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Facebook Begins Switching All Users To Secure HTTPS Connections, Connections Slow

via John Constine, TechCrunch When you’re dealing with 1 billion people’s personal info, security is critical. But Facebook didn’t want to sacrifice speed. That’s why it spent the last two years making infrastructure improvements so that its transition of all its users to HTTPS which starts this week will “slow down connections only slightly.” People … Continue reading

Facebook “All” Link Unfilters Your News Feed, But It Might Not Last

via John Constine, TechCrunch Facebook filters the news feed so you only see the 15% or so of stories it thinks you’ll find most interesting. But a newly discovered “All” link shows you almost everything posted by your friends and Pages you Like. Facebook confirmed to me that http://www.facebook.com/?sk=nf_all ”is an old link that allows … Continue reading

Facebook Users Can Promote Posts For $7, To Get More Visibility

via John Constine, TechCrunch Facebook is expanding to the U.S. the controversial Promoted Posts feature that lets users pay to get their posts more visibility in the news feed. It will cost $7 per post and Facebook hopes it will be used for garage sales, parties, wedding photos and other important announcements. Promoted Posts has … Continue reading

Facebook Considering Charging Users To Highlight A Post

via Steve Olenski, Social Media Today Facebook is currently testing the idea to charge users to highlight a given post or picture on their Facebook wall. Let’s say you’re out one night at a club and you take a picture of your buddies making complete idiots out of themsleves and you want to post that … Continue reading

Why You Shouldn’t Have More Than 354 Facebook Friends

via Denny Watkins, Men’s Health News Facebook used to be a source of amusement and happiness—why else would 483 million people check in daily? But if you find your news feed to be more of a bummer with each passing day, you’re not alone. In a study presented at the recent Society for Personality and … Continue reading

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