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Happy Birthday Facebook: Watch 10 years in two minutes

February 4 is Facebook's 10th birthday. The company Mark Zuckerberg started in his Harvard University dorm has grown to include more than 6,000 employees worldwide, averaging 750 million users every day. Bloomberg Businessweek……

After 10 years, Facebook battles to be relevant for young people

Sixteen-year-old Owen Fairchild doesn't hang out at Facebook as much as he did when he was just a kid. It is not that he and his friends are abandoning the social network. They are spreading their love to rival networks like Twitter, Pinterest, SnapChat……

Tea Party pastor Rafael Cruz says hackers posted porn on his Facebook page

Tea Party activist Rafael Cruz apologized Sunday evening after a “pornographic picture” was posted on his personal Facebook page. Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and a popular conservative speaker himself, said his account had been hacked, reported Talking Points Memo. “Someone hacked my account and posted a…

If Facebook is an infectious disease, here’s a guide to the symptoms

The Ancient Greeks had the Plague of Athens, the Tudors had English sweating sickness, and the black death has popped up at regular intervals throughout history. Now it seems we are experiencing the demise of what some medical professionals have identified as a social sickness that has ravaged great swaths…

Pennsylvania assault suspect arrested after sharing cops’ Facebook photo of him

Police in Freeland, Pennsylvania got an online assist in nabbing an assault suspect — from the suspect’ himself. The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader reported that 35-year-old Anthony James Lescowitch brought himself to authorities’ attention after sharing the local police department’s Facebook picture of himself on his own page Monday night. Police…

School board member resigns over plan to pass out free ammo to honor Sandy Hook victims

A school board member finally stepped down Tuesday after his plan to hand out free ammunition to honor victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre misfired. Gregory Beck drew calls for his resignation almost immediately following his election in November to the Brookfield, Connecticut, school board after making a post…

Facebook still dominates social networking, despite the rise of new platforms

The surge into social networks is gaining pace among Americans, with Facebook dominating but with many people using multiple platforms, a study showed Monday. A Pew Research Center survey found 73 percent of Americans over age 18 on the Internet use at least one social network — or about 63…

Mark Zuckerberg cashes in as Facebook prepares to sell 70 million shares

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg will sell a chunk of his stake in the company, cashing in some $2.3 billion, as part of a new share offering by the huge social network. A Facebook filing Thursday said the company would sell 70 million shares in a follow-on offering to the huge…

N.Y. cop’s anti-Obama Facebook rant: ‘Go die in a shallow grave you Muslim commie’

A New York City-area police officer could be fired after posting an obscene, racist and threatening rant against President Barack Obama on social media. Officer Peter Burns, of Pleasantville police, was accused of making the comments Dec. 11 on a Facebook page he operated under the name “Coon Trapper.” “The…

Obama set to meet with with Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter chiefs

US President Barack Obama will Tuesday meet bosses of tech giants including Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter to discuss US spy agency surveillance and his notorious health care reform website. A White House official said Obama would talk to the Silicon Valley chieftains about progress in repairing the glitch prone…

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