By using your e-mail or Facebook contacts, you can send what amounts to an e-mail through the service. It's then encrypted and the recipient will receive an alert of the pending message. For those who don't have an account, the sign up process only requires a few details (e-mail address and password), and downloading the Confide iOS app. Once you have an account and the app is installed, you're ready to go.
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Facebook said Tuesday that it is once again fudging with the formula behind News Feed. This time around, the social network warned Page owners that it would show their text-only status updates to a smaller number of their followers.
"Page admins can expect a decrease in the distribution of their text status updates, but they may see some increases in engagement and distribution for other story types," News Feed Ranking Product Manager Chris Turitzin wrote in an announcement on the change.
The company said that the News Feed alteration is meant to match members' actions and preferences. People … Read more
While Yahoo's earnings haven't been exactly stellar over the past few months, its Web traffic certainly has. According to new data from analytics firm ComScore, Yahoo had more than 195 million unique US visitors from desktop computers in December -- that puts the site ahead of Google, Microsoft, and Facebook for desktop traffic.
ComScore released its list of the top 50 most trafficked Web sites from desktop computers in the US on Monday, showing that search engines, news sites, and social media pull in a heavy load of visitors. The total desktop Internet audience in the US is … Read more
This time it is likely Facebook that is going to be subject to criticism for following this trend with the addition of Trending.Announced on Thursday morning, Trending is exactly what any avid social-networking user might expect it to be: an additional module putting the spotlight on the very most popular topics across the network at a given moment.
Facebook users might have noticed keywords, such as celebrity names or live television events, … Read more
Making a speech isn't cool. You know what's cool? Making a keynote speech. And that's what's in the cards for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who will headline the phone industry extravaganza Mobile World Congress next month.
Zuckerberg's keynote opens the mobile-focused trade show on February 24, and will be streamed online. He'll be joined onstage by the technology journalist David Kirkpatrick, author of officially sanctioned chronicle "The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World" to discuss "extending the benefits of ubiquitous Internet access to the … Read more
Facebook is getting ready to launch a digital newspaper of sorts, and it's appropriately named "Paper," according to Recode. Paper could be delivered before the end of January, the blog reported.
The application is said to be for mobile devices and is similar in nature to the popular social news reader Flipboard, meaning it will aggregate content from a variety of sources including status updates from Facebook and articles from partner media companies.
"We do not comment on rumors and speculation," a Facebook spokesperson told CNET.
The social network's ambitions to become a daily … Read more