Elijah Hickman | Banner | Facebook rebranded to Meta in an attempt to improve the company’s image and look toward the future.

Facebook company rebranding as Meta

On Oct. 28, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced big news. Facebook Inc. will now be named Meta. During the Facebook Connect Conference in which the news was announced, Zuckerberg explained that Meta will “recast the company’s public image from battered social network to tech innovator focused on building the next generation of online interaction, known […]

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Facebook and Ray-Ban release smart glasses, Ray Ban Stories

The wave of smart technology is here. What began as smartphones has spread to smartwatches, smart speakers, smart home devices and now, as of Sept. 8, we have smartglasses. Facebook has partnered with Ray-Ban to release smart glasses in a new line called Ray-Ban Stories. These glasses, which come as sunglasses or reading glasses, have […]

Facebook informs its users on how to get the COVID vaccine

Facebook’s COVID-19 Information Center promises to connect more people than ever with 2021’s coronavirus vaccine. This Information Center can be easily accessed on a mobile phone. Here, Facebook has partnered with Boston Children’s Hospital to provide information on vaccination centers such as location and opening hours. Facebook uses data from the  Centers for Disease  Control […]

Elijah Hickman| Banner | Steve Johnson, a Riverside resident, runs a Facebook page that informs Riverside residents of local news and events happing in and around Riverside

Riverside resident’s hobby brings success

Steve Johnson, a Riverside resident, created a Facebook group called “What’s Going on In Riverside County,” which is intended to inform residents of Riverside County about events and incidents happening locally. What started out as a hobby grew into a Facebook group with  more than 143,000 members. “Me and a friend of mine would update […]

Evolving social networks allow students to explore new mediums to stay connected

In the past few years, there has been a transition between frequently used social networking sites, including Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and Instagram. From 2005 to 2009, Myspace was a big hit, but many deleted, or stopped using, their Myspace accounts when Facebook became the new trend. Madison C. Boyd, freshman psychology and sociology double major, […]