Looks like Croatian ice cream makers at Valentino, beat Ben and Jerry’s to the punch. Brothers Admir and Ibi Adili created a Facebook-inspired ice cream and they’ve watched the sales roll in. People don’t even seem to care what it tastes like, but just like the trendy idea of actually eating Facebook.
Will you be happier in life if you have a big smile in your Facebook photo? According to Digital Trends, researchers at the University of Virginia found that “the intensity of smiles in Facebook profile pictures can accurately predict the well-being of undergraduates over the course of their college careers.” The study looks at how your Facebook persona impacts the you in real life.
Welcome to the FAVES + CO. Weekly Recap. It’s our rundown of the top stories from the week you can read in five minutes or less. We want to make being in-the-know on all things digital, social and tech as easy as possible. Here is our top 10 rundown to keep your digital IQ above par.
Only people on Facebook would befriend their high school mean girl (or guy). Why? To feel better, of course. Many people befriend their high school nemesis simply to see how things are going for them. One anonymous FAVES reader said her high school’s former mean girl turned into a mean adult and doesn’t have “much to show for herself.” Here’s what else happens to Facebook users:
For the first 24 hours of its release, Jay Z’s “Holy Grail” music video will only be available on his Facebook page. Chronicling his love/hate relationship with fame Jay Z isn’t alone on this track, Justin Timberlake provides vocals, like “and we all just entertainers.” Check it out and see what you think:
SPOILER ALERT: We are so pumped to share this list with you because it has a Facebook feature we’ve been waiting for–the ability to embed animated GIFs in a status update. Sure, there are two other pretty cool things you can do on our list, but the animated GIF thing pretty much takes the cake. Read on:
HOT Watch, or “Hands on Talk,” a smartwatch, not only locked its Kickstarter goal of $150,000, but has passed the $200,000 mark. Why all the hype? HOT Watch reached its initial within its first 30 hours of going live (campaign ending on September 7) and we think it’s got a lot of potential. The watch enables its wearers to take phone calls by simply raising the watch to their ear, with blue tooth enabled.