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Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You Athletes Visiting Facebook

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Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the left of Arsenal soccer star Aaron Ramsey hosting a Facebook question-and-answer session; as well as the photo atop the post of figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi at the entrance to the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., prior to serving as the digital ambassador for the U.S. Olympic Committee at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

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Season Of Giving: Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan Behind 2013’s Largest U.S. Philanthropic Donation

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Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were responsible for the largest individual philanthropic donation in the U.S. in 2013 with their gift of 18 million class-A shares of Facebook stock to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which was valued at more than $992.2 million, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, as reported by The Tech Chronicles.

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Facebook Data Science Team Examines Coordinated Migration

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Aude Hofleitner, Ta Virot Chiraphadhanakul, and Bogdan State of the Facebook Data Science Team tapped into the social network’s wealth of information to examine what they call coordinated migration, when a significant number of users moved from one city to another, by analyzing aggregate, anonymized data on all users who list both their hometowns and current cities on their profiles.

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Everything You Need To Know About Instagram Direct

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If you took our poll about what Instagram would announce at its press event in New York Thursday, and you guessed, “private messaging and/or group messaging features,” you were absolutely correct, as Co-Founder and CEO Kevin Systrom announced the launch of Instagram Direct, which allows users of the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network to send photo and video messages directly to friends.

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How Do You Define Social TV?

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Twitter owns social TV. Facebook is trying to get there.” Joseph Pigato, managing director of customer-engagement firm Sparked, spoke those words Wednesday during a panel at mediabistro’s Inside Social Marketing conference in New York, “What We Can Learn from TV’s Top Social Campaigns,” where he was joined by Sesame Workshop Director of New Media Communication Daniel N. Lewis and moderator Natan Edelsburg, vice president of Sawhorse Media and writer for mediabistro’s Lost Remote blog.

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