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Facebook video is driving YouTube off Facebook

For the first time ever, Facebook Page owners uploaded more videos directly to Facebook than they did via sharing from YouTube videos, according to new data from Socialbakers, a company that tracks social media data.

Iranian blogger Soheil Arabi sentenced to die for Facebook posts

A leading Iranian judicial official told reporters there is "no pardon" for a blogger sentenced to death for allegedly insulting the Muslim 'prophet' Mohammed on Facebook.

Game reviewer contacts mothers of trolls who sent rape threats

Video game reviewer Alanah Pearce received many rape threats of juvenile online trolls and has responded by contacting their mothers.

Supermodel Kristina Pimenova, 9, 'most beautiful girl in world'

Moscow - Meet Russian child star Kristina Pimenova, 9, "the most beautiful girl in the world." Kristina is the subject of a raging controversy over the age appropriateness of her status as a supermodel. Critics are alleging that her handlers are "sexualizing" her.

Scientists say social media not accurate for sociological studies

Scientists at two universities have determined that social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are not representative of society in general and should not be used for studies.

Police arrest teen for running prostitution ring on Facebook

Venice - A 17-year-old girl from Venice, Florida, has been arrested after being accused of running a high school prostitution ring on Facebook.

Australia's PM denies buying Facebook 'likes'

The Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, says that his increased Facebook popularity in India is due to his appearance with India's leader, Narendra Modi.

Down's syndrome man receives 30,000 birthday cards via Facebook

Paris - A French man, Manuel Parisseaux, with Down's syndrome has been sent 30,000 birthday cards after Facebook appeal by his mother.

Obama uses Facebook to announce immigration plans for Thursday

President Obama used social media today to invite Americans to watch his immigration reform announcement Thursday night at 8 p.m. The White House posted a video to its Facebook page giving the public a heads-up on what's coming.

Facebook is working on an 'at work' version for enterprises

New reports indicate that social network giant Facebook is gearing up to transform collaboration in the workplace by creating a new tool currently dubbed "Facebook At Work", designed specifically for enterprises.

Today is National Unfriend Day on Facebook

A new trend that is now making people take long looks at their friend list and deleting those "extra" friends. With the encouragement of privacy and security, Today is National Unfriend Day. It reminds us all that cleaning your friend list is a good idea.

Once again, brands' reach on Facebook will get cut

On Friday, Facebook announced that unpaid posts will be curtailed. Organic posts, or unpaid posts, that are considered to be too promotional will be affected.

Coffee giant bows to customer demands on social media

Seattle - When you settle in for a nice, hot eggnog latte at your local Starbucks cafe, you'll know who to thank, right? Twitter and Facebook got your back this time!

This is Facebook's plan to conquer Russia

Facebook is planning to take over as Russia's No.1 social network, and it's enlisting an army of app developers to help it get there.

Facebook users often unable to tell real from fraudulent links

An exhaustive, multi-year study of malware and phishing scams present on Facebook reveals that users often have a hard time distinguishing between real Facebook links and harmful viruses.

Hockey coach fired for posting pro-Nazi propaganda on Facebook

Vancouver - A hockey coach has been fired after his employer discovered his Facebook page was a tribute to the Nazis and contained extreme views. Christopher Maximilian Saundau maintains that the Nazis were doing their best to save the Jews.

Facebook sees more developers go Android-first

Facebook is seeing a trend in Europe of app developers going "Android-first." That's significant because for years, Apple's iOS operating system for iPhone and iPad has been the preferred first stop for any company launching an app.

Alabama man allegedly robs 4 Subway stores, blames 'Jared Diet'

Fairfield - An Alabama man has been arrested by police after allegedly robbing four Subway stores in four days, saying he was upset that the "Jared Diet" didn't work for him.

People are now spending 21 minutes a day on Instagram

Facebook announced a lot of updated user numbers during its third quarter earnings call Tuesday evening. For example, 1.35 billion people now use Facebook every month, and 703 million people use Facebook on their mobile devices every day.

Facebook is asking publishers to post their articles direct to its mobile app

Facebook is proposing a revenue share deal with publishers that could see newspapers, magazines, and websites send their articles for the social network to host direct on its mobile app, the New York Times reports.

Op-Ed: Deep down, we all have something of a Mark Zuckerberg in us

Beijing - When Mark Zuckerberg traveled to Beijing last Wednesday, he spoke to his audience for 20 minutes... in Mandarin! (... and he was good!)

Idina Menzel surpasses one million fans on Facebook

Tony award winner Idina Menzel has a major milestone to celebrate. She has surpassed one million fans on her Facebook page.

Facebook announces Rooms app

Facebook looks to distance itself from its "real name" policy controversy with the announcement of a new message-board app where names don't matter — "Room."

Facebook is releasing a new TV ad in the U.S.

Facebook is launching an advertising campaign in the US, across TV, outdoor, cinema and online on Sunday that is aiming to get Americans to use its standalone app Messenger in more creative ways.

Facebook paid zero UK tax despite generating $595 million there

Facebook paid $0 — zero — in corporation tax in the UK last year, despite making an estimated $596 million (£371 million) in revenue in the region in 2013, its latest financial filings with Companies House reveal.

Facebook can tell you if your password was stolen

Facebook believes you shouldn't have to worry about hacked web passwords. It's there to protect you, it says. If if finds a hacked password, Facebook disables the password and notifies the account holder that this password is owned by hackers.

Facebook 'Safety Check' lets users post they're safe in disaster

Menlo Park - As severe storms spread across much of the southeast and Atlantic coastline, Facebook announced the release of Safety Check, an application that instantly allows user to notify family and friends they are safe following a natural disaster.

114-year-old woman forced to lie about her age to join Facebook

While social media is undoubtedly most popular with younger generations, Facebook also has an older presence — but some are actually too old for the website to handle.

Apple and Facebook are paying employees to freeze their eggs

Apple and Facebook will pay female employees up to $20,000 to help cover the cost of freezing their eggs. The idea is to enable women who want to continue focusing on their careers without sacrificing their chance to have children later on.

You could soon send friends money using Facebook Messenger

PayPal, Venmo, Square, and even Clinkle might have a new competitor on the horizon: Facebook Messenger. According to hacked screenshots...
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