Tag Archive for Facebook

Thailand murders: Briton flees island after naming suspect on Facebook

Thailand murders: Briton flees island after naming suspect on Facebook

‘They said “you’re going to hang yourself tonight, we’re going to watch you hang”, so I just ran.’ Read more

Facebook for the rich: New social network costs £5,500 to join

Facebook for the rich: New social network costs £5,500 to join

The website was launched for people who want to talk about fine wines and fast cars Read more

How many of these Facebook crimes are you guilty of?

How many of these Facebook crimes are you guilty of?

Sometimes it’s hard to be a good person, especially when people aren’t watching. Read more

Parents of schoolgirl, 16, using Facebook to find thugs who assaulted daughter

Parents of schoolgirl, 16, using Facebook to find thugs who assaulted daughter

Amy Maddison, 16, was walking home from a meal out in Scarborough in North Yorkshire when she was set upon by a group of thugs. Read more

Dad unfriends daughter on Facebook because she is voting for Scottish independence

Dad unfriends daughter on Facebook because she is voting for Scottish independence

Laura Rose Casey’s dad ‘cut all ties’ with his daughter after she told him she was voting Yes in the referendum. Read more

Grandmas are tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook

Grandmas are tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook

Amazingly, it’s not because they all love 80s hip hop. Read more

Here’s a Facebook post ALL your friends will like… free beer

Here's a Facebook post ALL your friends will like... free beer

The makers of Budweiser are trying out a gift service of their product via the social network site. Read more

Student fakes five-week dream holiday using Photoshop and Facebook

Student fakes five-week dream holiday using Photoshop and Facebook

Well it’s definitely the cheaper option. Read more

Facebook goes down for 20 minutes, world reacts predictably with sarcasm and memes

Facebook goes down for 20 minutes, world reacts predictably with sarcasm and memes

Terror turned to humour as hilarious memes and nerdy sarcasm came in thick and fast. Read more

8 Facebook tags we actually need

8 Facebook tags we actually need

Forget the satire tag, Mark, this is what we actually need. Read more

Say hello to the first smartphone – don’t think it has Facebook

Say hello to the first smartphone – don’t think it has Facebook

The IBM Simon went on sale 20 years ago – there’s been a little progress since then. Read more

Mark Zuckerberg pours iced water over his head in Facebook challenge, nominates Bill Gates to do the same

Mark Zuckerberg pours iced water over his head in Facebook challenge, nominates Bill Gates to do the same

Bill Gates. A bucket of iced water over his head. 24 hours. Read more

Bridezilla sends out wedding invitations – and uses Facebook to list reasons why some friends won’t get one

Bridezilla sends out wedding invitations – and uses Facebook to list reasons why some friends won’t get one

Most people getting married probably find the process of trimming the guest list without offending someone a bit of an ordeal – but not this bride-to-be. Read more

Facebook Messenger could be recording you with your own camera, taking photos and sending texts without your permission

Facebook Messenger could be recording you with your own camera, taking photos and sending texts without your permission

And it can also take photos, send messages and record you. Good…. Read more

Study suggests Twitter and Facebook can harm your mental health

Study suggests Twitter and Facebook can harm your mental health

This study by doctors shows that Twitter psychosis is a very real thing Read more

Daughter sets up Facebook page in desperate bid to find kidney donor for her mother

Daughter sets up Facebook page in desperate bid to find kidney donor for her mother

Stephanie Reynolds elected to use the social network when her mother, Elaine, learned the chance of finding a match was less than one in 10,000. Read more

We’re taking social media more seriously – and Facebook can’t adapt

We’re taking social media more seriously – and Facebook can’t adapt

As self-designated social media ‘gurus’ are fond of exclaiming, social media is constantly evolving; we’ve got to keep our fingers on the pulse, yah? The digital social landscape is unrecognisable from 10 years ago. Read more

A student is suing Facebook over privacy and hopes its one billion users will join him

A student is suing Facebook over privacy and hopes its one billion users will join him

A law student has decided to sue Facebook over privacy rights and has invited its one billion users to join him. Read more

Shakira reaches 100 million ‘likes’: Do Facebook fans and Twitter followers matter?

Shakira reaches 100 million ‘likes’: Do Facebook fans and Twitter followers matter?

Colombian singer Shakira has become the first person to receive 100m ‘likes’ on Facebook, but will it really help her career? And is social media anything other than a huge popularity contest? Read more

BNP Youth leader criticises own ‘gay’ dog on Facebook for ‘challenging his principles’

BNP Youth leader criticises own ‘gay’ dog on Facebook for ‘challenging his principles’

The leader of the youth arm of the British National Party has launched an attack on someone that he perceives to ‘challenge his principles’ – his gay dog. Read more

Female rowing club’s nude charity calender scuppered as Facebook calls it pornography

Female rowing club’s nude charity calender scuppered as Facebook calls it pornography

A female university rowing club has been banned from Facebook after its nude charity calendar was branded as pornography. Read more

Flight MH17: Passenger who joked about ‘disappearing’ on Malaysia Airlines flight on Facebook now feared dead

Flight MH17: Passenger who joked about ‘disappearing’ on Malaysia Airlines flight on Facebook now feared dead

A Dutch man who joked on Facebook about his Malaysian Airlines flight going missing is now feared dead after the tragic crash over Ukraine. Read more

Rubber-masked robber who tried to make monkey of police ends up behind bars after bragging on Facebook

Rubber-masked robber who tried to make monkey of police ends up behind bars after bragging on Facebook

Curtis Watson, 23, fled to Spain after his arrest but police tracked him down after he posted gloating messages online. Read more

Teenager rescued at sea after he posts SOS on Facebook

Teenager rescued at sea after he posts SOS on Facebook

A teenager was rescued at sea after posting an SOS on Facebook because his phone was too wet to make an emergency call. Read more