Facebook Updates iOS App With Faster News Feed and Rebuilt Timeline

FacebookFacebook has updated its iOS app with a faster news feed and a rebuilt timeline, all in the name of speed.

Back in August, the company released a completely rewritten iOS app, foregoing the HTML5-based app that was available previously.
What's new

- Post your photos to albums and enjoy a speedier app.
- You can now choose an album when uploading photos
- News feed loads more quickly
- Completely rebuilt timeline opens faster on your iPhone
Facebook is a free download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. [Direct Link]

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26 months ago

People still use Facebook? Ahoy, all ye (exhibitionists) to whom the word privacy means nothing.


Oh for goodness sake, you only share what you want to share. You can make your profile as public or private as you want.....
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26 months ago

People still use Facebook? Ahoy, all ye (exhibitionists) to whom the word privacy means nothing.


Yeah, more than a billion people actually.
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26 months ago

People still use Facebook? Ahoy, all ye (exhibitionists) to whom the word privacy means nothing.


Poor you.
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26 months ago
All those slamming facebook for privacy concerns.

Number 1 rule - if it's private, DON'T SHARE IT! Simple.
Rating: 7 Votes
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26 months ago
How about a cover image/photo that is larger than 851 pixels wide?

Low resolution is so last year...
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26 months ago

Doesn't mean they're all active though.


In October, Facebook announced that they had 1.01 Billion active monthly users and 584 million active daily users.
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26 months ago

How about a cover image/photo that is larger than 851 pixels wide?

Low resolution is so last year...


So last year? The vast majority of laptops sold this year have a resolution of 1366x768. Facebook is designed so that everything fits perfectly in that resolution and that there's room left for the timeline year indicator and the chat sidebar on the right side with enough spacing that it doesn't feel totally cramped.

Facebook has to have their target demographic in mind. The average Windows laptop sold this year cost $507 (http://blog.laptopmag.com/the-average-pc-laptop-cost-507-in-march) so it's not exactly surprising that high resolutions on laptops are pretty rare.

Sometimes it's hard not to have a distorted vision of the average technology when you often visit Apple websites where everyone seems to be buying high-end hardware, but most people don't. Even a resolution like 1440x900 is above average on laptops. In fact, even 1024x768 is still more in use than 1440x900 and above.
Rating: 6 Votes
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26 months ago
Lol no one cares
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26 months ago

so you think :rolleyes:


If I don't post my phone number on Facebook, it is kept private. If I don't upload an embarrassing pic, it is kept private. I choose what I want to share, anything I don't is neither posted nor uploaded and is therefore private. How hard is that to comprehend?
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26 months ago

Yea, heh. That's what they'd like the naive like you to believe. You have ZERO control over what they do with your information tomorrow -- with the information you've provided them over all these years. You thinking deleting your account or info deletes it off their servers? Nice try. Yea, 5-10-15 years from now they will still own all that information about you, not to mention the 1000s of photos of you that you've uploaded over the years. Oh, the joy of preying on the naive (you) to get ahead in life (Mark Zuckerberg and friends). Don't tell me, you don't care about what they do with your info; you haven't got anything to hide, anyway. Yea, you won't be saying the same thing when it comes back to bite you in the behind in a few years. :)


Is perfectly reasonable that you don't have a Facebook account with the degree of paranoia that you show, what surprises me is that you even own a computer, people out there might be collecting all those key strokes and use them against you in 25 years.

We are all watching you... Cause you are very interesting.
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