"We came here for the friends, and we got to know the friends of our friends." The one-minute film begins with a shot of a computer screen as someone clicks on Facebook’s ‘Add Friend’ button. Accompanied by some slightly mawkish piano music, profile pictures appear, then video clips — someone blows out birthday candles, friends dance. There’s an obligatory cat picture. All the things that made Facebook what it once was: personal, funny, irreverent. "We felt a little less alone," the narrator tells us, "but then something happened: spam, clickbait, fake news, data misuse. That’s going to change." The ad, which appeared throughout the early summer online and on TV across the United States, was designed to reassure users that the company intended to get back to its origins — its origins as, to quote Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, ‘an idealistic and optimistic company’, one that has, for most of its existence, ‘focused on all … [Read more...] about What’s next for Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg?
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THE late 32-year-old reality star died under tragic but non-suspicious circumstances. Before her passing, the former Love Island contestant was active on social media. Here's all you need to know about Sophie Gradon's Twitter, Instagram and Facebook profiles and what she posted on social media... Sophie's Twitter Sophie tweeted regularly to her 230k followers. The blue-tick certified star posted 33 times on the site in just a day before her death. In some of her last tweets, she had replied to fellow TV personalities - former Towie star Mario Falcone and Geordie Shore star Holly Hagan. In her profile, her self-description is: "Sold my soul to reality tv | Partial to custard creams, wine, dystopian sci-fi & laughing at inappropriate moments | | | love dogs." Sophie's Instagram Sophie was once again blue-tick certified on the 'Gram. She regularly posted to her 501k followers and followed just 3,406 users. In her profile, she describes herself as "Just a … [Read more...] about Sophie Gradon’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook profiles and what she posted on social media
FACEBOOK is letting England fans show their support all around the world by adding an England flag to their profile picture. The Three Lions face Croatia this evening as they attempt to reach the World Cup final for the first time since 1966. It's one of the most highly-anticipated football matches in our lifetime. But if you're not in Russia you can still support our history boys through your Facebook profile photo. Rainbow Filter has created a free generator , allowing you to put the St George's cross on your photo. But how do you do it? Simply click the Saint Georges Cross Filter button, and upload the image you’d like put the flag over. Then save the image, and upload it to Facebook. GARETH'S BARMY ARMY England heroes trained with Royal Marines to prepare for World Cup SIGN IT UP! UK could have bank holiday if England win World Cup after 200,000 sign petition ON THE BALL The unpopular baby name making a comeback thanks to England's World Cup success ‘A**EHOLE’ … [Read more...] about Here’s how to add an England flag to your Facebook profile picture ready for tonight’s match
Hamas built a functioning World Cup app and several dating apps to lure Israeli soldiers into giving up classified material, the Israeli military said Tuesday. The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) said operatives from the Islamist militant group created fake Facebook profiles where they pretended to be attractive young Israelis. The Hamas operatives then used the Facebook profiles to contact Israeli soldiers - writing in slang Hebrew and punctuating their messages with emojis - and tried to convince them to download the mobile apps, the IDF said. One app, called Gold Cup, was a World Cup app which Hamas updated with the latest football scores and statistics. “It actually was a very good one,” a senior IDF officer said. A dating app called “GlanceLove” advertised itself as “the best choice for new lovers who care about their privacy and safety”. Another was branded "WinkChat". Once downloaded, the apps would allow Hamas to access all … [Read more...] about Hamas ‘created dating apps and fake Facebook profiles to try to lure Israeli soldiers’
Entertainment & Arts Amol Rajan Media editor @amolrajanBBC on Twitter 23 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43857921 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Consumer campaigner Martin Lewis is to launch UK High Court proceedings in a bid to sue Facebook for defamation.The MoneySavingExpert founder says … [Read more...] about Martin Lewis seeks damages for Facebook ads