Yoga Teacher Says She Was Fired For Telling Facebook Employee To Stop Using Phone In Class

Yoga Teacher Says She Was Fired For Telling Facebook Employee To Stop Using Phone In Class

Nothing says calm, peaceful meditation like someone fiddling around on their phone in the middle of a yoga class. Which is why one instructor who was leading a group at Facebook says she told her students to leave phones off during the session. She says a Facebook employee didn’t like being told to stay away from her phone, costing the instructor her job. [More]

Did Facebook Mess With Your Address Book Contacts? Social Network Says It’s Looking Into Email Syncing Issue

Did Facebook Mess With Your Address Book Contacts? Social Network Says It’s Looking Into Email Syncing Issue

It wasn’t enough fun for Facebook to change users’ default email addresses to its own “@facebook.com” addresses, nope. The contact snafu moved beyond the confines of the social network, with users reporting over the weekend that since their phones sync up with Facebook accounts, contact information in address books also switched to @facebook.com addresses. [More]

Remember When Facebook Changed Your Default Email To The One It Provides That You Never Use?

Remember When Facebook Changed Your Default Email To The One It Provides That You Never Use?

You know that one time you were like, “Hey, who needs this personal email I use on a daily basis, when I have Facebook email! Time to tell everyone they should contact me at my @facebook.com email address, and only there!”? No? That’s probably because recently, Facebook went ahead and quietly switched users’ primary email address to its in-house email address without bothering to really tell anyone about it. [More]

Facebook Wants You To Find Friends On The Go With New Mobile Feature

Facebook Wants You To Find Friends On The Go With New Mobile Feature

UPDATE: Following a bit of a freak out over the new friend-finding feature, Facebook has already pulled it, claiming it wasn’t really supposed to be in wide release yet. [More]

Facebook Agrees To Let Users Control Whether Or Not They’re Advertising Something

Facebook Agrees To Let Users Control Whether Or Not They’re Advertising Something

Facebook has finally agreed that yeah, maybe users should be able to control whether or not it appears to their friends that they’re advertising a product or page. Fancy that! As part of the settlement in a lawsuit brought by five users, Facebook says it will change its controls to enable members to control which content can be used in Sponsored Stories. [More]

Facebook Reportedly Set To Shell Out $10 Million In Sponsored Stories Lawsuit

Facebook Reportedly Set To Shell Out $10 Million In Sponsored Stories Lawsuit

Handing over $10 million in a lawsuit settlement doesn’t sound like a great result for a company, unless, however, that company is Facebook and it could’ve potentially had to pay billions. Back in May it was reported that the company had settled with users suing over what they called a “misleading advertising scheme” involving “Sponsored Stories,” but the terms were undisclosed at that time. [More]

Are We Slowly Getting Tired Of Being Obsessed With Facebook?

Are We Slowly Getting Tired Of Being Obsessed With Facebook?

The Facebook juggernaut appears to be lumbering along at a slower pace, maybe because we’ve all suddenly realized that in-person relationships are also valuable. Or it’s more likely that almost everyone who is going to join Facebook is already on it, which makes it harder to grow. And those of us on Facebook are spending less time on it, to boot. [More]

Gizmodo Places Bounty On Pics Of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

Gizmodo Places Bounty On Pics Of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

Every time Facebook changes its privacy settings to allow for more invasion of users’ private information and photos, the company — and especially its founder/figurehead Mark Zuckerberg — talk about how it’s all in the interest of being public and transparent and other things that aren’t true. Meanwhile, Zuck’s own public Facebook page is essentially a non-entity and the man is incredibly private about his personal life. Thus, our former in-laws at Gizmodo have decided it’s time to change the privacy settings on Zuckerberg’s life. [More]

Facebook Decides It Does Want Access To Your Under-13 Children After All

Facebook Decides It Does Want Access To Your Under-13 Children After All

This time last year, Mark Zuckerberg stirred up some controversy when he said the company was willing to fight for the right to allow children under the age of 13 to use Facebook. He later said his statement had been taken out of context, but now it looks like the social media mega-site is actually working on ways to legally allow pre-teens to join. [More]

Don't Like Facebook's Privacy Policy? Vote On The Latest Changes

Don't Like Facebook's Privacy Policy? Vote On The Latest Changes

Even though 13 million of you have never touched your Facebook privacy settings, there are a whole lot of people who have not only fiddled with those settings, but have actively protested recent changes in the social network’s privacy policy. That’s why Facebook is now asking its one billion users to vote on their latest round of proposed revisions to that privacy policy. [More]

Investment Firms Warned Off Facebook IPO In Advance While Small-Timers Lose Big Money

Investment Firms Warned Off Facebook IPO In Advance While Small-Timers Lose Big Money

In the days leading up to last Friday’s initial public offering for Facebook stock, the company raised the IPO price by several dollars a share, leading many small-level and amateur investors to wonder if maybe there was something more to the company than a place to post photos of you and your friends waiting in line to see Men In Black III. But at the same time, large investment firms were reportedly bailing on sinking their money into the social media site. [More]

Facebook Settles Lawsuit That Claimed "Sponsored Stories" Turned Users Into Marketers

Facebook Settles Lawsuit That Claimed "Sponsored Stories" Turned Users Into Marketers

Tapping into the power of social networks to market to their users has always been an appealing goal for advertisers, but figuring out exactly how to do that has been tricky. Facebook recently settled a class action lawsuit from users of its network who said “Sponsored Stories” turned them into marketing machines, without the fun part of being compensated. [More]

What The Facebook IPO Could Mean To Consumers

What The Facebook IPO Could Mean To Consumers

Tomorrow, a very small group of people — many of them already incredibly wealthy — will be super incredibly wealthy when shares of Facebook start trading on Nasdaq. But while only a few folks will reap a direct, immediate benefit from the IPO, the decision to take Facebook public with such huge dollar amounts attached to the deal will definitely have a long-term impact on consumers. [More]

GM Says Facebook Ads Don't Work

GM Says Facebook Ads Don't Work

GM spends about $40 million dollars on its Facebook presence, but only $10 million of that goes to Facebook itself, in the form of ads. Unfortunately for Facebook, it turns out that their cut will soon be zero. [More]

Probably You Should Log Out Of Facebook Before Robbing An Internet Cafe

Probably You Should Log Out Of Facebook Before Robbing An Internet Cafe

Oh, you silly criminals. You’ve got it all planned out — the guns, the demands for money, the getaway vehicle. But when it comes to social networking, even the best laid plans for doing dastardly deeds can come unraveled. Such was the case for two men who allegedly robbed an Internet cafe in Colombia. [More]

Half Of Americans Think This Whole Facebook Thing Is Just A Passing Fad

Half Of Americans Think This Whole Facebook Thing Is Just A Passing Fad

Perhaps Facebook isn’t here to stay — at least based on the reactions of half of the country toward the seemingly super pervasive social network. About 50% of Americans think Facebook is just a passing fad, according to a new poll. It follows, then, in the build-up to its initial public stock offering, that half also say its expected asking price is too high. [More]

Great, Soon People Will Be Paying To Promote Annoying Posts On Facebook

Great, Soon People Will Be Paying To Promote Annoying Posts On Facebook

There are already enough posts we don’t need to see on Facebook “Going to the bank and then the gym and wow isn’t this day great oh by the way I’m breathing and I have 23 pairs of chromosomes lol,” and now the social network is going to go ahead and let people pay to promote or highlight what they’re yakking about. Get ready for an onslaught of too much information and an army of baby updates, everyone. [More]