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  • Facebook is basically Reddit now with up/down voting

    The Facebook Newsfeed is a difficult computer science problem. As you joined the service, you began to add friends and like pages and as a result, your Newsfeed is filled with new posts from both sources. Perhaps the most obvious thing to do is to show this content ordered...
  • Zuckerberg says Facebook will expand AI use to proactively save you from bad conent

    This morning, Facebook CEO and Chairman, Mark Zuckerberg fronted a marathon joint hearing with the US Senate Judiciary Committee “Facebook, Social Media Privacy and the use and Abuse of Data”. Lasting more than 5 hours, Zuckerberg answered questions on how his company is responding to increasing concerns about privacy...
  • Facebook prioritising ‘trusted news’ determined by surveying users

    Last week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced an update to new changes, announced last week, to the News Feed algorithm which heavily prioritised social interactions with family and friends over public content, including news, video, and posts from brands. This means public posts you see will account for just...
  • Facebook Messenger’s new feature, World Effects for visual messaging

      Facebook Messenger is introducing a new feature to the Messenger Camera known as World Effects. This  allows people to drop 3D objects in their surroundings and interact with digital objects in their physical spaces. That sounds an awful lot like augmented reality and another Snapchat-like feature. You can...
  • Facebay Marketplace comes to the web

    Facebook has quickly become the place to buy and sell second hand goods. The Marketplace happened fairly organically with users creating groups for local area buy, swap, sell groups and posting photos of their goods with a description and price. Over the years Facebook has moved to support this...
  • Here’s how to browse Facebook on your Nintendo Switch

    Lets be honest, the Nintendo Switch is great for gaming in your lounge room, or on the go, but we’d all love it to do more, like watch Netflix or browse the web. Turns out there is actually a way to browse Facebook and parts of the web using...
  • Facebook is running toward 2 Billion active users

    In a post on Facebook, Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the service has now grown to a massive 1.8 billion people. This is up from 1.65 Billion in April and Facebook’s mobile apps are now used by a staggering 1.2 billion people every single day. Zuck went on...
  • Zuck details the tech behind Aquila

    After two years of development, on June 28th Facebook completed the first successful flight of Aquila. If you’re not familiar with the project, Aqila is Zuckerberg’s massive solar-powered plane that will deliver internet to remote parts of the world. Yuma, Arizona played host to the historic occasion, and while the original flight plan...
  • You can now play Minecraft in Virtual Reality

    Overnight Mark Zuckerberg announced Minecraft Gear VR Edition is now available. This means Minecraft is now available in Virtual Reality. While we’ve seen demonstrations of Minecraft on the HoloLens, this is the first AR/VR version that is shipping to consumers. Everything in VR is more immersive, but one of the...