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The Times of India just instituted a bizarre Twitter and Facebook policy – Quartz


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The Times of India just instituted a bizarre Twitter and Facebook policy
Quartz
Hundreds of journalists working at the Times of India and its sister publications have received a peculiar request from their employer: hand over your Twitter and Facebook passwords and let us post for you. Even after you leave the company. Under a
Times of India takes away their journalists' privacy on Facebook and TwitterDaily News & Analysis
TOI wants access to all of its journalists' Facebook, Twitter accountsDigit

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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 11:09 pm

Facebook to mobile users: Get the facts about Messenger – Inside Facebook


Inside Facebook

Facebook to mobile users: Get the facts about Messenger
Inside Facebook
Facebook is addressing the fear associated with its Messenger application. Some mobile users are seeing a prompt atop News Feed, titled Messenger: Myths vs. Facts, according to a story in TheNextWeb. Much of the unease over Facebook's Messenger app …
Facebook Clears The Air About Its Messenger App, Which A Lot Of People Are Business Insider
Facebook responds to Messenger backlash with 'Get the Facts' explainer in its The Next Web
After Messenger backlash, Facebook responds through its main iPhone appAppAdvice
Gizmodo -Firstpost -AllFacebook
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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 9:44 pm

Study: Facebook and Twitter Users Don’t Voice Controversial Opinions and … – TIME


Study: Facebook and Twitter Users Don't Voice Controversial Opinions and
TIME
The Internet is supposed to be the vast network that provides a new and unprecedented way for us to share our diverse opinions. But it turns out that the Internet cats have got your tongue. According to a new survey from Pew, people who use Facebook

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 8:10 pm

4-year-old expelled from preschool over mom’s Facebook rant – kfor.com


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4-year-old expelled from preschool over mom's Facebook rant
kfor.com
CALLAHAN, Fla. – A Florida mother is outraged after her 4-year-old son was expelled from his preschool because of a Facebook post on her personal page. Ashley Habat says she doesn't regret expressing her opinion but doesn't believe her son should be …
4-year-old expelled from pre-school for mom's Facebook postfox2now.com
Child expelled for mom's facebook postWTNH
Florida child expelled for mom's Facebook postKHON2
Q13 FOX -KHOU
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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 7:16 pm

Facebook is sucking out our brains one satire tag at a time – Inside Facebook


Inside Facebook

Facebook is sucking out our brains one satire tag at a time
Inside Facebook
In the latest sign that the movie “Idiocracy” was a work of prophetic genius, the big-brains behind Facebook are testing out new [Satire] tags, so that unsuspecting ideologues the world over will stop sharing fake news articles as the real thing

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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 3:45 pm

Facebook Turns On "Bandwidth Targeting" To Match Mobile Ads To Your … – TechCrunch


TechCrunch

Facebook Turns On "Bandwidth Targeting" To Match Mobile Ads To Your
TechCrunch
Facebook today counts more users, and faster growth, outside of its home market of the U.S. than inside it, but the U.S. still accounts for nearly half of all the social network's ad revenues. To help boost the ratio in emerging, rapidly expanding
Facebook Bolsters International Ambitions With New Ad OptionMashable
Facebook begins offering bandwidth targeting to advertisersZDNet
Facebook Targets Ads Based on Cell Signal StrengthAdAge.com
Wall Street Journal (blog) -AllFacebook -VentureBeat
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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 2:30 pm

FB Stock: Why Facebook Suddenly Cares About Crappy Clickbait – Investorplace.com


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FB Stock: Why Facebook Suddenly Cares About Crappy Clickbait
Investorplace.com
Facebook's new focus does indeed reward higher quality, or at least more genuinely compelling, content. The company is planning to consider how long readers actually spend, you know, reading (or at least scrolling through or staring at) the page they

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 12:58 pm

Syrian beheading photos spur call for Facebook rethink – BBC News


Syrian beheading photos spur call for Facebook rethink
BBC News
One of Facebook's safety advisers is to call on it to introduce safeguards to prevent users from stumbling upon gruesome images. The move follows complaints about photos showing severed heads taken in a part of Syria controlled by the jihadist group …
Facebook Urged To Rethink Stance On Beheading Videos And Other Graphic Huffington Post UK

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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 12:57 pm

Facebook users self-censor on controversial topics – USA TODAY


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Facebook users self-censor on controversial topics
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — If you didn't see a lot of talk about Ferguson and Michael Brown on your Facebook feed, maybe that's because your Facebook friends were afraid you'd disagree. The Pew Research Center on Tuesday said a study of nearly 2,000 adults …
Facebook and Twitter users 'more likely' to censor their views offlineThe Guardian
Study: Facebook and Twitter Are No Place for Political DebateThe Wire
What your Facebook friends aren't sharing onlineCNBC
RT -New York Magazine
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Posted on 26 August 2014 | 10:42 pm

How to quickly unsubscribe from ‘liked’ Facebook pages – CNET


How to quickly unsubscribe from 'liked' Facebook pages
CNET
Of course, because Facebook's settings are built to confuse, it's not immediately apparent how to remove all those liked pages. Enter Facebook Cleanser, a simple tool designed to make unliking easier. All you do is sign into your account, then wait a
Facebook Cleanser Quickly Unsubscribes You from Pages You LikedLifehacker

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Posted on 26 August 2014 | 6:39 pm

Facebook – Yahoo News Search Results

The controversial case against Facebook

Facebook shares are up strongly this year—but one analyst is saying the stock has already gone about has far as it can go. Here's why that may be wrong.

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 7:50 pm

Facebook's experiments might benefit us

Social media providers are constantly probing their users' habits, but rather than seek to prevent it, perhaps we should force them into the open and learn from their work.

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 2:01 pm

Analyst Finds Clues To Facebook's Future In Google's Past

Facebook valuation may take a few hits, just like Google's did a few years after IPO, Janney analyst warns.

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 2:00 pm

Call for Facebook beheadings rethink

Controversial beheading photo posts from Syria spur one of Facebook's safety advisers to call for pictures to have warnings.

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 1:03 pm

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

Facebook's Instagram Launches 'Hyperlapse' iOS App To Easily Make Time Lapse Videos

VideoFacebook’s photo social network Instagram has launched a new iOS app called Hyperlapse. Hyperlapse can be used to easily create time lapse videos using Instagram’s stabilization technology and the mobile device's camera app. Instagram’s video stabilization technology was built through the acquisition of Luma in August 2013. The original Luma app [...]

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 11:01 pm

Click this headline to find out why Facebook is going after 'click-bait'

Facebook announced Monday that it is changing its News Feed algorithm to reduce the number of posts users see that attempt to generate clicks through attention-grabbing headlines, otherwise known as 'click-bait.'

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 8:54 pm

Facebook cracks down on "click-baiting"

What Facebook is doing to keep spammy stories out of your News Feed

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 5:29 pm

Facebook Clamps Down on 'Clickbait'

The company says the changes are aimed at preventing spam from drowning out the content users really want to see.

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 2:59 pm

Facebook Is Going To Suppress 'Click-Bait' Articles

You will never believe this! Facebook research scientist Khalid El-Arini and product specialist Joyce Tang said that the social network is cracking down on articles that have click-bait headlines. According to Facebook, click-baiting is when a publisher posts links with headlines that encourages people to click to see more without [...]

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 8:45 am