Back in July, Facebook launched Questions, a feature meant to take on reigning Q&A kings Quora, Aardvark and Yahoo! Answers. Saying that it fell short is being polite. Now the service is relaunching in a form that's nothing like its original targets. The new Questions is limited to friends and provides responses in an easy to read poll format. You can check it out now at...
Facebook users were hit with close to an hour of downtime yesterday after the site was forced to shut down after several prototype features were accidentally pushed live. Facebook told Wired, "For a brief period of time, some internal prototypes were made public to a number of people externally. As a result, we took the site down for a few minutes. It's back up, and we apologize for the...
Back in April, we reported that Facebook would introduce a Q&A feature that would compete with sites like Quora, Aardvark and Yahoo! Answers. According to The Facebook Blog, the social-networking site introduced Facebook Questions to a limited number of beta testers today. When the public feature (yes, everybody can see what you ask) becomes available, an 'Ask Question' button and text box...
Share Facebook is testing a new 'Questions' product with some users that could become direct competition to services like Quora, Aardvark and Yahoo! Answers. The product would bring real-time Q&A to the site (and ruffle some feathers, since Quora was started by former Facebook employees). Yesterday, All Facebook reported that the questions box was appearing on some users' homepages. Last...
According to the BBC News, the personal answers of security questions allowing access to e-mail accounts are more common and easily guessed than previously expected. In a joint study, a group of researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Edinburgh found that hackers could access one out of every 80 accounts when given three tries to answer a security question, even if they...
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