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Facebook to pay users for Facebooking
ibnlive.in.com
New Delhi: This is a social networking addict's dream come true. Facebook is testing a new feature that will allow a select class of users, whom Facebook calls 'Advanced Facebookers', to earn while using the social networking service. According to sources close to the programme, Facebook plans to pa [...]
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Facebook is older and a little less hip. Is the social network the new email?
www.washingtonpost.com
“When I first got Facebook I literally thought it was the coolest thing to have. If you had a Facebook you kind of fit in better, because other people had one,” says Rachel Fernandez, 18, who first signed on to the site four or five years ago. And now? “Facebook got kind of boring,” she says [...]
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Improvements to Timeline
newsroom.fb.com
Today we’re rolling out improvements to timeline that help you express what's important to you. A place for things you care about Now it’s easier to organize the things you care about on your About page. Redesigned sections give you one place to add music, movies, TV shows and books that interes [...]
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Why Facebook matters in the fight for gay marriage
www.theverge.com
If you've been on Facebook in the past week, you've probably seen it: the red equals sign. Human Rights Campaign launched the movement last Monday, as the Supreme Court moved towards a ruling on Prop 8. According to Facebook, it spurred an extra 2.7 million people to change their profile pictures th [...]
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Is Facebook Losing Its Edge?
techland.time.com
Sometime last year, people began sharing tongue-in-cheek online reviews of the banana-shaped piece of yellow plastic with their Facebook friends. Then those friends shared with their friends. Soon, after Amazon paid to promote it, posts featuring the $3.49 utensil were appearing in even more Faceboo [...]
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Facebook Is In Danger Of Becoming Yahoo! Because Advertisers Don’t Understand ‘Social’
www.businessinsider.com
Facebook is in danger of becoming a big, old-fashioned web publisher like Yahoo! or AOL because it is now more concerned with audience "reach" than it is with the unique way Facebook users interact with each other inside the social network, Ad Age suggests. "Reach" is about the scale or size of the [...]
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Facebook Plans Mobile Phone Takeover
www.telegraph.co.uk
The company’s ‘new home on Android’ will put “Facebook first”, sources told the Wall Street Journal. It is widely expected to centre around a new Facebook homescreen that will turn the social network's Android app into a core smartphone component. Software leaked to Android Police appears [...]
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Facebook’s Graph Search Would Make Online Dating Unbearably Awkward
www.businessinsider.com
When Facebook announced Graph Search just after a new 'Pay to Message Strangers' feature, industry experts said it could kill online dating. That was before anyone had actually used graph search. Two months and so many searches later, industry experts dish the details—is Facebook really poised to [...]
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Study reveals that above-avid Facebook users are potential racists
www.digitaltrends.com
Have you ever gone on Facebook only to be bombarded by a barrage of racially charged posts, links, and comments from your growing social network? Sure, you may be rolling your eyes in disgust now, but according to new research, the more time you spend perusing your News Feed, the higher your chances [...]
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