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Pope 2.0: Vatican launches Facebook application

The Associated Press – “Web surfers can now send virtual postcards of Pope Benedict XVI to their Facebook friends or follow the pontiffs travel on their iPhones. Under a papacy that has suffered communication woes, the Vatican is taking new, technologically savvy steps to bring its message to social networking sites and smartphones.”

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Hackers launch phishing attack on Facebook users

Reuters – Hackers launched an attack on Facebook's 200 million users on Thursday, successfully gathering passwords from some of them in the latest campaign to prey on members of the popular social networking site.”

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Facebook Song

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Facebook or Facadebook?

ACRL LogFor the past three years or so, there has been on and off discussion of social networks on ili-l@ala.org. The thrust of these discussions has usually had to do with how academic libraries can exploit Facebook/MySpace/Whatever to connect with college students. It used to be that corporate entities couldn’t have presence on Facebook. You had to be a person. But, some of those restrictions now have workarounds of various types. A common thread with most of these discussions, including the one last week (4/20-4/24), was whether it is appropriate for ’authority figures’ to be on these social networks, and whether students welcome our presence in their playground.”

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Facebook seeks to export its network across the Web

Reuters – “Facebook regularly attracts more than 200 million people to its website, but the company is now looking for ways to permeate the lives of its users without the need to check-in to the Facebook site. The Palo Alto, California company unveiled tools on Monday that allow third-party Web developers to harness the wealth of content generated by Facebook users and to build new online products and services.”

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Facebook users’ vote ending way short of threshold

The Associated Press – “Facebook invited the 200 million people who regularly use the site to vote on its governing documents. But it's unclear how much of a difference it will make.”

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Teen sues after suspension for Facebook-hating teacher

Technically Incorrect – “Katherine Evans, an 18-year-old from Pembroke Pines, Florida, thought her English teacher, Sarah Phelps, was “the worst teacher I’ve ever met.” As any fine young citizen of the 21st century does, she thought it aloud on Facebook.”

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Zuckerberg’s Law of Information Sharing

Bits Blog – “Mr. Zuckerberg pinned his optimism on a change in behavior among Internet users: that they are ever more willing to tell others what they are doing, who their friends are, and even what they look like as they crawl home from the frat party.”

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Facebook membership surges to 120 million users

CNET – “Social-networking giant Facebook got a notch bigger in the last three months, and the company has higher hopes from a partnership with Salesforce.com.”

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New Facebook vs. Old Facebook

CollegeHumor has a pic.

Heh

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