Remember that persistent rumor regarding the potential existence of a Facebook phone that just won't go away but doesn't actually seem to have any merit? Well it would seem that the speculation has risen once again around a Facebook smart devices of sorts thanks to an event being held by the company and the overheard murmurings of words like "mobile" and "this is going to be a big deal". In the past all we have heard are rumors without much substance behind them, but it seems that a number of different sources are expecting Facebook to show off a mobile device this coming Tuesday, in one form or another.
The Facebook messaging platform has been on aspect of the social network that has changed dramatically over the years. When Facebook first launched the service, it was driven by the upload of photographs and proved to be an extremely media heavy social gathering place and while that is still true, the built-in messenger functionality has been significantly beefed up recently. Facebook have also recently announced that they are making additional changes to the conversation streams within messages as well as putting a pay-to-message test in place with a subset of United States based users.
Those whom see the likes of Instagram as the debase of real photography, will be less than enthused to learn that Twitter is planning on integrating some kind of photo filtering system into its official mobile apps.
There has been a continual wave of speculation with regards to a purported "Facebook Phone" and the latest reports suggest it is very much real, operating under the codename HTC Opera UL.
They may be the world's largest social network with over half a billion active users, accounting for approximately one in thirteen on earth, half of which log in to the service on any given day, but that doesn't seem to stop Facebook from making continuing changes and improvements to their site with the intention of benefitting those users. Over the last few months; Facebook has undergone a number of notable aesthetic changes that affects the way a user’s data is displayed on their profile, with that change set to filter across to all business and fan pages by the end of March.
If you are one of the estimated 800 million individuals across the globe who have an active Facebook account, then you will of no doubt started noticing some evolutionary changes which are happening to the Social Networking site. One of the biggest changes is the new Timeline feature which offers a radical new way of viewing the history of a specific friend, and has been met by mixed reviews from members.
It's an interesting milestone for both Facebook and Google, and one that perhaps has always been on the cards, but Facebook's Android app now has more active daily users than the same app on iOS does. The news is made slightly more interesting when you remember that the Android version of the Facebook app was only made available in September of 2009 - more than 12 months after its iPhone-based cousin was made available.
With Redmond-based Microsoft having had a rather successful year in most areas, it has now launched its social network effort, So.cl.
It's Facebook infographic time again, and the latest one covers the possibility that Facebook, Twitter and other online social networks might just be able to help you land your next job, believe it or not.