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Facebook flooded with sympathy for Ishrat
www.dnaindia.com
Remember the nationwide slogans that hit the streets when people united on the platform, justice for Jessica Lal. Now, it’s time to replace Jessica with Ishrat Jahan, on Facebook, at least as this issue seems to have caught the people’s imagination. With over 1,200 likes on Facebook — Justi [...]
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Facebook Stickers Now Available on the Web
mashable.com
Facebook Stickers, the extra-large emoticons mobile users have been throwing into Facebook chats for a while now, are now also available on the web. Facebook stickers, the extra-large emoticons mobile users have been throwing into Facebook chats for a while now, are now also available on the web [...]
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Microsoft drops Facebook and Flickr photo integration from Windows 8.1
www.theverge.com
In a posting to Microsoft's community forums, a spokesperson explains that the software maker introduced the Facebook and Flickr integration originally in Windows 8 as very few apps would initially be available. "Now there are many apps in the store that offer ways to view photos on other services," [...]
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Q&A with Facebook Director of Small Business Dan Levy (Part I)
www.insidefacebook.com
Facebook advertising isn’t just for the Starbucks and Coca-Colas of the world. In the past few years, small businesses have taken to Facebook not only to connect with loyal fans, but to advertise to future customers. Facebook announced two weeks ago that more than 1 million advertisers have pur [...]
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OMG! State Department Dropped $630,000 on Facebook “Likes”
thecable.foreignpolicy.com
Ostensibly web-savvy State Department employees spent $630,000 to earn more Facebook "likes," in an effort that struggled to reach its target audience, according to a searing Inspector General's report from May. Between 2011 and March 2013, the department's Bureau of the International Information [...]
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How two sound geeks created Facebook’s friendly ‘ping’ tone (Wired UK)
www.wired.co.uk
In May a question popped up on Quora asking: "How much research has gone into developing the Facebook 'ping' sound?" The author continued, "The sound is so pleasant sometimes that it makes me wonder how much effort has been put into its development." Turns out the answer to that question is, q [...]
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