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  • Facebook kills automatic WordPress publishing to Profiles

    This morning WordPress users received an email (below in full), explaining that as of August 1st, 2018 (tomorrow) third-party tools can no longer automatically post to Facebook Profiles. This common technique is used by thousands of wordpress blogs as an efficient and reliable workflow. This includes Publicize, the Jetpack...
  • It’s World Emoji Day and you kids are mad for them

    Today is another one of those made up international days, but given the subject matter, it seemed relevant to us. Today (July 17th) is World Emoji Day and Messenger has released new facts showing just how much we love emojis. Messenger and Facebook are also launching new features to celebrate...
  • Facebook Messenger adds filters to support Socceroos in World Cup

    The start of the World Cup is just a few days away, and this Saturday night, Australia will play their first match. To celebrate the big occasion, Facebook Messenger is releasing new World Cup themed features, camera effects and hidden games. Football fans across Australia will have access to...
  • 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...