this system works is simple. Enter your Facebook login credentials, insert the security key into your computer’s USB drive and tap on it. Once that’s done, you’ll be logged into Facebook as per normal.
Facebook will support any security key that follows the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) standard that is hosted by the FIDO Alliance. This means that security keys like the Yubikey line made by Yubico will work with Facebook’s new security option. On top of that, an account can support multiple security keys, so you can always create backup keys just in case you lose one.
But just like any other security system, this security key system does have its drawbacks. Apart from the obvious need to purchase and carry around a physical object (albeit a small one), the security key feature will only work with certain web browsersand mobile devices.
For now, adding a new security key can only be done using the latest version of Chrome or Opera, so you’re going to need either of these browsers on your computer. The feature is still not available
Facebook has been busy boosting up its security systems with the company quite recently implementing support for U2F security keys on its website. Now, the company is looking towards the future of second-factor authentication as it has begun trials for a new system called “Delegated Recovery“.
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In essence, Delegated Recovery works much like any other two-factor authentication (2FA) method currently available. The difference between traditional phone-based 2FA or physical token-based 2FA is that Delegated Recovery stores your digital tokens on a third-party account that the user owns instead.
For example, say you were to lose your handphone and/or security key. The lost of these two devices would usually mean that you will be unable to gain access to your 2FA-activated account until you’ve contacted the customer support.
With Delegated Recovery, you’ll still be able to access your account as Facebook has stored the security tokens needed to unlock your account. Furthermore, all tokens are encrypted, meaning no one, not even Facebook, will be able to read the information stored in the token.
Facebook will be rolling out Delegated Recovery in a limited capacity to GitHub as part of the company’s bug bounty program. During this trial period, Facebook is looking to acquire feedback from security researchers as well as its own bug bounty members in order to fine tune the feature.
Growth across social networks was a defining feature throughout 2016. While the increase in mobile and media consumption made headlines, the underlying growth–spending on social advertising–will yield more change. A fourth-quarter report from data science and media technology provider 4C Insights examines the evolution in social advertising spending.
4C analyzed more than 900 brands and over $150 million in ad spending, and it found a 43 percent quarter-over-quarter increase and a 65 percent year-over-year gain in paid media spend. Spending on Facebook grew even more, with a 74 percent YoY increase.
Q4 was a strong quarter across the board for social and mobile advertising. Each of the major platforms saw growth, and we see that momentum carrying into 2017. Brands continue to find new and innovative ways to leverage social media to connect with their audiences, and at 4C, we’re helping them do it at scale and connect across screens to TV, as well.
4C also began monitoring ad growth on Snapchat during the fourth quarter. The mobile messaging application has come into its own throughout 2016, and now its ad services seem to be delivering promising results, according to Ben Hovaness, group director for Resolution Media, who was quoted in the report:
In the first two months since the Snapchat launch, Resolution has seen promising early results. Apples-to-apples comparisons of CPMs (cost per thousand impressions)–same demographic targeting parameters and spend volumes–indicate a consistent 10 percent to 15 percent discount imparted to Snap