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What Impact Does It Have When A Friend Likes Something On Facebook?
www.businessinsider.com
What is the real impact of a Facebook like on social media audiences? Study: 35% Of Social Network Users Do Nothing When Their Friends "Like" A Brand (AllFacebook) 57% of social media users in the U.S. have liked their favorite brands, but 35% of users said there is no impact on them when thei [...]
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Facebook, Microsoft Share Some Numbers on Government Requests for Information
www.businessweek.com
Facebook (FB)published a statement on its blog late Friday which gave a general idea of how many requests for information it received from the government in the second half of last year. Including national security letters, the total was from 9,000 to 10,000, relating to between 18,000 and 19,000 ac [...]
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Facebook forensics? What the feds can learn from your digital crumbs
www.nbcnews.com
Bits of you are all over the Internet. If you've signed into Google and searched, saved a file in your Dropbox folder, made a phone call using Skype, or just woken up in the morning and checked your email, you're leaving a trail of digital crumbs. People who have access to this information — compa [...]
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NSA PRISM program taps in to user data of Facebook, Yahoo and others
www.guardian.co.uk
The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by the Guardian. The NSA access is part of a previously undisclosed program called PRISM, which allows officials to collect mate [...]
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First Facebook president Sean Parker weds in California
www.reuters.com
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Billionaire Sean Parker, co-founder of music-sharing website Napster and the first president of Facebook, was married on Saturday in Northern California, a representative for the couple said. Parker, 33, married his fiancee Alexandra Lenas in a ceremony at an inn in the costa [...]
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Neighbourhood watch in Victoria and Nanaimo goes digital with Facebook groups – Times Colonist
www.timescolonist.com
Neighbourhood watch in Victoria and Nanaimo goes digital with Facebook groups. Victoria and Nanaimo residents fed up with petty acts of theft have taken to social media to help clean up their neighbourhoods. Three Facebook groups — Stealing Nanaimo, Stealing Vancouver Island and Stealing Victoria [...]
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Facebook, 1 Yr Later: What Really Happened in the Biggest IPO Flop Ever
www.theatlantic.com
After Facebook's disastrous debut, the preferred clients of big banks walked away with huge profits. How? Public documents and interviews with dozens of investment bankers and research analysts reveal that the Street caught wind of something the public didn't. The social network and the banks told h [...]
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People getting over Facebook
zeenews.india.com
Melbourne: 'Facebook fatigue' has reached Australia, as new data revealed that almost 400,000 users have drifted away from the social network since December. The data collected by social media monitoring firm Social Bakers showed that the network's monthly active Australian users fell from about [...]
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How Twitter and Facebook Are Changing Democracy
www.forbes.com
These are just a few examples of how nations are applying the latest technologies to improve citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. We had a lively discussion about it at the National Democratic Institute’s gathering on the Stanford University campus. Former U.S. Secr [...]
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