Facebook’s New Messaging Service: Please Don’t Call It E-Mail!

For months, there have been rumors that Facebook was working on turning the inboxes of its 500 million-plus users into a full-blown e-mail service. Today, Facebook founder/CEO Mark Zuckerberg formally unveiled the subject of the rumors–code-named “Titan” and officially named simply “Facebook Messages”–at an event in San Francisco. And …

Facebook Prepping New E-mail System?

Facebook has summoned members of the media to San Francisco next Monday for a “special event.” The invitation is totally devoid of useful information except for a speech bubble icon with a vague resemblance of an e-mail message inside of it—the very same icon set that’s currently used in Facebook’s “Messages” section.

People have …

Facebook Launches New Mobile Tools, Location Based Deals

Facebook launched a whole heaping helping of mobile stuff today. Fun fact: President Obama had the audacity to hold a live press conference at the same time. What’s with that guy?! And the Giants had their World Series parade at the same time. What’s with those guys?!

Here’s what’s coming from …

Facebook Blocks Moms Due to Excessive Message Posting

It may sound unbelievable that a Facebook group for young mothers would have a near constant volley of messages careening through the popular social network’s series of interconnected tubes, but it’s true! Apparently they like to chat with one another on the order of “35 to 40 messages within a 1.5- to 2-hour period,” according to PC

Study Reveals Facebook Could Be Outing Gay Users

A new study from Microsoft Research India and Max Planck Institute for Software Systems shows that companies are taking gender preferences into account when posting their ads on Facebook. Though that is completely logical, they also found out whether or not you reveal your sexual orientation on your profile, companies still somehow have …

You Can Now Print Facebook Photos at Target Stores

Remember photos? Like the ones you’d hold in your hands? They still exist!

You can magically convert your Facebook photos to the kind you hold in your hands through the miracle of “photo development,” which is available through Kodak’s aptly-named Picture Kiosks found in Target stores.

The Facebook-infused kiosks are “now available …

Facebook in Hot Water Over Leaked User IDs

Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal published a story concerning the inadvertent passing of Facebook users’ personal information between popular third-party Facebook applications and several outside marketing agencies and data-gathering firms.

Every Facebook user is assigned a unique, non-identifying, numeric “user ID” that’s …

Daily Dose

Friday, October 15, 2010 –

Quote To Live By:

“We will make everything metal, we will make it blacker then the blackest black times infinity,” – Nathan Explosion from Metalocalypse

Up Front:

Facebook Co-Founder Speaks Publicly: What I Learned From Watching “The Social Network” [CNBC]


Rollover image on your website? That …

Facebook: You’re Not the Customer, You’re the Product

Man, I love Bruce Schneier. Here’s a pithy, pitch-perfect summary of your relationship with Facebook:

Social networking websites are “deliberately killing privacy” in order to make a profit, according to renowned security author Bruce Schneier.

Speaking at the RSA Europe security conference in London on Tuesday, the BT Counterpane

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