Too much time on Facebook is ruining your mental health

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg wants to prioritize family and friends over brands. But, he says, that could result in lower user engagement. That’s potentially bad news for investors, but could be good news for excessive Facebook users. “We’re making a major change to how we build Facebook,” Zuckerberg

Facebook’s efforts to stop fake news are making it worse

Facebook is trying to fix its “fake news” problem that gained prominence after the 2016 US presidential election. But it’s far from actually winning the battle, as the fake news phenomenon continues to be a worldwide problem. A new report highlights one of Facebook’s new efforts meant to remove

Cops charge 1,000 people for sharing teen sex tape

Danish police charged over 1,000 young people with redistributing child pornography because they shared videos of two teens having sex using Facebook Messenger. The alleged offenders — who range in age from 15 to their early 20s — could face distribution of child porn raps for sending out the

Facebook is the world’s biggest — and saddest — cemetery

Facebook serves as a graveyard for an estimated 50 million people, with 3 million more Facebook users — at the very least — dying every year. The social media site dwarfs the world’s biggest cemetery, Wadi-us-Salaam in Iraq, which is the final resting place of a mere 5 million

Vegas shooter’s girlfriend may have known something was up

Even before her boyfriend was named as the man responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, Marilou Danley knew something was up. An hour before Las Vegas cops released Stephen Paddock’s name, Danley deleted her Facebook account, according to newly released documents about the Oct. 1

Wall Street not a fan of Facebook’s new News Feed

Facebook’s latest changes to its News Feed left investors searching for a dislike button. Shares of the social network plunged 4.5 percent on Friday, to $179.37, one day after the company said it would prioritize posts from friends over posts from publishers and businesses. The changes could lead to a

Facebook has drastic changes in store for news feed

NEW YORK — Facebook is tweaking what people see to make their time on the site more “meaningful.” The company says people will likely spend less time on Facebook as a result. The changes come as critics say social media can make people feel depressed and isolated. Facebook has said

Wall Street not a fan of Facebook’s new News Feed

Facebook’s latest changes to its News Feed left investors searching for a dislike button. Shares of the social network plunged 4.5 percent on Friday, to $179.37, one day after the company said it would prioritize posts from friends over posts from publishers and businesses. The changes could lead to a

Facebook Inks Deals With Kobalt, GMR, SESAC

Less than a month after Facebook announced partnerships with the world’s largest music company, Universal Music Group, and the world’s largest music publisher, Sony/ATV, it announced deals with Kobalt Music Publishing and the performing rights organizations SESAC and Global Music Rights. The deals were announced by Tamara Hrivnak, Facebook’s Head

Facebook inks music video deal with Sony Music/ATV

Facebook has signed a deal with Sony Music/ATV Publishing that will enable the social network’s users to upload and post videos of songs from artists such as Taylor Swift, Drake and Kanye West. The multiyear agreement, which kicks in immediately, is the second major partnership between Facebook and a

5 Ways To Sell Your Clothes Online

New year, new you, new closet? Thanks to a variety of online services, following through with the last part of that mantra can actually be pretty simple. It’s no surprise people tend to purge their closets of clothes, shoes and accessories at the beginning of the year and at the start

Facebook and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Announce Licensing Agreement

Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Facebook on Monday announced the signing of a licensing agreement. The multi-territory, multi-year deal is the first between the world’s largest publishing company, which oversees a catalog of more than 3 million songs, and Facebook, which has more than 2 billion monthly active users. It provides Sony/ATV’s

Mark Zuckerberg makes 2018 resolution: Fix Facebook

NEW YORK — Mark Zuckerberg says his “personal challenge” for 2018 is to fix Facebook. The Facebook CEO has declared a goal each year since 2009. Past challenges have included wearing a tie every day, learning to speak Mandarin and eating meat only from animals he killed himself. Last