Facebook Hits a Milestone

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Description: As Facebook celebrates its 10th anniversary, we take a look back at its origins, and take a look forward at the future of the company and what it will look like. Source: CNET Date: February 3, 2014  The social network that turned the word “friend” into a verb and popularized the “like button” is turning… Read more »

The private information Facebook now makes public

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Description: Facebook’s recent privacy recalculation prevents excluding your profile picture, cover photo, and other formerly hide-able information from search results. Source: CNET Date: November 12, 2013 You may have been one of the many Facebook users contacted by the company last week about the demise of the “Who can look up your Timeline by name” search setting…. Read more »

Feeling Down? Facebook Improves Self-Esteem

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Description: A new psychological study has found that time spent on Facebook is actually benefiting users by feeding their ego and giving them self-assurance. Source: Mashable Date: March 22nd, 2013 If you’re feeling down in the dumps and looking for a pick me up, you may want to check your Facebook profile. That advice follows from new research showing that… Read more »

Facebook Confirms It Will Acquire Atlas Advertiser Suite

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Description: Facebook announced that they will be purchasing Atlas Advertiser Suite, a back-end scaling and measurement to help advertisers “close the loop” and understand how their spend earns them money. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 28th, 2013 After weeks of speculation and leaks, Facebook today announced it will buy the Atlas Advertiser Suite away from Microsoft. The Seattle-based Atlas team will stay… Read more »

Understanding Unicorn: A dive into Facebook’s Graph Search

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Description: An inside look at the details of Facebook Graph Search, the new search tool that allows Facebook users to search people, places, and things and the connections between them more easily. Source: CNet Date: February 21st, 2013 MENLO PARK, Calif.–On the surface, Facebook’s new Graph Search is touted as a new method to enable more connections… Read more »

Social Media Etiquette: Do You Kiss and Tell?

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Description: A recent survey conducted on Zoosk, Facebook’s dating service, has revealed some interesting statistics about romantic technology use. Despite the risk of public romance, many users are still updating their Facebook profiles with romantic posts. Who are these users and why do they do it? Source: Huffingtonpost.com Date: September 18th, 2012   Posting your… Read more »

Social media changes back-to-school experience

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Description: Social media has changed the experience of going back to school for kids. By using social media to stay in-touch throughout the summer, kids are able to draw on each others shared content to start conversations and meet new friends. However, for some this might mean enduring more bullying than before. Source: CBC.ca Date:… Read more »

Dorm Rooms and a Garage are Launching Some of the Best in Startups

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Description: The University of Waterloo boasts two productive launch pads for students wanting to build a start-up company. The Velocity Residence and the Velocity Garage offer places for students to learn, collaborate and test their industries. Source: Techvibes.com Date: September 6th, 2012 How many times have you heard or read the phrase “student startup” in… Read more »

Why California Is Banning Social Media from the Hiring Process

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Description: California is attempting to pass a law that would completely remove social media from the hiring process. This includes denying employers the right to ask candidates for their social media logins and removing social media as a source of determining whether or not a person is “unfit or competent” to fill a position. Source:… Read more »

How Your Social Media Profile Could Make Or Break Your Next Job Opportunity

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Description: The idea that your social media profile is being observed and analyzed by future employers has existed as long as social media itself. However, a recent survey by Eurocom Worldwide has confirmed that nearly 20% of tech industry companies admit to turning down prospective employees because of their social media profiles. Source: Forbes.com Date:… Read more »