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Facebook flogging police chief targets dumb criminals and other ‘mopes’
www.vancouversun.com
KENT, Ohio — If you’re up to no good in this pocket of northeast Ohio, especially in a witless way, you’re risking not only jail time or a fine but a swifter repercussion with a much larger audience: You’re in for a social media scolding from police Chief David Oliver and some of his small d [...]
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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 to eliminate sponsored search results
www.insidefacebook.com
As part of its recent advertising simplification push, Facebook is eliminating its sponsored search results ad unit. A Facebook spokesperson told Inside Facebook that the reason why the sponsored results will be nixed is because the most common marketers for them were app and game developers, and Fa [...]
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A closer look at Facebook’s hashtags
www.insidefacebook.com
Facebook recently introduced something that has been a staple of social media for years - hashtags. However, hashtags on Facebook feel somewhat incomplete. Facebook only rolled out hashtags on Wednesday to a portion of its users, leaving brands unable to take full advantage of this new feature, as m [...]
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The Evolution of Facebook
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Facebook has come a long way since 2004. Here's a look back at some of the site's most notable redesigns and features. Watch this slideshow presentation to see Facebook from the beginning until the present day. [...]
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