Facebook’s Future in 10 Years

facebook_futureA few days ago Facebook overcame 1 billion users level (we highlighted analysts predictions of this fact before), and Mark Zuckerberg said about his hopes for the future union of the world in Facebook.

It’s a good time to think about the future of the social network and whether it will even exist, for example, in 10 years?

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Facebook Help Center Update

facebook_safety_logoThe most popular social network updated interface of the Help Center: simple navigation and a list of frequently asked questions.

Facebook launched Help Center in 2007 as a part of the users support service, which provided answers for the various questions about functions and products of the social network. An updated version of the Facebook Help Center is designed to simplify the search of information for users and developers.

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Zuckerberg and Russia’s PM Medvedev Discuss Facebook in Moscow

zuckerberg_medvedev1Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev had a meeting with the founder of the social network Facebook Mark Zuckerberg. Dmitry Medvedev and Mark Zuckerberg discussed the possibility of the Facebook presence in Russia as a software development company.
Participants of the meeting also talked about IT business in Russia, the problems of copyrights in the Internet and prospects of the startups in the “Skolkovo”.

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Facebook Groups File Sharing with Dropbox

facebook_dropboxMembers of groups in the social network will be able to share files that were uploaded to the Dropbox “cloud” storage, with other team members, according to a Dropbox company blog.

“Today we’re psyched to announce that you can share stuff from Dropbox right inside Facebook Groups! Now you can share notes with your study group, add the latest game schedule to your basketball team’s group, or post a birthday video to your family’s group at lightning speed from wherever you are”, – mentioned in the blogpost.

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5 Rules for Parents on Facebook

parents_facebookThe life of parents used to be much easier before the social networks appeared. The virtual world has its own rules that should be explained by parents to the children. Moreover – and this is equally important – parents themselves should follow a set of rules on how to behave in social networks.

So, what should parents avoid when it comes to the Internet in general and social networks in particular?

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Facebook Insurance for Users Protection was Launched in UK

Facebook_insuranceYesterday the UK based company ALLOW announced a launch of the first social media insurance to protect against reputation issues, social network account jacking and ID theft.

It is no a secret that social networks users do care a lot about their online reputation and cyber criminals get profit out of hacking Facebook or Twitter accounts.

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Facebook Creates the Biggest Office Designed by Frank Gehry

facebook_office_logoPrevioulsy we had a look on the Facebook office inside, and now Mark Zuckerberg invited legendary architect Frank Gehry to design a new campus for the social network employees in Silicon Valley.

It should be a unique workspace for 3400 engineers that support and update the most popular social network in the world.

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New Facebook Application for iOS is Much Faster

Facebook_ios_app_5The social network Facebook released an updated application for iOS (iPhone and iPad). In the new 5.0 version the company tried to eliminate the problem, which caused the most complaints from the users in the past – low speed.
Facebook declares that the new version is faster and uses less system resources.
“We’ve rebuilt the app from the ground up, so now the app opens much faster and your news feed and notifications load right when you open Facebook,” – said Mick Johnson, the company’s product manager.

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UPDATE: How to Hide/Remove Yourself From Facebook Search Results

facebook_fence_icoFacebook is constantly updating its inteface and settings configuration, so most of the How-To tutorials published in the various blogs are invalid now.

Today we are reviewing the up-to-date process of removing yourself from Facebook Search Results with screenshots:

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Facebook Job Board: New LinkedIn Rival?

facebook_job_boardFacebook plans to launch a platform for announcements of finding employees, which will be a direct competitor for the social networks for business communications like LinkedIn, reports The Wall Street Journal.

The new project will involve a number of specialized services for searching a job – BranchOut, Jobvite and Work4 Labs. These services are aggregating information about vacancies and they are already actively use Facebook platform for applications.

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