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# facebook - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Obama meets heads of Twitter, Facebook and Apple to discuss NSA spying

The internet company bosses fear that NSA operations have crossed constitutional lines and infringe the privacy of their customers.

From The Daily Edge Irish farmers are taking selfies for a Facebook competition Selfie On The Farm

Irish farmers are taking selfies for a Facebook competition

And here are the finalists. They are *epic*.

From The Daily Edge Woman accidentally walks off pier while checking Facebook on her phone Social Meeja

Woman accidentally walks off pier while checking Facebook on her phone

The tourist in Melbourne held on to her phone even while she was being rescued from the water.

# facebook - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Small-town police chief schools Kanye West in this viral letter Chief Of Sass

Small-town police chief schools Kanye West in this viral letter

Kanye said being a rapper was as dangerous as being a policeman. Chief Oliver did not agree.

From Business ETC Facebook’s auto-play video ads are arriving this week TV Ads

Facebook’s auto-play video ads are arriving this week

The first video ads are expected to appear on both desktop and smartphones later this week.

# facebook - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Weird Wide Web: Twitter blocking blunder, learning languages and a typo solution

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

# facebook - Saturday 14 December, 2013

From The Score Mesut Ozil sorry for snubbing Arsenal fans Apology

Mesut Ozil sorry for snubbing Arsenal fans

The German international was lambasted by his teammate for failing to acknowledge the away support today.

# facebook - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From Business ETC Instagram launches private photo messaging service Privacy

Instagram launches private photo messaging service

Instagram Direct allows users to send photos and videos to up to 15 people at a time.

# facebook - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

From Business ETC Explainer: Why are the major social media sites trying to break into mobile messaging? Stay In Touch

Explainer: Why are the major social media sites trying to break into mobile messaging?

With younger users moving towards apps like Viber, WhatsApp, and Line, the traditional social media sites are trying to bring them back.

# facebook - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

From Business ETC This is how many people use Facebook in each county Breakdown

This is how many people use Facebook in each county

In 24 of the 26 counties in Ireland, less than half of people have a Facebook account.

From The Daily Edge 5 Facebook buttons we need immediately Dislike

5 Facebook buttons we need immediately

The Sympathise button is old news. Here’s what Facebook REALLY needs.

Might Facebook add a ‘sympathise’ button?

Sometimes, ‘Like’ just doesn’t seem appropriate.

# facebook - Monday 9 December, 2013

From Business ETC Facebook rolls out auto-play videos for mobile users News Feed

Facebook rolls out auto-play videos for mobile users

The feature will pave the way for video advertising, which is expected to arrive sometime next year.

From Business ETC Major tech companies ask US government to reform surveillance laws Surveillance

Major tech companies ask US government to reform surveillance laws

The companies which include Facebook, Microsoft and Google are demanding the government to allow greater transparency and accountability when requesting public data.

# facebook - Friday 6 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

The death of Nelson Mandela has dominated headlines worldwide today…

# facebook - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Be careful what you tweet: British social media users face fines

Facebook and Twitter users got official Government warning from today on discussing details of ongoing court cases.

# facebook - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Mum creates heartwarming Facebook page to support son who wears glasses

Mum creates heartwarming Facebook page to support son who wears glasses

The page attracted an influx of support for the young boy who was upset he needed glasses.

# facebook - Sunday 1 December, 2013

From Business ETC How to keep your social profiles safe and private Stay Safe

How to keep your social profiles safe and private

You could be revealing more information online than you would think.

# facebook - Friday 29 November, 2013

From Business ETC Almost half of Twitter users in Ireland tweet once a fortnight Social Media

Almost half of Twitter users in Ireland tweet once a fortnight

Facebook is the most popular social media site but Twitter and LinkedIn are slowly catching up.

# facebook - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge New web service will monitor your social media for ‘inappropriate’ posts Bad Reputation

New web service will monitor your social media for ‘inappropriate’ posts

Persona will make your profile look squeaky clean to potential employers.

# facebook - Friday 22 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge The 7 most annoying photos on your Facebook right now Failbook

Student falsely accused of taxi fare dodge granted stay on court costs awarded against him

Eoin McKeogh lost a case against six newspapers over their reporting of his legal dispute with Google and Facebook.

# facebook - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge This brilliant ‘delivery note’ was left by the world’s greatest postman Chickening Out

Number of work permit visas issued in Ireland has dropped

Dublin is responsible for a growing percentage of the total work permits year on year, despite the overall drop.

# facebook - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge This ‘offensive’ Christmas advert is making people extremely angry Jingle Balls This post contains a poll

This ‘offensive’ Christmas advert is making people extremely angry

It features men doing something *slightly* compromising.

From The Daily Edge WATCH: Man freaks out strangers using their social media information Insatgrim

WATCH: Man freaks out strangers using their social media information

“Thanks for invading my privacy”.

# facebook - Monday 18 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Fianna Fáil TD ‘definitely did not like MILF page’ on Facebook Hacked Off

Fianna Fáil TD ‘definitely did not like MILF page’ on Facebook

Michael McGrath said his Facebook page was hacked, and has now been taken offline.

# facebook - Sunday 17 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge ‘Catholic memes’ are a thing on Facebook Spreading The Word

‘Catholic memes’ are a thing on Facebook

That awkward moment at Mass when…

Weird Wide Web: Snapchat, connecting with your kids and predicting what you’d say

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

# facebook - Saturday 16 November, 2013

In the wake of the storm: Before and after photos of Irish bar show extent of Philippines devastation

The tiny island of Malapascau, and the ‘Evolution’ resort run by Irishman David Joyce, were in the direct line of the storm when Haiyan hit nine days ago.

Facebook, Haughey and Love/Hate: The week in numbers

Plus: What’s the average monthly rent in Ireland?

From Business ETC 10 messaging apps that are worth downloading Messaging

10 messaging apps that are worth downloading

Because there is much more to messaging apps than Whatsapp and Viber.

# facebook - Friday 15 November, 2013

Column: Is social media promoting or stifling debate?

When we profess to care about a cause on social media, are we helping the discussion or just making ourselves feel better? Stephen Downes discusses whether the information age is killing genuine debate.

# facebook - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From Business ETC Explainer: Why did Snapchat turn down Facebook’s $3 billion offer? Mo Money Mo Problems

Explainer: Why did Snapchat turn down Facebook’s $3 billion offer?

Turns out the makers believe it could be worth a whole lot more.

From Business ETC Snapchat rejected $3 billion offer from Facebook – report Are They Mad?

Snapchat rejected $3 billion offer from Facebook – report

About 350 million photos are shared through Snapchat every day.

# facebook - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Facebook received 34 data requests from Irish government

In its first transparency report, the company received over 26,000 requests worldwide, involving over 38,000 user accounts.

# facebook - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Donnybrook Fair opening fifth store near new Facebook offices

The company said it “isn’t complaining” about the fortunate timing of the recently announced Facebook move.

# facebook - Monday 11 November, 2013

From The Score Dublin GAA come out top in All-Ireland social media battle Success

Dublin GAA come out top in All-Ireland social media battle

Meanwhile, it was found that Cork GAA are the most popular side based purely on Twitter followers.

# facebook - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about a stabbing in Limerick, Remembrance Day and devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan.

Facebook helps family separated by war reunite decades later

Civil war tore Guatemala apart for over 30 years – and even these reunited siblings are still missing a brother and two sisters.