Jimmy Kimmel takes a look at the unusual methods Facebook is using to try and stop using users.

Facebook Police – Facebook is Losing Users

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You know that message you posted to your Facebook page declaring the social media site has no legal right to your content? Yeah… College Humor explains why it doesn’t have the legal impact you were expecting.

Facebook Law for Idiots

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Eli Pariser discusses the unintended consequences of web companies tailoring their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes.

Eli Pariser: Beware online “filter bubbles”

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Your Favorite Martian shows us why you should never agree to set up your Grandmother with a Facebook account. NOTE: Slightly NSFW.

Grandma Got a Facebook – (Your Favorite Martian music video)

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Why is Facebook so successful? The Onion News Network takes a look at the CIA’s most profitable information gathering program: “One of the key reasons is that the CIA has been so thorough in convincing the nation that constant sharing information about everything you’re doing is somehow desirable instead of deeply unsettling.”

CIA’s ‘Facebook’ Program Dramatically Cut Agency’s Costs

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Mary and Joseph’s relationship…on facebook.

A Social Network Christmas

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One man’s life as told through Facebook.


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The Social Network

by mr sparkle on October 1, 2010

in Film

It’s hard to overestimate the effect that Facebook has had on my generation. It’s not just a part of our days, it’s a part of our lives. Sometimes late at night, I stay up and ask myself, “How did people communicate without wall posts and pokes?” (I assume a combination of carrier pigeons and smoke signals, but I’m not sure. Ask Carrot.)

So if there’s any story that could be the stuff of legend to people my age, it might be the one behind The Social Network, based on the book based on the real events that went down behind the creation of Facebook. Luke Skywalker might have blown up the Death Star, but these guys created something I spend (way too much) time with everyday. The only question is, can the execution of the story justify its monumental effect on my life?

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