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  • Facebook connects users to suicide hotline

    December 13, 2011 9:21 PM

    Facebook launched a new feature today aimed at helping to prevent suicide. The social networking site says the new service will allow users to connect directly with a crisis counselor. That counselor is from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Users can talk with them through the site's chat messaging... more »
  • Facebook to revamp messaging service

    November 15, 2010 1:23 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Facebook is revamping its messaging service. The popular social network unveiled its plans in San Francisco on Monday. Blogs had been buzzing with speculation, a big one being that Facebook will announce an e-mail service, its answer to Google Inc.'s Gmail. But Facebook says e-mail will be... more »
  • Speculation mounts as Facebook prepares for event

    November 15, 2010 11:00 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Facebook is holding a mysterious event Monday in San Francisco. An e-mailed invitation sent to journalists and bloggers says only "please join us for an invite-only event." But blogs have been buzzing with speculation, a big one being that Facebook will announce an e-mail service, its answer... more »
  • Local teen cancer survivor joins Facebook plea to Oprah

    October 29, 2010 2:56 PM

    A movement is underway on Facebook that even the creator of the page did not see coming. The page is called "Oprah Please Do A Show On Childhood Cancer." In just eight weeks it has gained support from nearly 41,000 people. Post after post, there are stories... more »
  • Facebook checks in to location services

    August 18, 2010 8:38 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Facebook users carrying their smart phones will soon be able to check in to real-life locations such as restaurants, bars or live concerts. It's the first foray by the world's largest online social network into the frenzy of location-based services. Rising with the popularity of smart phones,... more »
  • Palin erroneously calls Kodiak largest US island

    July 19, 2010 5:10 PM

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Sarah Palin incorrectly calls Alaska's Kodiak Island the largest island in America in a Facebook post endorsing a Senate candidate in New Hampshire. The Big Island of Hawaii is about 440 square miles larger than Kodiak, where Palin and her family were headed Monday. In endorsing... more »
  • Getting Hired: Social Networking Donts

    May 13, 2010 10:46 PM

    To say social networking is popular is an understatement. Facebook has 400 million users and if it were a country, it would be the world's 4th largest. These days, it's also a world filled with people who could potentially access your personal information. Many are employers. . .just one click... more »
  • Pro and anti-Cyclists battle it out on Facebook

    January 13, 2010 7:50 PM

    Polite drivers are taught to "share the road" with bicyclists. But not everyone agrees, as evidenced by a growing on-line community expressing hostility toward cyclists on the roads. One of the most active and controversial is on Facebook. At last check, the group has more than 33,000 members.... more »
  • What color is your bra?

    January 12, 2010 2:47 PM

    No one knows exactly who started it, or how, but women on the social networking site Facebook have been posting the color of their bras! Why? Well it's all for a good cause. A message is circulating across the social networking site asking women to write the... more »

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