"We never meant to upset you."

— Sheryl Sandberg apologizes during a New Delhi meeting for Facebook’s 2012 experiments with users’ news feeds.

"All of a sudden an awkward geek or a cynical skeptic gets excited about telling their story. The result is a real story, something the press corps are eager to tell, not a tweaked script that reporters have seen a million times before."

— Andreessen Horowitz partner Margit Wennmachers on Facebook’s Caryn Marooney, who made it on PRWeek’s 2014 Power List


Facebook experimented with the news feeds of 700,000 accounts in 2012, pulling posts with overtly positive or negative words to see whether it could change users’ emotional states — and now some people are outraged about it.

How Kit Kat got in on the fun during Facebook’s outage
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Facebook launches Slingshot, an ephemeral messaging app for photos and videos
Facebook got into hot water for running ads that promoted Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s reelection campaign. Under al-Assad’s regime, a three-year civil war has killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced about 6.5 million. Facebook said it removed the sponsored posts, but activist group The Syria Campaign has demanded the social network donate money received from the ads to charities for Syrian children.

Facebook got into hot water for running ads that promoted Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s reelection campaign. Under al-Assad’s regime, a three-year civil war has killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced about 6.5 million. Facebook said it removed the sponsored posts, but activist group The Syria Campaign has demanded the social network donate money received from the ads to charities for Syrian children.

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What do you dislike about Facebook?
Facebook is rolling out a new feature on its mobile app in which people can easily share via status updates what they’re listening to or watching. Using the phone’s microphone, the app will identify what song is playing or what show or movie is on TV.

Facebook is rolling out a new feature on its mobile app in which people can easily share via status updates what they’re listening to or watching. Using the phone’s microphone, the app will identify what song is playing or what show or movie is on TV.

Facebook has introduced an “ask” button that allows users to discover if a friend is in a relationship, in a move expected to provide marketers with more information on people’s relationship statuses. Read more.

Facebook has introduced an “ask” button that allows users to discover if a friend is in a relationship, in a move expected to provide marketers with more information on people’s relationship statuses. Read more.

Video advertisements on Facebook won’t come cheap, with the social network reportedly setting a $1 million a day pricetag for them. If that didn’t make them exclusive enough, Facebook is closely vetting companies that want to buy the spots, inviting only a handful of brands to submit concepts, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Video advertisements on Facebook won’t come cheap, with the social network reportedly setting a $1 million a day pricetag for them. If that didn’t make them exclusive enough, Facebook is closely vetting companies that want to buy the spots, inviting only a handful of brands to submit concepts, according to The Wall Street Journal.