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Facebook announced new way to play games with your friends

  • 30/11/2016 at 16:10 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Messenger Instant GamesIn a pretty cool mood from Facebook, the social network has announced a new way to play games with friends on their site. Instead of relying on third party apps (and so forcing constant invites on your long suffering friends), there is a more direct way to play. You can challenge people on your friends list via messenger or live feed to a number of interactive, multi-player games.

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Facebook Marketplace: a social media yard sale

  • 03/10/2016 at 23:29 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Facebook MarketplaceSocial media platform Facebook has always been eager to find ways to add business to their platform. Now they have decided to take a page from their user’s books with the launch of Facebook Marketplace.

Facebook Marketplace: Buy and Sell Groups On a Massive Scale

The idea has clearly been taken from the users themselves. For years yard sale and trade groups have been popping up all over the social media giant. People gather to offer things they don’t need anymore, at the same prices you would find at a second hand shop. Everything from dishes, to pets, to houses have been listed in these groups, and they are wildly popular.

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Facebook respond to Trending Topics Debate

  • 14/05/2016 at 04:47 by It's a Gadget Staff
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facebook bad dayFacebook has found itself making headlines the past few days due to its Trending Topics space. Word started spreading that the social media platform was artificially inserting stories with a liberal bias. Facebook denies this and released its guidelines concerning what stories are shown to be trending.

In short, the Facebook guidelines for Trending Topics are found by an algorithm and reviewed by the Trending Topics team. The Trending Topics are then personalized for the user. In this section, a range of media sources is given for the user to browse as they wish. There’s also an ability to search for different topics that don’t show up in the section.

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Facebook ambitious plan: Connecting the World

  • 26/01/2016 at 23:14 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Facebook Historical IPOFacebook has already become as one of the most accessed services on the internet, but the vision of its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg does not stop there. In fact, his vision is not limited to the present population of the internet users either. The catch is that Facebook ambitious plan surpasses Facebook itself and aims to improve internet connectivity, where everyone has access to it. The access can even be free if necessary, which was reflected in his ambitious Internet.org initiative.

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Know the game – Facebook Sports Stadium

  • 22/01/2016 at 23:23 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Facebook Sports StadiumFacebook is in the pockets of nearly everyone. Sport is something a lot of people live for. Live sports blogs have been around for a while, but the experience isn’t quite the same. Facebook has launched Facebook Sports Stadium, a feature devoted to sporting events to enhance the experience of being at the game or adding to watch the game on TV when you can’t get to the stadium.

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Oculus Rift consumer version will be shipped in 2016

Facebook Oculus RiftDetails about the first commercial Oculus Rift virtual reality headset have finally hit the internet, with a tentative release date ending months of rumors and speculation.

The news comes via a tweet by VP of Product Nate Mitchell from his official account. “Extremely excited to announce that the Oculus Rift will be shipping Q1 2016! We can’t wait to get it in your hands,” it said, sending fans into a tailspin of excitement.

It will be the first time an Oculus Rift was released for user consumption, as past editions were purely for developers. While it was possible to buy an early release version to use with limited compatible games, only a percentage chose to invest before the final and user friendly product was launched.

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Internet.org is now open to developers

  • 04/05/2015 at 23:56 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Facebook Historical IPOMark Zuckerberg, of Facebook, has announced that Internet.org will be opening itself up for developers to design apps. For those who don’t know, Internet.org is a plan to get Internet access to billions more people across the world. There are still billions of people, especially in Africa and Asia, who lack basic Internet access. Internet access can help spread information where there is a lack education, such as helping a mother get advice in Namibia.

For websites on Internet.org, it is important they are basic. Some requirements for participating in development for Internet.org include allowing users to explore the entire Internet, the efficient use of data for use in areas without good connections, and technical specifications that remove JavaScript, SSL/TLS/HTTPS. It is required developers aimed to use as little services and data as can be done, as Internet.org is about connecting people and giving people an opportunity they didn’t have before. Other services to not be used include VoIP, video, file transfer, high-resolution or high volume photos.

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