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Drag Queens Make Facebook Say Uncle

Facebook sparked outrage with its ‘real name’ policy—which many felt unfairly targeted drag queens and the LGBTQ community. Now the company is apologizing—but not changing.

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New Twilight Mini-Movies Are Heading to Facebook

On Tuesday, Twilight writer Stephenie Meyer and Lions Gate announced that five female directors will be selected to make short films based on Twilight characters, which will then be screened on Facebook. The series, called “The Storytellers — New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga,” is backed by the organization Women … More »

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Mark Zuckerberg Will Not Let Larry Ellison Keep Hawaii To Himself

Welcome to the latest installment of Billionaire Musical Chairs. This week’s round was a doozy. Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg zoomed past billionaire Larry Page, as billionaires-in-training watched the net worth from the sidelines. The real action, however, was on the real estate front.Read more…

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I’m not sure, but it seems like the spiritual benefits of rejecting narcissistic impulses by deletin

I’m not sure, but it seems like the spiritual benefits of rejecting narcissistic impulses by deleting your Facebook account are somewhat canceled out if you publish a New York Times op-ed about everything you’ve been doing since you stopped posting Facebook updates. Read more…

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Mark Zuckerberg Pays Kids to Squat in Parking Spots Overnight

The extravagant renovation of Mark Zuckerberg’s $10 million San Francisco “fixer-upper” has already aggravated neighbors with months of noise and parking concerns. But Zuckerberg’s own actions are making the impacts of the ongoing 17 month project worse. According to CBS, the boy billionaire has been paying a squad of squatters to hold parking spots so his construction workers have somewhere to park.Read more…

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Ello Is There Anybody Out There

Ello is a bright and clean new social network that promises, in its manifesto, to stay free of ads, never sell your data, and not make anyone use real names. People are paying attention to Ello because other people are paying attention to Ello. It is invitation only. New members were joining at the rate of 4,000 sign-ups per hour yesterday; the site is doubling in size every 3 or 4 days. Ello just notified me that I can’t send out invites right now because “Ello has gone viral.”Read more…

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Facebook Users Flip Out Over Ancient “Monthly Fee” Hoax

This week, social media users staged a collective shit-fit after “satire” site National Report published an article titled “Facebook To Begin Charging Users $2.99/mo Starting November 1st.” According to the story, the only way to escape the subscription fee was to post a status update bearing the hashtag ‪#‎FacebookMonthlyFee‬, an instruction dozens of people immediately (and irately) followed.Read more…

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Facebook and Google Disavow the Vile Climate Deniers They Helped Fund

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt appears to have infected Silicon Valley with a sudden bout of corporate consciousness this week, after telling The Diane Rehm Show that ALEC, the powerful conservative lobbying group, was “literally lying” about climate change. Read more…

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Angry Weather Hoaxer to Facebook and Obama: “Stop Messing With Me!”

Kevin Martin, the angry weather hoaxer and serial threat-giver whose string of viral prognosticatory hoaxes of late worried millions with false prophecies of doom , has a new message for Facebook and President Obama: “STOP MESSING WITH ME!” And he’s very srs, guys. Read more…

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Mark Zuckerberg Is Quickly Becoming the Worst Neighbor in San Francisco

In late 2012, Mark Zuckerberg dished out $10 million on a San Francisco vacation home at the foot of Dolores Park. He has been driving his new neighbors insane with non-stop construction ever since.Read more…

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How to Use a Fake Name on Facebook Without Getting Flagged

Facebook has always had a policy of requiring users to supply their real name on the site. Enforcement has been lax, but there’s still a risk of getting caught. Here’s how to fly under the radar if you need to.Read more…

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Facebook’s ‘Real Name Policy’ Is a Drag

Facebook’s policy requires users’ profiles to show their real, given names—not their chosen names. It’s a policy that unfairly targets drag queens and the LGBTQ community.

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Grandparents Just Can’t Stop Tagging Grandmaster Flash in Their Facebook Statuses

Grandparents’ charming habit of signing their names to their Facebook statuses has combined with Facebook’s less-charming habit of tagging every bit of data in the universe to form a surprising new fanbase for Grandmaster Flash. As the tumblr Love, Grandpa and Grandmaster Flash attests, a surprising number of our nation’s … More »

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Harry Potter Reigns in “Facebook’s 10 Books That Stayed With You” Meme

Bookish friends of mine have been sharing their ten books that “stayed with” them in their FB statuses for a while now. Facebook data scientists, intrigued, took the last 130,000 or so such statuses, and found that many of you are stuck in a Harry-Potter-and-Tolkien-decorated prison of the mind.Read more…

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20-Year-Old Driver Was On Facebook When She Killed a Great-Grandmother

Police say a 20-year-old driver struck and killed an 89-year-old woman because she was too busy looking through Facebook pictures on her phone to pay attention to the road.Read more…

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The IRS Wants to Take a Bite Out Of Silicon Valley’s Free Lunches

No employee perk in Silicon Valley is as cherished as the gourmet meals dished out in corporate cafeterias. But soon, Google’s multimillion dollar chicken tab could come with a tax bill from the IRS.Read more…

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Social Media Is Deadly in Pakistan

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws aren’t going anywhere, and innocent people are getting caught in the mix. A grandmother and her young granddaughters are the latest victims, reportedly killed in a mob attack sparked by a Facebook post.

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Trolling the Israel-Palestine Conflict

From hashtags praising Hitler to Facebook groups demanding ‘revenge’ on Gaza, the social mediasphere has reached a new low.

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Everything to Know About Tove Lo, Sweden’s Newest Pop Sensation

Last week, the Swedish pop singer Tove Lo made her American TV debut on Late Night With Seth Meyers; she’s climbing up the Hot 100; and she’s about to tour with Katy Perry. It is time to learn who she is! Here’s what you need to know:It’s pronounced “Too-veh Lu.”But … More »

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