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1: new post   US FDA Asserts Authority Over Social Media and Metatdata
"The Food and Drug Administration ordered the first enforcement action against a pharmaceutical company for its use of Facebook a month ago, directing drugmaker Novartis to remove a "Facebook Share" widget on the website for its leukemia drug Tasigna."
Aug 9, 2010
2: new post   Facebook Places Launched - New Geo-location Feature
Facebook Places borrows heavily from location-based social networks like Foursquare and Gowalla, which allow users to check in at places and broadcast their location to friends.
Aug 19, 2010
3: new post   How I Broke Facebook's 'Like' Button
I think I just identified a pretty major bug in Facebook's 'Like' button, which allows webmasters to write data on FB's social graph, which cannot be 'deleted' *if* they should they make a mistake when they initially implement the code into their website.
Aug 30, 2010
4: new post   Facebook Launches New Like Button Updates For Developers
"...we're officially launching three new updates for the Like button..."
Sept 10, 2010
5: new post   Facebook Places Launches In UK
"The service also lists nearby businesses and attractions, and Facebook will target the locations it lists to each Places user."
Sept 17, 2010
6: new post   Facebook Wants Social Games Innovation
"Today we're announcing a series of changes designed to lay the foundation for further games innovation on Facebook."
Sept 22, 2010
7: new post   Facebook Service Unavailable - DNS failure
Ok, so where are you Facebook? All those embedded "Like" buttons are also showing that same error...
Sept 23, 2010
8: new post   Facebook Service Unavailable Message Explained
"The key flaw that caused this outage to be so severe was an unfortunate handling of an error condition. An automated system for verifying configuration values ended up causing much more damage than it fixed."
Sept 24, 2010
9: new post   Facebook and Skype In Integration Partnership Talks
"...Facebook and Skype are poised to announce a significant and wide-ranging partnership that will include integration of SMS, voice chat and Facebook Connect."
Sept 29, 2010
10: new post   The Status Of Social Media Marketing Vs. SEO
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss how SMM (Social Media Marketing) may be moving into mainstream Internet marketing, where SEO once ruled."
Sept 30, 2010
11: new post   Facebook Gives More Control Over Groups, Downloads, and New Dashboard
"The biggest problem in social networking is helping you easily interact with your friends and share information in lots of different contexts."
Oct 7, 2010
12: new post   WSJ Investigation: Facebook Privacy Breach
"The problem has ties to the growing field of companies that build detailed databases on people in order to track them online..."
Oct 18, 2010
13: new post   Facebook Files Lawsuits Over Spam
"According to our complaints, the defendants, among other things, represented that in order to qualify for certain fake or deceptive offers, people had to spam their friends, sign up for automatic mobile phone subscription services, or provide other information."
Oct 21, 2010
14: new post   Facebook Ad-Targeting Patent Application
"The patent application suggests that advertisers may be able to select how heavily they want inferential targeting to be weighted."
Oct 29, 2010
15: new post   Facebook Moves To Make It More Dominant In Mobiles
"Facebook also revealed plans for a single sign-on that lets users log in to other phone applications with their Facebook name and password."
Nov 4, 2010
16: new post   Facebook Launches Seamless Messaging
"We'll be launching Messages and email addresses gradually and making it available to everyone over the next few months."
Nov 15, 2010
17: new post   MySpace Mashup With Facebook
"With a simple one-click set-up, the likes and interests of a user's Facebook profile are ported over to Myspace, enabling a user's stream to become immediately populated with the entertainment content they already love."
Nov 19, 2010
18: new post   Stunning : Facebook Book Accounts for 25% of all Page Views
"... Facebook.com saw 3% more web visits and almost five times more pageviews than Google.com."
Nov 20, 2010
19: new post   Patent Office Agrees To Facebook's "Face" Trademark
While it seems so bizarre that a company should have the right to trademark a word as common as "Face" apparently the USPTO isn't at all disturbed.
Nov 24, 2010
20: new post   Facebook To Make Profiles More Prominent
"We're rolling it out gradually and plan to get it to everyone by early next year."
Dec 6, 2010
21: new post   Facebook Announces 2011 Hacker Cup
"Registration opens December 20th with the three online rounds occurring throughout January 2011. World finals to follow."
Dec 10, 2010
22: new post   Facebook Offline, Briefly, Over Leaked Prototypes
"For a brief period of time, some internal prototypes were made public to a number of people externally."
Dec 17, 2010
23: new post   Facebook Passes Google For 2010 - Top Site of The Year
"Facebook has been named most visited site of the year (crowding out last year's winner Google). Comscore also shows Facebook.com passing Google.com in visits in November but all Google sites as still having more."
Dec 30, 2010
24: new post   The Facebook Juggernaut Keeps on Rolling - Passing Google and Yahoo in Search
"When combined, common search terms -- e.g., facebook and facebook.com -- for Facebook accounted for 3.48% of all searches in the U.S. among the top 50 terms, which represents a 207% increase versus 2009,"
Dec 30, 2010
25: new post   Facebook Reportedly Gets $500Million Investment Which "Values Firm At $50bn"
"Facebook has reportedly raised funds from Goldman Sachs and a Russian investor in a deal valuing the social networking site at $50bn (LSTG32.3bn).

The New York Times said that Goldman was investing $450m in Facebook, and Digital Sky Technologies another $50m.

The paper, citing unnamed sources, said the terms of the deal implied a value for Facebook of just over $50bn."
Jan 3, 2011
26: new post   Facebook Financials Revealed in Leak
Facebook earned $US355 million in net income in the first nine months of 2010 on revenue of $US1.2 billion, according to documents that Goldman Sachs is providing to clients.

Goldman began hand-delivering copies of the 101-page private placement memorandum for the Facebook offering to its wealthy customers a little after lunchtime Thursday in New York, according to a person who received a copy.

The Goldman customer said he received a separate six-page financial statement containing information on the social networking firm.

The document provides some of the most detailed financial information to come to light about Facebook, which Goldman recently valued at $US50 billion in a separate, $US450 million funding.
Jan 7, 2011
27: new post   Facebook Temporarily Withdraws Developers Access To User Address and Phone Numbers
Over the weekend, we got some useful feedback that we could make people more clearly aware of when they are granting access to this data.[br][br]We agree, and we are making changes to help ensure you only share this information when you intend to do so. We'll be working to launch these updates as soon as possible, and will be temporarily disabling this feature until those changes are ready.[br][br]We look forward to re-enabling this improved feature in the next few weeks.
Jan 18, 2011
28: new post   Goldman Limits Facebook Investment to Foreign Clients
Just more than a week after Goldman Sachs offered its most prized clients a chance to invest in Facebook, the firm on Monday withdrew the opportunity from clients in the United States because of worries that the deal could run afoul of securities regulations.

The decision is a considered a serious embarrassment for Goldman, which had marketed the investment to its wealthiest clients, including corporate magnates and directors of the nation's largest companies....

...the Facebook plan is now likely to raise new questions about whether Goldman tried to push regulatory boundaries once again.
Jan 18, 2011
29: new post   Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Page Hacked
Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page has been hacked by an unknown person who posted a status update suggesting that the site should let people invest in it rather than going to the banks.

The message left by the hacker read: 'Let the hacking begin: If facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn't Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way?...
Jan 26, 2011
30: new post   Facebook Adds Social Authentication and HTTPS Login Capability
A key part of controlling information has always been protecting it from security threats like viruses, malware and hackers.

Starting today we'll provide you with the ability to experience Facebook entirely over HTTPS.

At Facebook we strive to put people at the center of all of our products and to design every experience you have on the site to be social. This is obvious in products like photos, where pictures are organized around the people that appear in them. We also want to bring the benefits of social design to experiences where you wouldn't traditionally expect them, like account security. Social authentication is our latest effort toward this goal.
Jan 26, 2011
31: new post   Facebook Places Deals Launches In Europe
Facebook made a significant move into the potentially lucrative local business advertising space on Monday with the launch in the UK and other European countries of Places Deals, which gives users discounts and benefits with nearby shops, restaurants and venues through their mobile phones.[br][br][br]Facebook says millions of users are already choosing to check in to venues, and its app is already the most popular in Apple's iTunes Store....[br][br]Through deals with partners announced today, the first 30,000 Facebook users to check in at Starbucks stores in the UK can claim a free coffee, the first 1,000 to check in at Debenhams will receive a free mascara and makeover, and the first four to upgrade their contracts and check in at O2 stores will win a free Xbox or Playstation.
Jan 31, 2011
32: new post   Facebook Updates Comments Box Plugin
More Social Relevance[br][br]The upgraded Comments Box uses social signals to surface the highest quality comments for each user. Comments are ordered to show users the most relevant comments from friends, friends of friends, and the most liked or active discussion threads, while comments marked as spam are hidden from view.
Mar 1, 2011
33: new post   Facebook Begins Testing Local Deals, Competing with Groupon
Facebook announced this evening it is ready to begin testing its new local deals offering--the social-networking giant's effort to cash in on the feverish interest in social buying. [br][br]First revealed in March, Facebook Deals offers members local deals they can buy and share them with their friends on the network. The test will launch tomorrow in Austin, Atlanta, Dallas, San Diego, and San Francisco, but may be expanded to include other cities, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company said in statement today.
Apr 26, 2011
34: new post   Report: Facebook Now Serving 31.2 pct Of U.S. Online Ads
Popular social networking site Facebook.com led all online publishers in Q1 2011 with 346 billion display ad impressions, representing 31.2 percent market share. Facebook's market share has increased 15 percentage points from 16.2 percent in Q1 2010. Yahoo! Sites ranked second during the most recent quarter with 112 billion impressions (10.1 percent), followed by Microsoft Sites with 54 billion impressions (4.8 percent) and AOL, Inc. with 33 billion impressions (3.0 percent).
May 4, 2011
35: new post   Facebook Admits Hiring PR Firm to Plant Negative Stories About Google Over User Privacy
It has been revealed that Facebook embarked on a smear campaign against rival Google.[br][br]The social network has admitted that it hired a PR firm to plant anti-Google stories related to user privacy. [br][br]
May 12, 2011
36: new post   Fake PREVENTING SPAM - VERIFY ACCOUNT Message Defaces Facebook Walls
The growing prevalence of junk messages on Facebook is been used to bait a new scam doing the rounds on the social network.[br][br]Prospective marks in receipt of the fraudulent messages are invited to "verify" their account in order to "prevent spam". Recipients who respond to the message by clicking on a link end up sharing it on their wall as well as spreading highly obfuscated JavaScript.
May 13, 2011
37: new post   Facebook Still Growing But Losing Users In Countries It Was First Established
Something strange is going on: Facebook is losing customers.[br][br]Lots of customers. According to Inside Facebook's data service, Facebook lost 6 million users in the U.S. last month, dropping from 155.2 million to 149.4 million. That's the first time U.S. numbers have dropped in more than a year.
June 13, 2011
38: new post   Facebook's Zuckerberg Says It Will Launch 'something awesome' Next Week
He said the project had been developed at the 40-person Seattle office, Facebook's only major engineering center outside of its Palo Alto, California headquarters.
July 1, 2011
39: new post   Facebook Launches Group Chat, A New Chat Design and Video Calling
At a conference in Facebook's HQ in Palo Alto Mark Zuckerberg talked about the "something awesome" launch today.[br][br]He talked about Group Chat and a new chat design, along with Video Calling in a hook-up with Skype.[br][br]Group Chat and a simplified chat design is rolling out today, along with video calling.
July 6, 2011
40: new post   How To Build A Fan Base On Facebook
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how to build and engage with fans on Facebook.
July 26, 2011
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