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2011-10-23 05:05:35

The Irish branch of the world's largest social network is facing accusations that it is violating privacy laws by creating "shadow profiles," both of users and of those yet to sign up for the service, various media outlets reported Friday. According to Laura Locke of CNET, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (IDC) announced the charges against Facebook Ireland, saying that they were planning to launch a "comprehensive" investigation into the website for allegedly "extracting data from...

Daily Facebook Users Less Concerned Over Privacy
2011-10-19 05:00:10

The more frequently a person uses Facebook, the less likely they are to have privacy concerns about using the popular online social network, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll. The survey of more than 2,000 adults found that just one-in-four (26%) daily Facebook users are "very concerned" about privacy, compared with 35 percent of weekly Facebook users and 39 percent of those who use Facebook less frequently. Facebook is currently testing a number of new features, some of which...

Facebook Acquires Friend.ly
2011-10-11 04:44:59

Facebook, the mega-social networking site, has acquired the social question-and-answer service Friend.ly, according to an announcement on the Friend.ly company blog on Monday. Facebook said, according to TechCrunch, “We´re excited to announce that we recently acquired Friend.ly, a Silicon Valley startup that created a really compelling way for people to express themselves and meet others through answering questions. We´ve admired the team´s efforts for some time now,...

Yahoo Becoming More Facebook Friendly
2011-09-23 10:43:42

   Yahoo announced on Thursday that it will become more integrated with the world's most popular social network, Facebook. Yahoo's new News Activity feature has a small "facebar" that gives users a glimpse of what articles Facebook friends have been reading on the site. Yahoo also posts recently read Yahoo News articles onto a user's Facebook profile. The company said during Facebook's F8 conference in San Francisco on Thursday that users can easily delete any articles...

Facebook Announces New 'Timeline' Feature
2011-09-23 09:58:15

   Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at the social network's annual developers conference in San Francisco to explain the site's new "Timeline" feature. Timeline allows a user to post their entire life on Facebook, organized by days, months and years. Users can scan baby pictures, upload old home movies, and load in maps to chart memorable journeys so Facebook can load everyone's life story into the system. Members can edit the "Timeline" by erasing or...

2011-09-21 14:00:00

A survey of small business owners recently conducted by Pagemodo (http://pagemodo.com), the popular, do-it-yourself solution for making Facebook pages for business, found that Facebook is driving traffic to their websites, and that having a Facebook page has increased their businessâ sales. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) September 21, 2011 In a survey of small business owners recently conducted by Pagemodo (http://pagemodo.com), the popular, do-it-yourself solution for making...

Facebook Continues To Reveal Improvements
2011-09-20 06:18:23

  In the ever unfolding world of social networking, Facebook (the giant social networking site) continues to unveil improvements in order to draw more users into its friend-filled world. One of the improvements possibly underway, according to the Guardian, is the addition of a “ticker” that shows a real-time stream of what users are watching or listening to on the web. This addition will be introduced by Founder Mark Zuckerberg alongside partnerships with major media...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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