I’m Not Responding to Your Text Message Right Away, and Here’s Why

by KATE BIGAM I’m a notoriously fast text messager (messenger?!). Maybe I’ll regret saying this, but for the most part, I usually respond within five minutes. Like most twentysomethings, my cell phone is all but glued to my hand, a condition exacerbated by a job in social media. At nearly all times, I am technologically “on.” […]

How to Create the Perfect Facebook Cover Photo

by Harry Guinness Your Facebook profile says a lot about you. It’s likely your most visible online presence, so it’s worth making it look good. Here’s how to pick a great cover photo. Bear In Mind the Size Restrictions Facebook’s cover photos come in a weird size. They’re 851 pixels wide by 315 pixels (roughly […]

Why The Chronological Facebook Feed is Never Coming Back

by Justin Pot There are many, many legitimate criticisms you can make of Facebook. The death of the chronological news feed isn’t one of them. I get it: you used to scroll through Facebook until you stopped seeing new things. It was easy, and there was a built-in stopping point. You had a sense of […]

How Much Facebook Knows About You?

by Harry Guinness Facebook has a lot of information about—every post shared, photo uploaded, message sent, item clicked on, and pretty much every other data point you can imagine. And it’s all in the name of serving you better ads and keeping you on Facebook. The thing is, this is still your information. You can’t […]

‘Horrifying’ Misuse of User Data Was Routine at Facebook

by Charlie Nash Sandy Parakilas, a former Facebook platform operations manager, claimed the company’s “horrifying” misuse of user data was routine, and that Facebook preferred to have “no idea” what third parties were doing with the freely available data. In their report, the Guardian noted that “hundreds of millions of Facebook users are likely to […]