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December 19, 2012 | BY EMILY BABAY, Philly.com
A20-YEAR-OLD Kensington man is accused of using Facebook to threaten witnesses who were to testify against his friends in a weapons case. Freddie Henriquez allegedly obtained a witness' statement and posted images of it on Facebook, accompanied with a caption that said "RATS. " Henriquez also posted other threatening messages on Facebook, authorities say. In an August post provided by prosecutors, he wrote, "KILL RATS point blank period. " Those threats came after four of his associates were arrested in February for an alleged conspiracy involving straw purchases of firearms.
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April 6, 2013 | By Jessica Yee, CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
It is not your typical five-minute wait. With each second ticking by, your Facebook page stays the same. Then the red notification flag flashes on your blue screen. Congratulations, you have received your first like on your post. As people post their status, photos, or videos, competition begins with the number of likes or comments they receive. Whether that competition is healthy for teenagers is an open question. For some teens, the problem arises when they realize that their friends get way more likes or comments than they do. Many people have argued that social media websites enhance a person's self-esteem instead of deflating it. Others disagree, saying that social media websites are not a good place for people with low self-esteem.
NEWS
March 28, 2011 | Associated Press
CHICAGO - Add "Facebook depression" to potential harms linked with social media, an influential doctors' group warns, referring to a condition it says may affect troubled teens who obsess over the online site. Researchers disagree on whether it's simply an extension of depression some kids feel in other circumstances, or a distinct condition linked with using the online site. But there are unique aspects of Facebook that can make it a particularly tough social landscape to navigate for kids already dealing with poor self-esteem, said Dr. Gwenn O'Keeffe, a Boston-area pediatrician and lead author of new American Academy of Pediatrics social-media guidelines.
NEWS
February 5, 2012
State Rep. Mark Cohen hasn't racked up 40 years in the Pennsylvania legislature by taking his political opponents lightly. When he heard that Numa St. Louis, 31, an Olney educator, was planning a run against him this spring, Cohen discovered they were both Facebook devotees - St. Louis with more than 700 friends, Cohen with more than 5,000. Not only that, St. Louis had created a campaign page - Team Numa - and many of Cohen's colleagues in the state House were listed as Numa's friends.
NEWS
October 22, 2010 | By Sam Wood and Rita Giordano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Authorities in South Jersey have issued subpoenas to Facebook as they investigate menacing threats made earlier this week over the social networking site to students attending a Gloucester County high school. The postings - made by someone calling himself David Prezet - were reported on Tuesday to police in Harrison Township. According to students at Clearview Regional High School in Mullica Hill, "Prezet" threatened to "blast everyone in the school. " Students said yesterday they were on edge because the poster indicated he was coming to the school that day. Superintendent John Horchak III said the poster claimed he was going to enroll that day. That did not happen.
NEWS
July 24, 2011 | By Judy Lin, Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A California man who trolled women's Facebook pages searching for clues that allowed him to take over their e-mail accounts was sentenced Friday to more than four years in state prison after a judge rejected a plea for a lighter sentence and likened the man to a Peeping Tom. Women in 17 states, including New Jersey, and in the District of Columbia and England were victimized. Once he took over their e-mail accounts, George Bronk searched their folders for nude or seminude photographs or videos sent to their husbands or boyfriends and distributed the images to relatives, friends, and coworkers on their contact list, prosecutors said.
SPORTS
January 26, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
BOUYED BY A Facebook campaign called "Guide Joe Home," thousands of students, alumni and fans lined the streets of State College for the funeral procession of Joe Paterno. The goal was to make a single-file "human chain" that would be along the side of the road and guide Paterno's hearse. More than 7,000 people wrote they were planning to take part. In many areas, the crowd swelled to four deep and more along the route, which went past Beaver Stadium and the library that bears Paterno's name.
NEWS
April 25, 2012 | Bonnie Cook
  A 22-year-old Lansdale man was arrested Monday and charged with statutory rape, indecent assault, corruption of minors, and related offenses after an adult relative found disturbing posts on the 12-year-old victim's Facebook page, investigators said. Sgt. Alex Kromdyk identified the suspect as Lafonsa Perry of the 100 block of Penn Street. Kromdyk said the Facebook posts indicated that Perry had sex with the girl when she was 11. During a forensic interview with Mission Kids, a nonprofit that helps children deal with law enforcement officials, the girl said Perry had given her marijuana while the two were in his bedroom and engaged with her in sexual intercourse.
NEWS
September 12, 2012 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 26-year-old Philadelphia man who created Facebook pages titled "Kill Mitt Romney" and "Kill Seth Williams" was being sought Monday for criminal solicitation to commit murder and other offenses, authorities said. Joshua Scott Albert first stirred anger last month with a Facebook page titled "I Support Chancier McFarland & Rafael Jones," referring to the men charged with the murder of Officer Moses Walker Jr. Albert, who won brief notoriety as the man behind an anonymous blog about Philadelphia's restaurant industry, gained the attention of the Secret Service, who investigated him for his "Kill Mitt Romney" page.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2013 | By Ellen Scolnic, For The Inquirer
High school sophomore Thanasis Narliotis needed cash. So he spread some baseball team caps, old skateboards, a boom box, sunglasses, and a few shirts out on his bed and snapped a quick photo. Minutes after he posted it on Facebook with the caption "See what u want. Make me an offer," the bids started rolling in. Narliotis posted on "One Man's S- is Another Man's Treasure," a Facebook group dedicated to the buying and selling of the necessities of a teenage boy's life: video games, gaming systems, sneakers, headphones, T-shirts, sports equipment, and phones.
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