Social media news aggregator NewsWhip announced the winners of its first annual Whippies awards for publishers with the strongest engagement on Facebook and Twitter, and The Huffington Post took home the honors for Facebook.
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The Appellate Division for the First Department in New York state is tasked with determining whether Facebook and other social media companies can legally challenge search warrants in court in an effort to defend their users, The New York Times reported.
Quiz site PlayBuzz continued its surge in Facebook shares, vaulting to the top of NewsWhip’s ranking of publishers for November, and marking the first time since NewsWhip began compiling its rankings in August 2013 that neither The Huffington Post nor BuzzFeed occupied first place.
All of the news that’s fit to divide into 52 Facebook posts? The New York Times took that approach with Thanksgiving recipes, creating posts for the 50 U.S. states, as well as Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, based on recipes that it felt defined each location.
The drivers of Facebook’s shuttle buses, who actually work for Loop Transportation, will vote Wednesday to decide whether to join a local chapter of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Business Insider reported.
National Geographic blew away the competition in October according to the latest rankings of publishers’ actions generated on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by social media benchmarking and audience engagement analysis company Shareablee.
Election Day is underway in the U.S. Tuesday in what stands to be an important midterm election year, and Facebook is doing its part to encourage users to vote, as well as keep them informed on where users are voting throughout the country.
The “anonymous chatting application“ that The New York Times’ Bits blog initially reported on earlier this month is now a reality, as Facebook introduced the latest app from its Facebook Creative Labs initiative, Rooms, a throwback to the Internet’s early days and a nod to anonymity, forums, message boards and chat rooms.
Anyone following the ill-fated lawsuit filed against Facebook and its co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, by Paul Ceglia, who claimed to be the co-owner of the social network until the alleged contract his case was based on was deemed a fraud, had to wonder what Ceglia’s lawyers were thinking when they agreed to represent him, especially in light of the fact that several lawyers dropped the case at one time or another. Facebook apparently wondered the same thing, as the company filed suit against several of Ceglia’s lawyers, including those from DLA Piper, claiming that those lawyers and firms knew Ceglia’s claims were bogus but pursued the case in hopes of reaching a large settlement.