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Dear Facebook, Please Stop Trying to be Twitter

Today, Facebook introduced its brand new, real-time gift to newshounds everywhere. Feast your eyes on FB Newswire, an aggregated feed of only the latest and greatest breaking news stories out there. In other words, Facebook just made its own Twitter—and then gave it a lobotomy. Read More >>

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Facebook is Getting Into the News Business with its Own Newswire

People are constantly posting photos, videos, and accounts of what's going on around them on Facebook. Sometimes, it's more than just a birthday party people are posting about, and the information is actually newsworthy. Facebook just launched FB Newswire to help journalists and regular people alike find the good stuff. Read More >>

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Facebook Says Oculus Rift Not Just for Liking Things, Maybe Films As Well

Facebook's come out with one of its first visions for the future of that virtual reality company it just bought, and things aren't all bad: as well as viewing photos from your night out in Full HD, you can also get to watch movies. Read More >>

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Mark Zuckerberg's Toes Immortalised by Madame Tussauds

The San Francisco division of celebrity cloning company Madame Tussauds has revealed its latest creations, one of which is local internet celebrity Mark Zuckerberg. He's been recreated while sitting cross-legged, smiling, and barefoot. So someone had to painstakingly recreate his toes. Read More >>

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The Top Five Types of People We all Unfriend on Facebook

Ever wondered who's most likely to get the chop on Facebook? Wonder no longer, because researchers from the University of Colorado Denver have been looking into the most common unfriendings on the social network. Read More >>

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Get (Then Slag Off) the New Twitter Layout Right Now

The Twitter layout that everyone hates because it looks like Facebook and you have to hate Facebook even though you're on it all day, is now live. So if you want something to be short-term meaninglessly angry about, follow this link in your desktop browser to initiate the upgrade. Then tweet about how much you hate it. Then forget about it all by elevenses. [Twitter via Techcrunch] Read More >>

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It's Time to Ditch Facebook and Start Over

Most of us have had Facebook accounts for the past few years, some have had one closer to a decade. But time and bloat have turned once-beloved font of nostalgia into an onslaught of faux-sentimental sludge from strangers. So as Facebook stands poised to break itself into a bunch of different apps, we say to you: Screw it. It's time to start fresh. Read More >>

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Facebook Adds "Nearby Friends" to Show Americans Where Their Friends Are

Facebook's newest feature, Nearby Friends, begins rolling out today -- sadly for Americans only, to begin with. The opt-in feature broadcasts your exact location, and can even give real-time updates as you move around, if that's the kind of thing you want to share with your friends. Read More >>

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Facebook Reportedly Received Nearly 2,000 Data Requests From UK Police Last Year

It turns out our law enforcement agencies aren't that out of touch with the modern world, as Facebook reveals that UK police made 1,906 requests for access to Facebook user data in the last six months of 2013. The requests affected 2,227 separate accounts, and more then 70 per cent of requests saw data handed over to the authorities. Read More >>

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Facebook Wants to Clean Up News Feed Spam

Facebook's cleaning up your News Feed a little, ripping out Like-baiting posts, repeated content, and spammy links. Read More >>

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Report: Facebook Will Pull Chat Out of Main Mobile App

TechCrunch reports that Facebook will be removing chat from its standalone mobile apps in an effort to force people to use its Facebook Messenger application. If true, the move would be Facebook's latest aggressive play to take control of your messaging life. Read More >>

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Twitter's Facebook-Lite Look Kicks in Today

That major redesign Twitter was teasing earlier this year? It's here. And it's got a few features we hadn't heard about thrown in for good measure. Welcome to Facewitter, or Twitbook. It's actually pretty nice! Read More >>

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Facebook App Blamed for Nuking iPhone Batteries

A former Apple, ahem, Genius, claims to have devoted "years" of his life to solving the issue of poor battery life on iOS devices, a problem that appeared to become more widespread with the arrival of iOS 7.1. His hypothesis? It's mostly Facebook's fault. Read More >>

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Expect to See Even More New Types of Adverts on Twitter Soon

In another attempt at mimicking the actions of other social networks, Twitter is set to introduce 15 new types of adverts, some of which seem to have been "inspired" by Facebook. Read More >>

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Why Facebook Ditched a Nice Redesign

Last year Facebook debuted a nice redesign that featured big, beautiful pictures, seen above. But Facebook never rolled it out. Why? Because most people have crappy old computers. Read More >>

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