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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

One Year Later, Facebook Killing Off Places ...

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One Year Later, Facebook Killing Off Places …To Put Location ...
By MG Siegler
It was almost exactly one year ago that Facebook launched Places, their
location-based offering. Reading the press at the time, you would have
thought it was going to be the Foursquare-killer, the Gowalla-strangler,
the Loopt-beheader, ...
<http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/23/facebook-location-tagging/>
TechCrunch
<http://techcrunch.com/>

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Facebook Aims to Simplify Privacy Settings - NYTimes.com
By By SOMINI SENGUPTA
Facebook is making changes to its privacy settings that are designed to
more clearly show who knows what about you. It will also let users approve
tagged photos of themselves.
<http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/23/facebook-aims-to-simplify-privacy-settings/>
Bits
<http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/>

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Virginia Earthquake Shakes Up Facebook And Its Users
By David Cohen
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake rocked the U.S. Atlantic coast at 1:51 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time today and caused a seismic stir on Facebook, as well,
with several posts per second mentioning the quake right after it happened.
<http://www.allfacebook.com/virginia-earthquake-shakes-up-facebook-2011-08>
All Facebook
<http://www.allfacebook.com/>

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Facebook Overhauls Privacy, Brings Controls In-Line With Content
By Josh Constine
Facebook has just announced that starting Thursday, a major overhaul of the
site's privacy controls will begin rollout to all users. The goal is to
help users share exactly what they want with exactly who they want by
improving privacy ...
<http://www.insidefacebook.com/2011/08/23/in-line-privacy/>
Inside Facebook
<http://www.insidefacebook.com/>

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Miramax offers video rental via Facebook with iPad support | TUAW ...
By Kelly Hodgkins
Miramax is kicking off a movie rental service that'll let you rent movies
on Facebook. The Miramax eXperience app is a Facebook app that lets you.
<http://www.tuaw.com/2011/08/23/miramax-offers-video-rental-via-facebook-with-ipad-support/>
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog
<http://www.tuaw.com/>

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Are Google and Facebook splintering the social web?

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Are Google and Facebook splintering the social web?
GigaOm
23, 2011, 3:04pm PT No Comments Facebook is in the process of rolling out a
sweeping series of changes to the way users can control their profiles and
content-sharing on the massive social network. Among other things, the
changes allow users to ...
<http://gigaom.com/2011/08/23/are-google-and-facebook-splintering-the-social-web/>

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ACLU suing Newark over transparency in Facebook founder's $100M donation to ...
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Chris Christie and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in this file photo. The
state ACLU has announced it is suing Newark for transparency over Facebook
fouder Mark Zuckerberg's $100M donation to the city schools. NEWARK — A
battle over transparency ...
<http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/08/aclu_files_suit_against_newark.html>

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The Sims Social Already Has 1.5 Million Facebook Friends
AllFacebook
About 1.5 million active users are already creating mischief and mayhem
with the Facebook debut of Electronic Arts' award-winning, life simulating
game "The Sims Social" on Facebook. EA has a deep history in Facebook
gaming, and "The Sims Social" joins ...
<http://www.allfacebook.com/the-sims-social-already-has-1-5-million-facebook-friends-2011-08>

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Missouri Teachers Sue to Protect Their Facebook Rights
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The law, she said, does not completely bar teachers from communicating with
students via Facebook, texts, emails or otherwise; it only restricts
private, exclusive communications. If a teacher sends a text to a student,
the teacher must copy a parent ...
<http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2011/08/23/missouri-teachers-sue-to-protect-their-facebook-rights/>

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Facebook Pressing Ahead With Move To New Headquarters
Wall Street Journal
By John Letzing Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)--Facebook
Inc. is pressing ahead with a move to bigger quarters in Menlo Park,
Calif., part of an aggressive expansion ahead of an anticipated initial
public offering next year. ...
<http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110823-713218.html>

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Facebook Imitates Google+?
Technorati
Facebook and Google+ are like 2 caged animals eying each other to see what
kind of moves they each will make. When Google+ exploded on the scene mere
weeks ago there were countless comparisons to Facebook and each little
feature was compared between ...
<http://technorati.com/technology/article/facebook-imitates-google/>

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Facebook, Miramax team up and Hurricane Irene: Trending now
CBS News
(CBS/What's Trending) - Add Miramax films to the list of movie titles
available on Facebook. The two companies have reached an agreement to allow
Facebook users to watch their their movies for a 30 day window for just $3.
(Warner Bros. and Universal ...
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504943_162-20096219-10391715.html>

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Facebook was third for online video in July 2011
ZDNet (blog)
By Emil Protalinski | August 23, 2011, 11:06am PDT Summary: Facebook took
third place in US online video rankings last month, behind Google sites and
Vevo. 180 million US Internet users watched online video content in July
2011 for an average of 18.5 ...
<http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/facebook-was-third-for-online-video-in-july-2011/2937>

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Feds Launch App Contest For Facebook 'Lifelines' In Health Emergencies
NPR (blog)
The 5.8 magnitude earthquake that was felt from Durham, NC, to Toronto was
documented instantly through social media like Facebook and Twitter. And
that's just the sort of reaction Stacy Elmer expected. She's a special
assistant to the Assistant ...
<http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/08/23/139889325/feds-launch-app-contest-for-facebook-lifelines-in-health-emergencies?ps=sh_sthdl>

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Facebook Makes Massive Privacy & Tagging Changes [PICS]

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Facebook Makes Massive Privacy & Tagging Changes [PICS]
Mashable
Facebook is launching one of the largest privacy overhauls in its history.
The initiative will make it clearer with whom you're sharing photos, status
updates and locations. "We want to make it easier to share with who you
want, no matter what it is," ...
<http://mashable.com/2011/08/23/facebook-privacy-changes/>

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Facebook, Twitter up despite Google+
USA Today
By Scott Martin, USA TODAY Facebook appears to be making more friends
despite the rise of Google's much-hyped social site. ComScore on Tuesday
reported the social giant saw 162 million unique visitors in July, a 11%
jump from the same period year ago ...
<http://content.usatoday.com/communities/technologylive/post/2011/08/facebook-twitter-users-up-despite-google/1>

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Facebook looks to gobble 7 more companies this year
Register
Facebook's corporate development director Vaughan Smith, who clearly wants
to stay in his job by notching up buyouts, told Bloomberg that he was
looking at a variety of design and mobile options for the Mark
Zuckerberg-run, privately held firm. ...
<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/23/facebook_acquisition_plans/>

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Missouri Facebook Law: why can't teachers and students be friends?
Christian Science Monitor
Impetus for the 'Facebook Law' is still fresh in many people's memory.
Missouri teacher Amy Jackson was arrested after a relationship with a
student came to light in July, an affair reportedly orchestrated on
Facebook. And in May, a substitute teacher ...
<http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2011/0823/Missouri-Facebook-Law-why-can-t-teachers-and-students-be-friends>

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Facebook pressing ahead with move to new HQ
MarketWatch
By John Letzing SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Facebook Inc. is pressing
ahead with a move to bigger quarters in Menlo Park, Calif., part of an
aggressive expansion ahead of an anticipated initial public offering next
year. About 500 employees have ...
<http://www.marketwatch.com/story/facebook-pressing-ahead-with-move-to-new-hq-2011-08-23>

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Glenn Beck's Israel rally prompts Facebook protest
The Guardian
The born-again Christian has been in Israel for more than a week preparing
for his "Restoring Courage" rally, which has prompted a "Glenn Beck Stay
Home" Facebook page and the promise of protests outside the venue.
According to the organisers, ...
<http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/23/glenn-beck-israel-rally-facebook>

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Watch Miramax movies on Facebook
CBS News
(CBS) Miramax, the movie studio that brought us films like "Pulp Fiction"
and "Good Will Hunting," has penned a deal with Facebook to offer movie
rentals and purchases on the social network. In the post Miramax chief
executive officer Mike Lang wrote, ...
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-20095993-501465.html>

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Facebook Launches Ad Targeting by Topic
Inside Facebook
By Josh Constine Facebook recently added the ability to target
advertisements by Topic, as detailed in its new Interests Targeting guide
(.PDF). Rather than targeting users that Like a specific Page, advertisers
can simultaneously target all users who ...
<http://www.insidefacebook.com/2011/08/23/topic-ad-targeting/>

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New Facebook game allows Sims to run on Dunkin' joe
Boston Globe
By Chris Reidy, Globe Staff Dunkin' Donuts and Electronic Arts Inc., or EA,
said they are teaming up on a six-month initiative that will feature
Dunkin' Donuts products in a version of EA's Sims Social Facebook game. In
the Sims Social game, ...
<http://www.boston.com/Boston/businessupdates/2011/08/new-facebook-game-allows-sims-run-dunkin-joe/tRUlEtTqpQXQW63M20RK3O/>

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Teacher Jerry Buell won't apologize for anti-gay Facebook post
WTSP 10 News
MOUNT DORA, Florida (WKMG) -- A Lake County high school teacher said he
will not apologize after posting anti-gay messages on his Facebook page.
Jerry Buell told our sister station WKMG Local 6 his comments are protected
by the First Amendment, ...
<http://www.wtsp.com/news/article/207102/11/Teacher-Jerry-Buell-wont-apologize-for-anti-gay-Facebook-post>

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Miramax Launches Facebook App For Streaming Movies | TechCrunch

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Miramax Launches Facebook App For Streaming Movies | TechCrunch
By Jordan Crook
Following the lead of Warner Bros, Paramount, and Universal, Miramax has
jumped on the Facebook app bandwagon offering movie rentals in exchange for
Facebook credits. Along with watching movie clips and playing games, users
will get ...
<http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/22/miramax-launches-facebook-app-for-streaming-movies/>
TechCrunch
<http://techcrunch.com/>

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Miramax inks App, VOD deal with Facebook to rent, buy movies ...
By Jeff Jensen
Miramax announced today that it has inked a deal with Facebook that allows
users of the social media site to buy or rent digital versions of the
studio's films.
<http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/08/22/miramax-creates-facebook-app-so-you-can-rent-buy-movies-will-you-like-this/>
Inside Movies
<http://insidemovies.ew.com/>

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Facebook Turns Schools Into Hellscapes of Abuse and Hysteria
By Ryan Tate
A survey by British principals found teachers fear Facebook more than they
fear official schools inspectors, with 20 percent having received online
abuse or threats. It's just the latest evidence that people turn into
Facebook maniacs ...
<http://gawker.com/5833288/facebook-turns-schools-into-hellscapes-of-abuse-and-hysteria>
Gawker:
<http://www.gawker.com/>

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Facebook: Acquisitions, a focus on design & mobile will repel Google
By Matt Brian
Facebook will double its number of acquisitions from last year, focus on
design, website reliability and roll out new mobile apps and services to
ensure it remains the world's most popular social network, Bloomberg
reports. ...
<http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2011/08/23/facebook-acquisitions-and-a-focus-on-design-and-mobile-will-repel-rivals/>
The Next Web
<http://thenextweb.com/facebook/>

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Now showing on Facebook: Pulp Fiction and other Miramax movies ...
By Alexei Oreskovic
On Monday Miramax announced a special Facebook app that will allow users to
rent, and eventually buy, movies and view them within Facebook. The studio
is releasing 20 movies, including Pulp Fiction, Trainspotting and Spy Kids,
<http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/08/23/now-showing-on-facebook-pulp-fiction-and-other-miramax-movies/>
MediaFile
<http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/>

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