You’ve probably seen videos making the round on your News Feed, with people getting doused with a bucket of ice water to raise awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Recently, Facebook Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg responded to a challenge by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and took the plunge.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is likely hoping that the saying, “There is no such thing as bad publicity,” holds true, as the scandal over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge and the resulting traffic nightmares led to more than 271,000 mentions in Facebook posts, messages, and comments between last Wednesday and this past Wednesday, according to Facebook search data cited by CNN’s Political Ticker blog.
Add New Jersey to the list of states where employers demanding passwords to Facebook and other online services from employees or applicants is now illegal, as a law took effect Sunday in the Garden State, The Record reported.
New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate and Twitter phenom Cory Booker sat down for an Instagram interview Sunday night that continues through the week. NowThis News, which claims to be the first and only mobile and social original news network, said the Booker interview is the first Instagram interview with a U.S. politician.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the right, of ABC News’ Ann Compton and Diane Sawyer celebrating 40 years at the network for Compton; as well as a Sept. 11 tribute by Lee Greenwood of “God Bless the U.S.A.” fame.
A group of conservative activists and bloggers is promoting a 24-hour boycott of Facebook July 4 as a response to their claim that Facebook is censoring conservative content and blocking users. So how is Freedom from Facebook Day being promoted? As a Facebook event, naturally.
Facebook is under fire for rejecting an ad from politically active mobile carrier Credo Mobile that criticizes FWD.us, the political advocacy group spearheaded by Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, but the ad included a picture of Zuckerberg, in clear violation of the social network’s advertising policy.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosted a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at his Palo Alto home Wednesday night, but not everyone welcomed Zuckerberg’s guest, as some 40 protestors gathered outside the gates.