As Facebook swells with over 500 million users worldwide, marketers and companies stare longingly at the site, hoping to turn its super social clout into an exercise in brand recognition. Previously limited to fan pages and paid ads, Facebook announced today its "sponsored stories" feature.
More than 381 million "check-ins" have been registered on Foursquare's social location-sharing service, as more than 6 million people now have accounts there and growth for the site is higher than ever.
An unsuspecting healthcare worker was kicked off Facebook last week - for having the same name as Prince William's fiancee.
Kate Middleton, 29, discovered she'd been booted out of the site late on Thursday night after repeated unsuccessful attempts to log in. When she investigated, she found that Facebook had acted on the assumption that she had registered under a false name.
Facebook has managed to secure $1.5 billion in funding after issuing an invitation to investors just a few short weeks ago.
Over a quarter of Facebook users admit to making status updates while they're in the bathroom, making location-based services look distinctly less appealing.
In the span of less than 24 hours, more than $26 million has been snatched up in Amazon.com gift cards, courtesy of a leading online coupon destination.
Everyone's accessing Facebook on their phones these days. Well, that is, as long as they have a Droid, Blackberry, or iPhone. What about everyone else? Well, now there's an app for that too.
Were you one of the lucky people who received an email from Goldman Sachs asking if you’d like to invest in Facebook? Well, too bad - because that lucrative piece of FB pie is now off-limits.
The entire point of mugshots is basically to publicly embarrass the criminal for committing an illegal act. And if a California city has its way, that level of public humiliation will reach a whole new level.
Facebook - a little taken aback - has temporarily disabled a feature allowing developers to access users' home addresses and phone numbers.
Facebook has, rather quietly, moved to allow developers to access users' home addresses and mobile phone numbers.
After years of unpopular rule, Tunisia's President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has been ousted from power.
Celebrations took shape in all forms, including parties, riots in the street, and of course on Twitter and Facebook.
We recently reported on Facebook's nifty PR move to partner with law enforcement's Amber Alert initiative to help find missing kids.
"While you're under my roof, you'll abide by my rules," is a well-known and much hated parental mantra, but kids are fighting back with their own brand of assertiveness - by ignoring their parents' Facebook requests.
Facebook's agreed to display Amber Alerts - notifications of missing children - following a deal with the National Center for the Missing and Exploited Children and the Department of Justice.
As Facebook continues to grow, MySpace.com has been forced to cut 500 employees - a number which accounts for 47% of its current staff.
They did little more than just plant the idea for a social network into Mark Zuckerberg's head, but the Winklevoss twins say they deserve a lot more than a measly $65 million payout.
A spoof news story on Weekly World News has convinced thousands of people that Facebook is to close down altogether on March 15th.
If you had a chance to invest in Facebook, would you do it? Well, Goldman Sachs is giving its clients the opportunity - but at a cool $2 million minimum.
Coming off email, Facebook and Twitter is like giving up drugs, a study has found.