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facebook-logo SAN MATEO, Calif. — Facebook said it suffered a self-inflicted outage lasting an hour Monday that made its site inaccessible to users worldwide. The glitch reported in Asia, the United States, Australia and the U.K. affected access from PCs and Facebook’s mobile app. The social media giant’s Instagram service was also inaccessible. In a statement... Read more »

January 27, 2015 at IST / Facebook, Science & Technology, Server, Social Media, Tech News.

facebook_cake_pops-2_610x484 More than 15 months after closing its landmark billion-dollar acquisition of Instagram, Facebook may be finally ready to trot out its most prized possession and silence critics who questioned the purchase. Wednesday, the social network will turn in its report card for the fourth quarter of 2013 and expectations are high. Analysts estimate adjusted earnings... Read more »

January 28, 2014 at IST / Tech News.

SDCC_2013_Neil_Gaiman_270x385 Author Neil Gaiman will temporarily bid adieu to his millions of followers on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Google+ as he takes a break from social media to focus on his upcoming projects. “I’ll be taking about six months off,” Gaiman told The Guardian, “a sabbatical from social media so I can concentrate on my day... Read more »

January 2, 2014 at IST / Tech News.

King’s Candy Crush Saga was inescapable this year — for better or worse — but it’s not Facebook’s game of the year. Instead, the social network hand-picked Criminal Case, a hidden object game from Pretty Simple, as its 2013 top pick. Facebook published its 2013 games of the year list on Monday. The list represents... Read more »

December 10, 2013 at IST / Tech News.

fbtw Smartphones and mobile apps have made sharing photos faster and easier than ever, but privacy has become a growing concern. Secret.li, an iPhone app, lets users take a photo with their iPhone’s camera and post it to Facebook knowing it will be automatically deleted an hour, a day, or a week after it is posted.... Read more »

September 26, 2013 at IST / How-to Guides, Social Media.

ka8bN0E2 Social media, be it Facebook or Twitter or others, with more than a billion active users across the globe, are becoming tempting ground for cyber criminals to spread malwares. Often embedded in the attractive post on social media, the malwares are just a click away from infecting your systems. ESET, an antivirus and security software... Read more »

September 17, 2013 at IST / Social Media.

Lying’s a lot harder than it used to be. Examples — Boss: “Where are you?” Employee: “On my way to the office.” Boss: “Show me.” ||| Mom: “Where are you?” Son: “At Jimmy’s house” Mom: “Show me.” With geo-coded messages, you have to be where you say you are. Whether it’s a parent, employer, or... Read more »

October 15, 2012 at IST / Social Media.

If you want to give Facebook a piece of your mind, here’s your chance. Faced with all the usual concerns over Facebook’s constant changes and privacy issues, the social network has rolled out a new customer satisfaction survey. Spotted by AllFacebook, the survey is linked to a message at the top of the newsfeed for some users. The message... Read more »

October 12, 2012 at IST / Social Media.

A store had this large QR code poster at the entrance window that read – “Like our Facebook Page for offers.” I scanned the QR code with my mobile phone and it redirected me to the store’s website that wasn’t quite mobile-friendly. I spent around 8 seconds on the website but couldn’t locate the Facebook... Read more »

October 9, 2012 at IST / Social Media.