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newyorker | Facebook will give you five billion dollars for that flute.

newyorker | Facebook will give you five billion dollars for that flute.

Going out for a pizza in the National Security State 

Going out for a pizza in the National Security State 

Facebook’s announcing a new look for News Feed next week. Possibly a Timeline redesign, too.

Facebook’s announcing a new look for News Feed next week. Possibly a Timeline redesign, too.

Washington state to allow Facebook voter registration

Reuters | Washington will become the first state in the US to allow its residents to register to vote through popular social media network Facebook.

The program will launch later this month, according to the secretary of state’s office.

“Online voter registration has existed in Washington since 2008, but the latest effort to increase voter participation is designed for users who already have a Facebook account.”

Facebook IPO | hackathon

Facebook IPO | hackathon

economist | facebook | ipo | a fistful of dollars

economist | facebook | ipo | a fistful of dollars

pay attention while walking | your facebook status update can wait

pay attention while walking | your facebook status update can wait

Facebook | World’s Largest Photo Library

"Digital cameras are now ubiquitous – it is estimated that 2.5 billion people in the world today have a digital camera. If the average person snaps 150 photos this year that would be a staggering 375 billion photos. That might sound implausible but this year people will upload over 70 billion photos to Facebook, suggesting around 20% of all photos this year will end up there. Already Facebook’s photo collection has a staggering 140 billion photos, that’s over 10,000 times larger than the Library of Congress."

Facebook | Is this relevance?

yozuck:

Just moments ago Facebook announced a News Feed feature that will attempt to collate related stories from your friends in an effort to bring you the most relevant content. Great.

But there’s always a but, just seconds after viewing the example I spotted a major pitfall with this concept. What if I hate Harry Potter? Instead of having ‘only’ 3 updates spaced throughout the day, I now have endure those 3 updates — as they are posted — and one huge mashed-up update — once Facebook detects the trend — all about something I really couldn’t care about.

No doubt it will be interesting how this plays out.

Bill Maher and Jane Lynch Give Dramatic Reading of Weiner's Dirty Facebook Messages - Gawker

After confessing on Monday that he tweeted a picture of his penis, Anthony Weiner’s online dirty laundry quickly piled up. And on tonight’s Real Time, Bill Maher and Jane Lynch gave one such piece of it—with Vegas blackjack dealer Lisa Weiss—the dramatic reading it deserved. 

10 Facebook facts—and what they say about us | Pete Cashmore

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Facebook links about sex are shared 90% more than average

Facebook confirms the adage: Sex sells. From February until May 2010, social media scientist Dan Zarrella processed 12,000 links to news sites and blogs.

He discovered that links about sex were 90% more likely to be shared on Facebook than any other subject matter. He also discovered that links with positive sentiment were more likely to be shared on Facebook than those with negative viewpoints.

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How to split up the US according to Facebook

As I’ve been digging deeper into the data I’ve gathered on 210 million public Facebook profiles, I’ve been fascinated by some of the patterns that have emerged. My latest visualization shows the information by location, with connections drawn between places that share friends. For example, a lot of people in LA have friends in San Francisco, so there’s a line between them.

Looking at the network of US cities, it’s been remarkable to see how groups of them form clusters, with strong connections locally but few contacts outside the cluster. For example Columbus, OH and Charleston WV are nearby as the crow flies, but share few connections, with Columbus clearly part of the North, and Charleston tied to the South: Some of these clusters are intuitive, like the old south, but there’s some surprises too, like Missouri, Louisiana and Arkansas having closer ties to Texas than Georgia.

To make sense of the patterns I’m seeing, I’ve marked and labeled the clusters, and added some notes about the properties they have in common.

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