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Facebook Site Governance Vote on Pace to Break One Million Participants Facebook Site Governance Vote on Pace to Break One Million Participants
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The third-ever Facebook Site Governance vote is on pace to shatter previous records and see participation from over a million users. Unfortunately, that’s still about 299 million votes shy of what is needed to make the results of the vote …

Everyone Is Voting Against Facebook’s Policy Changes and It Doesn’t Matter in the Slightest Everyone Is Voting Against Facebook’s Policy Changes and It Doesn’t Matter in the Slightest
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You probably know that Facebook just opened up its third-ever Site Governance Vote, allowing users to vote on proposed changes to the company’s SSR and Data Use policies. Or maybe you have no idea. Maybe you don’t care. That’s fine, …

Facebook Opens Up Site Governance Vote on Voting Facebook Opens Up Site Governance Vote on Voting
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Starting today, you have a week to cast your vote in what will most likely be the last Facebook Site Governance vote ever. The company has announced the opening of the latest vote, which covers Facebook’s attempt to get rid …

WiFox, a “Traffic Cop for Data,” Said to Improve Wi-Fi Performance by up to 700% WiFox, a “Traffic Cop for Data,” Said to Improve Wi-Fi Performance by up to 700%
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Anyone who has connected to public Wi-Fi knows that it can be painfully slow at times. Depending on the amount of users on the Wi-Fi access point, users can experience varying levels of “data traffic jam.” Those with other options …

Hurricane Sandy Request from FEMA: Text and Facebook, Don’t Talk Hurricane Sandy Request from FEMA: Text and Facebook, Don’t Talk

As “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy is set to begin its assault on the east coast, millions of people are preparing for what is likely to be a huge weather event with far-reaching consequences. Of course, this involves the basic emergency prep …

Google Opens Up Its Data Centers for the First Time [PHOTOS] Google Opens Up Its Data Centers for the First Time [PHOTOS]

If you ever wanted to look inside the guts of Google, its data centers, to see “where the internet lives,” here’s your chance. For the first time, Google is giving us a look inside their data hubs with some pretty …

Americans Are Consuming A Lot Of Mobile Data Americans Are Consuming A Lot Of Mobile Data

Americans live in a consumer driven culture. Throughout the years, our society has been compelled to consume via text, radio, television, and now, the Internet. The methods of consuming data via the Internet have changed, however, and mobile data consumption …

Apple Maps Apparently Use Much Less Data Than Google Maps, So There’s That Apple Maps Apparently Use Much Less Data Than Google Maps, So There’s That
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Ever since Apple abandoned Google Maps for their own maps in iOS 6, well, it hasn’t been good (to say the least). There have been big problems with Apple’s maps product, including broken landscapes, mislabeled locations and landmarks, and all …

Facebook Is Tracking What You Buy to Provide Marketers Better Ad Analytics Facebook Is Tracking What You Buy to Provide Marketers Better Ad Analytics
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Facebook’s already tenuous relationship with its users over privacy and the sharing of personal information has a new wrinkle, as it looks like Facebook has waded into the retail sales tracking business. According to The Financial Times, Facebook has already …

Wolfram Alpha Shows You A Whole Lot Of Personalized Facebook Data Wolfram Alpha Shows You A Whole Lot Of Personalized Facebook Data

Wolfram Alpha announced the launch of a pretty cool new personal Facebook analytics tool. All you have to do is type “facebook report” into Wolfram Alpha. Just click the button that says “Analyze my Facebook data,” allow it to access …

The Facebook Beast Ingests 500+ TB of Data Every Day The Facebook Beast Ingests 500+ TB of Data Every Day

If Facebook’s underperforming stock value has made you think that the social media giant is withering away into nothingness, think again. The network is still a well-oiled machine, a beast of data processing that has some impressive numbers to back …

Visualizing A Pizza Delivery Driver’s Route in New York City Visualizing A Pizza Delivery Driver’s Route in New York City

One of the newer trends of the web concerns taking reams of data and adding some sort of visualization to it. We’ve seen it with Twitter use during the Japanese earthquakes and with 56 years worth of tornado data to …

Facebook: Despite Alarmist Statuses, We Still Don’t Own Your Content Facebook: Despite Alarmist Statuses, We Still Don’t Own Your Content
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Facebook has taken it upon themselves to comment on a recent viral status update that you may or may not have seen floating around your parts in the past couple of days. The status varies a bit, but usually takes …

Study: IPhone Users Hog All the Data Study: IPhone Users Hog All the Data
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The Huffington Post is reporting a study that finds iPhone users comprise 80 percent of the top 10% of data users. The report comes from consulting firm Analysys Mason, who revealed that among the smartphone users that fall in the …

Facebook’s Open Graph Is Dominating The Internet Facebook’s Open Graph Is Dominating The Internet
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The image you see above is not the visualizer from Windows Media Player 6. It’s a chart that shows how many links containing Open Graph tags have gone through through Embedly. The image illustrates a massive 42 percent of all …

Dad Shoots Daughter’s Laptop Over Facebook
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In Albermarle, North Carolina, a fed-up father took his frustrations out on his daughter’s laptop after reading her Facebook page. On Wednesday, Tommy Jordan shot and killed his daughter Hannah’s laptop in a domestic tit-for-tat battle he and his 15-year-old …

Twitter Hands Over User’s Data To Police Twitter Hands Over User’s Data To Police

Twitter cooperated with Boston police yesterday. The online social media giant handed over a subscriber’s information regarding a Twitter account tied to the Occupy Boston protest. Back in December, a subpoena was sent to Twitter requesting information on several Twitter …

Interview: What the FBI’s Social Media Monitoring Tool Could Look Like Interview: What the FBI’s Social Media Monitoring Tool Could Look Like
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In January, the FBI openly requested help from the tech community in the development of a social media application. The bureau is seeking a system that could help it sift through social networking sites for signs of potential terrorism, crime, or other matters of national security.

Mobile Internet Doubling In Usage Mobile Internet Doubling In Usage

Mobile web is such a great convenience, what with being able to easily and quickly access information, often faster than that of high-speed or broadband on most PC’s or laptops. According to StatCounter.com, mobile internet usage has sky-rocketed up to …

The Facebook Timeline Is Coming, And It Scares A Lot Of People The Facebook Timeline Is Coming, And It Scares A Lot Of People
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The new Facebook Timeline is not the most popular feature that Facebook has ever introduced. Granted, it’s well documented that Facebook users are often super-resistant to change, but for some the new Timeline goes beyond minor annoyances like crowded layouts …

Mexicans Well Overcharged Billions In Phone Web Mexicans Well Overcharged Billions In Phone Web

Mexico is the second largest Latin American economy, but it seems the cost of phone and internet bills are holding it back. From the years of 2005-2009, consumers in mexico spent 13.4 billion dollars per year excess for phone and …