Related News: Parents, beware of bullying on sites you’ve never seen

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN published an article titled Parents, beware of bullying on sites you’ve never seen.

“Why aren’t you dead?”

“You should die.”

“Wait a minute, why are you still alive?”

“Go kill yourself.”

It’s impossible to comprehend another human being, let alone a child, sending such hateful messages to another person, but according to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd in Lakeland, Florida, these messages are all too real.

They were sent to 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick, who ultimately jumped to her death in September, he said. The messages didn’t come via the social networking sites many of us are familiar with: Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. They were sent via newer, lesser-known social applications called Ask.fm and Kik, according to Judd.

Source: CNN

Related News: Facebook removes a privacy setting you might have been using

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. NBC News published an article titled Facebook removes a privacy setting you might have been using.

Facebook has removed a certain privacy setting from the accounts of “a small percentage of people” still using it: from now on, there is no way to prevent your Timeline from coming up when someone searches for you by name. But it’s not as dire as it sounds.

The setting allowed a user to control whether their name would appear when other users typed it into the search box. For instance, if Bob Smith set it to “no one,” (as opposed to “friends of friends” for instance) his profile wouldn’t appear when others searched for “Bob Smith” (although other Bob Smiths might).

Source: NBC News

Related News: Facebook rolls out shared photo albums

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN published an article titled Facebook rolls out shared photo albums.

Next time you host a soiree, you can collect photos of the event from your guests in one album on Facebook.

The social network has added shared photo albums so people can throw photos from an event or of a common subject into a single spot. The new shared album feature, first reported by Mashable, is rolling out to English-speaking users of the social network but will eventually be available around the world.

Source: CNN

Related News: Facebook’s new ‘Find Friends Nearby’ feature: Creepy or clever?

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. MSNBC published an article titled Facebook’s new ‘Find Friends Nearby’ feature: Creepy or clever?.

The feature is incredibly convenient if you happen to be chatting with someone in person and want to add him as a Facebook friend. Rather than tapping out his name and wasting minutes scrolling through a list of similarly named individuals, you can just ask your new pal to open up the Find Friends Nearby page and add him with a quick tap.

Opening up the Find My Friends page, while convenient, also exposes you to potential awkward or creepy moments. There is always a chance that someone you are avoiding or not interested in interacting with  will happen to have the same page open — and spot your name. He or she would instantly know that you are nearby and quickly view the public information on your Facebook profile.

Source: MSNBC

Related News: Facebook acquires facial recognition startup, may broaden tagging ability

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Ars Technica published an article titled Facebook acquires facial recognition startup, may broaden tagging ability.

On Monday, Facebook announced that it would acquire Israeli startup Face.com for an undisclosed amount.

Face.com develops a mobile face recognition platform that can be used in various online and smartphone apps. The implications for how this could affect use on the world’s largest social network are huge—it may soon become even easier for mobile phone users to tag people, blurring the line between the physical and online worlds even further.

Source: Ars Technica