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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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