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There’s some excitement around the web today among a certain group of high profile techies. What are they so excited about? Something called WebFinger, and the fact that Google is apparently getting serious about supporting it. So what is it?

It’s an extension of something called the “finger protocol” that was used in the earlier days of …

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by Facebook, News

If you receive a Facebook mail today with the subject line “CoooL Video”, don’t click the link. We’re getting reports of a Facebook scam which causes infected users to unknowingly send out Facebook mails to their friends containing that subject line.

The links in the mails go to various places, including a blogspot blog (see screenshot below). Of course, …

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by Facebook, News

Facebook’s been evolving right before our very eyes. It started back in March, when Facebook rolled out a new homepage design and redesigned Facebook Pages. At the same time, they started announcing changes to open up the platform: public profiles, profile fans, public status updates, real-time search, and earlier this morning, Facebook Lite. Facebook’s been busy.

All of this …

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by Facebook, Tips & Tricks

Life moves pretty fast. Sometimes it moves so fast we just don’t have time to stop and maintain all of our social networks individually. But that’s no reason to leave your Facebook profile barren, because you don’t even have to make it all the way to Facebook to update your status.

Here are some methods of updating your Facebook profile …

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by Facebook, Google, News, Twitter

It’s no coincidence that Facebook launched a new real-time search engine on the same day that it bought FriendFeed and Google announced a new infrastructure project aimed at speeding up its indexing time. Make no mistake about it: people that know search believe that there’s gold in real-time and social data, and Facebook’s blockbuster acquisition of FriendFeed (FriendFeed) was a

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by Facebook, News, Twitter

Facebook’s on a roll today. Earlier today, Facebook acquired FriendFeed, one of the largest and most-discussed social media acquisitions we’ve seen in a long time. The deal is partly seen as a move by the world’s largest social network to boost their social technology, specifically realtime streams, conversations, social media aggregation, and search.

That’s what makes Facebook’s latest …

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by Facebook, News, Twitter

Facebook has acquired FriendFeed, we’ve learned. We’re gathering details now.
At this point details on the acquisition are still very sparse, but it’s clearly a good match. Over the last year or so, Facebook has “borrowed” quite a few features that FriendFeed popularized, including the ‘Like’ feature and an emphasis on real-time news updates.

Obviously Facebook has already built …

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by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

It was the big social media story of the week; on Thursday, Twitter went down due to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. And while Twitter was the most visible target, Facebook, Google, and others were also under fire due to a geopolitical attack against one man.

It’s been three days since the attacks. Everything’s back to normal, …

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by Facebook, News

The global rise of Facebook is nothing less than astounding. In the month of June alone it gained 24 million unique visitors worldwide, compared to the month before, for a total of 340 million unique visitors worldwide.  It is now the fourth largest site in the world, trailing only Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo sites, according to comScore (see …

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by Facebook, News, Twitter

Lots of big brands are embracing social media, but which platform is most popular? At least as far as Fortune 100 companies go, Twitter easily takes the top spot, according to a recent study from PR firm Burson-Marsteller.

According to their findings, 54 percent of the Fortune 100 have a Twitter presence, 32 percent have a blog, and 29 percent …

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