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More people are coming out on Facebook than ever before

In a blog post today, Facebook pointed out that a record number of Americans have "come out" on the platform, emphasizing a national shift towards the long-awaited acceptance of different sexual orientations in mainstream media.
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For real-time news, Facebook Notify could be the Twitter Moments killer

The Facebook Notify app scheduled to launch at the end of the month, could help online media with notifying readers of news stories, while eliminating the need for any other news apps.
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Join the newest Internet craze and release your inner frozen chicken

People are snapping pics of themselves as frozen chicken as part of New Zealand's newest Internet craze. Unlike the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge or planking, participants are required to do the Frozen Chook in the nude.
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Social media isn’t just for youngsters anymore, new research finds

Mobile use, ability to connect, and popularity of Facebook are all part of the explanation for increased social media use among senior citizens, according to the Pew Research Center.
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If unwanted Tinder matches appear as Facebook-suggested friends, here’s why

Some online daters are noticing their Tinder matches popping up on Facebook as suggested friends. But there may not be a direct connection, with the cause more likely being a side-effect of your other online activity.
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Facebook’s ‘On This Day’ feature finally lets users block unwanted memories

It took a while, but Facebook has finally come up with a way for users to block unwanted memories from its "On This Day" feature. New filters allow users to reject names and dates they'd rather forget about, hopefully ensuring fewer nasty…
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Facebook continues push for video content with new feed dedicated to video

Facebook believes your news feed will be filled with videos in the near future and is already testing a news feed dedicated to those videos shared by your friends and the pages that you follow.
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Shop ’til you drop: Facebook shows off shopping feed and new ads for brands

Facebook wants you to shop with the brands you like right in its app. The social network developed tools for brands to make better ads, a shopping feed for users to browse through, and even a buy button.

Stories you missed: Netflix price hike, water on Pluto, Lyft hacks Uber

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. From Netflix upping its subscription price to an attempted…
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Privacy is dead, says Mark Zuckerberg, even for his unborn daughter

Mark Zuckerberg said of his unborn child's first steps, "I’m really looking forward to being able to capture not just a photo but to really capture the experience" by way of Facebook's foray into VR.

Facebook reveals new reactions for statuses, no dislike button included

Facebook has unveiled a new pack of reactions for status updates, letting the 1.4 billion social network users send more than a like to friends. Sadly, for those hoping for a dislike button, it is not there.

It’s going to cost how much? Send a GIF and get a repairman with Facebook

Pro.com users in San Francisco and Seattle can now text or use Facebook Messenger connect with a home improvement expert who will can answers questions and schedule repairs by a certified professional.