Earlier this week, Facebook began testing a new photo viewer that puts captions and comments to the right of the photo, instead of below like the current photo viewer does. There are at least three different photo viewer designs in the wild, and they all look very similar to the one Google+ currently has. Furthermore, Facebook is reportedly talking to professional photographers … [Read more...] about Facebook testing photo viewers ripped from Google+
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Facebook said that it was rolling out a new Timeline in the coming weeks for users, which sets us up perfectly for the new News Feed whenever that’s going to be released. We’ve noticed that Facebook was toying around with the Timeline in the past week. The in-line navigation that we’ve expected to see for some time now suddenly appeared without changes to the … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about Facebook’s new Timeline
Slightly modifying brands and logos is probably not a big deal … that is, if you’re a small business owner on the World Wide Web. However, for a conglomerate such as Facebook that has over a billion users (and growing) worldwide, it warrants public attention, especially since the old icons have been a mainstay on the site for years.What changed? The new Facebook … [Read more...] about Facebook makes a tiny change in its logo
This morning Google announced one of its first big updates to Google+. “More than 170 million people have upgraded to Google+, enjoying new ways to share in Search, Gmail, YouTube and lots of other places,” the Google blog reads. “It’s still early days, and there’s plenty left to do, but we’re more excited than ever to build a seamless social … [Read more...] about Google+ gets more visual with a big UI update
You can’t launch a new photo-sharing app without being called an Instagram challenger, and the unfortunate label has not escaped Lightt. The new app launched yesterday, revealing a new take on the photo feed. Instead of creating a network based on stills and filters, Lightt takes 10-second videos and plays them back fast-forwarded with no sound. Will Lightt face the same … [Read more...] about Will Lightt fade in Instagram’s shadow or could its future make it more than just another image app?
Now that Facebook has gone public and seems to have hit a wall ensnaring new users, the social network is apparently chasing a new demographic: preteens. According to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook is considering allowing kids under 13 to have their own profiles on the social network.Getting kids onboard should be the easy part. The real challenge might be getting the rest … [Read more...] about Opinion: Why Facebook is better off without preteens
Today Facebook unveiled Timeline for brands and business, bringing the extremely visual format to page administrators everywhere. Of course that means there are whole new set of tools to familiarize yourself with, so we suggest getting started before March 30, when pages will automatically roll over the Timeline.Death of the landing pagesWe might as well tell you up front that … [Read more...] about Facebook introduces Timeline for brands: It’s cleaner, it’s creative, and it kills landing pages
After months of rumors and blogosphere speculation, Twitter Inc. co-founder Biz Stone Tuesday confirmed that Facebook Inc. had looked to buy his firm last fall.After months of rumors and blogosphere speculation, Twitter Inc. co-founder Biz Stone Tuesday confirmed that Facebook Inc. had looked to buy his firm last fall.Stone's confirmation comes after Peter Thiel, an early … [Read more...] about No rumor: Facebook made failed bid for Twitter
Facebook has been busy lately, unveiling Graph Search, a new News Feed and now a redesign of Timeline. The good news is that the changes are likely to improve the social network. Here's a look at the best features of Facebooks recent updates.Facebook has already had a busy year: In January, the social network announced its new search capability, Graph Search. Last week, CEO … [Read more...] about 5 Things You’ll Like About Facebook’s Recent Changes
Megapixels have become the ultimate measure of a camera. If your cousin has a phone with more megapixels than your year-old point-and-shoot camera, clearly he must have the better, higher-quality device. Right? Wrong.Megapixels vs. pixel sizeLike calories, megapixels are a measure of quantity, not quality. You need a certain number of megapixels depending on the way to … [Read more...] about How Many Megapixels Do You Really Need?