Facebook, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, and the Family Online Safety Institute will team up on Project:Connect, an all-day hackathon in New York Thursday, May 9, aimed at developing social tools, applications, badges, and curriculum to aid younger Internet users in making more responsible choices.
Facebook has a new vice president of communications: Michael Buckley, who had been a U.S. managing partner at global strategy and communications consultancy Brunswick Group, with the social network among his clients.
Facebook continued its efforts on the suicide-prevention front by teaming up with Save.org (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) to study suicide victims’ activity on the social network in the days just prior to their deaths.
A Platform for Good, a new online resource from the Family Online Safety Institute aimed at parents, teachers, and teens, launched Wednesday after being initially announced in February, and FOSI member Facebook plugged the launch in a note on the Facebook Safety page.
Facebook is continuing its ongoing efforts to combat bullying and address other public safety issues, with a high-ranking executive joining a panel of government and private-sector leaders in the release of a long-awaited report addressing suicide prevention.
Facebook Vice President of Global Public Policy Marne Levine was the honored guest at the Media and Technology Roundtable Thursday at the residence of Elena Poptodorova, Bulgarian ambassador to the U.S., hosted by the Institute for Education.
Facebook, the U.S. Department of Labor and an an array of non-profits have launched an initiative to help people find work through social media.
Facebook and Time Warner continue their partnership to end bullying with the launch of new application.