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# facebook - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Senator: I was told I’d be hatcheted in the face as a way of murdering me Death Threat

Senator: I was told I’d be hatcheted in the face as a way of murdering me

Labour senator Lorraine Higgins claims she has been subjected to a death threat on her Facebook page.

# facebook - Sunday 25 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Facebook nosiness, a GIF machine and a virtual reality war Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Facebook nosiness, a GIF machine and a virtual reality war

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# facebook - Thursday 22 May, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook to offer its 1.28 billion users a privacy check-up Privacy Control

Facebook to offer its 1.28 billion users a privacy check-up

As well as reviewing users’ privacy settings, status updates from new users will be set to ‘friends’ instead of ‘public’ automatically.

From Business ETC Facebook adds audio-recognition to its app to help identify songs and TV shows Easy Listening

Facebook adds audio-recognition to its app to help identify songs and TV shows

The feature will be made available to US users initially, but when activated, it will recognise what song, TV show or film is on in the background.

# facebook - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Is Dublin West candidate David Hall going for the bald vote? David Hall

# facebook - Monday 19 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge New feature lets you ‘ask’ your Facebook friends about their relationship status Don't Ask

New feature lets you ‘ask’ your Facebook friends about their relationship status

A new ‘ask’ button has popped up on Facebook pages – here’s what it’s all about.

From Business ETC Facebook decides to take on Snapchat again by developing rival app App Attack

Facebook decides to take on Snapchat again by developing rival app

If at first you don’t succeed…

# facebook - Friday 9 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge This perfectly describes the most annoying people in your timeline Antisocial Media

# facebook - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge 10 of the most epic burns the world has ever seen Oh Snap

10 of the most epic burns the world has ever seen

Burns unit for all of these poor unfortunates. Quick now.

# facebook - Friday 2 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Teenage cancer patient’s ‘remarkable recovery’ after raising millions Stephen's Story

Teenage cancer patient’s ‘remarkable recovery’ after raising millions

Stephen Sutton, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer and whose story went viral, has been released from hospital.

# facebook - Thursday 1 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Baby wallaby rescued from Facebook auction Where's Wallaby

Baby wallaby rescued from Facebook auction

The man trying to sell him now faces criminal charges. As he should.

# facebook - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge George Hook really didn’t enjoy the experience of virtual reality goggles Vertigo

George Hook really didn’t enjoy the experience of virtual reality goggles

Pat Kenny, on the other hand, was a little less dramatic.

# facebook - Monday 28 April, 2014

From Business ETC Judicial review of Facebook data case to begin in High Court tomorrow Data Privacy

Judicial review of Facebook data case to begin in High Court tomorrow

The Europe V Facebook group launched the action last year after the Irish Data Protection Commissioner decided not to investigate Facebook over its involvement in the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program.

# facebook - Thursday 24 April, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook’s plan for its mobile apps: grow userbase now, make money later No Rush

Facebook’s plan for its mobile apps: grow userbase now, make money later

In a conference call, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it would be a “few years” before Instagram would become an important business for the company.

# facebook - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

From Business ETC WhatsApp CEO vows to keep things simple after hitting 500 million users mark Halfway Point

WhatsApp CEO vows to keep things simple after hitting 500 million users mark

The app now sees more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos shared through it every day as it aims to reach one billion users.

# facebook - Saturday 19 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Why women love Sheryl Sandberg: ‘She just makes sense’ Cult Status

Why women love Sheryl Sandberg: ‘She just makes sense’

The billionaire was in town this week and the crowd loved her. But what makes Sheryl Sandberg the rock star of the business world.

# facebook - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Careful now: The Department of the Environment doesn’t pull its punches on Twitter Smackdown
From Business ETC Twitter takes more inspiration from Facebook by pushing mobile app ads Mobile Ads

Twitter takes more inspiration from Facebook by pushing mobile app ads

The new ads will allow users to download apps through promoted tweets and outside the app itself.

From Business ETC Sandberg: ‘If you want to do something nice for your wife, don’t buy flowers, do the laundry’ LEAN IN

Sandberg: ‘If you want to do something nice for your wife, don’t buy flowers, do the laundry’

Sheryl Sandberg talks gender equality, women leaning in, asking for raises and not being afraid to be ambitious.

# facebook - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From Business ETC Google buys solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace for internet project Internet Access

Google buys solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace for internet project

Facebook was in talks to buy the solar-powered drone company earlier this year, but Google has acquired them to help with its own internet initiative, Project Loon.

# facebook - Monday 14 April, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook awaits approval from Irish Central Bank for e-money service Money Transfer

Facebook awaits approval from Irish Central Bank for e-money service

If approved, it would allow Facebook users to store money on the site and use it to pay and exchange money with others.

# facebook - Saturday 12 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Facebook leads to ‘negative feelings’ and poor body image – study Social Media

Facebook leads to ‘negative feelings’ and poor body image – study

Researches in Glasgow found that it could have a more dramatic effect than traditional media.

# facebook - Friday 11 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Women Who Eat On Tubes founder says Facebook page is ‘an art project’ Bite Me

Women Who Eat On Tubes founder says Facebook page is ‘an art project’

Tony Burke says it’s part of an observational study.

# facebook - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge 5 ways Twitter is damaging your love life Antisocial Media

5 ways Twitter is damaging your love life

First Twitter, then divorce.

# facebook - Monday 7 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: If you take photos of people without their knowledge, you’re being a creep Stranger Shaming

Column: If you take photos of people without their knowledge, you’re being a creep

We need to start taking privacy in public places seriously, starting by not sharing images made without the subject’s consent – after all, next time, it could be you, writes Fergal Crehan.

From The Daily Edge If Facebook, Twitter and Instagram took over the Game of Thrones world… Game Of Phones

# facebook - Sunday 6 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Pranks we wish were real, an unsettling game and a high-tech Cork pub Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Pranks we wish were real, an unsettling game and a high-tech Cork pub

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# facebook - Friday 4 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Friday Friday

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s been talking about revelations at the Ian Bailey case, what the new Commissioner had to say… and Brucie quitting.

From Business ETC Facebook considers working on anonymous features Secrets

Facebook considers working on anonymous features

The site is experimenting with ways to allow users to log in anonymously and are said to be considering developing its own anonymity app similar to Secret.

# facebook - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge US radio station plays excellent April Fool’s prank on their Facebook fans Too Long Didn't Read

US radio station plays excellent April Fool’s prank on their Facebook fans

It’s an April Fool’s prank with a lesson.

# facebook - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook CEO made $3.3 billion in stock options last year Windfall

Facebook CEO made $3.3 billion in stock options last year

According to regulatory documents filed on Monday, Zuckerberg has reduced his salary to $1 a year.

# facebook - Monday 31 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: We need to stop comparing ourselves to our ‘friends’ online FOMO

Column: We need to stop comparing ourselves to our ‘friends’ online

I have come to realise that although I don’t have the perfect partner, dream home or even have a car of my own, my life is just fine, writes Angharad Williams.

# facebook - Sunday 30 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Thinking caps, the bionic Olympics and energy-creating blimps Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Thinking caps, the bionic Olympics and energy-creating blimps

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# facebook - Friday 28 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Government departments urged to use social media and communicate online Talk To Us

Government departments urged to use social media and communicate online

The government departments have been criticised for not utilising social media to inform the public about their work.

# facebook - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook shows no signs of slowing down as it now has one billion mobile users Addiction

Facebook shows no signs of slowing down as it now has one billion mobile users

Meanwhile, Instagram now has more than 200 million users signed up with 50 million signing up over the last six months.

# facebook - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook buys virtual reality company Oculus VR for $2 billion Virtual Insanity

Facebook buys virtual reality company Oculus VR for $2 billion

So much for Facebook being done buying companies for a while, huh?

From TheJournal.ie Column: #NoMakeupSelfies abound, but where’s the barefaced truth on social media? Barefaced Truth

Column: #NoMakeupSelfies abound, but where’s the barefaced truth on social media?

Social media has become our ‘happiness record’. Nobody wants to know about the bad stuff – the laundry piles, the messy house, the sticky kids – and we’re just adding to the pressure to be perfect, writes Sinéad Fox.

From Business ETC Ireland would be “biggest loser” in OECD tax shake-up Tax Target

Ireland would be “biggest loser” in OECD tax shake-up

Proposals to tax digital companies where user bases are located would “fundamentally change” the environment for tech giants based in Ireland.

# facebook - Sunday 23 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “They run all kinds of lies”: Turkish PM in new tirade against Twitter & Facebook No Tweets

“They run all kinds of lies”: Turkish PM in new tirade against Twitter & Facebook

Social media networks have been flooded with recordings allegedly showing Erdogan talking with his son about hiding vast sums of money and interfering in court cases…