The meaning of 100 million Facebook likes

Colombian singer Shakira has set a new social media record after becoming the first person ever to reach 100 million likes on Facebook. The milestone has formally been recognized by Guinness World Records. In its report, TheJournal.ie says that the only other page which has more likes than hers is Facebook’s own Facebook page. And […]

Would you be happier without Facebook?

If you were not happy – outraged, even – with how Facebook behaved over the mood experiment they conducted last month, an experiment from a Dutch creative agency might be right up your street. What Facebook did was manipulate information posted on nearly 700,000 users’ home pages that showed that the social network could make […]

Is your Facebook profile enough to prove your ID?

One thing synonymous with air travel is declaring your identity, usually in the form of a passport or citizen ID card, depending on the country and other factors. In some countries, you can manage just fine with a driving license (a de facto ID document in many places), residency permit for foreigners, or a multitude […]

It’s all love and hate with Facebook

The thumbs-down symbol to register dislike of something on Facebook has long been a wish expressed by quite a few people. That wish has come to fruition, sort of – there now is a dislike button but only as an add-on to Facebook Messenger, the social network’s text-chat service. The fact that so many people […]

Do your due diligence before using someone else’s content online

The Financial Times reports on an interesting legal dispute between British luxury fashion house Burberry and the estate of actor Humphrey Bogart that highlights the copyright minefield businesses can be faced with on using images online. Burberry used a still from the final scene of the film Casablanca, showing Bogart in his iconic trenchcoat, in […]