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Unlocks Your Smartphone’s Senses Using Behav.io

“When you leave the house, the three things you usually take with you are your keys, your wallet, and your phone,” says Nadav Aharony. And the phone is a now “sensing and processing machine,” he says. The smartphone in your pocket knows where you are, who you’re with, how fast you’re moving, whether you’re standing up or sitting down.

What if we could refine all of this invisible metadata into meaningful stories?

Aharony and his colleagues, Cody Sumter and Alan Gardner — all recent or soon-to-be recent MIT Media Lab grads — have built an open-source platform that simplifies this kind of mobile data collection. They want to enable a new generation of apps that detect social and behavioral trends in communities or groups of people.

Facebook Now Allows You To Edit Comments

Surely there have been times you written a comment in Facebook, responding to an update, only to find that you have a typo or simply didn’t write what you wanted. Before, all you could do was delete that comment or, if you saw an error quickly, you could edit it within a few seconds after you wrote that post.

Facebook has rolled out a new update that allows users to actually edit a comment long after it has been posted. Facebook’s support page has the simple details on how to edit a comment you’ve already posted. This new feature should be available to all Facebook users in the next few days. With the new update, users will be able to edit their comments at any time, even with comments that you have previously written on other user’s status updates.

Facebook’s Unique Visitors Fall in May

Facebook’s U.S. user numbers fell in May from April and March, according to data compiled by research firm comScore, in the latest sign that the No.1 social network’s growth may be leveling off.

Last month, Facebook attracted 158.01 million unique visitors in the United States, slipping from 158.69 million in April and 158.93 million in March, comScore said.

Is the site causing user fatigue??

Facebook Phone Concept

The Facebook phone is still rumors, and a concept Mark Zuckerberg is probably considering. However, that hasn’t stopped people from imagining what a Facebook phone might look like. Here is a concept of what one designer believes would look like if the social network decided to well, you know, launch one.

2011 Facebook F8 Live Conference

Watch the Facebook F8 Conference Live – Introduction of Facebook timeline and several other features.

Watch live streaming video from f8live at livestream.com

Judge Rules Facebook Trolling = Identity Theft

A boy by the name of Rolando received an unsolicited text message with a victim’s e-mail password. He used the password to gain access to the victim’s Facebook account and then began trolling, or in other words, he started posted sexually inappropriate messages from the victim’s account.

Trolling is a form of online bullying, and it varies greatly amongst trolls. Some are malicious with the intent of putting tremendous psychological stress upon others while other trolls mainly do it for the kicks at little expense to others well being.

Twitter Redevelops The Web Page For iPad

Looks like to many social networking websites, iPad is a thing they sure have to adapt to. With a brand name like Apple, it’s no wonder they get all the street cred.

Although there had been applications for using both Twitter and Facebook on the iPad, neither of these social networking behemoths were satisfied with their performance. Therefore, Facebook started Project Spartan, an effort to develop a separate HTML5 based Facebook page for the iPad.

Facebook Buys iPad Book Publisher

Looks like the social networking giant Facebook is now making a leap in to e-book industry. Push Pop Press is a renowned iPad e-book publisher known for re-mastering and publishing content such as Al Gore’s “Our Choice”.

The publisher had been working on some other titles for touch devices lately. According to latest reports Facebook has procured Push Pop Press. We can’t tell what exactly Facebook is going to do with the acquisition but one thing is clear that Facebook is definitely not going to publish e-books.

Facebook Pictures Can Lure You Into A Botnet

For those of you who are related to IT in one way or another, ‘Botnet’ shouldn’t be a new term. However, for those who are unaware, a botnet is a system of computers which are compromised by malware and each individual computer is called a Bot.

A botnet is a very complex method of hacking which may be used to steal your private information without you even knowing it. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology in New Delhi, India have designed Stegobot, a new type of Botnet system which pulls out secret information via social networks by attaching to user profiles.

A picture is just a chunk of bytes and nothing more.

Announce Your Unborn Child On Facebook

Facebook improved the ‘Friends and Family’ options by adding a new feature to those who expect a child. The new option in the profile allows an expectant mother to add their expected baby to the family circle.

The parents can even choose a name for the unborn baby. The due date can also be added along with the name under the “Friends and Family” tab. However it doesn’t require a new profile to be created for the child.