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New Jersey Assemblyman is a lesson in selective Facebook Liking

New Jersey Assemblyman, Charles Mainor, had another social media fall out, this time for his interest in a couple of questionable Facebook pages. Let this be a lesson to us all in not Liking every page someone sends our way.
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The Facebook News Feed is running out of room

Despite the limited space, Facebook is getting creative and testing out multi-column advertising modules in its News Feed. The result: More clutter, more chaos, less news.
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Facebook ‘s VP nearly confirms Facebook is working on auto-play video ads

Facebook's VP confirmed that Facebook is figuring out video advertising, but it's not settled on how to implement it without ruining the user experience.
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Are social apps creating or killing romance?

A slew of new apps promising real love from your preexisting social network are hitting the market, hinting that your next romance - or hookup - is probably someone you're already Facebook friends with.
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Facebook says its engineers’ computers were hacked – last month

Laptops of Facebook engineers were infected with malware hidden in a Java exploit. The vulnerability has been patched and user data hasn't been compromised, although we're only hearing about this a month after the fact.
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Facebook rolls out ability to promote friend’s posts

Facebook added the option to promote your own posts for a fee, and now it's gradually rolling out the option to promote your friend's posts as well.
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Facebook explains how minors are getting special treatment when it comes to Graph Search

Facebook Graph Search gives users a revealing and sometimes embarassing look at other users, but Facebook has some measures in place to protect minors.
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Study: Social media apparently skews young urban Hispanic women

The Pew Internet Life project has taken another look at America's love (and use) of social media, and discovered an audience that is skewing female and Hispanic - and also, interestingly enough, shrinking when compared with a couple of…
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Pew study digs into what social media users looked like in 2012

Pew studied Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram to get a better look at what types of users were on these social networks in 2012.
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People use social networks to cheat; ‘Shocking!’ says no one

Studies show that cheaters online will open a new social media account, and couples are increasingly sharing their login info with each other - but even if your significant other offered up his or her login info, don't go thinking you're…
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Facebook exec offers a 2013 forecast, and it is full of partnership deals

Facebook’s Dan Rose at the D:Dive Conference gave a glimpse of what's to come with Facebook in 2013, which includes books, television, and fitness apps.
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Facebook teams up with a Pixar animator to recreate emoticons

When Facebook decided that it wanted to take another run at the creation of the emoticon, it hired an expert in emotional visualization: An animator who's currently working for Pixar.