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Facebook expands sharing options to include live video

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Get ready to start watching live video of your friends and family doing something fun, boring or even dumb on Facebook. The world’s largest social network is testing a new feature that will enable its 1.5 billion users to use their smartphones to shoot video so other people can see what they are doing as it happens. Facebook began testing the live video option Thursday among a sliver of its U.S. audience with iPhones. The Menlo Park, California, company didn’t…

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Jeb Bush big reveal: He is an Apple fan

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Jeb Bush just made his biggest reveal yet on the campaign trail: he is a fan of Apple. Facing a combative election season, the Republican presidential candidate loosened up – just a bit – to list his favored technology in a new YouTube video. Bush is clearly making an effort to attract support among tech nerds. For example, last week he visited Thumbtack, the Silicon Valley startup that provides consumer services. The 46-second clip exposes Bush to be an Apple…

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Rainbow Facebook photos: Armchair activism or shifting tide?

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You may have noticed your Facebook friends getting considerably more colorful. More than 26 million Facebook profile photos have taken on a rainbow hue in the days since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that marriage is a right guaranteed under the Constitution regardless of a person’s sexual orientation. People have been covering their profile photos with the Facebook-supplied overlay that uses the best-known symbol of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement: the rainbow. Call it armchair…

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Facebook adds new gender option for users: fill in the blank

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Facebook users who don’t fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank. “Now, if you do not identify with the pre-populated list of gender identities, you are able to add your own,” said a Facebook announcement published online Thursday morning and shared in advance with The Associated Press. Facebook software engineer Ari Chivukula, who identifies as transgender and was part of…

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First movie poster for David Fincher’s ‘The Social Network’

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Columbia Pictures has released the first movie poster for director David Fincher’s next film The Social Network, which tells the story of Mark Zuckerberg and how in 2004 during his sophomore year at Harvard he created Facebook. The movie stars Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Joe Mazzello and Rashida Jones. I love the poster design, it’s different from anything we’ve really seen before in a movie poster. For example the title of the film is placed in the corner of the Facebook style sidebar. It’s the…

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First movie poster for David Fincher’s ‘The Social Network’

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Columbia Pictures has released the first movie poster for director David Fincher’s next film The Social Network, which tells the story of Mark Zuckerberg and how in 2004 during his sophomore year at Harvard he created Facebook. The movie stars Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Joe Mazzello and Rashida Jones. I love the poster design, it’s different from anything we’ve really seen before in a movie poster. For example the title of the film is placed in the corner of the Facebook style sidebar. It’s the…

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