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# facebook - Sunday 25 November, 2012

From Business ETC 10 viral marketing Facebook posts that got most ‘likes’ Social Media This post contains images

10 viral marketing Facebook posts that got most ‘likes’

These were the most successful marketing posts on Facebook last month.

# facebook - Thursday 22 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge Read: Fiona Apple’s emotional letter about her dying dog Grief

Read: Fiona Apple’s emotional letter about her dying dog

The singer has cancelled a tour to stay at home with her “dearest, oldest friend”.

# facebook - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

GAA fans lose an institution as Quinns of Drumcondra shuts its doors

Where many a day turned to midnight…

# facebook - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

# facebook - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Column: How to take your life back from technology

Mobile phones, email, Facebook and Twitter can make us more anti-social, writes Ciara Conlon – but that doesn’t mean we should ditch them.

# facebook - Friday 16 November, 2012

British man wins High Court appeal after being docked pay over Facebook posts

Adrian Smith worked for a government housing body when he posted statements against gay marriage in churches.

# facebook - Thursday 15 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here’s nine things to know this morning…

# facebook - Monday 12 November, 2012

Man arrested for posting photo of burning poppy on Facebook

The 19-year-old is due to be questioned by police in England today about the photograph of the burning poppy, which was reportedly accompanied by an offensive comment.

# facebook - Sunday 4 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge 12 things that are better than sex, according to people Home Improvements This post contains images

12 things that are better than sex, according to people

A groundbreaking investigation into the science of pleasure. Includes Irish accents!

Column: If you read something offensive, don’t retweet it, report it

The future of the internet depends on social networks like Facebook and Twitter developing better protocols for dealing with offensive and potentially criminal postings, writes Dr Ciarán Mc Mahon.

# facebook - Saturday 3 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge Fake photos that took (most of) us in online Fake

Fake photos that took (most of) us in online

When Superstorm Sandy hit the USA, sharing photos online helped people keep up with its progress – but some fakes appeared along the way.

# facebook - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Column: Our children need lessons in how to behave online

We teach kids how to behave appropriately in real-life – and we need to do the same when our children log on, says Ian Power.

# facebook - Friday 26 October, 2012

Prosecutors say scam targeted Facebook’s Zuckerberg

A New York man tried to use a forged contract with Mark Zuckerberg to claim he was entitled to half of Facebook’s worth. Nice try.

# facebook - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Egyptian revolutionary: why online activism can work

Wael Ghonim tells Irish audience how he applied digital marketing strategies to Facebook campaign that helped spark uprising in Egypt last year.

# facebook - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

From Business ETC Smartphone explosion – and 10 other predictions your business should know Web Summit

Smartphone explosion – and 10 other predictions your business should know

AOL’s Digital Prophet David Shing was speaking at the Dublin Web Summit today.

From Business ETC Europe’s largest technology conference to begin in RDS today Dublin Web Summit

Europe’s largest technology conference to begin in RDS today

Over 3,000 people are expected at the RDS for the Dublin Web Summit, thought to be worth €12m to the local economy.

# facebook - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge ‘We lied to you, we’re sorry’: Bodyform comes clean about sanitary towels WOAAAAAH BODYFORM This post contains videos

‘We lied to you, we’re sorry’: Bodyform comes clean about sanitary towels

Check out the company’s frankly brilliant response to one man’s Facebook rant.

# facebook - Sunday 14 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge The Weird Wide Web: the week in online oddities Week In Web

The Weird Wide Web: the week in online oddities

The internet’s best offerings in social media, tech, science and weird news.

# facebook - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Facebook avoided UK tax by routing £155m through Ireland in 2011

Company avoided higher UK corporation taxes, but Ireland also “taken for a ride” by multinational companies, tax expert tells TheJournal.ie

From The Daily Edge Man’s Facebook rant about sanitary towel ads goes viral (VIDEOS) WOAAAAAH BODYFORM This post contains videos

Man’s Facebook rant about sanitary towel ads goes viral (VIDEOS)

Where are all the extreme sports? The uplifting music?

# facebook - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

From Business ETC Facebook is testing a ‘Want’ button Wantsies

Facebook is testing a ‘Want’ button

Seven large businesses in the US are ‘testing’ the new product for the social media giant.

# facebook - Monday 8 October, 2012

Trade unionist in Singapore sacked for racist Facebook post

Assistant director of National Trades Union Congress ‘wrote racially offensive comments about the country’s Malay minority’.

# facebook - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Expenses, insurance and fire engines: The week in numbers

Which Irish county has the fewest same-sex civil partners? And how many times could Facebook fill Croke Park?

From Business ETC The 10 most-liked Facebook brand posts in September Like This post contains images

The 10 most-liked Facebook brand posts in September

What international brands’ updates got hundreds of thousands of likes last month, and why?

# facebook - Thursday 4 October, 2012

The Evening Fix…now with added ’80s childhood memories

The things we learned, loved and shared today.

From Business ETC Facebook member numbers jump past one billion mark Social Networking

Facebook member numbers jump past one billion mark

Mark Zuckerberg says as of this morning, there are over a billion people using Facebook each month.

From Business ETC Facebook expands trial which allows users to promote personal messages Self-promotion

Facebook expands trial which allows users to promote personal messages

The new functionality has now been tested in over 20 countries, the latest of which is the US. Using it isn’t free, however.

# facebook - Monday 1 October, 2012

Jill Meagher case: Facebook refuses to remove possibly prejudicial comments

A series of hate pages against Adrian Bayley, the man charged with Jill Meagher’s murder, have sprung up in recent days.

# facebook - Sunday 30 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge Weird Wide Web: The week in online oddities Week In Web This post contains videos

Weird Wide Web: The week in online oddities

The internet’s best offerings in social media, tech, science and weird news.

# 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…