Tag: Criticism of Facebook

23
Nov

Facebook: Updates to Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities

Facebook recently announced some proposed updates to our Data Use Policy, which explains how they collect and use data when people use Facebook, and their Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (SRR), which explains the terms governing use of their services. …

3
Jul

What is going on with Facebook?

Once again, Facebook has made a change, which directly affects users, without letting anyone know about it. The latest change is to users’ email addresses. For some strange reason, the powers that be at Facebook thought it would be a good idea to give all users an @facebook.com email address. If you haven’t already seen…

26
Jun

Caution: Facebook Scammers at Work

With a user base that’s steadily approaching the one billion mark, it’s no surprise that Facebook is a magnet for scammers. The most recent scam to target Facebook users involved getting them to unwittingly grant access to their accounts. According to Graham Cluley for the Naked Security blog, around mid-June 2012, some Facebook users received…

22
Jun

Is Facebook Losing Face?

When Facebook made its debut on the NASDAQ as a public company, May 18, 2012, it was valued at $100 billion.  Nearly four weeks and a few stumbling blocks later, the company is valued at $74 billion and has left some users feeling disenchanted and maybe even a little disillusioned. From May 31 to Jun….

25
Apr

Billion-Dollar Baby: Instagram Acquired by Facebook

First the introduction of Timeline, then the announcement of an IPO, and now, Facebook is acquiring another startup.  On Apr. 9, 2012, in a post on his Facebook page, company co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would acquire Instagram, a photo-sharing app company, for $1 billion. This acquisition is Facebook’s largest to date….

24
Apr

Facebook IPO scheduled in May

Facebook’s been getting a lot of face time in the news lately, not only because it introduced its new Timeline feature but also because it announced it would be going public in late spring 2012. Shortly before celebrating its eight-year anniversary on Feb. 4, 2012, Facebook announced its plans for an IPO. The Menlo Park,…

9
Apr

Employers Demand Facebook Login Info From Applicants, Employees

As if applying for a job wasn’t nerve wracking enough, now employers are asking applicants – and sometimes employees – to hand over their Facebook usernames and passwords. Really? This alarming trend, which has caught the attention of two US senators, has made its way to Canada. Some people are so desperate to land jobs or keep…

28
Mar

Facebook Revises Terms for Pages

Are you ready for the new Facebook Pages?  Do you understand the rules? By now, we all know the power of social media. A Facebook page is one of many “must have” tools for every business’ marketing toolbox. But just having a Facebook page isn’t enough. Business leaders and marketers have to know how to…

12
Dec

Can Facebook Help Your Business Grow?

Well, it’s true that Facebook causes productivity to dwindle in a business setting but it is also equally true that this particular social networking site can up your chances of being seen online. What we are talking about here is how you can harness the power of this ever popular networking site to create a…

2
Nov

Optimize Your Facebook Page For SEO

If you haven’t been using the social media giant Facebook for your marketing efforts, you haven’t been doing it right at all. So, you’ve created a Facebook page for your company to connect with your customers? Well, that’s great but that definitely is not enough. Did you know? Your Facebook profile can even rank in the search engines! So, it’s

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