@WorkingOrange provides SU students with a glimpse into the lives of working alumni.
Any two people with a link to SU can connect over a thousand things. They've shivered through zero-degree days, spun orange bandanas over their heads in the Dome and wondered how it's possible for there to be snow flurries at an event called Mayfest.
Take part by tweeting or following the discussion at #SMinEDU starting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17.
Social media has emerged as a dominant force in society. Everywhere we turn there are examples of sites like Twitter and Facebook being used in new and innovative ways. How is this affecting how teachers teach and how students learn? Are social media tools being utilized to their fullest potential? This is your chance to discuss it with people wondering the same things.
Deal cost Facebook about $1 billion in cash and stock
A picture is worth a thousand words...or $1 billion dollars.
In Facebook's largest acquisition ever, the social network shelled out $1 billion dollars in cash and stock to purchase Instagram.
Instagram is the wildly popular mobile application where users can take pictures on their smartphones and upload them to the application, where they can add cool effects to the photos and share them with followers. The app has about 30 million users and Instagram estimates that 5 million photos are uploaded per day.
Facebook is in trouble once again over possible privacy violations. According to government officials, Facebook has misled over 800 million users regarding the safety of their personal information.
On Tuesday, the federal government accused Facebook of engaging in “unfair and deceptive” practices and announced a broad settlement that requires the company to respect the privacy wishes of its users and subjects it to regular privacy audits for the next 20 years, reports Somini Sengupta in the New York Times.
Users can pick and choose which friends' status they monitor.
Posting your relationship status on Facebook might lead to more questions from your friends. According to CNN, Facebook has created a new application that allows friends to monitor your relationship status.
"Facebook Breakup Notifier" is Facebook's newest app for users. "You like someone. They're in a relationship. Be the first to know when they're out of it," is the promise the app gives to users.
Facebook gives Pages similar face-lift it gave profiles last year.
Anyone who logged onto their favorite Facebook page in the last few days may have noticed it looks a little different. A report from Mashables further explores the new changes made to make Facebook Pages to look more like Facebook Profiles.
“We strongly believe you should have consistent experiences when possible,” said Rohit Dhawan, lead product manager for Facebook Pages, to Mashables.
Human Rights Watch says 302 people have died in protests.
The Google executive that played a key role in organizing the protests in Egypt for more than two weeks told CNN Wednesday he is "ready to die" to bring change to his homeland.
Wael Ghonim was the administrator of a Facebook page that is widely credited with calling the first protest on Jan. 25. He has spent a week and a half incarcerated before being released and pleaded with Egyptian officials to step down. Since his release, he has been treated like a hero with random strangers recognizing him and embracing him in the middle of the street.
Department creates Facebook page, offers email and text message updates.
The Syracuse Police Department created its own Facebook page, according to The Post-Standard. The department will also use email alerts and text messaging to share news with the public. Residents can text or email the police department at email@example.com with anonymous tips or information. They can also use their smart phones to receive current news and the status of an investigation.