Facebook to Expand Mobile Capabilities Throughout 2011
Speaking at an event, Facebook's chief technology officer, Bret Taylor, said that Facebook's primary focus for 2011 will be to enhance the mobile features and services offered by Facebook. "Mobile is our primary focus for our platform this year. Mobile usage has been the fastest growing part of the Facebook experience. Taylor pointed out that more than 200 million people use Facebook from mobile devices, and that subset of users is far more active than those who access Facebook only from a desktop. Taylor indicated that it believes HTML5 is the future. He said, "We are going to be investing a lot in developing HTML5 versions of Facebook. We are hoping that can over time help people get the breadth of distribution on mobile." Taylor didn't go into specifics about what changes Facebook users can expect to see.
Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies as It Admits Cambridge Analytica Breach Impacted 87M
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.
Twitter Debuts 'Happening Now' to Call Out Real-Time Events
Oct 11, 2017
Twitter has rolled out a new way to see what's happening live around the world with the addition of a "Happening Now" tool in users' timelines. Twitter says the Happening Now content will center on events and topics it thinks users will be interested in, though it is kicking off the feature with a focus just on sports in the U.S.
Facebook to Let Businesses and Organizations Post In Community Help
Feb 15, 2018
Facebook wants to make it easier for people to find and receive help during crisis and other events. The social network today said it will allow organizations and businesses post in the Community Help section so they may offer information and/or assistance to those impacted by adverse events.
Instagram Now Lets You Add Up to 10 Photos to a Single Post
Feb 22, 2017
Instagram today made it possible for users to create posts with up to 10 photos. The idea is to allow people to publish a single event that includes multiple pictures and videos, rather than post a string of single images to their feed.
take that google!