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# facebook - Saturday 5 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Facebook friends, prostitutes, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Facebook friends, prostitutes, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers

Plus: How many Irish students say they’re not having sex?

# facebook - Friday 4 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Man proposes at Facebook HQ after falling in love with a stranger he ‘poked’ Poked

Man proposes at Facebook HQ after falling in love with a stranger he ‘poked’

He ‘liked’ it, so now he’s putting a ring on it.

# facebook - Thursday 3 July, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook carried out hundreds of tests on users with few limits Experiments

Facebook carried out hundreds of tests on users with few limits

The experiments, carried out by Facebook’s Data Science team, covered topics like the causes of loneliness, how social behaviours spread through networks, and ‘political mobilisation messages.’

# facebook - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

From Business ETC Irish watchdog to investigate Facebook’s controversial mood experiment Questions

Irish watchdog to investigate Facebook’s controversial mood experiment

It will be working with Britain’s independent data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office, as it investigates Facebook’s decision to alter 700,000 users’ News Feed as part of an experiment

# facebook - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge TV psychic Derek Acorah quashes fake reports of his death Truth Will Out

TV psychic Derek Acorah quashes fake reports of his death

He offered “thanks to everybody who wished me well”.

# facebook - Monday 30 June, 2014

From Business ETC Author of controversial Facebook study says he’s sorry for anxiety caused Sorry

Author of controversial Facebook study says he’s sorry for anxiety caused

The study, which altered the content users saw in their news feed in 2012, has come under severe criticism for as it was carried out without users’ knowledge or consent.

# facebook - Sunday 29 June, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook ‘manipulated users emotions’ in secret study Emotional Contagion

Facebook ‘manipulated users emotions’ in secret study

For one week in 2012 Facebook tampered with the algorithm to see how it affected users.

From The Daily Edge It’s official. Everybody hates happy couples on Facebook Love U Hun

It’s official. Everybody hates happy couples on Facebook

Baby, think twiiiice… before you post.

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Slingshot, karaoke and a cardboard box Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Slingshot, karaoke and a cardboard box

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

# facebook - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Clermont appoint another female coach following Costa’s sudden resignation

A statement on the club’s website announced that Corinne Diacre “has committed herself for the next two seasons”

# facebook - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge This perfect video nails the truth about your Facebook feed Facebook Vs Real Life
From Business ETC Now Facebook is letting anyone download its Snapchat-inspired app Expansion

Now Facebook is letting anyone download its Snapchat-inspired app

Slingshot, which requires people to send images and videos first before they can view a message, has been released worldwide on iOS and Android.

# facebook - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge 8 of Dublin’s coolest office spaces 9 To 5

8 of Dublin’s coolest office spaces

What a way to make a living.

# facebook - Sunday 22 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge This photo of the London Eye just won an official prize. Does it remind you of anything? The Big One

# facebook - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge The best of the internet’s panicked reaction to Facebook going down Back To Bebo

The best of the internet’s panicked reaction to Facebook going down

It’s back now. Everything’s fine.

# facebook - Monday 16 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge A Facebook page duped almost a million people with a Ryan Gosling adoption hoax Baby Daddy

# facebook - Friday 13 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Breastfeeding pics won’t be removed by Facebook anymore Free The Nipple

Breastfeeding pics won’t be removed by Facebook anymore

The site says that breastfeeding is “natural and beautiful”.

# facebook - Thursday 12 June, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook plans to share your web browsing activity with advertisers Data Sharing

Facebook plans to share your web browsing activity with advertisers

Facebook will now take data from users’ smartphone and other websites to help improve its ad targeting services, but it also includes opt-out and privacy controls.

# facebook - Sunday 8 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Hilarious Facebook account set up in response to racist ‘Waterford Against Roma’ page Parody

Hilarious Facebook account set up in response to racist ‘Waterford Against Roma’ page

‘Waterford Against Roma’ is now ‘Waterford Against Romans’.

# facebook - Saturday 7 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie One million tweets: Here’s how social media was used to encourage people to vote European Elections

One million tweets: Here’s how social media was used to encourage people to vote

One in five potential voters were reached by Facebook’s “I voted” button which was shared more than 2.7 million times.

# facebook - Friday 6 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge The 10 most important questions asked during Enda Kenny’s Facebook Q&A* Oh Enda

The 10 most important questions asked during Enda Kenny’s Facebook Q&A*

*And by most important, we mean ‘least important’.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny answered your Facebook questions last night – here’s what he said… Like

Enda Kenny answered your Facebook questions last night – here’s what he said…

The Taoiseach took part in a Facebook Q&A at the social media company’s California HQ.

# facebook - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Enda asked for Facebook questions on trade and jobs, but people aren’t sticking to the script… Fig Rolls

Enda asked for Facebook questions on trade and jobs, but people aren’t sticking to the script…

The Taoiseach is taking part in a Facebook Q&A at the social media company’s California HQ later. He’s asking for your questions….

# facebook - Sunday 1 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Man robs woman, then adds her on Facebook Friend Or Foe

# facebook - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge 10 things people really need to stop sharing on Facebook Antisocial Media

10 things people really need to stop sharing on Facebook

We translate what they’re REALLY trying to say.

From Business ETC Facebook tries to avoid future headaches by asking EU to review WhatsApp deal Antitrust

Facebook tries to avoid future headaches by asking EU to review WhatsApp deal

The review, if it goes ahead, could help Facebook avoid potential antitrust reviews from multiple EU member states.

# facebook - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

From Business ETC Iranian judge summons Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg over privacy complaints Extradition

Iranian judge summons Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg over privacy complaints

However, no extradition treaty exists between Iran and the United States, so Zuckerburg is unlikely to appear.

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.