People aren’t sharing as much about their personal lives on Facebook as they used to, and so the company is reportedly hoping the launch of a new camera app will help solve that problem.
Everybody lies. We can’t help it. We exaggerate details to seem more fun, we highlight specifics to get more sympathy, and we fish for other people’s reactions to make us feel better. And with the social media handcuff we lock onto ourselves everyday with our phone addiction, we lie even more on the Internet to cull…
An intrepid team of postdocs at the Santa Fe Institute pulled off a hell of a feat last week. They gleaned some useful insights into how fads, technology, and new words spread rapidly throughout the population—even faster than a deadly virus. And they did it all in just 72 hours.
You have to stay on Facebook to see photos of the nieces and nephews and stay in the loop about Friday drinks—but you don’t want to offer up too much of your personal data to Zuckerberg’s all-seeing network. So what do you do? These five tips will help you grab a little bit of your privacy back.
Twitter has been on a tear making tons of changes that its users never asked for. From today’s new “best of” module, to promoted tweets, and “while you were away,” it’s all cruft to someone who just wants a clean stream to read. Here’s how to take your timeline back.
Despite its recent problems, Twitter remains a powerful source for real-time thoughts, moods, trends, and news—and third-party developers are still eager to tap into Twitter for the benefit of us the users. These are five free, slick apps that sit on top of Twitter and pump out all kinds of useful features.
A New York judge has ruled that tagging someone in a Facebook post—and the subsequent notification that it generates— is enough to constitute a violation of a restraining order.
Despite Twitter owning Periscope, the service’s live feeds only ever showed up in timelines as links that you had to click through to. Now that’s changed, with Periscope feeds appearing and playing with Twitter itself.
Of course you want to wish all of your social media followers a merry Christmas and a happy New Year, but what happens if you’re stuck in a snow drift? Or playing charades with your cousins? Or on a seasonal walk far from any kind of data connectivity? Here’s how to get your holiday greetings lined up ahead of time.
With close to one-and-a-half billion people currently on Facebook, keeping a low profile can be tricky. It’s in the site’s best interest to make it easy for you to make connections with family, friends, and acquaintances. However, if you want to make it more difficult for people to track you down, there are ways to do…
Facebook uses a whole host of algorithms to work out which ads are most relevant to you, but you can take some control over the process by delving into your account settings and checking up on what the social network thinks it knows about you. It’s possible to add and remove topics to get at least a bearable…
By learning everything there is to know about you and your online habits, social network ETER9 promises a kind of digital immortality wherein an artificially intelligent agent continues to post on your behalf long after you’re dead. The future is creepier than we ever imagined.
Evangelical Christians in Brazil are going louco for Faceglória, a new, “sin-free” Facebook knockoff for the very religious. Since launching a month ago, Faceglória has over 100,000 users pressing “Amen” instead of “like.” It also has strict posting policies: No swear words, no violence, no gay content or erotica,…
Have you ever found yourself staring at Facebook, blinking in disbelief because you can’t quite fathom why something is so popular? Well you might just be victim of a network quirk that makes it appear as though something is common—when in fact it’s actually rare.
Well, this is scary. The head of artificial intelligence at Facebook now says the social network’s experimental facial recognition technology is so advanced that it can read other clues in photos to recognize individuals. In other words, Facebook’s technology no longer needs to see your face to know you’re you.
Nothing’s more heartbreaking than when one of your favorite services—one you rely on every day—announces it’s shutting down. It’s a pain, but you don’t have to just accept it. Here’s how you can find a replacement that doesn’t suck.
Facebook just checked off another step in its plan to turn Messenger into its own separate service— launching a distinct web version of its messaging app. If you go to Messenger.com today, you’ll see all your Facebook messages without dealing with Newsfeed.
Few of us have the mental bandwidth to care about the latest hot new social thing. When Foursquare split its app, I never downloaded Swarm in protest. I never signed up for Ello. Do I sound too get-off-my-lawn when I say screw Snapchat?
Something at Twitter has gone horribly, hilariously wrong: The social media site has unceremoniously declared us all to be robots. Well, maybe not all of us, but more than a few folks on Gizmodo staff as well as dozens of users across the web. Affected users trying to Tweet from Twitter's web client are being told…