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Facebook builds mechanism to respond to suicide threats

Mar 9, 2011
Facebook has built a page for reporting suicidal content that people see on the site. It's a form where you fill in the url where you spotted it,...
Posted In: Facebook, Health, policy, privacy, social media, suicide

Facebook shuts down account of Chinese blogger

Mar 9, 2011
The reason? A fake name. The blogger/commentator is knows as Michael Anti. While it's not the name on his national identity card, Michael has used...
Posted In: Facebook, policy, privacy, security, social media, zuckerberg

Global Network Initiative is withering on the vine

Mar 7, 2011
Three years ago, Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft signed on to a code of conduct designed to protect free speech and protect privacy online. The Global...
Posted In: Egypt, Facebook, Google, government, Microsoft, privacy, social media, Twitter, Web Culture, Yahoo

Twitter makes changes that screws things up for researchers

Mar 4, 2011
Twitter is changing its terms of service. Might not make a big difference to you and me as we tweet about the tv show we're watching or what we're...
Posted In: Entertainment, research, social media, Twitter, Web Culture

Augmented reality games for kids

Mar 4, 2011
PBS is working on a project to design augmented reality games for kids four or five years old. ...
Posted In: Entertainment, games, pbs, social media, Web Culture

Facebook reiterates its plan to give app developers access to users' phone numbers and home addresses

Mar 2, 2011
This is a plan that Facebook first announced several weeks ago but then quickly put on ice after loud objections from privacy groups and concern...
Posted In: apps, business, Facebook, privacy, social media, Web Culture

Facebook app helps you break up couples

Feb 28, 2011
Let's say you really like someone and want to date them but they're with someone else. And let's also say you're a horrible uncaring monster of a...
Posted In: business, Entertainment, Facebook, horrible, monster people, social media, sorrow

AT&T will sell Kindles

Feb 28, 2011
Starting March 6th, you can get a Kindle from an AT&T store. AT&T announced today it will sell the Amazon Kindle 3G - you can connect over...
Posted In: Amazon, at&t, business, Entertainment, Kindle, social media, Web Culture

Scientists use sensors to get close-ups of wild animals; now you can see all this online

Feb 28, 2011
The Smithsonian has launched a new website that features more than 200,000 photos taken by researchers from automated cameras. The cameras have...
Posted In: animals, Entertainment, photography, Science, smithsonian, social media, Web Culture

Facebook share and like buttons are merging

Feb 28, 2011
Okay, so here we have a seemingly minor Facebook design change that could be of no significance whatsoever BUT what have we learned about tech...
Posted In: business, Facebook, privacy, social media, Web Culture

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