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Facebook Manipulated News Feeds in Psychological Experiment
June 30, 2014 – 3:02 pm | No Comment
Facebook Manipulated News Feeds in Psychological Experiment

Facebook recently released a study of user behavior, and unwittingly angered many of their billion-plus worldwide users.  The company admitted to manipulating the news feeds of users to see if it had any affect on …

Report: Google To Spend $1B+ On Satellite Internet
June 2, 2014 – 10:02 am | No Comment
Report: Google To Spend $1B+ On Satellite Internet

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is readying to launch a network of satellites to bring internet access to remote areas. The move is the latest in a series of industry-wide experiments to overcome …

Was 50 Cent A No Show At His Son’s High School Graduation?
May 19, 2014 – 8:57 am | No Comment
Was 50 Cent A No Show At His Son’s High School Graduation?

50 Cent‘s disdain for the mother of his oldest son is common knowledge, but it’s really sad that it’s affected his relationship with their child, Marquise Jackson. Apparently, things have gotten so bad that 50 …

NJ Woman Banned From Writing About Family On Facebook
May 18, 2014 – 3:57 pm | No Comment
NJ Woman Banned From Writing About Family On Facebook

An appellate court has upheld a ruling banning a woman from posting on Facebook about her family. The woman had argued that the condition on her probation was vague (violating her Fourteenth Amendment rights), and …

Woman Posts Happily To Facebook Moments Before Fatal Crash
April 26, 2014 – 10:14 am | One Comment
Woman Posts Happily To Facebook Moments Before Fatal Crash

Police in North Carolina are reporting that a women was posting to Facebook just seconds before causing a fatal crash. Courtney Ann Sanford, 32, was killed on Business 85 in High Point after her Toyota …

Facebook Introduces “Nearby Friends” Location Tracking
April 18, 2014 – 9:56 am | No Comment
Facebook Introduces “Nearby Friends” Location Tracking

Is this the final push of Facebook to take over our lives? The social network has bridged the physical and digital worlds with its “Nearby Friends” feature for smartphones, announced this week. But perhaps learning …

WhatsApp Returns After Three-Hour Outage
February 23, 2014 – 5:13 pm | No Comment
WhatsApp Returns After Three-Hour Outage

Popular messaging app WhatsApp came back online yesterday after going down for over three hours. While outages are not unusual for popular online services, the timing of this is particular embarrassing and could be bad …

Facebook Sued For Allegedly Faking “Likes”
January 12, 2014 – 11:36 am | 3 Comments
Facebook Sued For Allegedly Faking “Likes”

How much integrity does a person’s Facebook “Like” have? One Colorado man is going to court to fight an endorsement on the social network that he says he never gave.
Anthony Ditirro has filed suit with …

Is Facebook “Dead And Buried” Among Teens?
December 29, 2013 – 9:04 am | One Comment
Is Facebook “Dead And Buried” Among Teens?

News media has been ringing the death knell for Facebook among teen users for years now. But new preliminary findings from an anthropologist in the UK add an academic air of legitimacy to the findings.
Prof. …

Vin Diesel Reveals New Release Date For Fast & Furious 7
December 23, 2013 – 9:23 am | No Comment
Vin Diesel Reveals New Release Date For <i>Fast & Furious 7</i>

A new release date for Fast & Furious 7 has been announced. The future of the film was thrown in turmoil last month when one of its stars, Paul Walker, was tragically killed in a …

Report: Snapchat Rejects $3 Billion Buyout From Facebook, Waiting For Better Offer
November 15, 2013 – 7:45 am | No Comment
Report: Snapchat Rejects $3 Billion Buyout From Facebook, Waiting For Better Offer

To paraphrase the film The Social Network, you know what’s better than billions? A greater number of billions.
That seems to be the mentality of Snapchat, the impermanent messaging app that’s usage is exploding among teens. …

“What Woud I Say” Makes You Sound Incoherent, Awesome On Facebook
November 14, 2013 – 10:35 am | No Comment
“What Woud I Say” Makes You Sound Incoherent, Awesome On Facebook

“What Would I Say” is the bot sweeping Facebook and Twitter with its absurd, user-based phrases. The program uses the user’s Facebook profile to automatically generate status updates that, according to the WWIS website, “sound …

New Music: Mariah Carey Debuts Her Single, “The Art of Letting Go”
November 12, 2013 – 1:08 pm | No Comment
New Music: Mariah Carey Debuts Her Single, “The Art of Letting Go”

Mariah Carey has let go of a new single. The 43-year-old international superstar just released a new power ballad called “The Art of Letting Go,” off her forthcoming 14th studio album of the same name.
“I …

Facebook Admits It’s Losing Teens
November 3, 2013 – 8:46 am | 3 Comments
Facebook Admits It’s Losing Teens

The teens and pre-teens who were once Facebook’s most devoted users- and possibly the center of the social network’s growth strategies- are now increasingly turning to other sites. After denying the trend for months, a …

Facebook Re-Bans Beheading Video, Still Bans Breasts
October 23, 2013 – 10:51 am | No Comment
Facebook Re-Bans Beheading Video, Still Bans Breasts

Facebook has reinstated a ban on some graphic, violent content after briefly lifting it yesterday, but will still police similar content. The move will likely anger many opposing parties simutaneously, with some saying it limits …

Google+ Introduces Controversial Privacy Changes
October 13, 2013 – 9:32 am | 4 Comments
Google+ Introduces Controversial Privacy Changes

Google announced this week that users of the social network Google+ could find their pictures, names, comments, and ratings in advertisements without their explicit consent. Facebook already has such a widely-used setup, but the move …

Is MySpace Officially On The Come-Up Again?
October 2, 2013 – 12:57 pm | 3 Comments
Is MySpace Officially On The Come-Up Again?

A few years ago, MySpace was basically left for dead. Most of its users abandoned their MySpace pages and flocked to Facebook. Then, Twitter came out and started attracting social media users, too. And before …

Ohio Man Confesses To Vehicular Killing On YouTube
September 7, 2013 – 9:58 am | No Comment
Ohio Man Confesses To Vehicular Killing On YouTube

Matthew Cordle, a 22-year-old Ohio man, took to YouTube this week to confess to killing a man in a drunken hit-and-run several months ago. It is the latest time in the last several months that …

Someone Else Got Fired For Something They Posted On Facebook
September 6, 2013 – 2:19 pm | No Comment
Someone Else Got Fired For Something They Posted On Facebook

Another American worker has learned the hard way that the First Amendment does not protect every dumb thing you post to Facebook. A Wal-Mart assistant manager in upstate New York is looking for a new …

Mark Zuckerberg Announces Coalition To Spread Internet Access (And Get More Customers)
August 22, 2013 – 9:11 am | No Comment
Mark Zuckerberg Announces Coalition To Spread Internet Access (And Get More Customers)

Yesterday, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the formation of Internet.org, a coalition of major tech companies working to spread internet access to the two-thirds of the world’s citizens who still lack it. While …

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