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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo admits incompetence in tracking down trolls

What was supposed to be an internal announcement for its employees ultimately arrived to The Verge, which made public the memo where Dick Costolo – CEO of Twitter – admitted their incompetence in tracking down trolls throughout the social network.

We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years. It’s no secret and the rest of the world talks about it every day. We lose core user after core user by not addressing simple trolling issues that they face every day.

I’m frankly ashamed of how poorly we’ve dealt with this issue during my tenure as CEO. It’s absurd. There’s no excuse for it. I take full responsibility for not being more aggressive on this front. It’s nobody else’s fault but mine, and it’s embarrassing.

We’re going to start kicking these people off right and left and making sure that when they issue their ridiculous attacks, nobody hears them.

Everybody on the leadership team knows this is vital.

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Facebook changes the “Like” and “Share” button, for the first time ever.

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Yes, you heard it right. Facebook is going to change its Like and Share buttons appearance across the web. Since the launch back in 2004, it is one of the very few things that has not changed at all. Same looks, same place, same target. It has even spread across nearly every website so much that it is harder to avoid it than encountering it, making the social network go beyond the facebook.com boundaries.  Read More…

All the 1.2 billion Facebook profile pictures in one, unique interactive picture.

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Getting lost between friends is  easy. When it comes to looking at the whole number of subscribed people on Facebook grinding for someone you know is hard enough to make search engines look like ancient algorithms. The project named “The Faces of Facebook” from programmer Natalie Rojas puts every public profile picture in chronological order, all restrained to dimensions even smaller than a pixel on an iPhone’s Retina display. The result is a wall of mixed colors creating a retro effect of the first TVs. Don’t be harassed by privacy though; in no way personal info are gathered. Read More…

Hashtags finally comes to Facebook

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The announce comes directly from Facebook;

Starting today, hashtags will be clickable on Facebook. Similar to other services like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest, hashtags on Facebook allow you to add context to a post or indicate that it is part of a larger discussion. When you click on a hashtag in Facebook, you’ll see a feed of what other people and Pages are saying about that event or topic.  Read More…

All you need to know about how Facebook Graph Search works before you get your hands on it.

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Facebook Graph Search was introduced back in March with a special event hosted by Facebook. Started with a closed beta, users could get early access by signing up for a waiting list; the sooner you apply, the the sooner you get access. Don’t want to wait to discover what Graph Search offers? Here’s everything you need to know before it gets released.

The major change from the old system is that now search is contextual; what you write works as filters to process the results, like Siri with the only difference that you don’t use the voice. You can start with simple phrases, and add details as you need them and create complex sentences to elaborate the query. On my personal profile, if I try to search “Games my friends who live nearby play that I play” Facebook gives me a list of games that friends who geographically live near me play, and at the same time in common.
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