Here at Jammy Toast we love the internet. There is nothing more the bears love than goofing around websites looking for entertainment or some of our more serious bears doing research. However, that enjoyment just might become tainted soon as the evils of net neutrality raises its ugly head again. This week some of the internet’s most popular websites will participate in a day of action on Wednesday to oppose changes to US rules which govern net neutrality. Sites such as Netflix and Amazon are joining with civil liberty groups in a co-ordinated protest, and activists are already sharing viral content on Twitter, Reddit and Facebook in preparation.
Today I thought we would share a story with you that we saw on Facebook recently. You know those annoying stories which people post that are usually made up and annoy most of the people who read them. Like us, I am sure you are fed up of reading some of those holier than thou posts and are now wondering why we would put one on Jammy Toast – let me tell you this one is different. It actually has a worthwhile message and puts a smile on your face right at the end. Forgive me if you have read it before, I just thought it contained a great message to share with you all…
Hi Everyone, I nearly didn’t have the chance to write my column this month because The Bearkeeper said I have the Scary Monsters and he didn’t want me having two columns. I don’t think he likes me being too popular. It’s not my fault I have good looks and all this charisma, is it? So just to keep everyone happy, I am going to continue with the ‘Razzi’s Scary Monsters’ column and keep this column going too so that everyone can hear what I have been up to. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it Mr Bearkeeping Man!
Have you ever wondered what happens to your Facebook Profile after you die? Would you like a friend to continue using your account for you as a memorial to your life or would you rather have it permanently deleted? You may soon get your wish as Facebook has added a new setting that gives users these options when you die. These features were among the most requested by users who gave feedback on its memorial page policies. Although this will initially only be available in the US it is thought these setting will soon also be available in UK.
Today I thought we would share a story with you that we saw on Facebook the other day. Like us, I am sure you are fed up of reading some of those holier than thou posts people put up on Facebook, but this one we thought was different. It actually has a worthwhile message and puts a smile on your face right at the end. Forgive me if you have heard it before, I just thought it contained a great message to share with you all…
Facebook is about to add support for hashtags to help users keep track of popular topics being discussed on the social network. Adding the “#” sign to a word will turn it into a clickable link which brings up a feed of what other people are saying about the same topic – similar to Twitter. Facebook said it offers a “larger view of what’s happening”. The move is seen as a move to stop Facebook falling behind other services which support hashtags including Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+, Sina Weibo, LinkedIn and Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.
Facebook now has more than one billion people using it every month, founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced on television in America. He says that since its launch in 2004 those users have been responsible for 1.13 trillion “likes”, 219 billion photos and 17 billion location check-ins. Since its early days at Harvard University, Facebook users have befriended each other 140.3 billion times – although the bears can reveal there is no truth in the rumour that our friend Andrea deleted 11.7 billion friends during a foul mood one wet Wednesday in 2008!