The Times helpfully explains the danger of the ironic Facebook ‘like,’ because everything you put on Facebook can later be used in advertising displayed to your friends—even a 55 gallon tub of lube.
So someone made a “thank you Facebook” song. This is deeply weird.
In which we give Mark Zuckerberg, man of the hoodie, a makeover. Want to give him your own? Click here to download the #ZuckHead .png and post your image with the ZuckHead tag. We’ll reblog a few because this is just too ridiculous.
VentureBeat on Mark Zuckerberg’s paranoia.
Kevin Systrom, CEO of Instagram, on the Facebook acquisition.
Facebook has bought Instagram. The good news: “We’re committed to building and growing Instagram independently.”
Facebook has a 42-foot by 42-foot QR code on top of its Menlo Park office that’s apparently visible from space—and ready-made to communicate with aliens (who probably use QR codes far more than us humans! Amirite?!). It’s not the first time we’ve tried to communicate with ETs! Other times: the Heliotrope, a parabolic mirror, SETI, and that time scientists beamed a Beatles song far into space. Behold! A gallery!
This week’s cover story on China’s billionaire Tiger Women is, of course, by the OG Tiger Mom herself: Amy Chua. Check out this cover!
Everyone was sort of on the right track when it came to guessing on Newsweek’s Facebook page what the cover story was about. I was really counting on something relating to communism. Though some people would happily and ignorantly argue that China is communist…
They were getting close—but many were going more along the Rush Limbaugh contraception controversy route. Our favorite guess from the Facebook thread (in which we posted just the illustrated lady on the cover’s head) was someone who over-but-awesomely-analyzed: “Let’s see. A girl who appears Asian. Surrounded by an AT&T 4G window. I’m guessing cell phone manufacturing by Chinese labor.” For those of you who don’t ‘like’ us on Facebook, please do! We often post just a snipped of the cover image on Saturdays and invite readers to guess what the story will be. Winners get eternal glory.
That’s how much Facebook made off of you last year.