How a trip to Facebook taught me about schooling and its connection with the real world
Throughout much of America's history, the media was highly trusted by the American public as a reliable source of news. Unfortunately, those days are long gone. In an age in which fake news is more common than ever, it is necessary to get information from reliable sources and double check stories that seem unreasonable.
Facebook recently added the legacy contact feature, which enables users to designate someone to have access to their memorialized account, or their account once they have passed away. A legacy contact is able to write a pinned post that appears at the top of the deceased's profile, respond to friend requests and update cover and profile pictures.
To keep itself competitive, Facebook has started moving in the direction of health management, following trends set by fellow tech conglomerates like Google and Apple.
Social media has redefined traditional social activism.
But while they perfect their essays and worry about teacher recommendations, many seniors don't realize that they have another thing they should be thinking about: their social media.
With the new addition of video to Instagram, the Facebook Corporation killed off Vine with their own weed killer and in turn delivered a vital punch to the Twitter Corporation.
With the proliferation of smart phones, data plans and social media in the past few years, Facebook users will initially be thrilled at the idea of connecting these three things together in Facebook Home, the new application that will move Facebook to the center of your phone.
Facebook's newest product, the Graph Search, promises to revolutionize the social network. The idea of personalized search, however, is nothing new.
Many police forces all around the country are using social media pages to investigate criminal activity.
In an attempt to monetize the company, Facebook has recently introduced a way users can buy and send gifts for their friends through the site.
On May 2, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed legislation making Maryland the first state to ban employers from requiring employees to give them their Facebook passwords. The bill will protect personal privacy and ensure that an employee isn't forced to hand over access to his or her account. Other states should follow suit in protecting personal privacy and ensuring that social media and work remain separate.
With all of the changes happening in the Facebook community, many users are looking for alternatives.
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