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# facebook - Monday 17 February, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook tops list of Dublin office deals. Here’s the full top 10: Office Space

Facebook tops list of Dublin office deals. Here’s the full top 10:

Research by commercial estate agents HWBC also found that commercial rents were up by 15 per cent last year.

# facebook - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Weird Wide Web: Romantic Google and Facebook comments landing you in prison

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

From The Daily Edge Couples reach Facebook low 85 days after declaring “in a relationship” It's Complicated

Couples reach Facebook low 85 days after declaring “in a relationship”

It’s Facebook’s world. We just live in it.

# facebook - Friday 14 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge It’s now illegal to call your child ‘Facebook’ in parts of Mexico What's In A Name?
From Business ETC Facebook moves beyond male and female with new gender identity options LGBT

Facebook moves beyond male and female with new gender identity options

Users in the US can now use 50 different custom gender terms – such as bi-gender and androgynous – to describe themselves.

# facebook - Thursday 13 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Boy tells mammy he has no friends for birthday party, she finds him a million online Happy Birthday Colin

Boy tells mammy he has no friends for birthday party, she finds him a million online

Colin’s 11th birthday is going to be the best ever.

# facebook - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

From Business ETC Turns out a lot of people watched those personalised Facebook videos You're So Vain

# facebook - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

One-in-ten young teenagers have received sexual messages online

Additionally, it’s been found that one in five children surveyed said they’d had contact online with people they had never met in person.

# facebook - Monday 10 February, 2014

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was the most generous American in 2013

He gave away 18 million shares of Facebook stock – guess how much that’s worth?

Column: Online mobs, crazes and trolls… welcome to the online disinhibition effect

Many people are ill-equipped to deal with what accompanies an online presence – like anonymity or the effect of the online mob. So blaming social media for crazes detracts from the root cause of the issue, writes Darragh Coakely.

# facebook - Sunday 9 February, 2014

This was the first ever news article written about Facebook

“I think it’s kind of silly that it would take the University a couple of years to get around to it. I can do it better than they can, and I can do it in a week.”

Weird Wide Web: Facebook’s birthday, squishing birds and dating with a difference Week In Web This post contains videos

Weird Wide Web: Facebook’s birthday, squishing birds and dating with a difference

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

# facebook - Thursday 6 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Facebook pledges to make special Look Back vid for grieving dad Good Guy Facebook

# facebook - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Neknomination highlights need for stricter European control of sites like Facebook

Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly said sites should be obliged to remove content that will have a negative effect on people’s health and European legislation could be the way to do it.

# facebook - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Man who met Ross Cummins on night he died raises money for alcohol charity

“I was just really upset that a young life like that could just be gone,” the 25-year-old told TheJournal.ie.

From The Daily Edge Here’s how your life would be different if Facebook didn’t exist What If

Here’s how your life would be different if Facebook didn’t exist

Imagine a world where stalking your ex actually meant stalking your ex.

From The Daily Edge Facebook has launched a weird personalised movie about YOUR life A Look Back

Facebook has launched a weird personalised movie about YOUR life

The site’s new look back feature takes you through your Facebook history.

From The Daily Edge Here’s what Facebook looked like when it launched this day ten years ago Happy Birthday

Here’s what Facebook looked like when it launched this day ten years ago

Also, you won’t believe how much money it’s made Mark Zuckerberg and investor Bono.

Poll: Do you still ‘like’ Facebook? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you still ‘like’ Facebook?

The social media giant celebrates its tenth birthday today. But are you still posting, sharing and liking as much as ever?

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Good morning. Here are the nine things you need to know as we begin another stormy day…

Column: Facebook’s early childhood was… complicated.

Our relationship with Facebook has waxed and waned over these years as we oscillate between loving, adoring and depending on it, to needing to self-impose several ‘breaks’ from it as it drives us crazy, writes Colman Noctor.

From Business ETC ‘Like’, failure and ads: The moments that helped define Facebook Staying Power

‘Like’, failure and ads: The moments that helped define Facebook

With the site celebrating its tenth birthday today, here are the moments that made Facebook what it is today.

# facebook - Monday 3 February, 2014

‘Will it take my brother’s death for people to realise how stupid neknomination is?’

There has been widespread condemnation of the drinking game that is popular on social media.

From The Daily Edge Irish dad’s reaction to ‘failed’ driving test goes insanely viral Irish Dad
From The Daily Edge Read Sir Ian McKellen’s touching Facebook post about Philip Seymour Hoffman Tribute

Read Sir Ian McKellen’s touching Facebook post about Philip Seymour Hoffman

He joins the countless other celebrities taking to social media to express their sadness.

# facebook - Saturday 1 February, 2014

‘A necessary evil’?: Why pub and club landlords use promotions companies

The organisation of club nights like Messy Mondays have come under scrutiny after seven people were injured in Dublin.

# facebook - Thursday 30 January, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook plans to take over mobile by launching standalone apps Piece By Piece

Facebook plans to take over mobile by launching standalone apps

The company will focus on developing “standalone experiences” like Messenger as it builds upon the 945 million monthly active users it has on mobile.

From The Daily Edge The PSNI Facebook post busting a used car seller is pure karma White Van Man

# facebook - Monday 27 January, 2014

Private answers: Irish people are now less worried about social media security

Over two-thirds of people feel they have had their privacy breached, with a rise in unsolicited emails and texts.

From Business ETC Google steps up AI efforts with $500 million purchase of DeepMind Smart Machines

Google steps up AI efforts with $500 million purchase of DeepMind

The startup specialises in developing human-like artificial intelligence for simulations, e-commerce and games.

Column: Sorry politicians, you can’t avoid social media – people no longer accept being ‘talked at’

The political class have realised the importance of a digital economy – but, they also need to realise the importance of building a digital democracy, writes Niall Devitt.

# facebook - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Updating your friends – while in a coma

For one Kerry-born woman, it was just a case of having the right friend.

# facebook - Friday 24 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Ouch! Facebook delivers an epic burn to Princeton University Faceburn

Ouch! Facebook delivers an epic burn to Princeton University

Can we get the Princeton Burns Unit on the phone please?

From The Daily Edge Panic ensues over spoof post about the end of Buckfast Buck Off

Panic ensues over spoof post about the end of Buckfast

Deep breath, lads. It was a joke.

# facebook - Thursday 23 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge 6 ways your diet is annoying the bejaysus out of everyone Clean Eats

6 ways your diet is annoying the bejaysus out of everyone

Ok. You’re at the gym and we’re not. We get it.

From Business ETC Is Facebook an ‘infectious disease that will die out’? Viral

Is Facebook an ‘infectious disease that will die out’?

Two PhD candidates at Princeton University seem to think so.

# facebook - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook begins testing out ads service on third-party apps Advertising

Facebook begins testing out ads service on third-party apps

The ads will use the same ad targeting features found on Facebook’s main site and have them appear on apps outside of Facebook.

From Business ETC Facebook boss Sheryl Sandberg is now one of the world’s youngest billionaires Davos

Facebook boss Sheryl Sandberg is now one of the world’s youngest billionaires

Sheryl Sandberg will attend the World Economic Forum this week.

From The Daily Edge Man shares his own ‘Wanted’ pic on Facebook… gets caught 45mins later I'm With Stupid

# facebook - Monday 20 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge 9 Facebook statuses every Irish person posts from Australia Down Under

9 Facebook statuses every Irish person posts from Australia

It must be the law over there, or something.