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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Facebook's New Messaging App Aims to Do Away With SMS

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Facebook's New Messaging App Aims to Do Away With SMS
Wired News (blog)
By Mike Isaac Facebook debuted a new app for smartphones today, allowing
users to send text messages to each other from their smartphones using
Facebook's messaging system. The app in question — Facebook Messenger —
is an extension of Facebook's ...
<http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/08/facebooks-messaging-app-sms/>

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Facebook, Law Enforcement Team Up to Remove Inmate Profiles
ABC News
(Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images) Facebook said it would work with law
enforcement agencies across the country to delete accounts that belong to
prison inmates -- all part of an effort to combat rising smartphone and
social media use among the ...
<http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/facebook-law-enforcement-team-prison-inmate-profiles/story?id=14265053>

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Google+ Eating Facebook, Twitter User Engagement
eWeek
Google+ is a hot commodity chomping user engagement from the likes of
Facebook and Twitter, say a Bloomberg and YouGov poll. Can it last? Google+
is enjoying user engagement at the expense of rival social networks
Facebook and Twitter, according to ...
<http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Cloud-Computing/Google-Eating-Facebook-Twitter-User-Engagement-633093>

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Facebook and Twitter Become the Norm in Recruiting
New York Times
On the first day coaches were allowed to contact high school juniors,
Nerlens Noel, right, said he got 15 to 20 Facebook friend requests from
coaches. "It drove me nuts," he said. "You're trying to call kids on
the phone to talk, and they don't want to ...
<http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/10/sports/facebook-and-twitter-become-the-norm-in-recruiting.html>

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Facebook Testing Anti-Bullying Tool, Password Reset on Mobile Devices
eWeek
Facebook is making some changes to its social reporting and adding password
reset tools to allow users to access the security features from their
mobile devices. Facebook is testing changes to its security tools to allow
users report instances of ...
<http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Cloud-Computing/Facebook-Testing-AntiBullying-Tool-Password-Reset-on-Mobile-Devices-687030>

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Facebook Firings: Employers Need To Mind Labor Law, Report Finds
Huffington Post
WASHINGTON -- American workers have been taking to Facebook and Twitter to
passionately vent their workplace gripes, often in the most personal and
vulgar ways possible. And as their bosses respond in kind with notices of
termination, companies need to ...
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/09/facebook-firings-labor-law_n_922389.html>

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Demand Media Acquires RSS Graffiti
MarketWatch (press release)
Launched in 2009, RSS Graffiti's free Facebook application has become one
of the most popular ways for publishers to program their Facebook pages
with content from websites, blogs and other social platforms such as
Twitter and YouTube. ...
<http://www.marketwatch.com/story/demand-media-acquires-rss-graffiti-2011-08-09?reflink=MW_news_stmp>

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Hacker group vows to 'kill Facebook'

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Hacker group vows to 'kill Facebook'
CNN
Some members want Facebook to be next. (CNN) -- Apparently, "Anonymous"
won't be accepting your friend request. Members of the shadowy collective
known for its politically motivated Web hacks and attacks are targeting
Facebook for what they claim to be ...
<http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/social.media/08/09/anonymous.facebook/>

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Prisoners' Facebook Profiles Will Be Shut Down
Huffington Post
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has
recently announced a new partnership with Facebook to disable the profiles
of any prisoners who have updated their statuses since incarceration. A
prisoner's updated Facebook status ...
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/09/prisoners-facebook-profiles_n_922255.html>

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Infographic: The Battle Between Facebook and Google+, Round One
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Google+ hasn't toppled Facebook, although some predict there
will be a mass exodus of users that abandon Facebook in favor of Google+.
In fact, PCMag polled readers and found that 50 percent plan to leave
Facebook. ...
<http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2390712,00.asp>

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Playfish And Facebook Speak On The Launch Of The Sims Social
Gamasutra
The event began with a presentation from three execs: John Buchanan, the VP
of marketing for EA's Play label; Ethan Beard, Facebook's director of
platform partnerships; and CJ Prober, VP of publishing and platform
management for EA's Playfish studios. ...
<http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/36465/Playfish_And_Facebook_Speak_On_The_Launch_Of_The_Sims_Social.php>

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Facebook tied to poor mental health in teens: What parents must know
CBS News
His research shows that while Facebook can help kids develop greater
empathy - and give shy teens a way to socialize - it also brings mental
health problems. In an aptly named talk, "Poke Me: How Social Networks Can
Both Help and Harm Our Kids," Dr. ...
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-20090061-10391704.html>

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Facebook's small circle of friends
Kansas City Star
By ROCHELLE OLSON When it comes to Facebook friends, numbers are boring.
These days, everybody who's anybody has lots of friends on the social
network. But no matter how extensive that list, the people on it tend to
fall in a limited number of ...
<http://www.kansascity.com/2011/08/09/3066221/facebooks-small-circle-of-friends.html>

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Let Teachers and Students Be Facebook Friends
The Atlantic
But the legislation also imposes severe limitations on the ways that
teachers and students are permitted to communicate with one another online
-- for example, it seems to prohibit students and teachers from being
Facebook friends. ...
<http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/08/let-teachers-and-students-be-facebook-friends/243324/>

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Fairness Campaign PAC treasurer resigns over violent Facebook post
Louisville Courier-Journal
The political action committee of the Fairness Campaign accepted the
resignation of its treasurer on Tuesday, two days after writing a Facebook
post that used violent, threatening language against a lesbian activist.
The former treasurer, Anthony ...
<http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110809/NEWS01/308090050/1001/Fairness-Campaign-PAC-treasurer-resigns-over-violent-Facebook-post?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CHome%7Cs>

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Facebook & breakup etiquette for teens
Boston Globe
Late last month, 200 teenagers from Boston-area schools gathered to discuss
the minutia of Facebook breakup etiquette. Should you delete pictures of
your ex after splitting up? Is it OK to unfriend your last girlfriend if
you can't stop looking at her ...
<http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/magazine/missconduct/2011/08/facebook_etique.html>

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