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Facebook to test ‘breaking news’ tag for select news publishers’ posts

Facebook will soon offer a select list of news publishers access to a “breaking” designation for their articles. The scarlet tag of distinction will appear below the post’s image, displaying the amount of time that has passed since the piece’s publication. The publishers with the breaking tag at their disposal will have the ability to apply […]

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Gareth Emery co-founds new music streaming service and digital payment platform, Choon

Gareth Emery is set to use his public platform as a producer to make an impact on the music industry’s pay distribution system. Emery recently took to Facebook to announce the impending debut of Choon, a six-month project in the making that will function as a “music streaming service and digital payments ecosystem powered by the […]

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Honda Is Using Facebook To Find Owners With Defective Takata Airbags

Defective airbags from Takata have been linked to 18 deaths and hundreds of injuries, but more than 10 million vehicles still remain unrepaired at this point, according to a report issued Friday. It’s an unfortunate situation—one that Honda’s now trying to reconcile by tracking down affected owners through Facebook.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Want to tag wooks for ‘observational’ study? This satirical website has got you covered

A satirical Facebook page poking fun at wooks is gaining quite the social following.Colorado Big Game Trophy Wook Hunters (CBGTWH) is a forum that documents “wookery” as it occurs not only at music festivals, but across a variety of public arenas.Rising from humble parodic beginnings, the Facebook page now possesses somewhat of a viral quality […]

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This band used the feedback from FB live to create a loop and it’s awesome

As users may know, when creating a Facebook Live video there will always be some feedback, making the actual live stream delayed by a few seconds. Well, if there’s a loophole in the tech, why not make the best of it and create a loop? Indie/Alternative band The Academic decided to do just that, in creating […]

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Facebook adds ‘trust indicators’ to its news to fight misinformation

In the wake of “fake news” and the age of online journalism, where the dissemination of falsehood runs rampant, Facebook has made an effort to intervene. By implementing “Trust Indicators” — that go live on the site today — when users click on a news story, they will be provided with additional context regarding the article’s reporter and publisher. The reader will have the option […]

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You Need to Deal With Your Digital Legacy Right Now

It used to be that when someone died, their executor would follow a standard roadmap to settle their estate: clean out the house, go through the file cabinets, and file a tax return at the end of the year. Now this wasn’t exactly easy—handling the administration after a loved one’s death can be emotionally and…Read […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Let People Search for You by Phone Number on Facebook

Getting an apartment in San Francisco is a competitive nightmare, which is why I was excited to find that the landlord I had been texting with to set up an apartment viewing just happened to be friends with another good friend of mine. She didn’t tell me, and we aren’t Facebook friends: I found out […]

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Facebook Isn’t Recording Your Conversations, But It May as Well Be

Last week, the podcast Reply All investigated the persistent rumor that Facebook records users’ conversations and uses them to target ads. Facebook denied it, and co-host Alex Goldman was convinced. But for the second half of the episode, Goldman talked to people who have talked about a product, then seen it pop up in…Read more… […]

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How to Win at Social Media After a Breakup

Ever since that first “Dear John” letter was delivered by carrier pigeon, breakups have sucked, but social media makes them suck harder. Even if you block, hide, and unfriend, you can still be attacked by an unexpected photo of your ex posted on the accounts of mutual friends. Rather than be the victim of such […]

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Björk describes six alleged incidents of sexual harassment following Lars Von Trier’s response

Danish film director Lars Von Trier has responded to the sexual harassment claims that were alleged by Björk in a Facebook post published on October 15.“I am inspired by the women everywhere who are speaking up online to tell about my experience with a Danish director” Björk wrote. While the Icelandic singer/songwriter did not name Von […]

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Suspicious of Fake News on Facebook? Use the New Context Button

Facebook has a fake news problem. Its most recent trending news misstep promoted misinformation from anonymous messageboard 4chan about the Las Vegas shooting. To combat the spread of fake news (and growing backlash against the company), the social network is testing out a new feature enabling users to tell the…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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