One of the best video explainers on the Internet, Kurz Gesagt’s In a Nutshell series, goes on the offensive this time and explains why Facebook is so terrible: they’re turning a blind eye toward people who steal videos so they can goose their video view count to hit billions. And actually, they prefer that stolen…
If life was a video game right now, it'd be a pretty terrible one. That's because it'd just be levels of Facebooks and Twitters and Instagrams and social networks that would encourage us to pimp our lives for likes. And push us to hashbrag what we do. And to make sure the world sees our selfies. Team follow back.…
Everybody uses Facebook even if you don't. Artist Pawel Kuczynski played on the idea of our obsession with the social network and people's behavior while using it and how Facebook treats its users in these perfectly on point satirical illustrations. They take Facebook's logo and twist it into something else.
Did you know that Facebook, Apple, or Google don't know your password? They just don't store it in their databases so hackers can't retrieve it in case they manage to break in. But if you're the only person who actually knows your password... how the hell do they know you are typing the right password to let you in?
Everyone on Facebook looks like they're having a great time. Fun adventures, deep romances, amazing jobs. It's enough to make you feel inadequate, but it's also a lie. Nobody is really as happy as their Facebook wall claims, as this piercing short from HigtonBrothers confirms.
You're not going to quit Facebook, and that's ok. But still, you should know the definitive reason why would you should quit it: This 4-minute video gives a lot of strong arguments against it, but the best is the "Imagine Facebook Is Your Best Friend Argument."
Poorly Drawn Lines has become my favorite internet cartoon. Wonderfully quirky and absurd, beautifully designed, it always hits a sweet spot. Like this one, explaining the mental processes at both sides of a Facebook's ignored friend request.
This was bound to happen. Following Facebook's highly controversial attempts to make social endorsements ubiquitous on the site, Google just announced a Terms of Service update that will enable the company to use your name, photo and endorsements in its advertising network.
Very soon, any Facebook user you haven't blocked will be able to search for your name and find your Facebook profile. It's Google for people and you're just a result. Only no one would know that this is a big change by the way Facebook describes it in its blog post. Ho-hum, just "finishing the removal of an old search…
What you're looking at here is the largest analysis of the words we use on Facebook ever undertaken. Look at the words. They are you. If you're a man, you care about "fucking metal fuck girlfriend league wishes." Ladies, you're partial to "shopping excited love cute dress yayyyy." Blame yourself.
The day you've been waiting for is finally here. You can now post GIFs on Facebook thanks to a workaround from Giphy.
A legal website used by attorneys to privately discuss case law is shutting down after 10 years because the owner no longer feels the site's users are protected from government spying. After federal threats led to the closure of several secure email providers, the publisher of Groklaw closed her own operation last…
A Palestinian man hacked into Zuckerberg's Facebook page to demonstrate how much its security sucks. This happened after his efforts to communicate the access hole were snubbed by the company's security team on numerous occasions.
Graph Search is Facebook's new way to find stuff. It's really smart. People can write "friends who live in Brooklyn and like hipster moustaches" and you will pop up—unless you follow these simple steps to protect your privacy.
Justin Carter may get eight years in prison after someone called the cops following a distasteful Facebook comment. The 18-year-old Carter said "Oh yeah, I'm real messed up in the head, I'm going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still, beating hearts." The father claims he was joking and has no guns.
In response to PRISM—the NSA and top tech companies' spy network to capture all your calls, photos, videos and files—hacker group Anonymous has published 13 secret US government's secret documents. These include documents about PRISM and the Department of Defense's Strategic Vision for controlling the internet.
This week, Facebook earned a lot of good press when they decided to finally adjust their community standards. Previously, photos of breastfeeding women would get deleted after one or two people reported them as inappropriate, while entire Facebook pages promoting violence against women and rape went unchallenged, no…