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Space Photos of the Week: Strap on Your Space Goggles and Bask in the Starlight

July 27, 2019 No Comments

High-frequency light helps researchers spot and study amazing astral bodies.
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Space Photos of the Week: A Tribute to Voyager’s Twin Trippers

July 14, 2019 No Comments

These two missions fundamentally changed our understanding of the solar system. See how in this entrancing photo gallery.
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Exquisite Underwater Photos to Make You Love the Ocean

April 26, 2019 No Comments

Christian Vizl gets up close with sharks, sea lions and more.
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Space Photos of the Week: The Galaxy Next Door

February 10, 2019 No Comments

Before stars are stars and solar systems emerge, there is nothing but gas and dust.
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Space Photos of the Week: A Cosmic Light Show Rings in 2019

January 5, 2019 No Comments

We start with a view of Earth, then speed out past the Kuiper Belt into deep space.
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Facebook redesigns Life Events feature with animated photos, videos and more

December 12, 2018 No Comments

Facebook today announced a redesign of its “Life Events” feature, which allows people to share significant milestones in their life, like an engagement, graduation, a new job, a move to a new city, and more. The feature has existed since the launch of Timeline, but has to date offered a fairly nondescript type of post. Today, that’s changing, Facebook says. Now, users will be able to add animated photos or videos, photos from the people or Page you’ve tagged (like those of your partner or your new workplace), or you you can pick an image from Facebook’s own art collection, if you don’t have your own.

The photos and videos you post will also have subtle animations, like slowly zooming in, to give the post more attention. And you can still pick an icon to represent the life event, as before.

The idea behind the redesign is to give these sorts of posts a better way to stand out from other posts, the company explains

 

Of course, Facebook likely wants to increase the feature’s adoption, too, as it’s a straightforward way to collect profile data on an individual that they may not have otherwise filled out – like where they live, where they work, or their alma mater, for example.

Facebook will also now alert your friends directly when you’ve shared some life events, it says.

For certain types of life events – like changes in your current city, work, education, and relationship status – your friends may receive a notification to let them know about the news. This ensures they won’t miss the update if they were just casually scrolling their News Feed. And it’s a way to make sure the event gets seen by your broader network of Facebook friends – including those acquaintances whose updates don’t regularly show in your News Feed, as Facebook’s algorithms have determined you aren’t close.

In addition, when you react to a life event someone else posted with a like, wow, heart, etc., Facebook now shows all the other reactions from friends alongside your own.

Perhaps most importantly, is that Facebook is finally giving life events a place of importance on users’ profiles.

While the feature for years has been touted as a way to remember significant events, it’s actually been fairly difficult to relocate your older life event posts from years ago. With the update, however, life events will have their own dedicated section on user profiles. (You can opt to hide a life event here by tapping the “…” button then selecting “Hide from Timeline,” if you choose).

This will give people visiting your profile for the first time a way to get to know you, by way of the most important moments you’ve shared through this feature. That may not be something everyone is comfortable with, though, so you’ll want to check to see if there are any older life event posts you need to hide or delete.

The updated life events are rolling out worldwide on iOS, Android and desktop beginning today, and completing in the days ahead.

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Posted by Facebook on Tuesday, December 11, 2018


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Space Photos of the Week: A Stormy Summer on Mars

July 28, 2018 No Comments

Planet-encircling dust storms are shrouding skies and imperiling a NASA rover.
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Space Photos of the Week: Meet TESS, the Exoplanet Hunter

May 26, 2018 No Comments

NASA’s satellite takes on the exploratory work of the Kepler mission, which so far has discovered more than 2,000 planets orbiting other stars.
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Space Photos of the Week: Juno Snatches a Shot of Jupiter’s Swirling Storms

January 6, 2018 No Comments

Every time Juno swoops down, it comes within one Earth diameter of Jupiter—and the photos are worth the risk.
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What were your best nine Instagram photos from 2017?

January 1, 2018 No Comments

 You might have noticed a new end-of-year trend on Instagram the past few days. If so, you can thank 2017bestnine.com, a website that lets you automatically collect and collage your most-liked photos of 2017. Best Nine has been around for a while, so many of you may be familiar with the tool already. But for those of you who are new to that Best Nine game, here’s how it works. First of… Read More
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