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Social Media Today: Facebook Algorithms, Reddit Test, Messenger Dropped – KYW Newsradio

Social Media Today: Facebook Algorithms, Reddit Test, Messenger DroppedKYW NewsradioFacebook is changing its news feed algorithm again. Businesses, brands, or fan pages can now tag other brand pages and those posts will appear in both feeds. The change could expand the reach of brands on Facebook by getting their content into the … …read more […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Plans To Connect the World – Auto World News

Auto World NewsMark Zuckerberg smiles onstage before delivering a keynote speech during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Feb. 24, 2014. (Photo : Reuters). Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg hopes to make Internet available worldwide someday …Facebook Adding Voice Calls to WhatsAppNeon TommyFacebook’s Zuckerberg Envisions a ‘Dial Tone for the Internet’ComputerworldFacebooks WhatsApp to […]

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Facebook shelves controversial email feature – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukFacebook has quietly shelved its controversial email feature, introduced three years ago, because “people haven’t been using it”. Founder Mark Zuckerberg launched the service in 2010, criticising traditional email for being “too slow and formal” for the next …Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg: WhatsApp, Internet.org aimed at long-term growth …San Jose Mercury NewsWhatsApp chief sets course for […]

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Facebook deal for $19b app no shock to tech execs – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeFacebook’s $19 billion acquisition of the mobile messaging startup WhatsApp was widely labeled a stunner, but the news seemed to surprise no one in local tech circles Thursday. Even the price tag — higher than the stock market value of corporate giants …WhatsApp with Facebook’s $19 billion buy? Keeping on messageSydney Morning HeraldFacebook to […]

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WhatsApp Free Texting Seen Siphoning $33 Billion From Carriers – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(See EXT6 for more on the acquisition.) Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc.’s $19 billion purchase of mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp Inc. is a stark reminder of how much money phone carriers are losing out on as competitors let users text and …WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum joins ranks of Silicon Valley tech titansSan Jose […]

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Facebook beats Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube for Non-Profit Social Media … – ZDNet

Facebook beats Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube for Non-Profit Social Media …ZDNetNon-profits have embraced to social media widely to communicate with their members. For non-profits, using Facebook makes a lot of sense. It is relatively easy to build relationships and build followers and fans without investing in expensive marketing … and more …read more Source: Social […]

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Developing Countries Obsessed With Social Media – Guardian Liberty Voice

Guardian Liberty VoiceDeveloping Countries, social media, world technology Even though the U.S. might be the place of origin for Facebook, America’s use of the Internet, particularly social media is quite limited compared to the social media obsession found in developing …17 Developing Countries That Love Social Media More than the USLiveScience.comFacebook birthplace US ranks low […]

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When You Fall in Love, This Is What Facebook Sees – The Atlantic

The Atlantic“During the 100 days before the relationship starts, we observe a slow but steady increase in the number of timeline posts shared between the future couple.” Robinson Meyer Feb 15 2014, 3:15 PM ET. Tweet. More. Email. Print. Facebook. Facebook might …Facebook can estimate how long your relationship will lastDigital TrendsWhat Facebook knows about […]

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Facebook’s Valentine’s Day gift to all of us: data about our relationships – VentureBeat

VentureBeatYou could learn about society from official sources like the U.S. Census. Or Facebook can help you. In the run-up to Valentine’s Day this week, the social-networking powerhouse released lots of nifty observations about people’s relationships, gleaned from the …What Facebook knows Love in numbersAlphaKickWashington ranks near bottom on list of best cities for entering […]

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Facebook’s Valentine’s Day gift: Insight into love on the social network – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsNEW YORK — With 1.23 billion users in all the flavors and up-and-down stages of romantic relationships, Facebook knows a thing or two about love. For example, two people who are about to enter a relationship interact more and more on Facebook in the …Facebook Tackles Your Love LifeInformationWeekWhat Can Facebook Tell […]

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Social Media Today: Gender Changes, Fan-In-Chief, #OpenInPHL – KYW Newsradio

KYW NewsradioYou don’t have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore, the social network is giving users new options. Androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual are just a few of the new terms Facebook is adding to give its users more …Facebook goes beyond ‘male’ and ‘female’ with new gender optionsCNNFacebook users, […]

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Facebook changes show it’s no longer a binary world – Washington Post

Washington PostFacebook has expanded its options for gender identification, adding 54 new ones for users to choose from, in addition to “male” and “female.” They are available for people using the site in U.S. English, and include options, such as “androgynous,” “bigender,” …You Can Now Choose From 50 Different Gender Options on FacebookPolitixFacebook now offers […]

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Facebook Adds Custom Gender Option to Include Trans Identities – Guardian Liberty Voice

Guardian Liberty VoiceFacebook is changing yet again, but this time the change may be fairly insignificant for many users and incredibly valuable for many others. In an effort to include and recognize trans identities and encourage users to express themselves fully, Facebook has …Facebook Gender Option Moving Past Male And FemaleTapscapeFacebook adds new gender optionsState […]

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Facebook users, others react to gender options – 77Square.com

77Square.comSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook announced Thursday that its 159 million U.S. users now have dozens of options for completing the gender question on their profiles. The social media giant has been working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender …Gender no longer just ‘M’ or ‘F’ on FacebookColumbus DispatchFacebook adds 50+ gender options: Stalking your […]

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Facebook un-blurs identities with 50-plus new gender options – Register

RegisterFacebook un-blurs identities with 50-plus new gender options. Girls who are boys who like boys to be girls who do boys like they’re girls … By Simon Sharwood, 14th February 2014. Post a comment. Related stories. Facebook KICKS OUT ad stalkers for …New gender options for Facebook usersBeaumont EnterpriseFacebook changes gender tags to allow for […]

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New gender options for Facebook users – Washington Post

Washington PostMENLO PARK, Calif. — With a click of a cursor, Jay Brown in Cheverly, Md., went from Male to Trans Male. A few states away, Debon Garrigues of Asheville, N.C., switched from Male to Neutral. In San Francisco, Marilyn Roxie, formerly Female, chose three: …Facebook un-blurs identities with 50-plus new gender optionsRegisterFacebook gender identitiesThe […]

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Facebook gender identities – The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesFacebook said the changes initially will cover the company’s 159 million monthly users in the U.S. and are aimed at giving people more choices in how they describe themselves, such as androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual.Local Trans-rights Advocates Applaud New Facebook FeatureKTXLHere are Facebook’s 56 new gender identity optionsSan Jose Mercury […]

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Local College Kids Change Facebook Profiles to New Gender Options for Users – Siouxland News

Siouxland NewsFacebook profiles are changing now that the social media site has given users several more options. Wednesday, if you signed up as a new Facebook user, the gender options you were given were two: male and female. But Thursday, Facebook revealed its …Facebook users have a few more options to identify themselvesWDAYIn new profile […]

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Facebook offers users more online gender identities – The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesFacebook said the changes initially will cover the company’s 159 million monthly users in the U.S. and are aimed at giving people more choices in how they describe themselves, such as androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual.Here are Facebook’s 56 new gender identity optionsSan Jose Mercury NewsFacebook offers 50 new terms for […]

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Facebook expands gender options: Social media reaction – San Jose Mercury News

Facebook expands gender options: Social media reactionSan Jose Mercury NewsBay Area News Group. Posted: 02/13/2014 10:58:45 AM PST. Updated: 02/13/2014 10:59:58 AM PST. The social networking company announces plans Thursday to roll out custom choices for pronouns and privacy for more than 150 million American users. …read more Source: Social Media News Feed By Google

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Facebook offers more ways to express gender beyond ‘male’ and ‘female’ – PCWorld

PCWorldFacebook, in a move that acknowledges real social issues around gender identity, has updated its site to give people more ways to express their gender. The changes make available to users a list of roughly 50 different terms they can use to identify …Facebook goes beyond ‘male’ and ‘female’ with new gender optionsCNNFacebook allows users […]

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Facebook allows users to customise gender – BBC News

BBC NewsFacebook has announced that it will allow users to customise their gender, after consulting on the subject with gay and transgender advocacy groups. The 50-odd options, which include “bi-gender”, “transgender”, “androgynous” and “transsexual”, will allow …Facebook goes beyond ‘male’ and ‘female’ with new gender optionsCNNFacebook users, others react to gender optionsSan Francisco ChronicleFacebook Will […]

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Facebook users, others react to gender options – Washington Post

Washington PostFacebook announced on Thursday that its 159 million U.S. users now have dozens of options for completing the gender question on their profiles. The social media giant has been working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups to expand …New gender options for Facebook usersSan Jose Mercury NewsFacebook goes beyond ‘male’ and ‘female’ […]

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Best is yet to come, says Facebook’s Zuckerberg – The Nation

The NationDo you agree with Senate’s demand that the names of superior judiciary judges with dual nationality be made public? Yes. No. Don’t know. Do you agree with Senate’s demand that the names of superior judiciary judges with dual nationality be made public?10 years: How Facebook brought a MN couple togetherKAREA Look Back: FacebookWLOSFacebook celebrates […]

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5 neat things about Paper, FB’s new FB killer – HLNtv.com

HLNtv.comIt’s throwback day at Facebook! Not only is the juggernaut timesucker celebrating its 10th birthday Tuesday, it’s also celebrating being called “cool” again for roughly the first time since its fifth birthday. Yes, the day Mark Zuckerberg feared would never come, …Facebook Paper (for iPhone)PC MagazineFacebook will have to fight to keep the name “Paper”VatorNewsApp […]

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Paper Now Available For iOS In The US, And It Could Be A Facebook … – TechCrunch

TechCrunchFacebook’s new standalone app Paper is now available for download on iOS to everyone in the US, and it’s more than just a content reader. Paper has messages, notifications, search, and a completely redesigned profile. When I asked the team leaders …FiftyThree isn’t happy with Facebook’s Paper and other news from Feb. 3, 2014tuaw.comFacebook’s Paper […]

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Revenue surge for Facebook over hike in ad sales – Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphMobile advertising accounted for more than half of Facebook’s total advertising revenue in the final quarter of 2013, a sign that the social network, born a decade ago in the desktop computer era, is succeeding in its goal of being “mobile first”.Facebook unveils social ‘newspaper’Financial ExpressNew Facebook app strips away clutterBoston GlobeFacebook powers higher […]