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Social networking site with over 500 million users worldwide. The site was founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerburg, a Harvard student at the time of founding. The company employs 1,400 and has its European, African and Middle East headquarters in Dublin.

# facebook - Yesterday’s News

From Business ETC Annoyed that Facebook forced you to download Messenger? Turns out it was very effective Mandatory

Annoyed that Facebook forced you to download Messenger? Turns out it was very effective

More than 500 million Android users have downloaded the app, despite criticism it faced over app permissions.

# facebook - Sunday 17 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: A Facebook scam, a Forrest Gump game and a pop-up ad apology Facebook

Weird Wide Web: A Facebook scam, a Forrest Gump game and a pop-up ad apology

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

From Business ETC How to make sure your Facebook security settings are in top shape Checkup

How to make sure your Facebook security settings are in top shape

Most of your information could be publicly available and you might not even realise it.

# facebook - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Facebook is testing a new ‘satire’ tag for spoof news articles

Finally, a solution for all those out there who never get the joke.

# facebook - Friday 15 August, 2014

From The Score Disqualified French steeplechaser denies acting arrogantly Reaction

Disqualified French steeplechaser denies acting arrogantly

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad whipped off his shirt before the end of yesterday’s race.

# facebook - Thursday 14 August, 2014

8 shameful social media activities we’re all guilty of

Let us band together in our shame.

# facebook - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

# facebook - Monday 11 August, 2014

From Business ETC Don’t be tempted by app offering to change your Facebook’s colour – it’s a scam Warning

Don’t be tempted by app offering to change your Facebook’s colour – it’s a scam

This malicious software has appeared before, but recently a new reincarnation has surfaced.

# facebook - Sunday 10 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Dating abandoned animals, a Gaza smartphone game and suing Facebook Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Dating abandoned animals, a Gaza smartphone game and suing Facebook

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# facebook - Saturday 9 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Guinness, Facebook, and drink driving: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Guinness, Facebook, and drink driving: The week in numbers

Plus: How many flights went in and out of Ireland’s airports last year?

# facebook - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Here’s what you need to know about the concerns over Facebook’s Messenger app

People are not happy about the ‘insidious’ terms and conditions. But should you be worried?

From Business ETC 25,000 people join privacy lawsuit against Facebook Group Effort

25,000 people join privacy lawsuit against Facebook

The class action suit, filed by lawyer Max Schrems, is limiting the number of participants to 25,000 until all requests are verified.

# facebook - Saturday 2 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Cork man starts ‘Bloodnominations’ after best friend’s cancer diagnosis GIVE A LITTLE

Cork man starts ‘Bloodnominations’ after best friend’s cancer diagnosis

35-year-old David McCarthy found out his friend Pete has bone marrow cancer and said he wanted to feel like he was doing something.

# facebook - Friday 1 August, 2014

People in LA called the police when Facebook went down earlier

Stop the world, we want to get off.

# facebook - Thursday 31 July, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook’s latest app is offering developing countries free access to Wikipedia and Google Free Internet

Facebook’s latest app is offering developing countries free access to Wikipedia and Google

Mobile users in Zambia will be the first ones to use Internet.org’s new app, which provides them with free basic access to internet services through their phone.

# facebook - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From Business ETC Mobile Monthly: The biggest developments that happened in July TechGuide

Mobile Monthly: The biggest developments that happened in July

Apple teams up with an old rival, Google’s smart contact lens gets a boost and Microsoft’s digital assistant reveals a talent for predicting football results.

# facebook - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

# facebook - Sunday 27 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Robot wars, serious gamers and perfectly healthy humans Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Robot wars, serious gamers and perfectly healthy humans

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# facebook - Friday 25 July, 2014

Gardaí write lengthy Facebook post laden with Garth Brooks puns

Insert ‘friends in low places’ gag here.

# facebook - Thursday 24 July, 2014

From Business ETC Is a Twitter job just for the boys? Twitter says sorry but… yes. Diversity

Is a Twitter job just for the boys? Twitter says sorry but… yes.

The social media giant joins Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Yahoo in being lambasted for hiring mostly white and Asian men.

From Business ETC Facebook is raking it in as earnings soar to $2.9 billion Like Like Like

Facebook is raking it in as earnings soar to $2.9 billion

More users, more mobile apps, more ads = lots more money.

# facebook - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From Business ETC Beam me down Scotty: William Shatner disses Facebook app Not Sexy

Beam me down Scotty: William Shatner disses Facebook app

The Facebook app ‘Mentions’, designed to let celebrities interact with their fans, has drawn the veteran Star Trekker’s ire.

# facebook - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie See this lady’s knickers on Facebook? Don’t click on them Beware
From Business ETC Finally! Facebook now lets you save articles to read later Saving Grace

Finally! Facebook now lets you save articles to read later

The new feature will allow users to scroll their News Feeds without interruption.

# facebook - Monday 21 July, 2014

# facebook - Sunday 20 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Shopping on Facebook, a Kim Kardashian app and a controversial logo Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Shopping on Facebook, a Kim Kardashian app and a controversial logo

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# facebook - Saturday 19 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Shakira is the first person ever to reach 100 million Facebook likes Waka Waka

# facebook - Friday 18 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Dislike: The more time you spend on Facebook, the worse you will feel Facebook Blues

Dislike: The more time you spend on Facebook, the worse you will feel

A new study shows that going on Facebook can only have a negative impact on your mood, regardless of what you look at.

From Business ETC Facebook is testing a way to let you purchase items directly from your news feed Buy

Facebook is testing a way to let you purchase items directly from your news feed

A ‘Buy’ button has been rolled out to a limited number of companies in the United States.

# facebook - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

# facebook - Saturday 12 July, 2014

From The Score Lionel Messi ready for ‘most important match’ Main Man

Lionel Messi ready for ‘most important match’

“Tomorrow, we will play the most important match of our lives for our country,” he wrote on Facebook.

This woman’s Facebook cover photos put everyone else’s to shame

Her talent for a cover photo/profile photo mashup is UNMATCHED.

# facebook - Friday 11 July, 2014

L’Oreal drops World Cup model after controversy over hunting photos

Axelle Despiegelaere was asked to model for the company after being spotted in the crowd at the World Cup.

# facebook - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

From Business ETC Questions are being asked about Facebook’s purchase of WhatsApp Quiz Time

Questions are being asked about Facebook’s purchase of WhatsApp

The EU is questioning Facebook’s rivals over its purchase of WhatsApp, which could end up being a test case for applying EU competition law to social media.

# facebook - Sunday 6 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: A Facebook experiment, a Lindsay Lohan lawsuit and a dog weight loss app Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: A Facebook experiment, a Lindsay Lohan lawsuit and a dog weight loss app

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# facebook - Saturday 5 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Facebook friends, prostitutes, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Facebook friends, prostitutes, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers

Plus: How many Irish students say they’re not having sex?

# facebook - Friday 4 July, 2014

Man proposes at Facebook HQ after falling in love with a stranger he ‘poked’

He ‘liked’ it, so now he’s putting a ring on it.

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