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Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Facebook's dedicated unfollow button triples unfollows as users tire of original friend model   —  Facebook's friend problem  —  Why can't the social network adapt to how we make (and lose) friends?  —  When I arrived at the University of Michigan in fall 2007, everybody said “Facebook me.”
Apr 19, 2014, 5:10 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook not currently using location data from Nearby Friends for ads, will in the future   —  Facebook ‘Nearby Friends’ Will Track Your Location History To Target You With Ads  —  Facebook says it's not using its new Nearby Friends feature to target ads yet, but after I asked why it's tracking …
Apr 18, 2014, 7:05 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Launches “Nearby Friends” With Opt-In Real-Time Location Sharing To Help You Meet Up   —  Today Facebook begins rolling out a new opt-in feature called Nearby Friends.  It lets friends see approximately how far away you are from them, and you can share your exact, on-going location with them for a limited time.
Apr 17, 2014, 1:15 PMIn context
Eric Johnson / Re/code:
Messaging App Tango Hooks Up With Words With Friends   —  In Asia, mobile messaging apps are a dominant means of game and app distribution.  Now, one of their many American peers, Tango, is positioning itself to be a bit more like Facebook, at least within the Zynga game Words With Friends.
Apr 3, 2014, 4:15 PMIn context
Jan Koum / WhatsApp Blog:
WhatsApp founder: Facebook “partnership” won't change values, not collecting new data on users   —  Setting the record straight  —  Since announcing our upcoming partnership with Facebook, we've been truly humbled by how much attention our story has received.
Mar 17, 2014, 2:55 PMIn context
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Vendors using Instagram as an unofficial e-commerce platform worry it will become official   —  On Instagram, a Bazaar Where You Least Expect It  —  Instagram, the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook, is my favorite place to skim through pictures of friends.
Mar 9, 2014, 4:10 PMIn context
Lauren Hockenson / Gigaom:
Got opinions?  State wants to build a social network for them   —  While social networks are largely places to connect with friends (or sort-of acquaintances), post personal news and snoop on everyone's lives, they're also home to many opinions.  You can't go a day without someone discussing …
Feb 27, 2014, 8:55 PMIn context
Mat Honan / Wired:
Inside the High-Stakes Battle to Control How You Talk to Friends   —  Before the scrum  —  over who will control mobile messaging turned hot last week, with Facebook's $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp, things got very, very cold.  In December, an ice storm was blowing into the Canadian city of Waterloo …
Feb 25, 2014, 10:25 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Facebook tweaks News Feed to show Page posts tagged with other Pages you like or follow, just like for friends   —  Facebook today announced a change to the News Feed algorithm that will treat Pages even more like people.  If one Page tags a second Page you like or follow …
Feb 25, 2014, 4:55 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Tests Mobile “Highlights”, A Cheat Sheet To Your Friends' Lives   —  Facebook said there were just big fixes in its 7.0 iOS update it released yesterday, but actually there's a big new feature it's testing called Highlights.  Inside the People tab you'll see Highlights including friends' Life Events …
Feb 21, 2014, 10:10 PMIn context

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