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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Facebook Purges Cosplay Accounts
Football v. Football: Which Sport Wins Social? [INFOGRAPHIC]
'Twilight' Celebrates 1 Million Twitter Followers With Fan-Filled Video

YouTube Launches Skippable Ads for Mobile
5:00:11 AMTodd Wasserman
YouTube will soon give viewers the option to skip video ads they don't like on mobile, just like they can on desktop. The Google unit on Wednesday announced TrueView, a format it introduced in late 2010, is now available for mobile formats. With...

Where Do Twitter F-Bombs Come From? Heat Map Shows Rudest Places
4:09:02 AMZoe Fox
A new project called "Twitter Heatmap" shows where the U.S.'s most polite and rudest Twitter users are, by mapping Good Mornings and F*** Yous. The team at Vertaline, who created the map, scanned tweets in 462 specific U.S. locations. The phrase...

Social Media Privacy For College Athletes? California Senate Says Yes
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 1:32 PMSam Laird
California's Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation to bar colleges and universities from requiring students to provide administrators with access to their social media usernames and passwords. Governor Jerry Brown now must sign or...

Facebook Purges Cosplay Accounts
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 1:31 PMThe Daily Dot
Cosplay -- the art of dressing up and performing as a character -- is a hobby that thousands of people around the world enjoy. So when dozens of cosplayers awoke Tuesday to find their cosplay-oriented Facebook profile pages purged, they were in...

'HuffPo,' 'Newsweek' Face Backlash Over Abortion Metaphor
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:38 AMLauren Indvik
Both The Huffington Post and Newsweek are battling backlash for their use of coat-hanger symbols to protest a call for a Constitutional ban on abortions without exceptions for victims of rape and incest. The call for the ban appears in a draft of...

What If Zuckerberg Stepped Down as Facebook CEO?
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:53 AMChris Taylor
Shark Week may be over -- but for Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg, the sharks are just starting to circle. Facebook stock, continuing its disastrous slide, is now worth half of its price at IPO. Peter Thiel, Facebook's first major...

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