Facebook, Tinder, Instagram suffer widespread issues

UPDATED: Tuesday, Jan. 27 / 4:32 a.m. EST — A Facebook spokeswoman told the BBC that the outage was due to an error made by the company’s engineers, and not a hacker attack. “This was not the result of a third-party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems,” she said.

UPDATED: Tuesday, Jan. 27 / 2:14 a.m. EST — Facebook, Tinder and Twitter appear to be back to normal after a 40 minute outage and mass freak out.
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Hold your duck faces, sexy messages and food photos. The world is

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Facebook Privacy Settings For Personal Profiles

Privacy settings for status updates on Business Pages are always public but Facebook continue to play around with Privacy Settings for personal profiles so it is important to keep on top of your own personal requirements.

Access this via the drop down menu that comes off the little arrow on the top right of your blue navigation bar. Or, more simply by clicking on the padlock symbol a little to the left of that arrow.

Padlock Symbol for Facebook Privacy Settings

The padlock symbol will show you the settings for:

  • Who can see my stuff
  • Who can contact me?
  • How do I stop someone from bothering

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4 social trends affecting the dynamics of learning in the workplace

Many of us remember a time when Internet access was a privilege; now, however, access to the Internet is believed to be a basic human right by 83% of global users.

Access to a global network of information has become something we can’t live without. The Internet enables us to be more self-sufficient — and yet more dependent at the same time.

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Smartphones are like security blankets, with 65% of digital natives reporting that they carry their devices from room to room with them. We feel safer

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Batkid is back — in a Julia Roberts movie?

You probably remember Batkid, a.k.a. Miles Scott, the then-5-year old leukemia survivor whose Make-a-Wish request to be a superhero transformed a willing city of San Francisco into Gotham in October 2013. You may also have heard about Batkid Begins, a crowd-funded documentary that explains just how one kid’s wish turned into a global social media phenomenon.

Now, as Batkid Begins prepares to premiere at the Slamdance Festival (the smaller, scrappier neighbor of Sundance), the documentary makers have announced that none other than Julia Roberts is planning to produce and star in a feature film remake of the documentary.

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Iran’s Supreme Leader has a #LETTER4U

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, penned an open letter to the young people of the Western world defending Islam and slamming North American and European countries’ skewed interpretations of the religion and their own histories.

He shared his thoughts on his social media accounts, tweeting out excerpts with the hashtag #LETTER4U.

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The English-language letter, posted on Wednesday, references the recent terror attacks in France, and urges young people to keep an open mind about Islam.

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