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#Social Network

Whales, legs and Big Ben - the best inanimate objects on Twitter

Tired of celebrities? Here’s what these inanimate objects have to say about the world.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook app store goes live today Facebook

Facebook app store goes live today

The App Center will put the company in direct competition with Apple and Google.

From TheJournal.ie Shareholders file lawsuit over Facebook flotation Facebook

Shareholders file lawsuit over Facebook flotation

Meanwhile a US Senate committee is considering launching an inquiry into the social network’s recent flotation.

From TheJournal.ie Pakistan blocks Twitter over blasphemy dispute Pakistan

Pakistan blocks Twitter over blasphemy dispute

Officials say Twitter refused to remove material considered offensive to Islam,

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should students be expelled for posting abuse on social networking sites? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should students be expelled for posting abuse on social networking sites?

Four students at a Dublin school have been expelled after posting comments about teachers on Facebook. Is the sanction too harsh? Or do you agree with it?

From TheJournal.ie Facebook hikes price of its shares, raising value to over $100bn Facebook

Facebook hikes price of its shares, raising value to over $100bn

Facebook had previously planned on selling shares at between $28-$35, but is now going for a price between $34 and $38.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook to offer new file-sharing feature Facebook

Facebook to offer new file-sharing feature

Members of Facebook groups will soon be able to upload and share files with other users.

From TheJournal.ie Want to own a piece of Facebook? Here's how to do it Explainer

Want to own a piece of Facebook? Here's how to do it

Sometime this month, 337 million shares will be up for grabs when the world’s biggest social network floats on the stock market. But be warned: it may be hard to get a hold of them.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook privacy concerns are on the rise, says consumer report Facebook

Facebook privacy concerns are on the rise, says consumer report

Oversharing and excessive data collection are growing concerns of Facebook users, a US consumer reports has claimed.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook asks members to add organ donor status to timeline Social Network

Facebook asks members to add organ donor status to timeline

The social network says “simply telling people that you’re an organ donor” can help increase the number of people who sign up to donate.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter files lawsuit against spammers So Long Spam

Twitter files lawsuit against spammers

The social networking company said it is suing five persistent spambots in an attempt to crack down on the high volume of spam encountered by users.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook files patent countersuit against Yahoo Fight Fight Fight

Facebook files patent countersuit against Yahoo

The social network launched a counter lawsuit today against Yahoo accusing the company of violating patents covering photo tagging and advertising.

From TheJournal.ie It’s not just you: Twitter admits ‘unfollowing bug’ Anti-social Network

It’s not just you: Twitter admits ‘unfollowing bug’

Twitter acknowledged today that there is a bug which causes Twitter users to randomly unfollow people and said its team of engineers is working to fix it.

Barack Obama has joined Pinterest (and posted the Obama family chilli recipe)

Red wine vinegar in chilli? Really, Obama?

From TheJournal.ie Facebook experiences technical issues across Europe Facebook

Facebook experiences technical issues across Europe

Some of the site’s users in Africa and the Middle East have also been experiencing access problems today.

From TheJournal.ie Man given choice of posting apology on Facebook - or spending 60 days in jail Facebook

Man given choice of posting apology on Facebook - or spending 60 days in jail

Court ruling came after man posted comments about his estranged wife on the social network.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: The US Army’s guide to Pinterest Pinterest This post contains images

In pictures: The US Army’s guide to Pinterest

Check out what the US military had to say about the increasingly popular social pinboard site.

From TheJournal.ie Student sentenced to eight months over Facebook hacking Facebook

Student sentenced to eight months over Facebook hacking

Prosecutors accused the 26-year-old of taking invaluable intellectual property from the social network.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

From TheJournal.ie Happy birthday Facebook - here's how you looked eight years ago Baby Photos

Happy birthday Facebook - here's how you looked eight years ago

Eight years ago Mark Zuckerberg took the curtains off a project that would become a huge success (after a few redesigns).

From TheJournal.ie So, what exactly is Pinterest? (And why is everyone paying attention to it?) Next Big Thing

So, what exactly is Pinterest? (And why is everyone paying attention to it?)

Pinterest is the next big social network apparently – but what exactly is it? Here’s our handy cut-out-and-keep guide.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s the new social networking app that will make you want to delete Facebook Not Facebook This post contains images

Here’s the new social networking app that will make you want to delete Facebook

Lightweight social media app which restricts the number of friends a user has offers new way to keep in touch with your closest friends.

From TheJournal.ie Airline lets passengers pick seats based on other passengers' Facebook profiles Social Media

Airline lets passengers pick seats based on other passengers' Facebook profiles

Want to choose who you’re sitting beside? A Dutch airline is letting passengers share their Facebook and LinkedIn profiles before picking a seat.

From TheJournal.ie Here's a quick look at Microsoft's new social network New Social Network

Here's a quick look at Microsoft's new social network

Despite its relationship with Facebook, Microsoft is apparently setting up its own social network.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie 22-year-old founder of social networking site found dead RIP

22-year-old founder of social networking site found dead

Ilya Zhitomirskiy set up Diaspora with three other New York University students in 2010 as an ‘anti-Facebook’.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie More than one thousand people now charged in London riots probe Riots

More than one thousand people now charged in London riots probe

A significant milestone is hit amid concern about sentences being handed down for those who did and didn’t actually take part in the rioting and looting.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should governments be able to block social network users? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should governments be able to block social network users?

In the wake of this week’s violence in England and David Cameron’s Commons speech yesterday, we’re asking for your views on curtailing social network use.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Irish woman secures Facebook injunction over sex video Facebook

Northern Irish woman secures Facebook injunction over sex video

Case is being hailed as the first of its kind in Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter adding 'Not Safe For Work' filter NSFW

Twitter adding 'Not Safe For Work' filter

Worried about accidentally coming across ‘sensitive’ tweets at inappropriate times? Then this is for you…

From TheJournal.ie Watch: US President's Twitter town hall event Ask Obama

Watch: US President's Twitter town hall event

Barack Obama fielded questions ranging from the US military to the decision to end NASA’s space shuttle programme.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Thursday Take 5

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie EU data protection group voices concern over new Facebook facial recognition feature Facebook

EU data protection group voices concern over new Facebook facial recognition feature

Also: Want to opt out of the new feature, which suggests tags for newly-uploaded images? Here’s how…

From TheJournal.ie Twitter takes TweetDeck Twitter

Twitter takes TweetDeck

But no mention of the price the London-based company received for the acquisition.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook security breach allowed advertisers access to user data Facebook

Facebook security breach allowed advertisers access to user data

Hundreds of thousands of Facebook apps may have leaked ‘access tokens’ to Facebook users’ actions and profiles, according to security company Symantec.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook investors set to offload $1bn in site's shares Facebook

Facebook investors set to offload $1bn in site's shares

A group of early investors try to offload their shares in the secondary market – putting the value of the site at $70bn.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know on what’s officially the most miserable day of the year: Cowen and Martin go head to head for the leadership of Fianna Fail; a Tyrone village mourns; and AIB launches investigation into how forged documents were allegedly used to claim a couple’s home.