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Starbucks Receives Most Check-Ins from Facebook Users

Starbucks customers are heavy Facebook users, or maybe it's the other way around. Nevertheless, Starbucks tops the list of one of the most frequent places Facebook users check in to. Similar to Foursquare, Facebook Places has gained traction in recent months as the...

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Facebook Rolling Out Feature to Pre-Approve Tagged Photos

Facebook has listened to its users and will finally be introducing a feature this week to allow for pre-approved photo tagging. Said to be the most requested feature, your friends will now have to get your approval before randomly tagging you in that unflattering,...

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Facebook Adds Option to Announce Unborn Children

Facebook has made it easier for soon-to-be parents to announce their future bundles of joy to the world. The social networking site has quietly rolled out a new family member status option under its "Friends and Family" section. Parents can now use the "Expected:...

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U.S. Law Prohibits Student-Teacher Facebook Friendships

A new law in Missouri will prevent students and teachers from becoming Facebook friends. Senate Bill 54 -- which takes effect August 28 -- is aimed at curbing inappropriate relationships between educators and students, and more clearly define teacher-student...

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Facebook to Launch Skype-Powered Video Chat

Facebook is expected to announce a Skype-powered video chat feature to its website this week. According to numerous tech blogs, the social media powerhouse has partnered with Skype to integrate video chat capabilities after rumours about such an add-on surfaced about...

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News Café to Host ‘Social Media Day’ June 29

Social media mavens will be tweeting their hearts out during Social Media Day 2011 on June 29. The Winnipeg Free Press Café at 237 McDermot Avenue will host the event from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Speakers for the afternoon include Free Press deputy editor online John White...

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Facebook Causes Another Privacy Uproar with New Feature

Facebook has been hit with a backlash from its users and privacy advocates after beginning to roll out facial recognition capabilities. The popular social networking website began pushing the updates to users on Tuesday, which scan users' photos and then recommends to...

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Facebook and Twitter Banned by Name in French Media

French television and radio personalities are now forbidden to say the words "Facebook" and "Twitter" unless they directly relate to a story. The rule comes down from the CSA, France's strict broadcasting authority. French broadcasters will no longer be able to use...

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City to Use Social Media to Communicate Flood Updates

The City of Winnipeg is catching up to the times by implementing the use of social media to comunicate flood and emergency preparedness strategies. The city has activated a Facebook, Twitter and YouTube account, which will support their existing EmergWeb site to...

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Facebook Forming Tighter Relationship with Journalists

Facebook is looking to become more integrated in newsrooms and become a tool journalists use on a daily basis. To help them achieve this, Facebook has launched a specific Journalists on Facebook page aimed to act as a meetup program for journalists. “The Page will...

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MTV Documentary Taking Viewers Inside Facebook

For the first time in its short history, Facebook has allowed TV cameras behind the scenes of their California offices. MTV was granted access to the social network that has defined the Internet and how people communicate with each other. As part of their "Diary"...

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Where’s the Nearest Deal? Just Check Facebook

Facebook has brought its popular 'Deals' feature to Canada, launching the service north of the border Monday, as well as in the U.K. and Europe. Users can "check in" with their iPhone or Android devices at various locations and see nearby deals and promotions for...

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