Not Everyone's Happy About Facebook Buying Oculus

We recently reported that like Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg is interested is using drones as satellites to areas of the world without internet access. Now Facebook has bought the virtual reality company Oculus for $2 billion, and not everybody’s happy about it.   

Facebook May Go Drone As Well

Recently the news hit that Amazon may be using drones in the future to deliver books and merchandise. Now it appears Facebook may have some drones in their future as well. 

Theres no looking back for Facebook after 10 years

While any new technology or website phenomenon will always have its share of critics and haters, I enjoy Facebook a great deal. I get a lot of news from it first, it’s a great way to find people and stay in touch, and I’ve also had emotional times when looking somebody up will take me back into the past. (It’s quite a trip to look somebody up on Facebook, and realize how far you and that person have come since then.)

Syrian Electronic Army hacks Skype

How is it that the SEA is soooo good at this hacking thing? And why are they trying to help Steve Ballmer find a new job?

Fighting the Net Trolls

While the internet is one of the greatest boons to mankind, many hate it for the fact that so many people post nothing but trash, and can get away with it because they’re anonymous. The modern vernacular calls these denizens “trolls,” and frankly, trying to fight their vitriol is a pretty futile exercise, something like trying to hold back the ocean with a broom. 

Will Facebook video ads turn off users?

Facebook recently unveiled a new feature for advertisers: video ads that autoplay in select users' News Feeds. It started with ads for the teen dystopia movie Divergent. But, users are not as happy as advertisers. 

2M Passwords For Facebook, Twitter And Others Stolen In Massive Data Breach

According to a report in ReadWrite: Have a Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Yahoo account?  If so, you might want to change your password, stat. According to cybersecurity firm Trustwave, hackers using a nasty piece of work called the Pony Botnet Controller have stolen usernames and passwords for nearly two million accounts. The firm determined that a malicious keylogger installed on users’ computers was to blame.  In addition, CNN reported that the accounts hacked were:

Facebook and the OCP gang up on Cisco

It is starting to look like Facebook's Open Compute Project (OCP) is to be a glorious alliance including Intel, Broadcom, and others which aims to give Cisco a kick in the nadgers.

Slacktivism: 'Liking' on Facebook may mean less giving

Would-be donors skip giving when offered the chance to show public support for charities in social media, a new study from the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business finds.

What I Learned By Being Almost Killed By A Facebook Rave

This was the revelation that soaked into my brain after nearly getting kicked to death as a result of an illegal Facebook Rave last weekend.   I’ve since looked into this a bit more and apparently this kind of thing happens a lot.

Scientists may predict how your romantic entanglements on Facebook will turn out

A new research study - jointly written by Lars Backstrom of Facebook and Jon Kleinberg of Cornell University - tries to understand how your relationships pan out figuratively and mathematically. The result is a predictive of the ebb and flow of your relationships.

Twitter quitters: We don't get it

36% of Twitter users don't use their account and 7% have shut down their account according to a recent poll. Doesn't bode well for upcoming IPO.

Facebook and Google want you to shill for their advertisers

The great thing about social networks is that everyone on them is susceptible to becoming Soylent Green for advertisers. Facebook really doesn't give a damn about your privacy. Google just announced that it will take your Google+ reviews and chuck them up in ads. You won't care because fake friends are so much easier than real friends.

Facebook and Twitter may yield clues to preventing the spread of disease

Facebook and Twitter could provide vital clues to control infectious diseases by using mathematical models to understand how we respond socially to biological contagions.

Report: Esteem issues determine how people put their best Facebook forward

How social media users create and monitor their online personas may hint at their feelings of self-esteem and self-determination, according to an international team of researchers.

Are you an avid Facebook user? It's all about your nucleus accumbens

A person's intensity of Facebook use can be predicted by activity in a reward-related area of the brain, according to a new study published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

Tech giants may be huge, but nothing matches big data

When Nasdaq stopped trading this week, it again showed how global firms are at the mercy of a power that created them.

Zuckerberg's Internet.org: Google's Project Loon without balloons?

Silicon Valley's sense of giving is disproportionately low compared to its sense of getting. So, you have to take every seemingly earth shattering we-are-the-world announcement with a tablespoon of salt.  Lord love them, the billionaire geeks running the world really try to make it a better place without every having had to really live in it, like the rest of us.  

Facebook, PayPal like service, Internet quakes, Doomsday clock at 1 second to midnight

It looks like every day Facebook is pushing out something to make sure that everyone is doing everything on Facebook. It's hard to argue the point because the Facebook juggernaut has so much momentum and if you try and stand in front of it you will get crushed. Internets be warned!  

Facebook will not let you doing anything without Facebook

The Internet's mega-church for self-worshipers is adding restaurant reservation service OpenTable and TV listings to its mobile services. No one knows what this means in the big scheme of things, but it feels ever so world controlling so, we have to tell you about it because, you are likely to miss it if you use Facebook yourself.