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  • Libertarian Facebook game called City Federation teaches politics while entertaining

    09/06/2012 8:15:42 AM PDT · by DebraAI · 4 replies
    Kickstarter, PRWeb ^ | September 6, 2012 | City Federation Kickstarter
    San Francisco has Zynga and their politically correct cartoon games like Cityville. Libertarians now have City Federation launching now. I posted this months ago before they went public and got in trouble for it as I love the idea behind it all. Educating people through mass media. They had their press release today so I am allowed to talk about it. Basically they are a great city building and strategy game with graphics on Facebook that would amaze you. If you know anyone that plays Sim City or Cityville tell them to check this out and they will not go...
  • Facebook shares reach new low; $50 billion in market value lost

    09/04/2012 4:45:42 PM PDT · by mojito · 38 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/4/2012 | Jessica Guynn
    Facebook shares scraped a new low Tuesday. The new drag on the already leaden stock: Analysts from two of Facebook’s largest underwriters on its botched initial public stock offering cut their price targets. The Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase analysts also reduced their revenue projections. Shares closed down nearly 2%, or 33 cents, to $17.73 as some on Wall Street, floored that Facebook has shed $50 billion in market value in just three months, said they feared the company's stock is nowhere near bottom.
  • Help!

    09/04/2012 12:20:22 PM PDT · by GoCards · 98 replies
    My facebook page is lighting up with my crazy lib friends all over Paul Ryan on his marathon run time. Can someone help me with an argument. What happened here?
  • Ex-Marine to sue over detention for Facebook posts

    08/29/2012 8:29:41 AM PDT · by lward99 · 16 replies
    Times247 ^ | 08/29/12 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The former Marine who was forcibly placed in a psychiatric ward by government officials who didn’t like his Facebook postings will sue for unlawful arrest, according to his attorneys. “We are definitely going to move forward with a lawsuit,” said Nisha Whitehead, assistant to the president at the Rutherford Institute, the nonprofit civil rights firm defending Brandon Raub.
  • Monetizing Facebook's Users Could Be Quickly Accomplished

    08/28/2012 6:49:38 PM PDT · by publius321 · 38 replies
    SeekingAlpha ^ | Scott Ryan
    Facebook (FB) claims to have more than 800 million monthly users. The postulate seems to be that imposing a subscription fee would spell destruction for Facebook, driving away an enormous number of users. I agree. Getting that degree of "critical mass" is catching lighting in a bottle. If Facebook should blow it now, they will never get it back. Look at Classmates.com. For all intents and purposes... (continued)
  • Facebook Approved “Kill Mitt Romney” Page [Unbelievable]

    08/27/2012 6:08:47 PM PDT · by upchuck · 32 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | August 27, 2012 | tim brown
    According to Facebookā€™s community standards, users are prohibited from Ā“credibly (threatening) harm to others, or (organizing) acts of real-world violence.ā€¯ The community standards goes on to read: Safety is FacebookĀ’s top priority. You may not credibly threaten to harm others, or organize acts of real-world violence. We remove content and may escalate to law enforcement when we perceive a genuine risk of physical harm, or a direct threat to public safety. We also prohibit promoting, planning or celebrating any of your actions if they have, or could, result in financial harm to others, including theft and vandalism. Even as I...
  • Student arrested after bus fight posted on Facebook

    08/26/2012 4:15:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    FOX59 ^ | August 24, 2012 | news
    A Franklin Township student has been arrested after a bus fight was recorded on a cell phone and posted on Facebook. . . Police characterized one of the students as the aggressor, saying the teen ordered the other student out of “his seat.” The fight broke out after the other student refused. . . When they recovered, one student threw and landed multiple punches to the other student’s face and upper body. The recipient of the blows had to go to the hospital and needed stitches. The student who threw the punches was arrested on charges of battery and...
  • Cramer: Thiel’s Sale of Facebook Stock ‘Tawdry’

    08/23/2012 6:40:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 21, 2012 | Bruno J. Navarro
    Billionaire investor Peter Thiel’s sale of a majority of his Facebook [FB 19.669 0.23 (+1.18%) ] stock was “completely outrageous,” “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer said Tuesday. Cramer blasted Thiel, a member of Facebook’s board of directors, for unloading about 20 million shares on Thursday, with about 5 million shares remaining in his portfolio. ........................................................ “To me, Thiel’s sale is basically saying, ‘Hey, all you chumps who bought Facebook, listen up. I am a responsible investor and a megatron gazillionaire, and I know better than to own this piece of trash.’ I hope you see that’s the case, too,” he...
  • Is Brandon Raub a Political Prisoner of the Obama Administration?

    08/23/2012 5:49:29 AM PDT · by lward99 · 73 replies
    US Daily Review ^ | 8/22/12 | Staff
    Is Brandon Raub a political prisoner of the Obama Administration? That is the impression you receive if you talk to members of an organization called Special Operations Speaks. In a press release the group states, “Brandon Raub, a 26-year-old former Marine who completed tours of Iraq and Afghanistan and lives in Chesterfield, Va., was recently arrested and forcibly committed to a psychiatric facility for mental evaluation by a court based solely on controversial Facebook postings, which took the form of song lyrics, political messages and virtual card games.”
  • RAUB'S LAWYER PETITIONS COURT FOR ILLEGAL DETENTION

    08/22/2012 3:49:55 PM PDT · by lward99 · 4 replies
    Times247 ^ | 8/22/12 | Cheryl Chumley
    The attorney for the former Marine who was forced into a psychiatric ward for anti-government Facebook postings filed a petition Wednesday claiming law enforcement did not uphold Virginia laws for involuntary detentions. “The law requires that within four hours of detaining someone, you have to have a magistrate write a petition for a temporary restraining order,” said John Whitehead, an attorney with the Rutherford Institute, the Virginia-based civil rights firm that is defending the ex-Marine. “They didn’t do that. That didn’t happen.” Read more: http://times247.com/articles/46raub-attorney-petitions-court-claiming-illegal-detention8#ixzz24JmXZzgv
  • Group representing Va. veteran says he’s being detained for anti-government Facebook posts

    08/21/2012 8:24:08 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. — A former Marine involuntarily detained for psychiatric evaluation for posting strident anti-government messages on Facebook has received an outpouring of support from people who say authorities are trampling on his First Amendment rights. Brandon J. Raub, 26, has been in custody since FBI and Secret Service agents and Chesterfield County police questioned him Thursday evening about what they considered ominous posts talking of a coming revolution. In one message earlier this month, Raub wrote: “Sharpen my axe; I’m here to sever heads.” [snip] Dee Rybiski, an FBI spokeswoman in Richmond, said there was no Facebook snooping by...
  • How do I create a false Facebook account?

    08/21/2012 6:54:22 AM PDT · by JimRed · 23 replies
    self | 8/21/2012 | JimRed
    How can I safely create a Facebook account without risk of the following: Facebook’s use of software that enables it to track users’ online activity after they log off of the social-networking site came under scrutiny in Washington this week, with lawmakers and consumer advocacy groups demanding a federal investigation. In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, Reps. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Tex.) wrote that Facebook’s use of “cookie” software should be investigated under the “unfair and deceptive acts” clause of the agency’s mandate. “When people log out of Facebook, they are under the expectation that...
  • Cool Is All That Remains

    08/21/2012 6:38:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Have you noticed how often the president's supporters talk about the "likeability" factor in politics these days? No longer do we hear that presidential candidates must convey "the vision thing" or "gravitas" or credibility as commander in chief. Not that those criteria were precisely calibrated. Four years ago, many commentators were assuring us that Joe Biden brought gravitas to the Obama ticket, which is a little like saying that helium provides ballast, but at least they thought a certain policy weight was important -- even if their perception was ludicrous. This year, however, we are told that voters cast their...
  • Former Marine Brandon Raub Sentenced To Up To 30 Days In Psych Ward Over Facebook Posts

    The former Marine who was detained by the federal government over Facebook posts critical of the government is being held in a psychiatric ward, Peter Bacqué of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.
  • Is Mark Zuckerberg in over his hoodie as Facebook CEO?

    08/19/2012 10:43:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 17, 2012 | Walter Hamilton and Jessica Guynn
    The deepening slide in Facebook Inc.'s stock is fueling talk once considered implausible on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley. Should Mark Zuckerberg, the social media visionary but neophyte corporate manager, step aside as CEO to let a more seasoned executive run the multibillion-dollar company?
  • U.S. Marine Arrested for Facebook Posts

    08/19/2012 10:24:36 AM PDT · by ponygirl · 68 replies
    Salem News ^ | 8/19/2012 | Tim King
    Feds retaliate against another critic of the U.S. government.(SALEM / RICHMOND) - A decorated U.S. Marine who served his nation in two wars, Brandon Raub, of Richmond Virginia, was arrested for airing his critical views of the U.S. government on Facebook this weekend. We just reported yesterday that a Human Rights activist in Bahrain is being prosecuted for six Twitter messages. Politically, this country is increasingly resembling Bahrain and other nations that arrest those who speak out critically over federal policy. His mother, Kathleen Thomas, says it is another case of the word 'terrorist' being applied to arrest and detain...
  • Facebook workers suffer pain of stock's sharp sell-off

    08/19/2012 1:08:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Orlando Sentinel | August 18, 2012 | Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
    <p>Facebook Inc. is in a world of hurt on Wall Street but its employees are also feeling the sting of the stock's sharp sell-off.</p> <p>For many staffers, the precipitous drop means their Facebook stock is not going to yield the returns they hoped, at least not right away. They have had to defer or downsize their dreams of buying a home or a new car.</p>
  • Veteran arrested by FBI and Secret Service for non-violent Facebook posts

    08/17/2012 7:05:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies
    examiner.com ^ | August. 17, 2012 | Christopher Collins
    Just released, a Marine Veteran, Brandon Raub who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was taken by FBI and Secret Service agents around 7 p.m. on August 15, 2012 for his patriotic non-violent Facebook postings. According to his mother on a radio talk show hosted by Josh Tolley, she said, “He was handcuffed, was not read his rights…I want that to be heard very clear. He was not read his rights…he was handcuffed, put in the back seat in Chesterfield County, Virginia police department vehicle. And um, he was taken to…directly to John Randall Psychiatric Hospital in Hopewell, Virginia and that...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Fmr. Marine Arrested by FBI for Patriotic Facebook Posts!

    08/17/2012 1:01:09 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    The Josh Tolley Channel ^ | Aug. 17, 2012 | Josh Tolley
    Former Marine Raub Brandon was taken by FBI and Secret Service last night (8/15/12) for his patriotic Facebook Posts. Now being held in mental hospital...DEVELOPING STORY!! Video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UCQ1VwhdRU&feature=player_profilepage
  • Facebook Falls to Under $20 per share

    08/16/2012 12:33:57 PM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Google Finance ^ | August 15, 2012 | Me
    The worst IPO evah continues not to disappoint. It has fallen below $20 a share. Just a reminder the IPO was at $38 and it popped to $42 on post-IPO. SUCKERS!
  • Soros Reveals Stake In Facebook

    Hedge fund Soros Funds has filed his quarter 13-F report with the SEC. According to the report, Soros completely dumped his stakes in Citigroup (420,000 shares), JP Morgan (701,400 shares) and Goldman Sachs (120,000 shares), leaving him with no position in any major financials at all. He also got rid of minor stakes in Dell (3,100) and Intel (10,600). As for going long, Soros revealed a a position in Facebook, having bought 341,000 shares.
  • Some want 'US-only' hours at border Costco

    08/15/2012 9:15:39 AM PDT · by Altariel · 28 replies
    MSN ^ | August 14, 2012 | Karen Datko
    <p>Canadians have been flocking to a Costco in Bellingham, Wash., propelled by a strong Canadian dollar and lured by the lower cost of basics like milk and gas in the United States.</p> <p>An unhappy U.S. shopper, bothered by the lines and crowds, responded by creating the Facebook page "Bellingham Costco needs a special time just for Americans." As online dust-ups often do, this one has gotten out of hand, with some making rude and stereotypical remarks about Canadians. Since its debut on July 19, the page has gotten more than 3,330 likes.</p>
  • Facebook Page Promotes Abortion, Attacks Child with a Terminal Condition

    08/12/2012 10:14:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LAN ^ | 8.13.2012 | Nancy Flanders
    Facebook has become a major communications network for people of all ages throughout the world. Created as a way to allow high school friends to keep in touch after heading to college, the social media site has erupted into a place where people are free to bully and free to create offensive, harmful pages. One such page is simply titled “Abortions.” Despite countless e-mails to Facebook to remove the page, Facebook refuses. It doesn’t consider the page offensive or involved in hate speech despite the fact that the page’s creator continuously posts pictures of a girl who lives with Progeria,...
  • Stupid Liberal Meme of the Day

    08/10/2012 7:04:40 AM PDT · by mnehring · 38 replies
    Vanity, Facebook
    This is the latest meme being posted by liberals and idiots (but I repeat myself) on Facebook. What is funny are the comments by liberals on this image. Here is one example.
  • The Unsettling Truth About the World's Most Adorable Dog

    08/09/2012 4:21:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 8-8-12 | Jen Doll
    Boo the Pomeranian may be the most famous dog alive today, based purely on his looks. His photos are the sweetest sort of eye candy known to man, as millions of his fans on Facebook will attest. As happens with the supremely attractive, he has an empire. He has stuffed toys made in his image. Books have been written about him. He is a public figure, liked by 4,938,017 people on Facebook. That is almost half as many who like Kim Kardashian, and he is a dog without a TV show (yet). When you Google "world's cutest dog," he is...
  • Dallas mom says online feud led to shooting that injured daughter

    08/08/2012 2:17:56 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 44 replies
    WFAA-TV ^ | 8/8/12 | CYNTHIA VEGA & SHON GABLES
    DALLAS - A mother of a teen struck by a bullet while she was asleep in a Dallas home said an online feud led to the drive-by shooting. The front of the family's home in the 5700 block of Bellcrest Drive was riddled with bullets just before 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. The shooting happened across the street from J.N. Ervin Elementary School. Police said a 14-year-old girl was struck by at least one bullet in her side as she slept in her bed in the front room of the family's East Oak Cliff home. She is now listed in good condition...
  • Facebook’s market meltdown is far from over

    08/08/2012 4:41:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/08/2012 | Rob Cox
    It would be all too easy to wager that Facebook’s market meltdown could be coming to an end. After all, the social network led by Mark Zuckerberg in just a couple of months incinerated as much as $50 billion of shareholders’ wealth. To put that in context, even after a recent rebound, Facebook since its Nasdaq debut in May has lost value nearly equal to the current market capitalizations of Yahoo, AOL, Zynga, Yelp, Pandora, OpenTable, Groupon, LinkedIn and Angie’s List combined, plus that of the bulk of the publicly traded newspaper industry. As shocking as this utter failure may...
  • Beware, Tech Abandoners - People Without Facebook Accounts Are 'Suspicious'

    08/07/2012 6:41:50 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 66 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8-6-2012 | Kashmir Hill
    .... Things have changed. Now we all need to be able to respond to email immediately. And to tweet. And to instantly share our photos on Facebook. We’re all addicted to technology now, ... to our iPhones, and Facebook, and Twitter, and Android, and Pinterest, and iPads, and Word with Friends, and fill-in-the-blank-with-your-digital-dope-of-choice. (snip) I am writing with some words of caution. I used to say that “if you’re not on Facebook, it’s possible you don’t actually exist.” I think it’s time to update that, courtesy of Slashdot: Facebook abstainers will be labeled suspicious. Slashdot flagged a German news story...
  • One man, one dog, one Facebook photo that has touched thousands of hearts

    08/07/2012 3:48:40 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 75 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-7-12 | Molly Guthrey
    photo may be worth 1,000 words, but professional photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson has learned it can also be worth 2.2 million views, 191,162 likes, 108,766 shares and 21,936 comments (and counting) on Facebook. "My specialty is documenting relationships, whether it's a wedding or a man and his dog," says the Bayfield, Wis., photographer. "I have known my friend John and his dog, Schoep, for six years. I have seen Schoep age -- he's 19 now. John lives his life in a kind way. He rescued this dog as a puppy, they have gone everywhere together ever since. Schoep has arthritis...
  • Canceling FaceBook

    08/04/2012 1:47:43 PM PDT · by Jumpmaster · 49 replies
    How does one go about cancelling a FaceBook account?
  • New Facebook tool may turn friends into enemies – for the Democratic cause

    08/02/2012 5:51:16 PM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/02/12 | John Brandon
    Here’s one you may not “like.” Imagine having a friend on Facebook who matches up your privately shared data to a public voting record -- then flags you for more frequent campaign calls and contacts. That’s exactly what the Democratic party is doing. The upcoming presidential campaigns are eager to get their hands on the treasure trove of voter data that 900 million users have voluntarily posted on Facebook. Enter Social Organizing, a new tool developed by Democratic activist group NGP VAN. Using it, your friends can log in to Facebook and tell the service about you. You can then...
  • Facebook admits millions of accounts are fake (83 million)

    08/02/2012 11:05:08 AM PDT · by library user · 48 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | Aug 2, 2012 | Staff
    Facebook's share price dipped below $20 on Thursday after reporting slowing growth and an admission of an alarming number of fake accounts. In a quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the social media company said that as many as 83 million of its accounts are fake. It also reported that as many as five percent of its active users have duplicate accounts. Facebook members grew to 955 million this year. It says 1.5 percent of its accounts are likely spam or accounts set up for other malicious activity. The fake accounts are concentrated in developing markets, according to...
  • Facebook cratering down 11% today

    08/01/2012 3:43:55 PM PDT · by dennisw · 31 replies
    google chart ^ | August 2012
    How the mighty have fallen....just saying There seems to be no respite for the investors of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). The networking giant stock was down by more than 3% in early trading session to $21.01 today, continuing with a 6 percent fall to $21.71 yesterday. This all happened just in four trading sessions, following the announcement of the first earnings report by new public company. Counting today’s fall, the social-networking giant, shares are now almost 45% below the $38 a share IPO price of May 18. However. we have noted previously, that most buy orders went in at $45 a...
  • Vanity: Facebook Headed For Sub-$20?

    08/01/2012 11:07:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Google Finance ^ | August 1, 2012 | Me
    Facebook has plummeted from $30 a share on July 26 to as of right now around $21 a share. The price has fallen by 50% since the initial pop to $42. It is off 45% from the IPO price of $38. SUCKERS!!
  • 585,000+ Sign Up for Mike Huckabee's ’CHICK-FIL-A APPRECIATION DAY’ Today

    08/01/2012 6:30:05 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug 1 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    The backlash against Chick-fil-A has been profound. But as the negative press continues to flow, some conservatives are beginning to step out and defend the fast food chain. We already told you about Sarah Palin’s tough words for those seeking to ban the restaurant from local communities. Evangelist Billy Graham, too, has weighed in as has former presidential candidate Rick Santorum. And today, hundreds of thousands of Americans are pledging to stand by Chick-fil-A amidst calls for the restaurant to be banished from cities across the nation. Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and a 2008 presidential candidate, created...
  • Controversial GM ad chief leaving company: report (Fired for spoiling Facebook's IPO?)

    07/29/2012 2:04:27 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 7/29/12 | Marketwatch
    General Motors Co. is ousting its advertising chief, Joel Ewanick, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, citing unnamed people people familiar with the situation.
  • [homosexual] Man faces charges after contacting little leaguers on Facebook

    07/31/2012 6:46:02 AM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    KARE11 ^ | July 27, 2012 | news
    CRYSTAL, Minn. - A 44-year-old Minneapolis man faces multiple charges after he tried to contact members of the Crystal Little League via Facebook, according to the Crystal Police Department. "I was on my son's facebook and noticed a message from this person," said Marcie, a mother of a little leauge ballplayer in Crystal. "He had sent my son a message asking to go to a movie at the Mall of America." It was Marcie that helped tip off police. On Monday, Marcie, along with the league's safety officer reached out to police after noticeing the same man had contacted...
  • Congress mulls allowing Netflix movie-pick sharing on Facebook

    07/30/2012 2:17:10 PM PDT · by bizlawnews · 6 replies
    FierceTelecom ^ | 7/30/2012
    Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) subscribers in the United States would be able to join the online-video company's customers abroad in sharing their movie-rental picks on Facebook, under a Senate proposal tied to controversial federal cybersecurity legislation.
  • Facebook stock price could be hit by torrent of new shares

    07/29/2012 9:21:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 28, 2012 | Walter Hamilton and Ryan Faughnder
    Think the plunge in Facebook's stock after its sluggish earnings report was bad? Wait until a torrent of new shares hits the market in a few weeks. Facebook will free up nearly 1.7 billion shares — four times the number now trading — starting next month as provisions that had barred employees from selling their holdings begin to expire. That could cause the latest migraine for dispirited Facebook investors, who watched in anguish as the stock was bludgeoned after Thursday's second-quarter earnings report. The stock, which skidded 12% on Friday and is down 38% since Facebook's initial public offering in...
  • Are Twitter and Facebook Facilitating Terrorist Fundraising?

    07/28/2012 6:34:12 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 28 July 2012 | Unattributed
    A report in Pakistani media indicates that one of the Islamic world’s most notorious charities has been making appeals for zakat funds using Twitter. Jamaatud Dawa is considered the political arm of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Jihadist terrorist organization that carried out the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack. In fact, in 2008, after the Mumbai attack, the United Nations declared Jamaatud Dawa a terrorist entity. The message on Twitter, which was also posted on its Facebook page, appealed for Zakat in any form.
  • The Ensuckification of Facebook Continues

    07/27/2012 9:05:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Vodkapundit ^ | July 27, 2012 | Stephen Green
    It’s official: Facebook is forcing us all to switch our profiles to the new “Timeline” format, whether we want it or not. I can assure you that, empirically, it sucks.
  • Facebook/Twitter Amusing The Masses On Our Road To Destruction

    07/27/2012 7:33:53 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 9 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | July 27, 2012 | Ron Reale, staff writer
    FACEBOOK and TWITTER are technological slums swirling along in a sea of narcissism, designed to take the thought out of living, and slice life into in 30 second increments through the views of others; designed to distract people into believing they’re living the lives they’re designing on-line, designed to keep Oprah type petty trash information flowing and controlling the news cycle, keeping only the most mindless of thoughtless drivel in the news, while opening the private lives of users to rapists, pedophiles, identity theft and more. A more perfect vehicle could not have been invented in the fight for the...
  • Facebook stock plunges to all-time low (Shares down 40% from May IPO price)

    07/27/2012 7:31:49 AM PDT · by Qbert · 26 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 27, 2012 | Emily Jane Fox
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Facebook's stock opened at an all-time low, after its first earnings report failed to ease worries over slowing sales growth and its plan for mobile advertising. Shares of Facebook (FB) tumbled nearly 15% to below $23 on Friday, 40% below the company's initial offering price from May. Facebook earnings matched analysts' expectations when it reported its earnings after the bell on Thursday. The company also delivered a 32% gain in second-quarter revenue, to $1.18 billion. That slightly topped forecasts. But investors are not sure how the company will bring in more revenue from its 955 million...
  • 200,000 Chick-fil-A fans sign-up to defend marriage, ‘eat mor chikin’ August 1

    07/26/2012 4:04:58 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 47 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/26/12 | Peter Baklinski
    ATLANTA, July 26, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – As Chick-fil-A experiences the full frontal assault of the homosexual movement’s efforts to squash those who publicly uphold and defend traditional views of marriage and sexuality, a number of high profile leaders have risen to the fast-food chain’s defense, offering a helping hand of support and encouragement. “I have been incensed at the vitriolic assaults on the Chick-fil-A company because the CEO, Dan Cathy, made comments recently in which he affirmed his view that the Biblical view of marriage should be upheld,” wrote Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and 2008 presidential candidate, on a...
  • 9 ways Facebook is getting slimy

    07/25/2012 1:48:38 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 07/25/2012 | By Kim Peterson
    New moves aimed at making money are fine, but not when you anger users along the way.  Facebook (FB +3.13%) raised $16 billion in its initial public offering in May, but it wants more. Since the social networking site went public, it's been trying out a number of ways to boost its numbers. Some of the moves have been downright infuriating, such as switching everyone's email address to a facebook.com address. Others have been just annoying, such as the new "sponsored stories" that now appear in feeds. Nearly every move appears designed to make Facebook more money by increasing...
  • Invitation to Chick-fil-A Event Disappears

    07/25/2012 9:18:44 AM PDT · by fwdude · 56 replies
    CitizenLink ^ | July 24, 2012 | Karla Dial
    On Monday, CitizenLink reported that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is organizing Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day on Aug. 1 as a way to counteract the boycott being organized by same-sex marriage activists. After posting about the event on his official Facebook page, Huckabee created a public Facebook invitation, letting people know they could participate either by showing up at a local Chick-fil-A franchise or participating online. By midday today, the page had received approximately 100,000 “likes.” Shortly after that, however, the invitation disappeared. A CitizenLink search for “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” on the site turned up only a franchise’s “Cow Appreciation Day...
  • Jihadis Online: A Few Thoughts

    07/24/2012 3:24:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies
    Society For Internet Research ^ | JULY 5, 2011 | S.O.F.I.R.
    SNIPPET: "I. When considering the matter of jihadis online, remember that most of what we think we know is based on analyses of the comments made by an handful of vocal activists. The vast majority of jihadis online, be they on forums or social networking sites[i], say nothing. Skillful translations and insightful analyses by definition tell us little about this potentially lethal yet silent majority."
  • The mystery of James Holmes' missing Facebook account

    07/20/2012 10:07:42 PM PDT · by Saije · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/20/2012 | Chenda Ngak
    "I am not a 24-year-old gun-slinging killer from Aurora," James P. Holmes wrote on Facebook Friday morning. Holmes is a Denver man who shares first and last names with the suspect in the deadly shooting that took place at a midnight screening of the latest Batman movie, just hours before, James Eagan Holmes. As the investigation got under way in the shooting at the "The Dark Knight Rises" premiere, in which 70 members of the estimated 300-seat crowd were killed or injured, those looking for clues to make sense of it all went online for a digital footprint for the...
  • The Absurd Contradictions of Capitalism (misnomer alert)

    07/19/2012 1:48:06 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 4 replies
  • WA State to unveil voter registration on Facebook

    07/18/2012 9:18:38 AM PDT · by Eva · 20 replies
    TIME ^ | July 18,2012 | Rachel La Corte
    Facebook users in Washington state will have something else to brag about to their online friends: that they registered to vote on Facebook. The secretary of state’s office said Tuesday it will have an application on its Facebook page that allows residents to register to vote and then “like” the application and recommend it to their friends. It’s expected to launch as early as next week.