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We can’t let tech giants, like Facebook and Twitter, control our news values – The Guardian (blog)


The Guardian (blog)

We can't let tech giants, like Facebook and Twitter, control our news values
The Guardian (blog)
Sociologist Zeynep Tufekci noted after the riots in Ferguson that although many news items were being posted to Facebook, she initially saw none of them in her feed, just ice bucket challenges. That led her to speculate that algorithmic filtering could …

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Posted on 1 September 2014 | 5:56 am

The US government can brand you a terrorist based on a Facebook post. We … – The Guardian


The Guardian

The US government can brand you a terrorist based on a Facebook post. We
The Guardian
Indeed, the standards are so low that the US government's guidelines specifically allow for a single, uncorroborated source of information – including a Facebook or Twitter post – to serve as the basis for placing you on its master watchlist. Of the

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 5:05 am

Facebook photo stirs St. Paul Taser debate – Minneapolis Star Tribune


New York Daily News

Facebook photo stirs St. Paul Taser debate
Minneapolis Star Tribune
A photo posted to Facebook nearly five years ago is adding fresh fuel to debate over an incident in a St. Paul skyway that left a man tasered and arrested by police. The image of the seating area was posted Sept. 22, 2009, to the Facebook page of First …
Facebook photo reignites furor over skyway trespassing arrestTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

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Posted on 1 September 2014 | 1:18 am

Man wanted for attempted murder escapes, posts on Facebook – myfox8.com


Rock Hill Herald (press release)

Man wanted for attempted murder escapes, posts on Facebook
myfox8.com
LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. — An attempted murder suspect who broke out of custody Friday posted to Facebook shortly after the incident and is still on the loose, according to WSOC-TV. Deqwon Mykel Blackmon. Lancaster detectives said that a Facebook …
Attempted murder suspect escapes from custody, then posts on Facebookfox8.com
Lancaster inmate posts photo to Facebook after escapeRock Hill Herald (press release)
Lancaster suspect posts to Facebook after escapeWSOC Charlotte

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Posted on 31 August 2014 | 11:56 pm

Facebook Data Scientists: Who Are They and What Do They Do? – Guardian Liberty Voice


Guardian Liberty Voice

Facebook Data Scientists: Who Are They and What Do They Do?
Guardian Liberty Voice
Big Data is big business. Companies like Google and LinkedIn make no secret about their practice of mining their data to gain insights about customers and their behaviors. The job description of the people who do this at organizations like Facebook are

Posted on 31 August 2014 | 8:43 pm

Why Building a Web Business Built on Facebook Is So Scary – Re/code


Why Building a Web Business Built on Facebook Is So Scary
Re/code
So as always, if you're a Web publisher that's dependent on Facebook for a significant portion of your traffic, the best you can do is keep your eyes and ears open and try to figure out how to adapt to Facebook's changes as quickly as possible — and

Posted on 31 August 2014 | 6:40 pm

Here’s What It’s Really Like To Work With Mark Zuckerberg At Facebook – Business Insider


Business Insider

Here's What It's Really Like To Work With Mark Zuckerberg At Facebook
Business Insider
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, for example was depicted as an arrogant nerd-punk in “The Social Network,” the 2010 film about the founding of Facebook. The film perhaps played a role in creating some of the negative images that follow Zuckerberg to this
Social Media in China Is Not Just About FacebookClickZ

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Posted on 31 August 2014 | 2:20 pm

New ‘Kimberly and Beck’ Facebook page created, removed – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle


New 'Kimberly and Beck' Facebook page created, removed
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
On a "Kimberly and Beck" Facebook page created Friday, a posting said: "We are the WATCHDOGS of ROCHESTER!! We love this town We are coming back. Alert the media …wait we are the media … never mind bahahahahahhaha." As of Saturday morning …

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Posted on 31 August 2014 | 2:08 pm

James Harrison announces retirement on Facebook – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

James Harrison announces retirement on Facebook
USA TODAY
The 36-year-old Harrison, who was the league's defensive MVP in 2008 while with the Pittsburgh Steelers, revealed his decision with a post on Facebook. "I have made the difficult decision to retire as of today. My love for my family and the need to be
James Harrison Announces RetirementCBS Local
Ex-Steeler James Harrison Announces Retirement From NFL Via FacebookNESN.com
Nikko Villanueva – 4E Sports ContributorGant Daily

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Posted on 31 August 2014 | 7:40 am

Facebook Testing New Feature That Will Let Your Old Posts Haunt You Forever – Huffington Post


TechCrunch

Facebook Testing New Feature That Will Let Your Old Posts Haunt You Forever
Huffington Post
"We're testing an improvement to search on mobile," Facebook told The Huffington Post in an email. "In this test you can use keywords to search for posts you're in the audience for on Facebook.” The tool is only available to some people for now
Facebook Search Now Lets Some Mobile Users Look Up Friends' Old Posts By TechCrunch
Mark Zuckerberg Is Making A Huge Move To Threaten Google's Search BusinessBusiness Insider
Facebook widens search accessThe Australian
Tech News -Tech Times -ReadWrite
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Posted on 29 August 2014 | 4:38 pm

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Facebook photo stirs St. Paul Taser debate

Image shows area where St. Paul cops stunned man.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 1:15 am

Your Facebook Habits Can Help Predict If You’ll Get a Divorce

Because Facebook and other social media may not be harmless time-killers after all. Your love life may be on the line

Posted on 30 August 2014 | 1:14 pm

Facebook tuning mobile search at social network

Facebook on Friday said it is dabbling with letting members using smartphones or tablets search for past posts of friends at the leading online social network. Facebook is testing using keywords to find old posts, the California-based company said in an email response to an AFP inquiry. Search results remain true to sharing settings used when posts were made, meaning people are only shown …

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 8:53 pm

Facebook testing mobile searches for old posts

Facebook is testing a way to let users of its mobile app search for posts shared with them in the past. The tool is designed to let people find posts that otherwise might get lost in the mix. With the update, users can search for posts they’ve previously seen on Facebook from friends and the Pages to which they’re connected. People who have access to the update can search for, say, “kayak trip …

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 7:11 pm

Why Facebook (FB) Stock Remains A 'Hold' At TheStreet

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — TheStreet Ratings team rates Facebook Inc.a aas a "hold" with a ratings score of C+. Shares of Facebook are up 0.90% to $74.52 in mid-morning trading on Friday. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: Must Read: 50 Stocks Hedge Funds Love STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the …

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 3:28 pm

Facebook disputes study showing social media users shy from debate

Facebook is disputing the findings of a Pew Research study showing that social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, tend to stifle debate among users,

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 11:26 pm

Facebook Hires 18-Year-Old Intern for Full-Time Engineering Gig

Facebook's pursuit of talented programmers through internships before they even start college is paying off: Michael Sayman, who turned 18 on Aug. 24, has accepted a full-time engineering job at the social network. That makes Sayman, who recently graduated from high school in Miami, one of the company's youngest employees. Sayman, who Bloomberg got to know earlier this year for a story on the …

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 7:53 pm

Facebook Says People Respond 20 Percent Faster Using Messenger App

The social network tries again to sell us on using its standalone messaging app.

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 2:49 pm

Facebook slogan off menu in Vietnam

A restaurant that got its funding on Facebook may be sued by the social network for using a slogan using its name.

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 11:44 am

Facebook's Click-Bait Clampdown Won't Kill Viral Websites

Facebook said yesterday that it's cracking down on click-bait, those stories whose headlines promise readers more than the links deliver. The tactic has helped propel the success of viral sites like Upworthy and Distractify, which will no longer get as much exposure on the social network for headlines like "What Happens to Your Face When You Wear Sunscreen Might Shock You." Facebook in the past …

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 1:33 am