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Monday, May 30, 2011

Facebook, Apple and Google are worth a trillion dollars each (Updated)

Facebook, Apple and Google are worth a trillion dollars each (Updated)
MarketWatch (blog)
I told my viewers on Happy Hour repeatedly that Facebook would be worth
more than a hundred billion dollars someday. I figured we'd be seeing tons
of content/cloud/app companies like Chinese social network company, RenRen
and LinkedIn would be able to ...

Nobody needs 'friends' like these
Boston Globe
By Erin Ailworth Sometimes it pays to be wary of your friends, especially
if they are posting Facebook messages about must-see videos, free iPads,
and Osama bin Laden death photos. As more people turn to Facebook and
Twitter for much of their online ...

Salem's Week in Social Media
Social Media Sunday is a weekly feature where we'll recap highlights from
Facebook and other media from this past week. We'll also point you to some
new and interesting pages you may not have known about before. Facebook is
a great place to get all ...
Anthony Weiner Says He Was #Hacked, After Briefs Shot Tweeted From His Account
New York Magazine
The tweet was directed, publicly, from Weiner's Twitter account, to a
female student in the Pacific Northwest, who quickly deleted her Twitter
and Facebook accounts after the incident. The tweet was immediately
deleted, along with every photo in ...



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How to Enable Secure Facebook Browsing By QuickOnlineTips

How to Enable Secure Facebook Browsing
By QuickOnlineTips
Enable secure Facebook browsing over https for more Facebook security of
your Facebook account. When you browse on public internet access areas like
Quick Online Tips

Margaritaville Comes to Facebook and iOS Devices - AppScout
By Troy Dreier
Soon you'll be able to do more than grow virtual crops on Facebook --
you'll be able to have a virtual margarita, as well.

Innovative Facebook marketing campaign case study from Corona
By Niall Harbison
This is Corona lite and how they tapped in to their youth market by using
Facebook and an interactive billboard in New York City.
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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg only eats meat he kills himself

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg only eats meat he kills himself
The Guardian (blog)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives at Elysee Palace, Paris, to meet
French President Nicolas Sarkozy on May 25, 2011. Photograph: Sipa Press/
Rex Features I have yet to see The Social Network, the film about the
founding of Facebook, but, ...

Facebook, Netflix in Talks for Partnership
Hollywood Reporter
NEW YORK - Facebook has been in talks with Netflix and others about
integrating video and other content into the social networking site, the
New York Times reported Friday. In a presentation at the eG8 technology
conference in France this week, ...

Facebook In A Spot(ify) Of Bother?
As you might have already heard by now, the world's largest social network,
Facebook, is teaming up with popular music streaming service, Spotify, to
really make your social life happy go lucky. The partnership, which could
blossom in as early as two ...

Viewpoint: Facebook Is Not Your Friend
By Allie Townsend on May 27, 2011 There's a viral misconception making its
way through our Twitter accounts and Facebook profiles and injecting itself
into our brains. And it's leading those infected to believe these social
sites are looking out for us ...

Facebook Hires More Washington Insiders
By Margaret Rock | Fri May 27, 2011 10:55 am Facebook is adding two
Republicans from the Bush White House to its ranks, as the social media
giant continues to ramp up its lobbying and public policy efforts amidst
increasing public scrutiny. ...

Facebook for Libraries
American Libraries
I did all this through Facebook. These days, it seems like everyone has a
Facebook account. Quite a few of my professional colleagues and most of my
family have Facebook accounts. Nationally, I'ma bit ahead of the curve:
Approximately 41% of the US ...

Facebook Gets Roasted
That's right, CollegeHumor gives us the roast of Facebook. Although it's
poor MySpace who takes the real beating. The roast features the vocal
talents of Penn Jillette as Google, Gilbert Gottfried as Twitter and "The
Queen of Mean" Lisa Lampanelli as ...

ShoeDazzle Reaches 1000000 Facebook Fans
Broadcast Newsroom
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 27, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ShoeDazzle, the
largest online-only fashion brand, announced today a sweepstakes to thank
its loyal clients for helping them reach one million fans on Facebook in
record time. ...



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Friday, May 27, 2011

How would you grade Facebook's handling of users' privacy?

How would you grade Facebook's handling of users' privacy?
Wall Street Journal
I have decided NOT to joint some Facebook groups or fan pages because in
order to do so, I have to give them access to ALL my friends and ALL my
friends personal information. It boggles my mind. If I want to give access
to me, that is one thing but to ...

Facebook and PayPal's Peter Thiel Pays College Students to Drop Out
ABC News
Thiel was the first investor in Facebook and predicted the dotcom crash and
the housing bubble. Now he believes the next big thing to burst is higher
education, and he's willing to put his money on it. "Learning is good.
Credentialing and debt is very ...

This Guy's Startup Wants To Be The First Facebook Competitor, And He Has Big ...
The Business Insider
Ex-MySpace Music CTO Dmitry Shapiro has a big idea: he is building a real
Facebook competitor. One that puts privacy first and profiteering in a
distant last. It's called Altly, and it has Draper Fisher Jurvetson's money
behind it. ...

Zuckerberg plays down Facebook's role in revolts
Washington Post
Speaking at the e-G8 summit in Paris, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg
plays down the importance of the social networking website for the
revolutions that toppled presidents in Egypt and Tunisia. (May 26) (/The
Associated Press) Correction: ...

Sparrow 1.2 adds unified mailbox, Facebook friends
There is better integration with Facebook meaning that friends' avatars are
displayed in the application's chat window. In addition to Facebook
avatars, Sparrow 1.2 adds support for contact images in your address book
as well as the use of Gravatar. ...

Facebook Partners With Spotify
Facebook has reportedly partnered with music-streaming service Spotify for
a new offering, which could debut in as little as two weeks. "The
integrated service is currently going through testing, but when launched,
Facebook users will see a Spotify ...
Jimmy Buffett Launching 3D 'Margaritaville' Game on Facebook, iOS
by John Gaudosi, THR | May 26, 2011 11:40 EDT Jimmy Buffett has partnered
with THQ to bring "Margaritaville Online" to Facebook and iOS devices
(iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) this fall, but attendees of E3 in Los Angeles
will get a first look at the game. ...

PR News Launches West Coast Facebook Conference - PR's Social Media Leaders to ...
Sacramento Bee
By PR News NEW YORK, May 26, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to industry
demand after reaching maximum capacity for its May 24 Facebook Conference
in New York, PR News is presenting a West Coast Facebook Conference in San
Francisco on Aug. 9. ...



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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Is Facebook Making Your Site Less Trustworthy?

Is Facebook Making Your Site Less Trustworthy?
It's no secret that some people are uneasy with Facebook's privacy
practices, despite the company revising its policies repeatedly. Netpop has
released an interesting study finding that 8 in 10 social media users feel
"uneasy" or "ambivalent" about ...

Facebook Billionaire Sean Parker: Why I Bid On Warner Music
Forbes (blog)
By CLARE O'CONNOR Facebook investor Sean Parker was responsible for the
notorious music-sharing site Napster that precipitated the record
industry's decline a decade ago. In March, Parker surprised commentators by
trying to buy Warner Music Group ...

Mark Zuckerberg wants pre-teens to have access to Facebook
BBC News
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants young children to be allowed to use
the social networking site. At the moment its own terms and conditions in
the UK prevent children under 13 from signing up. Mr Zuckerberg wants it to
be open to everyone because ...

Facebook page calls for beating Saudi women drivers
RIYADH — A campaign has been launched on Facebook calling for men to beat
Saudi women who drive their cars in a planned protest next month against
the ultra-conservative kingdom's ban on women taking the wheel. The call
comes as activists are ...

Yahoo Mail taps into Facebook, Twitter, and more
Yahoo says the newest version of Yahoo Mail is up to twice as fast - and
lets users tap into Facebook, Twitter, Zynga, and more. Internet giant
Yahoo is rolling out a new version of Yahoo Mail to its 284 million users
in the next few weeks, ...

Facebook revolution comes to French presidency
Economic Times
PARIS: The Internet revolution reaches the top level of world leadership
Wednesday when Facebook pioneer Mark Zuckerberg meets with President
Nicolas Sarkozy on the closing day of the first "e-G8" summit. The
27-year-old American founder of the social ...

Confessions of a Facebook addict, desperate for an online hit
Sydney Morning Herald
Facebook is a major drain on productivity for those who live a cubicle
life. Photo: AP The networking site resorts to emotional blackmail when you
attempt to quit. HI, MY name is Matt, and I'm a Facebook addict. It's been
five weeks since I updated my ...

Bradley Manning's Facebook Postings Raise Huge Question
Lez Get Real
Just the small number of Facebook postings by Bradley Manning that were
released in co-ordination with last night's documentary leaves one massive
question about this young man – why the hell did he join the military?
Manning's Facebook postings show ...


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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Facebook Friends Help Plan Your Trip With Gtrot

Facebook Friends Help Plan Your Trip With Gtrot
By Jennifer Van Grove
Gtrot is a startup launching Monday that taps Facebook's social graph to
help travelers better plan and share their trips.

Freakonomics » Finally, I'm on Facebook
By Daniel Hamermesh
My publisher created a Facebook page for my soon-to-be-published book
Beauty Pays. For the page to be effective, the Press told me that I had to
add things; and in order to add things, I needed to sign up for Facebook.
What to do? ...

The Flawed Premise of "Facebook for the Enterprise" - TNW Social Media
By Lawrence Coburn
Because Facebook is the dominant online destination of this era and is
becoming a preferred consumer means for communicating, sharing content, and
self organizing, it's therefore only a matter of time before some
enterprise version of ...
The Next Web

A New Way to Calculate What Facebook is Worth to Your Business ...
By Jay Baer
What Facebook is Worth to Your Business can be calculated by examining what
your company spends on email marketing. Includes free calculation
Convince and Convert Blog: Social...

5 Practical Tips for Getting More from Facebook :: Small Business ...
By John Jantsch
As the importance of Facebook as small business marketing tool continues to
grow it's important to adapt your marketing behavior in ways that allow.
Small Business Marketing Blog...

Daily Tip: How to unfriend someone on Facebook | TiPb
By Rene Ritchie
You know who they are -- the person you kinda sorta know, acquaintance of
an acquaintance type of thing -- and they keep inviting you to events in
TiPb - The #1 iPhone, iPad, and...


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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Zuckerberg: Facebook Should Allow Kids Under 13

Zuckerberg: Facebook Should Allow Kids Under 13
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week said that
younger children should be allowed on the site—for education purposes.
"In the future, software and technology will enable people to learn a lot
from their fellow students," ...

Bing's Facebook-Enhanced Results Now Appear More Frequently on a Wider Range ...
Inside Facebook
By Josh Constine Earlier this week, Microsoft's search engine Bing
significantly deepened its Instant Personalization integration with
Facebook. It launched several new social features for its web search,
shopping, travel, and toolbar products; ...

LinkedIn IPO Soars, Feeding Web Boom
Wall Street Journal
s shares more than doubled in their first day of trading, setting the stage
for debuts from other Internet companies such as Facebook Inc. and Groupon
Inc. The outsize demand for the stock of an Internet company that is
growing rapidly but had a profit ...

Mobile gaming market booming thanks to iPhone & Facebook
TG Daily
Online gaming is bigger than ever thanks to Facebook and mobile devices
like Apple's iPhone. To be sure, both have opened up gaming opportunities
to a huge amount of new users, helping to expand the industry
exponentially. Although the huge user base ...

Jill Zarin, Ramona Singer Locked in Twitter and Facebook War
Us Magazine
In true "ramotional" fashion, Singer tweeted on Thursday night: "If you
want to see proof of Jill's lies check out my Facebook page tomorrow
morning!" Then, on Friday, she posted an email from the former assistant --
Darren Bettencourt --on her ...

In reminder of '90s, LinkedIn has big first day
The Associated Press
Facebook has at least dangled the possibility of filing for an IPO before
May 2012. A private investment led by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. valued
Facebook at $50 billion in January. "If people are this excited about a
professional networking service like ...

Whitesnake Facebook Contest - Official Promotion Rules
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or
associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to ACTION
NEWS 5 and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used
for contacting winners and for ...



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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Facebook leaking access info to third parties

Facebook leaking access info to third parties

CBS News

Tokens are like "spare keys" that Facebook users grant to applications that

allow them to perform actions on their behalf or access their profile.

Facebook users should be concerned about their personal information getting

into the hands of third ...

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Log in to Facebook ... with your eye


Once you install the program and decide which applications to EyeLock, you

hold the wand-like scanner in front of your eye, and automatically log in

to any password-protected site on your computer -- whether it's Facebook,

Gmail, PayPal or your bank ...

Read More

Romans Defy Facebook Quake Talk and Party


For months Italian sections of social networks including Facebook have

carried discussions about the research of Bendandi, a self-taught

seismologist who died in 1979. He believed that earthquakes could be

predicted by observing the combined movements ...

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Exclusive: BranchOut Raises $18M For Facebook-Focused Professional Network


Exclusive: BranchOut, a professional social network for Facebook, has

raised $18 million in Series B funding led by Redpoint Ventures with Accel

Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, and Floodgate also participating the

the round. ...

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SEC Reviews Rules That Could Affect Firms Like Facebook and Twitter

National Journal

... Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro said Tuesday that the agency

will weigh carefully weigh investors' and companies' interests during a

review of stock-offering rules that could impact private technology

companies like Facebook and Twitter. ...

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Explore Consulting Announces Facebook Webstore SuiteApp for NetSuite's Cloud ..

PR Newswire (press release)

SAN FRANCISCO, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Explore Consulting, a leading

professional services company and member of the SuiteCloud Developer

Network, today announced a new Facebook Webstore NetSuite ( NYSE: N)

Application for the NetSuite SuiteCloud ...

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Travel Bag Collection Named by Flaunt's Facebook Fan

PR Newswire (press release)

Named by a Facebook fan on flauntfashion/facebook, the color collection is

in keeping with four other colors in the line. It comes in a variety of

styles including a popular trend for the season, the sidekick/crossover

bag. Followers on Facebook were ...

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Gingrich announces his presidential candidacy for 2012

McKnight's Long Term Care News

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) announced Monday on

Facebook and Twitter that he is running for president in 2012 as a

Republican, challenging President Barack Obama. This makes him the most

recognizable Republican to officially enter ...

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Lady Gaga moves to FarmVille to promote Born This Way

Lady Gaga is about to take Facebook by storm with her exclusive deal for

game creator Zynga. If you thought blocking all of those Facebook friends

who send you constant FarmVille requests meant that you didn't have to hear

about it anymore, ...

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Teens not attracted by 'Foursquare', 'Facebook Places'

London, May 11: A new survey conducted by a youth communications agency has

revealed that teenagers are not appealed by location-sharing services such

as Facebook Places and Foursquare. Dubit claims that 48 pc of teenagers

have never heard of any ...

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CustomInk Launches "Win Your Family Over" Facebook Contest and Releases ...

PR Newswire (press release)

But in the age of Facebook, Flickr and Skype, does the traditional summer

family reunion still attract family members the way it once did? According

to a new national survey of more than 1000 Americans by CustomInk, the

answer is a resounding yes! ...

Read More

Facebook Fan Poll: Will the Bulls Make it to the NBA Finals?

Get involved with Bolingbrook Patch by answering our question of the day on

our site and on our Facebook page. By Linda Ozbolt | Email the author | May

9, 2011 Welcome to our newest feature—our daily Facebook Fan Poll. At

Bolingbrook Patch, we value ...

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Facebook, Baidu Tops in Brand Value Growth [REPORT]

Penn Olson

But in the area of brand value growth we were surprised to see Chinese

search company Baidu take second place overall with 141% growth, while

Facebook was way ahead of the pack at 246%. Baidu now becomes the 29th most

valued brand with a $22.56 billion ...

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Facebook driving more traffic to news sites: study


WASHINGTON — Facebook is driving an increasing amount of traffic to news

sites but Google remains the top referring service, according to a study

published on Monday. The study by the Pew Research Center's Project for

Excellence in Journalism looked ...

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Teen interrogated after Facebook bin Laden post

Teen interrogated after Facebook bin Laden post
It appears that he wrote something after the death of Osama Bin Laden as a
Facebook update. The account offered by Vito to KCPQ-TV seems quite simple.
"I was saying how Osama was dead and for Obama to be careful because there
could be suicide bombers," ...

FACEBOOK COO SANDBERG: The Women Of My Generation Blew It, So Equality Is Up ...
The Business Insider
[Editor's note: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg gave this commencement address
at Barnard yesterday. In it, she says today's young women need to close the
ambition gap before they can close the achievement gap. Otherwise, they'll
blow it like Sandberg's ...

Teen Facebook Promoters Bring Nearly 1000 Teens To Highland Park Party
Huffington Post
A group of North Shore teens proved to be rather capable publicists last
weekend, bringing nearly 1000 teenagers to a warehouse party by promoting
the event on Facebook. TribLocal reports that Buffalo Grove disc jockey
Ryan Levin hired three freshmen ...

Bing Leverages Facebook 'Like' to Beat Google in Social Search
Microsoft's Bing search engine is relying heavily on Facebook to ramp up
its social search capabilities, but are people ready to intertwine social
and search? Microsoft Bing's deepened integration with Facebook is more of
an effort to push users to ...
Baby named after Facebook's 'Like'
The Facebook option to "like" has become a cultural phenomenon. It is the
button we use to express interest, to quickly give someone the reassurance
that their post is relatable, or to show a mere sign of appreciation. Yes,
the Facebook "Like" option ...

Google and Facebook are fighting for our lives
Vancouver Sun
By Adrian Hon, The Daily Telegraph May 18, 2011 10:02 AM At first glance,
Facebook's attempt to plant smear stories about Google appears to have
little to do with anyone who doesn't spend their lives on Facebook or
Google. In reality, this Silicon ...

State asks Facebook to remove page of Houston serial killer
com - The State of Texas is asking Facebook to take down the page of the
most notorious serial killer in Houston history. Cyndi Yates said she was
appalled when she came across a Facebook page for Elmer Wayne Henley, Jr.
Henley is currently serving ...


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The Ultimate Facebook Plugin Is Here! Auto-post, like and send ...

The Ultimate Facebook Plugin Is Here! Auto-post, like and send ...
By Ronnie Burt
Today the team at WPMU DEV released the beta of what we believe to be the
ultimate Facebook plugin! You could combine a dozen existing plugins.
WordPress News at
Facebook Is Number One Tool For Divorce Lawyers - The Consumerist
By Ben Popken
The days of finding lipstick on a shirt collar are over. All you need now
is to look on a cheating spouse's Facebook wall, as one man in a 20-year
long marriage learned. KOMO has the sad story of a man whose wife
reconnected with an old ...
The Consumerist

FriendCaster Tab Facebook App for Honeycomb Review | Android Community
By Chris Burns
Welcome to FriendCaster Tab, the very first Facebook client specifically
optimized for Android 3.0/3.1 Honeycomb. This application is a super simple
one, so the.
Android Community

Friend Us on Facebook for More Productive Time Wasting - Lifehacker
By Whitson Gordon
Facebook acts as a guilty time-wasting pleasure to many a nine-to-fiver.
Wouldn' t it be great if Facebook could make you feel productive by
sprinkling your news feed with a few life hacking tips? With the trusty
Lifehacker Facebook page ...

On Facebook, People Are More Interested In This Guy For President ...
By Matt Rosoff
Experian Hitwise measured visits to the Facebook pages created for
potential and real presidential candidates, and Bloomberg came in 10th
place with a paltry 281 visits last week. That's less than former Dead
Kennedys singer Jello ...
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

'Verify my account' spam targets Facebook users ABS CBN News

'Verify my account' spam targets Facebook users
MANILA, Philippines - Facebook walls were flooded with spam posts on
Thursday after some users were tricked into "verifying" their accounts. The
application, which appears as a status message, suggests that a user click
"VERIFY MY ACCOUNT," a link ...

Why Facebook Needs Sheryl Sandberg
Facebook HQ: Sandberg in the user operations department. Facebook plans to
move into Sun Microsystems' old campus later this year Photographs by Robyn
Twomey By Brad Stone On a Tuesday afternoon in late April, 30 managers of
Facebook's various business ...

Facebook trashes Symantec report on data breach
International Business Times
By IB Times Staff Reporter | May 12, 2011 12:50 AM EDT Facebook on
Wednesday trashed a stunning revelation made by security software firm a
Symantec that third parties like advertisers had access to sensitive data
of millions of Facebook users for ...

Facebook Photo Tags For Pages Let Users Show Their Love For Brands (PHOTO)
Huffington Post
On Wednesday, Facebook announced a new photo-tagging feature that lets
users identify people or objects that have their own Facebook Pages.
Previously, users could tag only their friends. For example, if you've
recently uploaded a photo of yourself ...

Front-Row Seat As Founders of Renren and Kaixin001 Face Off
Forbes (blog)
By REBECCA FANNIN If it's the entrepreneur who really matters more than the
money or the model behind a startup's success or failure, then the match
between the two founders of competing Facebook sites in China - Renren
and Kaixin001 - is going to be ...

Suspect in Facebook case responds to arrest
People do lie about there age on facebook. I had no intention of meeting
her when I found out she was 16. What they were looking for was not found
on the only computer I used and they did not have messages about who was
asking to meet who or my reply ...

Incentive Marketing Programs Coming to Facebook With New App Created by Taraci ...
NEW YORK -- Taraci Motivation today unveiled the Taraci Social MediaMgr(tm),
the world's first incentive marketing application for Facebook. With the
revolutionary new app, corporations can now run their incentive marketing
programs, including sales, ...

Facebook Civilization should debut "this summer"
He said the long development cycle stemmed from having to combine the
turn-based gameplay mechanic of a standard Civilization game with the more
gradual pace of a Facebook title. Having various players contribute to a
game at different times ...

Players notes: Glover's beard has a following
St. Augustine Record
By JUSTIN BARNEY At last count on Wednesday, the Facebook page "Lucas
Glover's beard" was liked by 349 people. That's 349 more than Glover, who
said that he's not on the social networking site. "I did find out (Tuesday)
that my beard has a Facebook ...

You Got That Wrong, Say Google And Facebook
Ghacks Technology News
Symantec published research on the company blog yesterday that revealed
information about an access vulnerability discovered on the social
networking site Facebook. According to Symantec's research, Facebook
applications may leak access keys to ...

Lawsuit Against Facebook Over "Like" Button
Technorati (blog)
It looks as though the "Like" button is generating some legal buzz that
Facebook isn't clicking the "Like" button on. Thomson Reuters reported
that a group of internet users based out of California are suing Facebook
over the supposed activity behind ...

Facebook key in chop shop case
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Investigators used pictures on Facebook to help link a
suspected chop shop operator to a stolen motorcycle, police said Wednesday.
Gwinnett police on Tuesday arrested Lawrenceville resident Dwight Harmon,
25, on charges of theft by ...

Facebook seeks exemption from ad disclosures
California Watch
Palo Alto-based social networking giant Facebook is seeking an exemption to
rules that would require political advertisements on the site to disclose
the source of their funds, according to a letter submitted to federal
regulators by company attorneys. ...

InsideDeal! WebMediaBrands Acquires Inside Network For $14 Million
When it comes to in-depth news about Facebook, there has been no better
site than Inside Facebook. In fact, the flagship site of Inside Network
became so successful alongside the meteoric rise of Facebook that they
launched several other vertical sites ...

Blanket America Gives Facebook Fans New Incentive to Buy Blankets with ... (press release)
Blanket America has expanded its Facebook presence with a second page,
created specifically to provide its fans with daily deals on blankets and
other products. New York, NY, May 12, 2011 --( Charitable
organization Blanket America has created ...

Google to launch +1 to rival Facebook Like
Times of India
NEW DELHI: Google's counterpart to the Facebook Like Button is all set to
make its debut "in the coming weeks," according to Google's development
team. The company gave the attendees at its Google I/O developer conference
in San Francisco a sneak peek ...



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Facebook Leaks Access Tokens, Exposes Private User Data to Advertisers

Facebook Leaks Access Tokens, Exposes Private User Data to Advertisers
Symantec researchers have uncovered a serious flaw in how Facebook
applications are handling authentication that gives third-parties access to
user-profile data. Facebook may have unintentionally leaked users' personal
information to third parties, ...

Facebook Gives the Other Mark Zuckerberg the Boot
PC Magazine
The Indianapolis lawyer with nearly the same name as Facebook founder Mark
E. Zuckerberg has reportedly been kicked off the social networking site
with "identity fraud" cited as the reason. Meanwhile, Cameron and Tyler
Winklevoss, the Harvard alums who ...

Authorities: 4 Indicted in Texas Bank Robbery After Bragging on Facebook
Fox News
AP HOUSTON -- Authorities say four people were indicted in a Houston bank
robbery after bragging about it on Facebook. Federal prosecutors say two
former tellers at the International Bank of Commerce recruited a boyfriend
and a brother to steal more ...

Congressmen Press Facebook On Privacy (Again)
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Geoffrey A. Fowler How Facebook polices its wide world of apps is once
again under the spotlight in Washington. On Wednesday, US Reps. Edward
Markey and Joe Barton sent Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg a two-page letter
with questions about a security ...

Civilization on Facebook aiming for summer launch
by Alexander Sliwinski on May 11th 2011 9:30PM Civilization World, the
Facebook incarnation of the epic strategy series, is expected to launch
this summer. A recent piece by CNN, in which Firaxis emperor Sid Meier
called Civ World "the most dramatic ...

Don't fall for 'First Exposure: iPhone 5' Facebook scam
by Elinor Mills Facebook users are being duped into unwittingly spreading
spam by clicking on what looks like a link to news entitled "First
Exposure: iPhone 5." A version of the scam, exploiting peoples' interest in
the next-generation iPhone, ...

Parents shocked after arrest, connected to Facebook
State police are looking for more possible victims after arresting a man
they say was trying to meet an underage girl on Facebook. State police say
25-year-old Allen Reed of Rotterdam sent his cell phone number to a
16-year-old girl he met on Facebook. ...

Commerce Casino will Host a Facebook Fan Exclusive Tournament
by Ryan Lucchesi | Published: May 11, 2011 | Poker players who are also
fans of Facebook will be happy to learn that there's a poker tournament
just for them taking place at Commerce Casino. If you "Like" the
Commerce Casino Facebook page you will get ...

On Facebook, nurses cry quietly for better deal
Wonder not if you see the face of Florence Nightingale in the Facebook
accounts of your online nurse friends. A silent campaign is ongoing in the
Internet to protest the exploitation and abuse of Filipino nurses by
Philippine hospitals. ...

Guadalupe County prosecutor fined for Facebook comments
San Antonio Express
Wednesday, Steel got an update about a Facebook update. For most of the
morning, defense attorneys and their clients were paraded before the bench
to file motions, schedule hearings and enter plea agreements. Running point
for the state was First ...

Lawmakers Want Answers About Facebook Security Flaw
National Journal
Mark Pryor, D-Ark., called on the Federal Trade Commission Wednesday to
investigate a security flaw in applications available on Facebook that may
have put user data at risk. In a letter to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz,
Pryor said his concerns stem from ...

What was Bin Laden's Last Facebook post?
Furniture Today (blog)
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Teen Arrested for Home-Made "Hot or Not" List on Facebook

Teen Arrested for Home-Made "Hot or Not" List on Facebook

Escapist Magazine

A high school kid was arrested earlier this week for making a list ranking

50 female students at his school "by their sexual characteristics and

alleged sexual behaviors" and posting it on Facebook. The former student at

Oak Park-River Forest High ...


Facebook denies privacy breach allegations by Symantec


By Jaikumar Vijayan Computerworld - Facebook today denied that it may have

accidentally exposed personal user data to advertisers and other third

parties for several years, as claimed this week by two security researchers

at Symantec Corp. ...


Facebook Opens Photo Feature to Product Placement

The Atlantic

By Nicholas Jackson Facebook's latest change is subtle (no, your News Feed

isn't getting another overhaul), but could have a significant impact on how

we use the social networking service -- and how the company monetizes its

hundreds of millions of ...


BranchOut Nabs $18 Million For Facebook Business Networking

Forbes (blog)

By TOMIO GERON BranchOut has raised $18 million in Series B funding for its

business social networking within Facebook, trying to turn the place for

friends into a place for jobs. Redpoint Ventures led the round and existing

investors Accel Partners, ...


Google vs. Facebook – Who Should You Spend Your Advertising Dollars With?

International Business Times

By Talor Zamir | May 11, 2011 5:25 PM EDT You've probably heard the buzz

recently about how Facebook has overtaken Google and now gets more total

page views. However, from a business owner perspective, the question still

lingers as to which is the best ...


FarmVille: Facebook game gets Lady Gaga makeover

Daily Mail

By Daily Mail Reporter FarmVille is a hit with 46 million Facebook users

around the world. But fans might be surprised to learn of the launch of a

new Lady Gaga-themed version. The interactive online game, which requires

people to harvest fruits, ...


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Everywhere you look you see advertisers, television shows, and

personalities are urging you to "like" them on Facebook or "follow"

them on Twitter. Even more importantly… strategizing, launching, and

maintaining a relevant and dynamic social media ...


Microsoft's Skype Scoop: What's in It for Facebook?

E-Commerce Times

By Richard Adhikari Microsoft's move to purchase Skype on Tuesday follows

rumors that both Google and Facebook were also interested in buying the

VoIP provider. If that was true, it appears that Google's lost its chance.

For Facebook, though, it could ...


Abomination! Facebook, Twitter Fail To Drive Traffic


Here's a story Facebook won't "like". A recent study by

suggests that social media doesn't drive website traffic as well as

traditional mediums. The study, which looked at traffic patterns from 100

million sessions across more than 100 ...


Saudi Women Use Facebook To Urge Defiance Of Driving Ban

The Car Connection (blog)

The campaign, called "I will drive starting June 17" on Facebook (it is

also being promoted on Twitter), is not a coordinated effort, said one

organizer, who spoke to Bloomberg News using only her first name. Women in

Saudi Arabia aren't allowed to be ...


Motivating Employees Through Facebook

Forbes (blog)

By JIM NICHOLS Acceptance of social media, especially Facebook, runs

similar to the political spectrum. There are extremists on both sides:

those who live on Facebook and those who want nothing to do with it. I,

along with the rest of the American ...


Twitter Users Are Way Bolder Than Facebook Users [INFOGRAPHIC]


Have you ever noticed that the phrase "Follow me on Twitter" seems a

lot more common than "Friend me on Facebook"? Alterian and Sevans

Strategy decided to look into this phenomenon. The two tracked 3.3 million

such "asks" in March by running keyword ...


Common Weighs in on Facebook

ABC News (blog)

"Politics is politics and everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I

respect that," hip hop performer Common wrote on his Facebook page today,

in light of the controversy about his appearance at White House poetry

night. "The one thing that shouldn't ...


Trolls deface Emily Longley tribute page

A tribute page to Kiwi teen Emily Longley with nearly 16000 members has

been removed from Facebook after it was defaced with lewd photos and nasty

comments. Emily, 17, a former Westlake Girls' student and aspiring model,

was found dead at her ...





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35 Percent Use Mobile Apps Before Getting out of Bed

35 Percent Use Mobile Apps Before Getting out of Bed

PCWorld (blog)

By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Thirty-five percent of Android and iPhone

owners in the US use apps such as Facebook on their smartphone before even

getting out of bed, according to a survey conducted by telecommunications

equipment vendor Ericsson. ...


Facebook admits hiring PR firm to smear Google


By Amar Toor posted May 12th 2011 7:33AM It seems like the ongoing rivalry

between Facebook and Google has taken a turn for the subversive. Last

night, a spokesman for the social network confirmed to the Daily Beast that

Facebook paid a top PR firm to ...


"Mark Zuckerberg" being allowed back on Facebook

CBS News

It took some doing, but the Facebook account of an Indianapolis bankruptcy

lawyer is being reactivated. According to CBS affiliate WISH-TV in

Indianapolis, the giant social media website barred the attorney Monday,

thinking the name he was giving was ...


Why Facebook Photo Tags Are The New (And Possibly More Powerful) Likes

Fast Company

BY EB Boyd Today Yesterday Facebook rolled out a seemingly minor

enhancement to their Photos feature. For a while now, users have been able

to tag friends in their photos and have that tag link to the friends'

profile pages. Now, however, users can do ...


Nearly 40-percent of Facebook's minors are below age requirements

The Tech Herald

by Steve Ragan - May 12 2011, 09:00 According to Consumer Reports, nearly

40-percent of the 20 million minors who were active on Facebook last year

failed to meet minimum age requirements. When it comes to the social media

behemoth, one must be at ...


Facebook 'planking' craze under fire in Australia

Facebook page Planking Australia currently has almost 10000 fans and

hundreds of photos of people lying on train tracks, escalators, fire

hydrants, motorbikes, and other objects. The craze, though, has landed one

20-year-old in court in Queensland ...


Soon, log-in to Facebook with your eye using an iris-scanner!

Economic Times

Once the accompanying software package is installed and configured, all the

user then has to do to is wave the scanner in front of her eye to

automatically log in to any password-protected application or website -

whether that's Facebook , Twitter, ...


Facebook spam prevention scam spreading like wildfire


By John Leyden • Get more from this author The growing prevalence of junk

messages on Facebook is been used to bait a new scam doing the rounds on

the social network. Prospective marks in receipt of the fraudulent messages

are invited to "verify" their ...


WebMediaBrands Announces Acquisition of Inside Network and its Social Media ...

Business Wire (press release)

Inside Network publishes the well-known blogs Inside Facebook, Inside

Social Games and Inside Mobile Apps; industry-leading research services

focused on the Facebook platform and social gaming ecosystem including

Inside Facebook Gold, Inside Virtual ...


Teen Arrested For Ranking Girls On Facebook According To Hotness


By Kris Holt May 11, 2011 8:04 pm EST View Comments Police have arrested a

17-year-old boy for allegedly ranking 50 female classmates by their facial

features, body types and reported sexual exploits on Facebook. The list —

which was spread on ...


Facebook page with pictures of cat shot with arrow has raised $1000 for feral ...

The Grand Rapids Press -

Manos, who was notified about the animal, set up a Facebook page called

"Justice for Bow"; on Wednesday to create awareness about animal

cruelty and the plight of feral cats. By Wednesday evening, hundreds of

people had posted comments on the page and ...


Princess Beatrice Sends Royal Wedding Hat to Auction

JOSIC: News, Sports, Style, Culture & Technology

Princess Beatrice's wedding hat was an instant Facebook sensation with

pages posted entitled "The reindeer at Will & Kate's wedding-LOL JK, it

was Beatrice's hat" having over 136493 "likes" thus far. The designer

behind this extreme fashion accessory, ...





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