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FaceWash Flags And Removes Profanities From Your Facebook Profile

FaceWash Flags And Removes Profanities From Your Facebook Profile

Given the sheer bulk of content that goes into our Facebook profiles, it is no wonder that most of us are often unable to keep track of it all. To top it off, the privacy settings of the social network are no less confusing. A new app ‘FaceWash’ aims to help you tackle this by flagging any inappropriate content contained on your Facebook profile and then removing it if you wish so.

By On January 21, 2013 Respond
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One Million Facebook Likes Earn Kids A Puppy

One Million Facebook Likes Earn Kids A Puppy

Social media marketing tricks are as endless as they are often creative. Nonetheless, a recent social media marketing campaign took Facebook by storm and amassed millions of likes within a few hours. The project was launched by a few kids who were told by their father that if they could gather one million likes, he would buy them a puppy.

By On January 21, 2013 Respond
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Man Posts ‘im about to get shot’ On Facebook, Gets Shot Immediately After

Man Posts ‘im about to get shot’ On Facebook, Gets Shot Immediately After

Now a days, most of us share our feelings, thoughts, ideas, plannings etc with our friends and others through Facebook. But it seems people now even want to announce their imminent demise on Facebook. Surprised? Don’t be. A 30-year old man did that few minutes earlier before getting shot.

By On January 20, 2013 Respond
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Wikileaks Breaks Anonymity, Says Aaron Swartz Provided Information Anonymously

Wikileaks Breaks Anonymity, Says Aaron Swartz Provided Information Anonymously

After a week from the death of 26-year old Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz, Wikileaks has dumped its pledge of anonymity and claimed that Aaron Swartz may have been an unknown source of Wikileaks who shared secret information and news leaks.

By On January 20, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Rolls Out Free Voice Calls Through Messenger App For U.S. iPhone Users

Facebook Rolls Out Free Voice Calls Through Messenger App For U.S. iPhone Users

Few days ago, giant social networking site Facebook was testing voice messaging and free VoIP calls through its Messenger App in Canada. Recently, Facebook has started to roll out free voice calls through its Messenger app for iPhone in the United States.

By On January 17, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Seals A Search Partnership With Bing

Facebook Seals A Search Partnership With Bing

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg recently announced a new search feature for the social network at a launch event. ‘Graph Search’ is essentially a more sophisticated form of social search. At the event, Zuckerberg also announced that his company has sealed a search partnership deal with Bing.

By On January 17, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Unveils Graph Search, Integrated With Bing

Facebook Unveils Graph Search, Integrated With Bing

Last week, Facebook invited the press to a mysterious event on January 15 at its HQ. The cryptic wording of the invitation left the media in the wild, and the most popular speculation was that the social network would unveil a smartphone. But, Facebook has surprised the media by unveiling a new feature – graph search.

By On January 16, 2013 Respond
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Prosecutor Dismissed Charges Against Reddit Co-Founder Aaron Swartz

Prosecutor Dismissed Charges Against Reddit Co-Founder Aaron Swartz

Last Friday, January 11, Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz committed suicide. After his suicide, the U.S. Attorney office has quietly dismissed charges against him.

By On January 16, 2013 Respond
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Instagram Loses 50% Active Users Within A Month

Instagram Loses 50% Active Users Within A Month

Instagram recently made changes to its copyright policy, stating that it could share user uploaded content for commercial purposes without paying them back anything. Naturally, that caused quite a furor; though Instagram later tried to cool things down, it seems to have failed. The service’s traffic has sharply declined since the controversy.

By On January 16, 2013 Respond
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Researchers Launch PDF Protest In Aaron Swartz’s Memory

Researchers Launch PDF Protest In Aaron Swartz’s Memory

We recently reported about how the death of a prominent internet activist and a genius of sorts, Aaron Swartz’s death erupted the web into protests. He committed suicide after being hounded by U.S. federal attorneys for years over mass downloading academic journals from MIT and JSTOR. To honor his memory, researchers have started posting copyrighted research articles on Twitter.

By On January 15, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Offers Users To Send Messages To Strangers For $100

Facebook Offers Users To Send Messages To Strangers For $100

Recently, Facebook has been testing the feature of sending messages to strangers for a fee. Initially, the social network offered this feature for as low as $1. Now, users are reporting that Facebook is asking users to pay $100 if they wish to send a message to the regular inbox of a stranger.

By On January 12, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Invites Media To A Mysterious Event At Its HQ Next Week

Facebook Invites Media To A Mysterious Event At Its HQ Next Week

Amid the hype of CES, Facebook has caused a blitz with a mysterious invitation to select members of the press. The invitation calls the members of press to attend an event at the social network’s Menlo Park, CA headquarters on January 15.

By On January 9, 2013 Respond
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Find Out Which Friend Got You Sick With New Facebook App

Find Out Which Friend Got You Sick With New Facebook App

It is not uncommon to catch a viral disease from a friend or a family member. In such conditions, nothing feels better than to put the blame on somebody else. A new Facebook app aims to help you in this regard, by finding the culprit who may be most likely to have caused your illness.

By On January 8, 2013 Respond
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Iran Develops Software For Controlled Access To Social Media

Iran Develops Software For Controlled Access To Social Media

Most of the recent efforts undertaken by the Iranian government, within the domain of internet and web, have been limited to finding newer ways to curb citizens’ access to online services. Towing the same line, the Iranian authorities are now developing an ‘intelligent software’ which would provide citizens a carefully controlled access to social networks.

By On January 7, 2013 Respond
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‘Drunk While Driving’ Facebook Status Leads To Arrest

‘Drunk While Driving’ Facebook Status Leads To Arrest

Facebook may be your space to vent out them emotions and thoughts. But to be sure, the social media has proved risky grounds when it comes to statements claiming infringement on laws. This was manifest yet again when a user, who proudly mentioned in his status that he was driving while drunk, was arrested.

By On January 5, 2013 Respond
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