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How will cities pay for 5g? Ask facebook.

How Will Cities Pay for 5G? Ask Facebook.

5G is coming. 5G is the fifth generation of wireless networks. It’s significantly faster than current 4G networks with much shorter latency. But 5G is important not just so we can all watch the latest marvel movie on our phone, but to handle the expected drastic increase in global mobile traffic — some estimates suggest…

Facebook takes a stand on coronavirus

Facebook Takes a Stand on Coronavirus

Facebook Doesn’t Want Misinformation with the CoronaVirus Facebook has to deal with coronavirus misinformation now.  The social media giant seems like it will always have a problem with misinformation in some form or fashion. That’s an issue because it becomes a recurring point of pain for the platform and the user base. Facebook stepped into…

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s facebook?

It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. No, It’s Facebook?

Facebook Flies a Drone, But Why? After two years of development, the solar powered drone, Aquila completed its first successful test flight in Yuma, Arizona according to a Facebook post by Mark Zuckerburg on Thursday, July 21st. Facebook wants to bring the internet to the entire world and their effort to do so is to…

Google and facebook bring gender equality to emojis

Google and Facebook Bring Gender Equality to Emojis

Google has teamed up with Unicode, a standard nonprofit computing industry that supervises the creation of encoding, text, and new emojis, with the powerful purpose to reduce gender inequality. “Google wants to increase the representation of women in emoji” says Unicode, “and would like to propose that Unicode implementers do the same. Our proposal is to…

Top 5 most popular apps

Top 5 Most Popular Apps

There are millions of apps available in the app store that are easily downloaded right to your iPhone or iPad. Every day new ones are created in the hope of making it to the top-of-the-apps charts. A few have made it but even fewer have managed to stay in the top spot. 1. Facebook is…

Why you shouldn’t abandon facebook entirely

Why You Shouldn’t Abandon Facebook Entirely

It might be easy to assume that Facebook is going to go the way of My Space. After all, the Times reports that more than 11 million young people have abandoned Facebook and will not be returning. The appearance of Ello on the social media scene has caused further concern for business owners who think…

Facebook whites out drag queens’ personal accounts due to “real names” policy

Facebook Whites Out Drag Queens’ Personal Accounts Due To “Real Names” Policy

The current definitive social media site, Facebook, has grown so vast in popularity that nearly everyone has an account on it. Whole families—including parents and grandparents—can stay in touch via the site, whose simplistic design allows easy navigation of photos, status updates, user information. Given the immense popularity of the site among so many different…

Facebook users self-censor on controversial topics

Facebook Users Self-Censor On Controversial Topics

Facebook is losing its relevance at a rapid rate. Originating as a social media network that initially had college students as its target audience, it expanded its user base later on. But its popularity is going down, down and further down. A Pew Research Center study came out on August 26, 2014, that indicated that…

How facebook controls your news

How Facebook Controls Your News

News articles have become a prominent part of the Facebook platform as the social media site pushes to keep its users on their site for needs beyond status updates. The “newsfeed” is now a hub for, well, actual news. An algorithm places news stories on your feed based on what Facebook thinks you like; the…

Scam alert: ‘color change’ app on facebook

Scam Alert: ‘Color Change’ App on Facebook

Over 10,000 people have already been affected by the new ‘color change’ app that is circulating around Facebook according to Cheetah Mobile. While this new application makes the claim that you can change your Facebook profile to a variety of exciting colors, it is actually a scam. The virus coined as the “Facebook Color Scam”…

“emergency” in la: facebook is down!

“Emergency” in LA: Facebook Is Down!

When emergencies happen, a question most people learn the answer to from a very young age is: “Who you gonna call?” In the real world, sadly, the answer is, more often than not, not the Ghostbusters. Though somehow residents of Los Angeles, California managed to do something even sillier. What 911 Is For In real…

Student starts global class action suit against facebook

Student Starts Global Class Action Suit Against Facebook

Max Schrems, an Austrian law student, is changing the definition of social activism by bringing in his law education into court. Schrems is pursuing a class action lawsuit against Facebook because the company is accused of bringing its data-mining policies into European Union (EU) borders. Facebook has a branch in Ireland, which is a member…