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Facebook Likes Are Protected By First Amendment, The Social Network Argues

Facebook Likes Are Protected By First Amendment, The Social Network Argues

Freedom of speech in the digital realm is a rather vague subject so far. In the past, companies have fired employees for tweeting or sharing certain things on their social circle online. This, and other similar issues, have made it pertinent that it must be decided now as to what is covered under ‘freedom of speech’ during online conversations.

By On August 8, 2012 Respond
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Developer Writes Angry Letter To Zuckerberg, Goes Viral

Developer Writes Angry Letter To Zuckerberg, Goes Viral

Dalton Caldwell recently wrote an open letter to Facebook’s co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. The letter alleged that Facebook had initially supported Caldwell’s startup but later threatened to crush it because it somehow competed with a Facebook product. Soon after he wrote the letter, it went viral on the web.

By On August 7, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Updates Its Code Twice Daily

Facebook Updates Its Code Twice Daily

The social-networking giant Facebook is very much conscious about the site’s services and security. To make the site invincible from hacking, the company doesn’t even hesitate to deploy hackers to find Bug Bounties in its system. With close to 1 billion users, Facebook is facing a multitude of challenges to maintain and improve the services continually. And the social network seems to push hard. According to new revelations, Facebook engineers are pushing new code into the system twice a day now.

By On August 5, 2012 Respond
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83 Million Facebook Accounts Are Fake

83 Million Facebook Accounts Are Fake

Facebook is the largest social network which boats a massive user base of 955 million people. However, out of this huge user base, a significant amount of accounts are fake. Facebook has now admitted that out of its total registered accounts, about 8.7 percent accounts are fake.

By On August 4, 2012 Respond
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New Digg ‘Pisses Off’ Spammers And Marketers

New Digg ‘Pisses Off’ Spammers And Marketers

The revamped version of the once-popular online aggregation website, Digg, was launched this week. So far, there has been a mixed response from its users. However, what is evident is that the regular spammers and web marketers who used Digg for their own commercial purposes are disappointed; they hate the new Digg.

By On August 4, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Relaunches ‘Facebook Stories’

Facebook Relaunches ‘Facebook Stories’

Facebook Stories was an app which the social network giant launched back in 2010. However, it was soon scrapped. Now, the company is relaunching a website as well as a Facebook page titled ‘Facebook Stories.’ The idea is to highlight the innovative and extra-ordinary uses of Facebook by individuals so as to show the world how useful it is.

By On August 3, 2012 Respond
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Twitter Apologizes For Suspending Guy Adams’ Account

Twitter Apologizes For Suspending Guy Adams’ Account

Twitter has been lambasted and criticized by people around the world for suspending the Twitter account of a British journalist, Guy Adams. Twitter presumably did so because Adams, while criticizing NBC and its abysmal Olympics coverage, posted the email address of an NBC executive. However, now it has been revealed that this may not be the reason behind the whole incident.

By On August 3, 2012 Respond
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Twitter Political Index To Gauge Popularity Of Obama And Romney

Twitter Political Index To Gauge Popularity Of Obama And Romney

Political debate is heating up in the US as we near the elections. And with the help of social media, this debate has been able to engage a huge audience online. A number of opinion polling firms have used data from social media to gauge the political popularity of candidates. Now, Twitter has launched an analytics tool of its own called the ‘Twitter Political Index.’

By On August 2, 2012 Respond
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Is Facebook’s Ad Business A Scam?

Is Facebook’s Ad Business A Scam?

Facebook’s chief source of revenue right now is the ads it features on its pages. Through these ads, those who are running the ads are charged for each clicks. However, now a company has come up with a very startling revelation. According to ‘Limited Run’, they have found out that 80% of ad clicks on Facebook are from bots.

By On August 2, 2012 Respond
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Twitter Can Tell When Will You Get Sick

Twitter Can Tell When Will You Get Sick

A lot of research is being done on Twitter to dig out the real-world trends. These trends are widely varied, ranging from health to social dispositions of the people and a lot more. Now, a team of researchers claims that they can used the micro-blogging website to accurately track disease and based on this, predict it too.

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IOC Requests To Stay Away From Non-urgent Text Messages And Tweets During Olympic Events

IOC Requests To Stay Away From Non-urgent Text Messages And Tweets During Olympic Events

The inauguration of London Olympics 2012 has been praised immensely. Many spectators observed the events by being on the spot. They shared their excitements and opinions to other people via messaging and twittering. But on Sunday, sports fans attending the London Olympic 2012 had been told to avoid non-urgent text messages and tweets during events because it was generating overload to data networks and hence television coverage was being affected.

By On August 2, 2012 Respond
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Olympics Swimmer Blames Social Media For Losing Gold

Olympics Swimmer Blames Social Media For Losing Gold

Australian swimmer, Emily Seebohm, has been the hot-favorite for the 100m backstroke final. She had smashed a few records recently, displaying excellent performance during the qualifying preliminaries. However, when the time for final performance came, she missed the gold medal for just a few moments and ended up second. The twist is, she is blaming social media for her loss.

By On August 1, 2012 Respond
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Olympics Opening Ceremony Was Mentioned In 9.66 Million Tweets

Olympics Opening Ceremony Was Mentioned In 9.66 Million Tweets

Twitter is the true hub of live coverage, breaking news and a lot more. Given this background, it was expected that as soon as London Olympics 2012 start, there will be a massive amount of tweets related to it. However, the actual number of Olympics-related tweets was very overwhelming, even for the folks at Twitter.

By On August 1, 2012 Respond
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Google+ Hangouts Now Available In Gmail

Google+ Hangouts Now Available In Gmail

Although Google+ is still a budding social network, it has some features which have been touted as the best in the industry. One such feature is the ‘Hangouts’, which allows video chat among a group. The good news is that this feature has now come to Gmail.

By On July 31, 2012 Respond
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Pew Research Profiles ‘Friends’ On Facebook

Pew Research Profiles ‘Friends’ On Facebook

Social media is a very significant part of our lives today. And by sneaking a peek at the social networks, one can discern a lot of social trends. Specifically, by giving a close look to the social network giant, Facebook, one can easily see what are the prevalent trends among different age groups. Now, Pew has released the data of a detailed study on this subject.

By On July 31, 2012 Respond
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