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Teenager kills parents over Facebook party

"The age of information sure sucks at times because more often than not, you realize how many people are straight up crazy. In latest news, a 17-year-old kid who was banned from holding a Facebook party by his parents resorted to murder to have his way. Florida teenager Tyler Hadley apparently killed his parents with a 22-inch framing hammer. To make matters worse, he held the party anyways with his parents’ bodies locked in the bedroom."

Facebook Bans Google+ Ads

"Not content with making it hard for people to export their Facebook contacts to Google+, Facebook has now banned all ads from app developer Michael Lee Johnson, who ran an ad saying 'Add Michael to Google+.' Facebook sent him the following message: 'Your account has been disabled. All of your adverts have been stopped and should not be run again on the site under any circumstances.

Why Google + social networking = electric wok

"A spectre is haunting the technology industry. It is called "electric wok syndrome" and it mainly afflicts engineers and those who invest in their fantasies. The condition takes its name from the fact that nobody in his or her right mind would want an electric wok. But because it is possible to make such things, they are manufactured, regardless of whether or not there is a need for them. The syndrome is thus characterised by the mantra: "Technology is the answer; now what was that question again?""

Zuckerberg: Kids under 13 should be allowed on Facebook

"Zuckerberg said he wants younger kids to be allowed on social networking sites like Facebook. Currently, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) mandates that websites that collect information about users (like Facebook does) aren't allowed to sign on anyone under the age of 13. But Zuckerberg is determined to change this.
"That will be a fight we take on at some point," he said. "My philosophy is that for education you need to start at a really, really young age." But just how would Facebook's social features be used by younger children?"

Zuckerburg interviewing President Obama

Well, who would have thought! Zuckerburg interviewing President Obama. While Obama seems to be a nice person, I believe the US needs a stronger leader. Someone who can get the USA out of the many issues facing the country. Let's hope Trump runs for office ;)

Facebook depression: Do you think you suffer from it?

"A U.S. doctors' group says "Facebook depression" may affect troubled teens who obsess over their friends' posts on the social networking site. Researchers disagree on whether it's simply an extension of depression some kids feel in other circumstances, or a distinct condition linked with using the online site. But there are unique aspects of Facebook that can make it a particularly tough social landscape to navigate for kids already dealing with poor self-esteem, said Dr.

Your Facebook profile could be one of 250,000 on 'dating' site

"To make a point that putting trust in Facebook comes at a price, a media artist and media critic created a "dating" website where they placed 250,000 Facebook profiles — without asking for any permission."

Facebook must hate Germany

"Social notworking site Facebook must be starting to think that Germany is more trouble than it is worth. The outfit faces potential fines for violating privacy laws in Germany and has agreed to let users there better shield their email contacts from unwanted advertisements and solicitations. After six months of wrangling. Facebook, which has more than 10 million users in Germany, agreed to modify its 'friend finder' service.

Son drowns while mom indulges in Facebook gaming

"Well, you gotta have priorities in life A one year old son of Denver woman Shannon Johnson drowned in the bathtub while his mother was busy roaming the wonderfully egocentric world of Facebook. The mother checked on the boy once in the 10 minutes after which there were three silent minutes. Johnson went to check and found that the boy has drowned." | more

AMBER Alerts Connect with Facebook

"The AMBER Alert program, credited with the safe recovery of 525 children across the country, has a new ally: Facebook. And finally Facebook gets some good press. Announced today by Facebook, the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), Facebook users are able to sign up to receive AMBER Alert bulletins for their state which will be sent to them through the Facebook "News Feed" feature. A total of 53 new AMBER Alert Pages have been created, one for each state, Puerto Rico, U.S.

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