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5 Facebook settings to change now – Montgomery Advertiser


Detroit Free Press

5 Facebook settings to change now
Montgomery Advertiser
Most of that value comes from ads, and to attract advertisers, Facebook sells them your information. It also adds features that annoy you, but play well with the ad companies. If you hear people insisting Facebook doesn't care about your privacy or
5 Facebook settings you should change right nowUSA TODAY College

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Posted on 22 September 2014 | 1:54 pm

Facebook to charge $2.99 monthly fee starting November – Load The Game


Economic Times

Facebook to charge $2.99 monthly fee starting November
Load The Game
Nobody expected such a news story this week, but it seems that Facebook will no longer be a free service. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced at a press conference in Menlo Park, California that the company is unable to keep up with the costs …
Facebook not going to charge users any fee: ReportsEconomic Times
Facebook To Charge Users Of $2.99 Monthly Fee On November 1; Best Free International Business Times AU
Facebook 'To Begin Charging Users $2.99 / Month Starting November 1st' is The Epoch Times
MTL Blog (blog) -NDTV
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Posted on 22 September 2014 | 12:52 pm

‘Status update,’ stolen car found through facebook post – Globalnews.ca


'Status update,' stolen car found through facebook post
Globalnews.ca
WATCH ABOVE: As Carolyn Kury de Castillo reports, a facebook post and unique bumper sticker helped a woman track down her car just hours after she noticed it was stolen. CALGARY- A Calgary woman has found a new use for facebook. It involves a …

Posted on 22 September 2014 | 12:01 pm

Is Facebook one of the best US companies? – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Is Facebook one of the best US companies?
USA TODAY
As the world's largest social network, Facebook (FB) has arguably been the most important trendsetter for the nascent category. As the forerunner, Facebook has handled this pressure expertly. While the company has made a few mistakes along the way, the …

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Posted on 22 September 2014 | 5:01 am

Joan Rivers Promotes iPhone 6 on Facebook From Beyond the Grave – TIME


TIME

Joan Rivers Promotes iPhone 6 on Facebook From Beyond the Grave
TIME
4 at age 81 from complications from throat surgery, gave her fans one last surprise on Friday when her Facebook account promoted the new Apple iPhone 6 with a posthumous post. The update called the new iPhone 6 a “great achievement in design” before …
Joan Rivers' Facebook Page Promotes iPhone 6 2 Weeks After Comedian DiesKTLA
Joan Rivers Promoted The iPhone 6 On Facebook Despite Being DeadBuzzFeed
Joan Rivers endorses iPhone 6 on her Facebook account from beyond the graveDaily Mail
SFGate (blog) -Laughspin -CNN
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Posted on 22 September 2014 | 4:58 am

Is Someone Seriously Calling Themselves The ‘Real Name Police’ For Facebook? – SFist


Is Someone Seriously Calling Themselves The 'Real Name Police' For Facebook?
SFist
It looks like a baldfaced bid for attention in the sad world of profligate Twitterers, but it remains uncertain how or why drag queens became the most recent "targets" of Facebook's "real name" algorithm, or if someone out there was specifically
Drag queens dress down Facebook over namesLongview Daily News
Sister Roma, Drag Performer, Talks About Leading Fight Against Facebook Huffington Post
Facebook Rebuffs Drag Queens on Name PolicyEDGE Boston
SanFranciscoSentinel.com
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Posted on 21 September 2014 | 3:27 pm

Does sharing photos of your children on Facebook put them at risk? – The Guardian


The Guardian

Does sharing photos of your children on Facebook put them at risk?
The Guardian
There is an unwritten rule that one does not post photos of other people's children on Facebook. I know this. And yet in October 2012, swept away with the excitement of the birth of my son (and probably a little sleep-deprived), I made a terrible mistake.

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 6:40 am

The Hidden World of Facebook "Like Farms" – MIT Technology Review


The Hidden World of Facebook "Like Farms"
MIT Technology Review
To enable this, Facebook allows users to create pages devoted to specific topics. Visitors can then “like” the page and then receive updates about the topic as well as connect with others with similar interest. The number of likes is therefore an

Posted on 20 September 2014 | 11:39 pm

Facebook News Feed To Surface More Timely Stories – Forbes


The Guardian

Facebook News Feed To Surface More Timely Stories
Forbes
One of the problems with Facebook's News Feed is that older posts stay at the top for a while. Facebook is addressing this issue by updating its News Feed algorithm. Facebook said that its goal is to show the right content at the right time so that
Facebook just changed its News Feed yet again. Here's how it could affect you.Washington Post
News Feed algorithm change: improving timeliness of postsInside Facebook
Learn the Science of When to Post on Facebook and TwitterCIO
Digiday -Huffington Post -The Guardian
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Posted on 20 September 2014 | 5:59 pm

Barred From Facebook, and Wondering Why – New York Times


New York Times

Barred From Facebook, and Wondering Why
New York Times
MICHAEL LETWIN, a lawyer living in Brooklyn, went to sign into his Facebook account, as he does almost daily, and received a surprising — and unpleasant — message. “Your account has been disabled,” it said. “If you have any questions or concerns, you …

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 9:00 pm

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Facebook not going to charge users any fee: Reports

New York, Sep 22 (IANS) An article on the satirical website National Report, which stated that the social networking site is going to charge its users $2.99 per month starting Nov 1 is fictional, media reports said.

Posted on 22 September 2014 | 8:52 am

Facebook's Oculus unveils new virtual reality prototype device

Facebook Inc's Oculus VR unit announced an upgraded prototype of its virtual reality headset that has higher resolution and built-in audio, but the company said it is not ready to sell a device to consumers. The new Crescent Bay device also is lighter than the most recent prototype of the Oculus Rift headset the company has made available to developers, Chief Executive Brendan Iribe said on …

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 4:06 am

Facebook News Feed To Surface More Timely Stories

One of the problems with Facebook’s News Feed is that older posts stay at the top for a while. Facebook is addressing this issue by updating its News Feed algorithm. Facebook said that its goal is to show the right content at the right time so that important stories are not [...]

Posted on 20 September 2014 | 6:03 pm

Facebook Addresses Concerns By Prioritizing Fresh Activity And Trending News

John Hopton for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Facebook will provide a more up-to-the-minute feed, which will give more priority to posts and comments that friends have made on currently trending topics, and will give precedence to posts that have been liked very recently, rather than those that have simply been liked many times. In a recent blog post , Facebook engineers Erich Owens and …

Posted on 20 September 2014 | 11:16 am

Facebook, Inc. Stock: 3 Reasons Not to Sell After Gaining 85% in 1 Year

A look at Facebook stock after a monstrous run-up. Is the stock finally a sell? The answer may surprise you.

Posted on 20 September 2014 | 9:25 am

Alibaba Passes Facebook in Market Value on First Day

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. surpassed Facebook Inc. (FB) by market capitalization on its first day as a public company right from the minute it started trading and closed with a valuation of more than $231 billion. Alibaba surged 38 percent above its initial offering price to close at $93.89 in New York. The Chinese e-commerce company, which began the day with a value of $228.5 billion, now …

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 8:47 pm

Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 3:30 am

Facebook Challenges Twitter with News Feed Primed for Timely Topics

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (TheStreet) — Facebook Thursday said it has updated its News Feedaranking algorithm to improve surfacing content that's relevant and timely for users. The change is the latest salvo in Facebook's ongoing battle against Twitter , as the social media behemoths swapastrategies in an attempt to appeal to more advertisers, and give audiences both topical and timely content whenever …

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 9:58 pm

Facebook turns its feed into a popularity contest

Facebook users will soon start to see more posts higher in their feeds tied to popular events or topics of conversation, with less relevant posts getting pushed farther down. The change comes courtesy of an update to Facebook’s news feed algorithm announced Thursday, focused on giving users “more timely stories.” It affects posts both from users’ friends and from pages to which they’re connected …

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 7:33 pm

Facebook 'real name' policy stirs debate

A Facebook policy that asks users to provide real names on profiles has people from all walks of life worrying their accounts might be in jeopardy.

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 4:16 pm