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July 12, 2008 | By SOLOMON JONES
I'M TRYING TO be down with the whole social networking thing, so I recently joined Facebook. I mean, if I'm going to make a living as an all-around communicator, I clearly need more than just a Web site. I need the kind of Internet mojo that comes with having a profile in every available online community. I have sacrificed greatly to fulfill that need. I sat on my hands when an 18-year-old dressed in Ninja pajamas called me a "wannabe journalist" on MySpace. I repeatedly deleted dirty pictures some nasty girl kept posting on my Blackplanet guestbook.
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February 15, 2009 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's called "25 Random Things About Me. " It lives on Facebook, the popular social-networking Web site. It's a list you fill with 25 items of personal information, ranging from the trivial to the intimate. Trivial: "I hate tuna. " Personal: "Part of me hasn't grown past the moment of my father's death. " Intimate: "I have been unfaithful, but so far it hasn't mattered much. " You send your "25 Random Things" chain-letter-style to 25 friends, and they fill it out and tag 25 others, and . . . And soon Facebook - a virtual living room where people hang out and tell everyone else what they're doing and thinking - is awash with personal revelations, admissions, info once kept private.
NEWS
January 29, 2012
PhillyStage facebook.com/PhilllyStage PopLife facebook.com/PopLifeinq Arts facebook.com/InqArts Restaurants and Food facebook.com/PhillyFood
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July 12, 2010 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ken Savage's marriage already was strained, but the first sign that something was egregiously, electronically wrong came a year and a half ago, when his wife started taking her laptop into a different room to check Facebook. Once, Savage walked in on her. She asked, startled, "What are you doing?" and shut the laptop with a thump. The better question was: What was she doing? Savage, 38, a computer guy, eventually tracked his wife's Facebook posts and chats to discover she had reconnected with a former boyfriend on the popular social-networking website and arranged a Saturday tryst in a hotel.
NEWS
June 7, 2011
BERLIN - Better check your Facebook settings before posting a party invitation online. A teenage girl in Germany who forgot to mark her birthday invitation as private on Facebook fled her own party when more than 1,500 guests showed up and around 100 police officers, some on horses, were needed to keep the crowd under control. Eleven people were temporarily detained, one police officer was injured, dozens of girls wearing flip-flops cut their feet on broken glass and firefighters had to extinguish two small fires at the 16th birthday party in Hamburg, police spokesman Mirko Streiber said Sunday.
NEWS
May 23, 2012 | By Steven L. Johnson
With a $16 billion IPO behind it and its billionth user on the horizon, Facebook has made it hard to imagine a world without it. Yet the technology industry is notorious for booms and busts. Can you remember the last time you fired up a Netscape browser, visited a GeoCities website, or invited a friend to join AOL Instant Messenger? I'm convinced that Facebook is as doomed to fail as those ventures. To remain vibrant and relevant, Facebook must overcome daunting challenges. Unless it can deftly incorporate future waves of innovation, it faces the fate of other once-successful technology companies: death.
BUSINESS
May 26, 2012 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Facebook's share price climbed more than a dollar Thursday, rising above $33, but the sharp drop since last week's high-profile initial public offering continued to cause headaches for the social-networking company, its Wall Street underwriters, and investors. Even brokerages and the NASDAQ stock exchange — blamed for long delays last Friday, the first day the stock was openly traded — are suffering fallout. Facebook and a group of early investors who chose to cash out received more than $16 billion last week from IPO participants who bought shares for the opening $38 price.
NEWS
October 12, 2006 | By Mark Franek
You may not know Mark Zuckerberg, but if you have children between the ages of 14 and 24, there is pretty good chance that they do. Three years ago, while a sophomore at Harvard, Zuckerberg cooked up the idea for Facebook.com, a social-networking site on the Internet that allows users to join groups based on their school affiliations and post information about themselves and their activities. You can "poke" a stranger and become his or her "friend," thereby expanding your circle of acquaintances beyond your dorm room, to the campus as a whole, even to campuses across America.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2009 | By HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
TATTLE IS often a column featuring cautionary tales, usually involving celebrities. But occasionally we come across a story in which there is such an important lesson to be learned, for the good of our readers we feel compelled to bring it to you even if it does not involve someone from "The Hills" or a curvy Kardashian. According to News of the World, Brit Dominic Baronet, 26, is a Facebook menace. Do not "friend" Dominic, ladies, although it's unlikely he could scrape together the cash to cross the pond.
BUSINESS
January 19, 2012 | By Mike Swift, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
In country after country, Facebook is toppling the incumbent local social network in what seems like an unstoppable march to global dominance. After overtaking Microsoft's Windows Live Profile in Portugal and Mexico in early 2010, Facebook eclipsed StudiVZ in Germany and Google's Orkut in India later that year, and soon unseated Hyves in the Netherlands, according to the metrics firm comScore. Now Facebook is poised to triumph in what has been viewed as its ultimate popularity contest, with comScore indicating the network is likely to dethrone Orkut in social-media-mad Brazil when its December data are released.
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July 16, 2016 | By Sam Wood, Staff Writer
A Jefferson Health employee who posted an invective-filled, racist rant on social media was fired Wednesday after her screed went viral. Diane Amoratis, 53, of Bridesburg, apparently wrote the inflammatory Facebook post after Saturday night's Black Lives Matter protest in North Philadelphia. "They should have bulldozed the BLM protest at the 24/25 district last night. Disgraceful!!!" read the post. "I am sick and tired of all this b- with the black people!!" The diatribe, which also praised police restraint at the protest, smoldered unnoticed for a day before it was shared tens of thousands of times by outraged Facebook users across the nation.
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July 14, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
A threat made against several city police districts on social media was investigated and deemed not credible, said Philadelphia police spokesman Lt. John Stanford. "We've investigated but there is no indication it's anything legitimate," he said. According to Stanford, a woman flagged down an officer and told him she saw a Facebook post saying someone was planning to do harm to police officers and district buildings. A report was taken and sent to the department's Criminal Intelligence and Homeland Security units, as all such threats are, Standford said, and investigators determined it was not credible.
NEWS
June 26, 2016
A 20-year-old Cape May County man was arrested Friday for posting threats about a mass shooting on Facebook, prosecutors said. Jake M. Freeman, of the 1100 block of Hoffman Canal in North Wildwood, was charged with false public alarm, and bail was set at $25,000. Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor said that his office will use the fullest extent of the law to prosecute people making threats on social media. Anyone with information about threats made on social media can call his office at 609-465-1135.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
The digital world is global, but when it comes to buying, it's all local - even online. And that's lesson one for small businesses to understand about marketing online, said David Bell, a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Most people spend most of their money within a very small geographic area, he said. So, while business publications are full of articles about entrepreneurs finding global customers through the internet, most of the money that the owner of a small coffeehouse or small service business will make will come from someone right outside his door.
NEWS
June 4, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia Police Officer Sean Cave has unintentionally become a wide receiver - of praise, that is - after his game of street football with a group of young boys Monday in Germantown was posted to social media. Facebook user Melanie Wright posted two photos and a video of Cave playing with the boys on Memorial Day. "As I sat & watched," her caption read, "this cop got my nephews & a few other boys together & played football with them, for a long while. Then he sat them down & talked to them about doing well in school & not getting into trouble.
NEWS
May 22, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
Lucy Horton says she could scarcely believe her ears. Hours after she had called Delran's mayor Ken Paris "unprofessional and unethical" on her Facebook page, a township police sergeant was on the phone, "informing me that if I didn't take the Facebook post down, the mayor would be pressing harassment charges. " Paris, a two-term mayor seeking reelection this year, denies that he ordered the call. But it was the talk of the town this week. The incident went small-town viral because Horton not only refused to take down the post, she posted a new message describing the alleged police call, and denouncing Paris again.
NEWS
April 27, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
A Temple University lacrosse player who was critically injured in a hit-and-run accident just before she was to graduate last spring will walk in this year's commencement ceremony. Rachel Hall will take part in the university's graduation ceremonies in May, her family wrote on a Facebook support page late Sunday. The young woman's mother, Kathy Hall, accepted her daughter's diploma at last year's ceremony. "All the accolades I received for Rachel last May while she was in critical condition at Temple University Hospital, she will be accepting for herself this year," read the message on the "Rachel Hall Temple Strong" Facebook page.
NEWS
April 24, 2016
Face(book)ing the Music. The San Francisco Symphony says it will become the first major symphony orchestra to stream on Facebook Live on Wednesday, when it performs the world premiere of Mason Bates' Auditorium. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts, with Bates performing on electronica - the piece samples the sounds of baroque instruments - at Davies Symphony Hall on Wednesday at 8:15 p.m. California (11:15 p.m. East Coast) time. Information: www.facebook.com/sfsymphony . And while you're Facebooking your way around the classics, search for Kanye and Beethoven to hear the mashup created with the Los Angeles Young Musicians Foundation that comingles Kanye with the traditional symphony orchestra in a strangely compelling way. - Peter Dobrin Ancient Echoes.
NEWS
March 5, 2016 | By Stacey Burling, Staff Writer
Kids from rough neighborhoods can't escape real-world violence when they use social media. Instead, a new academic study finds something that families, schools, and police have learned the hard way: Negative experiences from the streets spill over into the "digital hood" - and can even start there. "Facebook not only mirrors the challenges and dangers of life in a disadvantaged community, but also amplifies the most negative aspects of the community," the researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University concluded.
NEWS
March 3, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
Two men have been indicted in an October attack on a woman in an Atlantic City park that gained widespread notoriety because it was recorded on video and posted to Facebook, the Atlantic County prosecutor said Tuesday. The video shows a man exchanging words with the woman, who is seated, then striking her in the head, knocking her out. The man recording the video then moves in for a close-up of the unconscious woman's face. Iben Hunter, 25, of Atlantic City, was identified as the man who struck Emily Baccari, 44, in the side of the face with a handgun hidden under the sleeve of his sweatshirt.
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