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I'm sure many of you know that today has been declared an action day to pressure Facebook to take down sites that promote rape. Yes, I said promote rape. Change has a petition up that I urge you to sign, because while I generally am angsty about the idea of…

Facebook rolls out big changes to ‘lock in’ users

Facebook on Friday begins rolling out its biggest ever shake-up, in a move observers say will not only profoundly alter how its 800 million users interact with the site, but will keep them coming back for decades to come. The new “Timeline,” revealed last week by chief executive Mark Zuckerberg will also likely…

Facebook rolling out ‘smart lists’ of friends

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook on Tuesday introduced “smart lists” that automatically sort friends into categories and prioritize news from those dearest to members of the world’s largest online social network. The rollout of smart lists commences on Wednesday and comes as rival Google+ seeks to win over users by providing…

Social networking top online activity in U.S.

US Internet users are spending nearly a quarter of their online time at blogs and social networks, with Facebook the most popular destination, according to a survey released by Nielsen. “Social media’s popularity continues to grow, connecting people with just about everything they watch and buy,” Nielsen said in a…

Facebook plans to become music platform

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is poised to pipe tunes into the world’s largest online social network in an alliance with streaming music services Rdio, MOG, and Spotify, technology blog Mashable said on Wednesday. People will be able to listen to music at Facebook.com, which will serve as a media platform…

Facebook shutting down online Deals program

Facebook is ending a Deals program launched in April which offered online bargains like Groupon, LivingSocial and other companies. “After testing Deals for four months, we’ve decided to end our Deals product in the coming weeks,” the Palo Alto, California-based social network said in a statement. “We think there is…

Facebook makes sharing more selective

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook on Tuesday announced it is rolling out improvements aimed at letting users be more selective about who gets to see what they post at the world’s largest online social network. The move came in the face of a challenge from a freshly launched Google+ social network,…

Two more reasons to be a curmudgeonly childless marriage boycotter

1) Facebook  is adding an "Expected: Child" option, furthering its decline from a kooky social networking website into a content generator for STFU Parents.  This is a really stupid idea, beyond just being annoying.  I went and tested it by entering that I was expecting child Suck Ass in December…

Rep. Allen West fires intern for pro-gay response to Tracy Morgan rant

Tea party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-FL) has reportedly fired an intern for retweeting a message critical of comedian Tracy Morgan’s recent homophobic rant. A member of the audience who attended Morgan’s stand-up routine in Tennessee recalled on Facebook that the comedian said that if his son came out to…

Facebook under fire for facial recognition software

WASHINGTON — Facebook is coming under fire for a feature that uses facial recognition software to allow members to tag pictures of their friends on the social network. The “Tag Suggestions” feature made its debut on Facebook in the United States six months ago but has drawn renewed attention this…

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