May 26, 2022

Report: Facebook’s AI Team Maps the Whole Population of Africa

From TechCrunch: A new map of nearly all of Africa shows exactly where the continent’s 1.3 billion people live, down to the meter, which could help everyone from local governments to aid organizations. The map joins others like it from Facebook created by running satellite imagery through a machine learning model. It’s not exactly that there […]

“New Tumblr Blog Raises Privacy Concerns Over Facebook Graph Search”

From Matt McGee at Search Engine Land: That didn’t take long, did it? Tom Scott, one of the current users of Facebook Graph Search, has started a Tumblr blog — — to document its potential privacy train wrecks. His blog offers examples of searches that are a mix of comedy and creepiness, in my […]

OCLC: Linked Data Now Included in WorldCat Facebook App

via the OCLC Developer Network: The availability of Linked Data in has everyone here very excited. We had been anxiously awaiting the chance to make use of this new feature in our own applications, and are now beginning to try it out. You may have already seen the bookmarklet developed by OCLC Developer Network […]

Facebook Launches App Center

From the Facebook Newsroom: The App Center features mobile and web apps, such as Draw Something, Pinterest, and Nike+ GPS, and new apps including Jetpack Joyride, Ghosts of Mistwood, and Ghost Recon Commander. The App Center gives you personalized recommendations, and lets you browse the apps your friends use. It only lists high-quality apps, based […]

Social Search Research: “SearchBuddies: Bringing Search Engines into the Conversation”

The following paper appears in the proceedings of ICWSM 2012 (International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM)) that began today in Dublin, Ireland. Title SearchBuddies: Bringing Search Engines into the Conversation Authors Brent Hecht Northwestern U. Jaime Teevan Microsoft Research Meredith Ringel Morris Microsoft Research Dan Liebling Microsoft Research Source In Proceedings: ICWSM […]

LA Times: Some Teens Aren’t Liking Facebook as Much As Older Users

From the Los Angeles Times: With more than 900 million users, Facebook remains the most popular online hangout. But some young people are turning their attention elsewhere. They are checking out new mobile apps, hanging out on Tumblr and Twitter, and sending plain-old text messages from their phones. Their goal is to hook up with […]

Fast Facts and Stats About Facebook (May 2012)

As Facebook prepares for its IPO on Friday, Matt Tatham at Experian Hitwise has shared a bunch of fast facts and stats about the social networking powerhouse according to Experian Hitwise Research. Note: These facts/stats are U.S. only and do NOT include mobile access to Facebook. Here’s some of what Matt has shared: received […]

New from Consumer Reports: Facebook & Your Privacy (Who Sees Your Data)

An article (available online) from the June 2012 issue of Consumer Reports reports on Facebook, its users, and privacy issues. Title “Facebook & Your Privacy: Who sees the data you share on the biggest social network?” Source Consumer Reports From the Article Some people are sharing too much. Our projections suggest that 4.8 million people […]

New Infographic: Putting Facebook’s 900 Million Users Into Perspective

New from the Team at Royal Pingdom! 900 million active users today and it will not be very long until the one billion user number is announced. What’s even more amazing is that more than half of the 900 million active users visit Facebook DAILY! Direct to Royal Pingdom Blog Post

A New “How To” Video from NC State Library: “Saving your Facebook Data”

The State Library of North Carolina has produced and made a 6.5 minute video available (to all) with instructions about saving/backing-up your Facebook data to a local drive and/or the cloud and WHY it’s important. This video is part of the State Library and North Carolina State Archives, Inform U. project. See Also: More Videos […]