Facebook have introduced the Messenger Kids App and this is because Facebook requires everyone to be at least 13 years old before they can create an account, but according to reports more than half of kids under-13s in the UK have an illegal Facebook account (after their parents helped them to sign up).
In a bid to ensure that the kids experience a legal part of Facebook, albeit, in a controlled environment, Facebook has created Messenger Kids, a trimmed down version of Facebook Messenger for children.
To use, parents would have to use their own Facebook accounts to create a Messenger profile for their Kids. The app itself looks like the regular messenger but messages [...]
Let’s Play: Facebook testing Videogames Feature
Facebook is quietly testing a new feature that lets users find other people to play videogames with.
TNW found this feature through a new icon on Facebook, to be more specific, a ‘Find Players’ icon in the area used for composing statuses and posts and since TNW pointed out that clicking on the icon only allows you to give your team a name, a description, a hashtag, and optionally, a photo.
Some users have reported seeing a new icon, ‘Find Players,’ in the area used to compose statuses and posts. From what we can tell, this is relatively bare-bones. The things you’d expect from such a feature — like [...]
Facebook is currently trialing a CV feature, according to screenshots posted on social media, a move that would put it in direct competition with professional social network LinkedIn. Matt Navarra, director of social media for The Next Web, has shared screenshots of the resume feature sent to him by web developer Jane Manchun Wong, who saw it appear on her Facebook profile.
The CV feature lets users list their professional experience and education, as well as their contact details, an image, and other information just like Microsoft-owned LinkedIn does.
It is already possible for people to list their job history and education on Facebook. But do you want prospective [...]
Facebook Rejection Letter That Made Brian $4Billion Brian Acton is a computer programmer and internet entrepreneur and mostly known as the co founder of WhatsApp along with Jan Koum. He spent 11 years as an employee at Yahoo where he met Jan Koum who worked there as infrastructure engineer and went from one job to the other in Silicon Valley and was turned down by Facebook to work as an employee.
One great thing about Brian is the good grace and optimism with which he handled his rejection — “It was a great opportunity to connect with some fantastic people. Looking forward to life’s next adventure.”
He was hurt by the 140 characters of his rejection [...]