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Texas teacher gets the pink slip for insensitive Facebook post on the McKinney incident

Texas elementary teacher Karen Fitzgibbons was fired after she wrote an nsensitive Facebook post in response to the McKinney incident that took place last week. Even though she has since deleted the post, you can read on to learn the contents.

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If you can’t beat ’em, Tweet em: How VH1 is changing the ratings game with hashtags

VH1 programming such as "Love & Hip Hop" have dominated Nielsen Social Guide Rankings as a result of VH1 making a concerted push for social media.

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Challenge your friends to a doodle duel with the first Facebook Messenger game

Facebook Messenger already gives users the ability to make video calls, and now they can officially play games, too. Doodle Draw Game became the first game that is the first game available on the messaging platform.

Mobile

Two men arrested for sending threatening emoji over Facebook

Definitely a idiotic way to land a potential five year prison sentence, two men in South Carolina were arrested this month on stalking charges for threatening another man using emoji.

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Facebook Messenger for Android reaches 1 billion downloads

Facebook's Messenger app has reached over 1 billion downloads on the Android Google Play store. This puts it in the three comma club with a very exclusive group of successful apps from Facebook and Google.

Mobile

Facebook code changes mean Windows Phone no longer syncs up with the social network

A change in Facebook's Graph API means several key features in Microsoft's Windows Phone mobile operating system will no longer work correctly, including contact syncing and photo sharing.

Mobile

Facebook has reportedly ditched plan for $1 billion Internet satellite

Facebook has reportedly ditched plans for an Internet satellite that would've brought connectivity to remote parts of the planet, though the project's goal could at some stage still be achieved via drones.

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Facebook removes baby-dunking video after criticism

Facebook is responding to various child welfare organizations after it initially defended a baby-dunking video as "baby yoga." It has pulled down videos from its site that encourage this behavior, but with a caveat.

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Americans resigned to their privacy-less fate, but they don’t like it

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania shows Americans are painfully aware of just how little control they have over how their data is being used by companies like Facebook and Google, and they're not happy about it.

Web

Facebook adds visual maps to Messenger for location sharing

Perhaps ideal for anyone that uses Facebook Messenger to constantly communicate with friends, a new feature lets users send a map of their location or a target location to a friend within a conversation.

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Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg mourns her husband’s death in a heart-wrenching post

After 30 days of mourning her husband's death, Sheryl Sandberg tells all in a heart-wrenching post on Facebook. She shares her pain, her struggles to persevere , and provides a few life lessons along the way.

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Facebook Lite invites the next billion users in Asia, Africa, Europe, and elsewhere to join in

Facebook is turning its attention to developing mobile markets. Facebook Lite is a portal that runs on the weaker, cheaper hardware ubiquitous overseas.

Mobile

Lebron James dominated Stephen Curry on Facebook in posts about the NBA playoffs

Out of the millions of posts, comments, and likes about the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors during the 2015 NBA Playoffs, LeBron James is the focus. Facebook will also host live chats with players ahead of the final.

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Do you goof off on Facebook during work? There’s a scientific reason for it

Admit it: You get onto social media during work breaks. But there may be a scientific explanation for this distraction, according to neuroscientists at UCLA. Even when resting, the brain wants to be social.

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Instagram opens feed to businesses of all sizes to increase revenues

Instagram is taking a further step toward monetization by making it possible for all types of businesses to advertise on the site. It'll use Facebook's own ad infrastructure to accommodate this goal.

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