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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 - Thursday 27 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge Irish Facebook challenge to Justin Bieber passes one million ‘likes’ Justin Bieber

Irish Facebook challenge to Justin Bieber passes one million ‘likes’

The post was to raise cancer awareness, but the Bieber fan at the centre of the campaign had tragically passed away.

# facebook - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

From Business ETC Remember MySpace? It’s got a new face The Social Network This post contains images

Remember MySpace? It’s got a new face

The Justin Timberlake-owned site has a new look as it tries to pull itself out of the doldrums.

From Business ETC Time not ripe for Twitter IPO Idle Tweets

Time not ripe for Twitter IPO

CEO Dick Costolo ruled out an imminent initial public offering or sale of the social networking site.

From Business ETC Facebook says: No, the Timeline is not revealing your private messages Facebook

Facebook says: No, the Timeline is not revealing your private messages

Users had reported that their timelines included messages sent privately several years ago – but Facebook says they’re mistaken.

Supermarket chain criticised for pre-peeled bananas

The Austrian-based supermarket Billa wrapped the peeled bananas in plastic packaging.

# facebook - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

1 in 5 people now has a Twitter account (and 10 per cent still have a Bebo page)

An Ipsos MRBI poll has found that more than half of the population has a Facebook page – and one third use no social networking sites at all.

# facebook - Monday 24 September, 2012

From Business ETC Facebook denies private messages have been made public Privacy Scare

Facebook denies private messages have been made public

Plus, bad news for Facebook shareholders.

Syria: ‘We didn’t sack our ambassador – someone hacked our email’

The State news agency SANA also says someone had hacked its Facebook account.

# facebook - Sunday 23 September, 2012

From Business ETC Time Machine: Here’s how 26 popular websites used to look Flux Capacitor This post contains images

Time Machine: Here’s how 26 popular websites used to look

Have you ever seen the very first version of RTE.ie? Or wondered what the name ‘Daft’ came from?

# facebook - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Facebook invite leads to Dutch party riots

Another viral party…

# facebook - Friday 21 September, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

DPP in UK set to issue social media guidelines

The announcement was made by the Director of Public Prosecutions in the UK in order to ‘assist them [prosecutors] in deciding whether criminal charges should be brought’.

From Business ETC Data Protection Commissioner satisfied with Facebook Ireland Billy Hawkes

Data Protection Commissioner satisfied with Facebook Ireland

Billy Hawkes’s office published the findings of its latest audit on the social media giant today.

# facebook - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Investigation after woman learns of daughter’s death on Facebook

Cheryl Jones was not officially told by police that her daughter had died until hours after she read about it on Facebook.

# facebook - Monday 17 September, 2012

Stream movies via Facebook with new Volta app

You can even choose a film for a friend over Facebook as a present – now isn’t that nice?

# facebook - Saturday 15 September, 2012

From Business ETC Read Me: Why Facebook is at a very tricky stage Data Protection

Read Me: Why Facebook is at a very tricky stage

The Data Protection Commissioner here is finalising a report on the social media giant, writes Eoin Lynch, and the findings will be closely watched by the tech-business world…

# facebook - Thursday 6 September, 2012

US flight turned back after Facebook threat

Man may have been target of hoax on social networking site but it disrupted US Airways flight.

# facebook - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

From The Score Glum Ronaldo insists it’s not about the money Angst

Glum Ronaldo insists it’s not about the money

The player took to his Facebook page and Twitter to deny financial motives for his misery.

# facebook - Monday 3 September, 2012

Dutch teen jailed for ‘shocking’ Facebook killing

A teenage boy has been jailed for stabbing a 15-year-old girl he didn’t know to death – reportedly in exchange for money – over comments she allegedly made on Facebook.

# facebook - Friday 31 August, 2012

# facebook - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

From The Score Campaign for Katie Taylor statue initiated Tribute

Campaign for Katie Taylor statue initiated

The campaigners are hoping that plans will be put in place for a monument paying tribute to the Bray native.

6 things we learned today about how we watch telly

Plus, why do most of us now use social media while watching our favourite shows?

# facebook - Sunday 26 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Sunday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# facebook - Saturday 25 August, 2012

From Business ETC In pictures: Check out Facebook’s new Frank Gehry-designed offices Facebook This post contains images

In pictures: Check out Facebook’s new Frank Gehry-designed offices

The social network is paving the way for a major staff expansion.

# facebook - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Points, petrol and Roses of Tralee: The week in numbers

Just how expensive was Robin van Persie? And how badly are you penalised if you breach trade sanctions?

From The Daily Edge 9 reasons why Home and Away has one million Facebook fans ONE MILLION This post contains videos
From Business ETC Zuckerberg loses $9.1 billion – and admits Facebook share slide is ‘painful’ Facebook

Zuckerberg loses $9.1 billion – and admits Facebook share slide is ‘painful’

The end of a ‘lock-in’ period means another dive in share value – meaning Zuckerberg, and Bono, have both lost out.

# facebook - Friday 17 August, 2012

How much information do you give away using social media?

A new website shows just how easy it is to find out where you live based on what you tweet.

From Business ETC Facebook shares hit an all-time low Facebook

Facebook shares hit an all-time low

The social networking giant’s stock traded as low as $20 before bouncing back slightly yesterday.

# facebook - Thursday 9 August, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Concerns raised over Facebook ‘real money’ gambling app

As Facebook launches its first real-money gambling app, Bingo Friendzy, a TD has raised his concerns that children might be able to access it.

# facebook - Friday 3 August, 2012

From Business ETC Facebook has 83 million fake accounts Fakebook

Facebook has 83 million fake accounts

The social network want to crack down on users with fake, duplicated or misclassified accounts.

# facebook - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Video: Internet censorship in China explained China This post contains videos

Video: Internet censorship in China explained

Blogger Michael Anti explains how the social media space works in a country where site like Twitter and Facebook are blocked.

# facebook - Monday 30 July, 2012

Data Protection Commissioner to make Facebook privacy decision by October

The watchdog is monitoring whether the social media giant is following recommendations made in a recent audit.

# facebook - Sunday 29 July, 2012

From The Score Pocock pens open letter to Western Force fans as he signs for Brumbies Capital Decision

Pocock pens open letter to Western Force fans as he signs for Brumbies

The Australian captain took to Facebook to explain the reasons for his move to the Canberra franchise.

# facebook - Friday 27 July, 2012

Column: The Twitter joke trial shows freedom of speech has to include comedy

It doesn’t matter if comedy is offensive or upsetting – free speech must allow for all speech, writes Simon Carty.

From Business ETC Facebook posts $157m loss in first results since IPO launch Facebook

Facebook posts $157m loss in first results since IPO launch

The loss stemmed from accounting rules requiring Facebook to set aside reserves from restricted stock units before 2011.

# facebook - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Cardiff retailers want homeless off the streets during Olympics

Cardiff Retail Partnership is calling on police to remove homeless people from the streets due to the increased numbers of tourists over the coming weeks.

# facebook - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Simon Harris responds to criticism over abortion position

The Fine Gael TD said he was against introducing abortion in Ireland – but denied that he had intentionally ‘liked’ a particular comment on his Facebook page which expressed opposition abortion.

# facebook - Monday 16 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Viral Marketing Masterclass of the Day Stretchy Hand

Viral Marketing Masterclass of the Day

If you haven’t seen this on Facebook yet, chances are you will soon.