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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Ads | No Social Media on 9/11

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. News Feed: Facebook Places More Emphasis on Why Users Reject Ads (AllFacebook) When users indicate that they don’t want to see specific ads, Facebook will take into account the reasons why those users rejected those ads when decided whether or not to serve them to other users. Show More Summary

A Facebook Page With Less Than 15,000 Fans Sparked Panic On A California Marine Corps Base

An anonymously-run Facebook page with little more than 14,500 fans sparked temporary panic at a major Marine Corps base in California by promoting the idea that an active shooting was taking place on Thursday evening. At around 8:15Show More Summary

Manage Persistent Facebook Friending Folk with Your Restricted List

You open Facebook and you see it again: a request from that one person from that one place that is just dying to be your friend for some reason. If you're unsure, you can friend them, but keep them from getting too personal with this trick. Read more...

9/11 Predated Facebook, and That Might Be a Good Thing

The 9/11 attacks took place years before the dawn of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the iPhone, which is why Gabrielle Birkner's memories of New York City in the aftermath are so "tactile" and "analog," she writes at Quartz. She remembers the posters of missing people posted on lampposts, not on...

Jon Stewart’s mockery of Roger Goodell is everything we hoped it would be

Nailed it. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive John Stewart throws the red challenge flag at Roger Goodell, who has a very good place for reviewing video tape...

Facebook Now Delivers 1 Billion Video Views Daily

Facebook is proving that YouTube is not the only place that people watch videos. Growth in video views on the social network exceeded 50% from May through July of this year, according to new stats released today Since June there are an average of more than 1 billion video views every day on Facebook. Show More Summary

Facebook videos in your news feed will now play automatically

Facebook has never really been the go-to place for video uploads, that’s what the likes of YouTube and Vimeo are for, but it seems the company is starting to focus more on video content with the announcement that videos on the news feed will not only have view counts, they will now play automatically. Show More Summary

Drone Beat: Another Arrest in New York, NASA Working on Drone Safety and More

The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies such as Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of using them, and now they're a photographer's secret weapon. Drones are a big part of our lives, whether we see them or not. Show More Summary

Another Cop in Trouble Over Ferguson Facebook Post

An Elgin, Illinois, police officer has been placed on paid leave for allegedly making a disparaging Facebook comment about Michael Brown, the unarmed Ferguson, Missouri, teen shot dead by police. Officer Jason Lentz, an 18-year veteran, allegedly commented in response to a news story about Brown, "Hmmm... Show More Summary

Facebook Is Just a Place for Narcissists and Neurotics to Show Off

Everyone hates people who tend to seek attention and show off over-actively. However, I don't understand why it's well-tolerated on the Internet and why most of the people don't realize that social networks, especially Facebook, have...Show More Summary

?Facebook wants you to double check your privacy settings, again

Like it or not, your Facebook profile is one of the first places potential employers go to figure out if you're a suitable candidate -- meaning that your account's privacy settings can potentially make or break or future. Facebook has been trying to...

Julia Allison's marriage to herself has taken place, and with it comes details of the ceremony: Alli

Julia Allison's marriage to herself has taken place, and with it comes details of the ceremony: Allison writes on Facebook that she "greatly appreciated the naked man who looked like Jesus dancing like a crazy person to 'Don't Stop Believing' played at the reception. Show More Summary

Which Advertising Platform Works Best? Apple, Facebook or Twitter?

Which is the best place to advertise online of these three outlets: Apple, Facebook or Twitter? We decided to put them to the test for our mobile venture hapn that lets people make photo stories together. The results surprised us and gave us powerful insight into how best to use these platforms that may help you as a business owner to decide. Show More Summary

The IRS Is Auditing The Free Food Tech Employees Get In Silicon Valley Cafeterias

Facebook and Twitter could be forced to end their famed policy of offering free lunches to employees. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has placed tech companies under intense scrutiny over perks offered to employees. Show More Summary

11 Reasons Email Is the Worst

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Email is one of those things that's just a part of your life, period. Most of us know someone who has closed their Facebook account or refused to join in the first place in a little foot-stomping stand by their ego, and you might even know someone who is thrilled with themselves for not owning a smartphone. Read more...

Debating Politics On Facebook, Where Silence Implies Dissent

When created, he designed it to be a nicer place than the real world. People you barely know are “friends”; people you have drinks with now and then, “close friends.” You get a notification if someone deems you a friend, but if they later think better of it and delete you, you’ll never know [...]

Ex-Con Wanted by Police Caught after Posting Ice Bucket Challenge Video

2 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

Well, his heart was in the right place. Jesean Morris wanted to help ALS fund research to cure amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. So he took the ice bucket challenge and posted the video on Facebook to spread awareness about the cause. He also spread awareness about his whereabouts, which was of interest to police in Omaha, Nebraska. Show More Summary

Way back in the day

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Back before Facebook even thought of existing, I was part of an online community called Aetheri. It was an amazing place, filled with people from all around the country being whomever they wanted to be. It was my first foray into all...Show More Summary

The Real SocialMedia Battleground

Much has been made of the contests for credibility that take place on social media during conflict. In the ongoing Gaza war, Facebook, Twitter and other online forums have featured the claims of Hamas versus those of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Show More Summary

Turns Out Facebook Isn’t a Good Place for Discovering News After All

Twitter has long been noted as a great source of breaking news. Mainstream outlets like CNN have been mining the service for breaking news. Despite being a source of news for almost 50 percent of Internet users in the U.S., Facebook doesn’t do nearly as well at surfacing news as Twitter. Show More Summary

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