Social Networking http://winsupersite.com/taxonomy/term/12340/more en Secret Facebook Test Riles Users http://winsupersite.com/secret-facebook-test-riles-users <div class="node-body link-body">For all its success in attracting over one billion users, Facebook is surprisingly tone deaf when it comes to meeting their expectations. And this week, public uproar over the social networking giant's policies reached a new apex when it was revealed that Facebook had secretly and without permission altered how the service worked for almost 700,000 members so it could psychologically gauge their reactions to overly positive and negative news.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/hiding-behind-fern-hero.jpg?1404137775" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/secret-facebook-test-riles-users" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:15:00 +0000 40641 at http://winsupersite.com Facebook Beta for Windows Phone 8.x Gets a Major Update http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/facebook-beta-windows-phone-8x-gets-major-update <div class="field-deck"> Looks good so far </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft today delivered a major update to its Facebook Beta for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, providing a major UI overhaul and some great new features. And if you're using Windows Phone 8.1 already, this version of the app does integrate with the new social media extensibility capabilities in that platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/facebook-beta-windows-phone-8x-gets-major-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/facebook-beta-windows-phone-8x-gets-major-update#comments Windows Phone Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Facebook Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:06:00 +0000 40211 at http://winsupersite.com Facebook Messenger Updated for Windows Phone http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/facebook-messenger-updated-windows-phone <div class="field-deck"> Always appreciated </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Facebook fans and users know that the social networking giant is busy splitting off its instant messaging solution, Facebook Messenger, from the core Facebook mobile app. With that continuing change in mind, you might be interested in a new update to the Facebook Messenger app for Windows Phone 8.x, which adds a number of new features and some performance improvements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/facebook-messenger-updated-windows-phone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/facebook-messenger-updated-windows-phone#comments Windows Phone Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Facebook Sat, 07 Jun 2014 14:44:00 +0000 39921 at http://winsupersite.com Windows Phone 8.1 Tip: Master Social Networking Integration http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-81-tip-master-social-networking-integration <div class="field-deck"> A major change for Windows Phone </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A beta version of Twitter for Windows Phone 8.1 leaked this week, providing an answer to some questions I was just going to pose about social networking integration in Windows Phone. With this release, we can see a version of Twitter that works like the Facebook app for Windows Phone 8.1, one that integrates deeply with the system in a now-consistent way. And that's a good thing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-81-tip-master-social-networking-integration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-81-tip-master-social-networking-integration#comments Windows Phone Windows Phone 8.1 Facebook Twitter Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:59:00 +0000 38201 at http://winsupersite.com Facebook Jumps Shark, Pays $2 Billion for Virtual Reality Hardware Maker http://winsupersite.com/facebook-jumps-shark-pays-2-billion-virtual-reality-hardware-maker <div class="node-body link-body">In a bizarre move, social networking giant Facebook announced Tuesday that it will purchase virtual reality headset maker Oculus VR for $2 billion in cash and stock. According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, virtual reality will succeed mobile computing as the next major era of personal computing.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/fonzie-hero.jpg?1395841003" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/facebook-jumps-shark-pays-2-billion-virtual-reality-hardware-maker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:35:00 +0000 37381 at http://winsupersite.com Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone 8 http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/facebook-messenger-windows-phone-8 <div class="field-deck"> Oh good, another messaging app </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Facebook this week released a Facebook Messenger app for Windows Phone 8. A bit belatedly when you consider the versions for Android and iOS arrived about two years ago. But the big question isn't so much the timing. It's, what's the point?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/facebook-messenger-windows-phone-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/facebook-messenger-windows-phone-8#comments Windows Phone Windows Phone 8 Facebook Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:52:00 +0000 36781 at http://winsupersite.com Facebook in Blockbuster Deal to Acquire WhatsApp for $16 Billion http://winsupersite.com/facebook-blockbuster-deal-acquire-whatsapp-16-billion <div class="node-body link-body">Seeking to become the worldwide leader in messaging, Facebook on Wednesday announced that it would purchase cross-platform mobile messaging solution WhatsApp for an incredible $16 billion. And the value of the deal could rise to $19 billion if WhatsApp's employees remain with Facebook for four years.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/whatsapp-hero.jpg?1392851541" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/facebook-blockbuster-deal-acquire-whatsapp-16-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:11:00 +0000 36221 at http://winsupersite.com Microsoft Blog, Twitter Accounts Hacked http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-blog-twitter-accounts-hacked <div class="node-body link-body">A hacker group that calls itself the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hacked several Microsoft Twitter accounts and its central corporate blog over the weekend, two weeks after it had hacked the firm's Facebook and Twitter accounts for Skype. Microsoft admitted to the hacks and noted that no customer data was compromised.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/sea-logo-hero.jpg?1389625788" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-blog-twitter-accounts-hacked" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Social Networking Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:09:00 +0000 35061 at http://winsupersite.com Short Takes: November 8, 2013 http://winsupersite.com/short-takes-november-8-2013 <div class="node-body link-body">An often irreverent look at this week's other news, including some ideas that Stephen Elop has for transforming Microsoft, NVIDIA's Android-shaped knife in the back for Surface, Microsoft's $2 billion Android bonanza, Twitter's successful IPO, Lenovo's PC business continues to rock and roll, the first Windows Phone phablet is ready for preorders, and Google floats a garbage barge.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/windows-slippers-hero.jpg?1383922537" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/short-takes-november-8-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone Mobile devices Twitter Hardware Fri, 08 Nov 2013 14:54:00 +0000 33131 at http://winsupersite.com Windows 8/RT App Pick: Facebook http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-8rt-app-pick-facebook <div class="field-deck"> Finally, a native Facebook app for Windows </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Well, it took over a year, but we finally have an official, native Facebook app for Windows 8.1. And it's exactly what you think it is: A version of the Facebook mobile app optimized for the large screens on devices running Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1. Hopefully, a future update will add more Windows integration.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-8rt-app-pick-facebook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-8rt-app-pick-facebook#comments Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Facebook Windows RT Sat, 19 Oct 2013 15:53:00 +0000 31982 at http://winsupersite.com