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Facebook driving more traffic to news sites: study

WASHINGTON — Facebook is driving an increasing amount of traffic to news sites but Google remains the top referring service, according to a study published on Monday. The study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism looked at the behaviour of news consumers online during the first…

WATCH LIVE: Obama’s Townhall at Facebook HQ

Watch live video from Obama’s live town hall meeting at Facebook headquarters, courtesy of MSNBC, below: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Apple called on to pull ‘gay cure’ app from iTunes

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple on Monday was under pressure to yank a so-called “gay cure” application from its iTunes shop for software for iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices. More than 110,000 people had electronically signed an online petition at a change.org website calling for Apple to remove the Exodus International…

Facebook revamps comments platform for websites

WASHINGTON – Facebook is revamping a platform designed to power the frequently unruly comments space on websites. The Palo Alto, California, social networking giant unveiled an updated Comments Box plug-in on Tuesday that websites can use to replace the system they currently use to display comments from readers. Online publishers…

So-and-So’s Mom is the new Mrs. John Smith

In my surfing around the internet this weekend, I came across this old piece by Katie Roiphe about women who use their babies as their Facebook profile pictures, and surprisingly, I found myself agreeing with her, a rare enough instance. The mystery here is that the woman with the baby…

No Facebook for Malia, Sasha: Michelle Obama

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s daughters Malia and Sasha won’t be on Facebook anytime soon, First Lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday. “I’m not a big fan of young kids having Facebook. It’s not something they need. It’s not necessary,” Obama told the NBC Today Show, revealing that neither girl has…

Facebook founder’s fan page deleted after hack attack

Was hacking of Facebook CEO an entry in the Facebook Hacker Cup? Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook and subject of the Oscar-nominated The Social Network, on Tuesday declared that he would like to see his company turned into a charity that would hand over its profits to worthy causes.…

Submission is the wrong lesson

I put this link up on Facebook, just because I saw it on Feministing, and my take was similar to Courtney’s. (Her response: “This, my friends, is so not how we should be conceiving of effective anti-bullying work.”) I decided to post on it because it got a lot of…

Debt collectors using Facebook to stalk and humiliate

It’s not just friends that are noticing your status updates on Facebook. Debt collectors are now combing through social networks to learn about the lives of those who owe them money in order to embarrass them into paying up. One woman in Tampa, Florida felt violated when she found out…

Lame

Yesterday, for obvious reasons, I was in a crappy mood all day. So I turned to my favorite resource for lightening a sour mood, which is Regretsy. After reading a few pages of it until I was all caught up, I looked up at the links at the top and…

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