How to change name on Facebook

It’s fairly common for people to change their name on Facebook, if they change surname by marriage, for example. Thankfully, Facebook make this quite easy for us. Select the dropdown list in the top right hand side corner of Facebook and choose Settings. Choose Name Enter your updated name and select Review change Finally, enter … Read more

How to delete my Facebook account

A lot of people don’t use Facebook as much as they used to. Instagram, messenger and Whatsapp remain very popular, but Facebook itself has lost some of its appeal. Many now no longer feel the need for a Facebook profile, so want to understand how to delete it. Permanent or temporary? First you need to … Read more

Instagram is trialling NFTs

Non-fungible tokens allow for the individual ‘ownership’ of digital assets, like the first ever tweet, or JPEGs of chimps wearing hats. Now, Instagram is getting in on the game, with it’s new ‘Digital Collectables‘ feature. A digital showcase Digital collectables allows creators and purchasers to share their NFT artwork via Instagram. It’s not being rolled … Read more

When will the Oculus Quest 3 come out?

The Oculus Quest 2 (now Meta Quest 2) is Meta’s most successful consumer VR hardware to date. Access to a strong ecosystem of experience and games, twinned with a relatively appealing price-point, have contributed to the device’s popularity. Many are now eagerly looking ahead to the Meta Quest 3, hoping for spec upgrades and new … Read more

Who is Nick Clegg and what does he do at Meta?

Folks in the United Kingdom have been aware of Nick Clegg for quite some time. He rose to prominence in British politics, most famously in his role of ‘Deputy Prime Minister’ when head of a UK political party called the Liberal Democrats. It’s fair to say, some eyebrows were raised when Clegg washed up on … Read more

Did Facebook ever launch a phone?

No – not strictly… Unlike Amazon with its 2014 attempt the Fire Phone, and obviously Google with its own range of devices (Pixel & Nexus) and OS ecosystem, Facebook has never launched its own mobile hardware. There was, however, something close… Meet the HTC First This device was launched back in 2013, back when HTC … Read more

Facebook logo evolution

Since its launch in 2004, Facebook’s brand has been synonymous with the colour blue. There have however, been some tweaks and evolution to the Facebook logo over time.Here’s a visual breakdown… 2004 – Launch of ‘thefacebook’ 2005 – the ‘the’ went pretty quickly, as did the brackets… 2015 – a slight revision to the font, … Read more

When did Facebook first launch?

Original version of facebook

The story of Facebook’s inception is the stuff of legend, having been popularised by the movie ‘the social network’ in 2010. The very first version of Facebook was launched in February 2004, with the slight different name ‘Thefacebook’. It was originally designed as a platform for students from Harvard University to connect with each other. … Read more

Who started Facebook?

Facebook entered the world in the halcyon days of 2004 – almost 20 years ago now. Its inception is fairly well documented, popularised by the Hollywood movie ‘the social network’ in 2004, so you will know the name Mark Zuckerberg, and might remember the name Eduardo Saverin. However, who else contributed to the founding of … Read more

What is the metaverse?

The metaverse is one of those topics that only a handful of people had heard of just a few years ago, but now seems to be the centre of attention. Indeed, Facebook’s name change to Meta was inspired by its desire to play a pivotal role in this slightly dystopian future. Video game? Virtual home-working … Read more