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An unofficial way to ‘dislike’ things on Facebook

CNET – “Facebook’s “like” feature has been around since February, but the massive social network never provided users with a way to quickly voice their opinions going the other way. French developer Thomas Moquet took matters into his own hands by creating a cute (albeit useless) Firefox extension that adds a dislike button to Facebook, letting users who have it installed mark things they don’t like.”

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Peace on Facebook

From the site – “Facebook is proud to play a part in promoting peace by building technology that helps people better understand each other. By enabling people from diverse backgrounds to easily connect and share their ideas, we can decrease world conflict in the short and long term.”

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Auschwitz launches Facebook site

BBC – “The Polish authorities in charge of Auschwitz have launched an official site for the former Nazi death camp on the social networking website Facebook. A spokesman said the move was aimed at reaching the younger generation and educating them about the Holocaust.”

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Prison guards demand right to complain online

AP – “A group of prison guards dubbed the Facebook Five has gone to an Australian court to fight for the right to complain about their boss on the Internet. The case has stirred debate in Australia about whether writing on social networking sites amounts to a chat between friends or a form of publishing.”

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Facebook Faces Boycott for Putting the Golan Heights in Israel

Voz Iz Neis – “Until last week, Facebook followed the lead of the United Nations, Britain, the United States and the European Union, which all regard the Golan Heights as occupied territory. As a result, Facebook members in Israeli-controlled parts of the Golan found that they were automatically designated as residents of Syria when they submitted biographical details to their profiles.”

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Facebook Friends Checker: Track those who drop you as a friend and those who ignore your friend requests

Chicago Tribune – “More than 24,000 people have installed the “Facebook Friends Checker,” a Greasemonkey script that scans your friend list periodically and sends you a message if anyone has deserted you, then offers a link to that person’s profile page.”

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California users file civil suit against Facebook

Associated Press – “Five Facebook users filed a civil lawsuit Monday alleging that the social networking site is violating California’s privacy laws and misleading members about how their personal information is used. The lawsuit, filed in Orange County Superior Court, asks for damages and attorney’s fees and includes a request for a jury trial.”

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How Facebook Is Affecting School Reunions

TIME – “For decades, the routine has remained the same: a bunch of old classmates get together and catch up, settle (or renew) grievances, and swap glory-days stories. Yet the ability to locate former classmates through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and, well, the Internet itself, has alumni organizations and other such groups wondering if the sun is setting on the traditionally organized reunion.”

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Coming Soon: Facebook Usernames

Facebook Blog – “We're planning to offer Facebook usernames to make it easier for people to find and connect with you. When your friends, family members or co-workers visit your profile or Pages on Facebook, they will be able to enter your username as part of the URL in their browser. This way people will have an easy-to-remember way to find you. We expect to offer even more ways to use your Facebook username in the future.”

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Facebook scarred over bid to keep clean breast

Sydney Morning Herald – “Facebook has apologised after it banned images of a British woman's mastectomy scars, published on the social networking site to raise awareness of breast cancer.”

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