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Facebook Reportedly Fears Alienating Its Users With Autoplay Ads. You Don’t Say?

Sadly, Facebook has not backtracked on their decision to introduce autoplay, television-style ads into the social networking site, but, at the very least, the company is delaying the process and taking care to accommodate concerns. Founder Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly taking precautions to ensure that the new type of advertising disrupts Facebook users as little as possible, while still making the company $2.5 million per day per advertising spot.

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For A More Civilized Age

Facebook Creates Guide For Domestic Violence Victims

Facebook and the NNEDV (National Network To End Domestic Violence) teamed up to create a guide to Facebook security and privacy specifically tailored to people who are victims of domestic abuse and/or cyberstalking. The guide walks users through the details of changing security settings, what the various privacy mechanisms do, and generally giving an in-depth tutorial on social media safety. Not only is it a great resource for anyone trying to grapple with violence, it is also just a well-written, straightforward guide about Facebook safety for any user.

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Facebook To Introduce Television-Style Advertisements, Likely To Auto-Play

Television ads are becoming increasingly unwelcome on television, with viewers becoming increasingly used to services like DVR and Netflix. Unfortunately, the often unreasonably loud advertisements are spreading from TV networks to social media. According to Bloomberg, Facebook’s far reach and large user numbers during key times of day have led the company to decide to sell advertising spots for television ads. Worse yet, these ads will likely utilize the worst feature internet videos have to offer: Auto-play.

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Highly Successful Marketing Strategies

Facebook Pulls Advertisements From “Controversial” Pages

After being approached by multiple advertisers who found that their ads were being featured on pages that conflict with their corporate image (pages with sex and violence), Facebook has announced that it will be pulling advertising from pages that could be considered controversial.

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If you liked it then you should have put a Lantern Ring on it

The SuperFacebookFriends, Coming Soon to a Television Near You

Of course, with Superfriends, comes super likes.

Of course, you might like your likes to be a bit more marvelous, in which case you should check Character Design.

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Elsewhere on the internet

Facebook Reclaims the Cutting Edge, Introduces This New Thing Called “Hashtags”

Facebook: Partying like it’s 2006.

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KHAAAAAN

George Takei’s Facebook “Ghostwriter” Apologizes

Rick Polito, the comedy writer behind many of the posts on George Takei’s Facebook page, feels bad about “letting the tribble out of the bag” on his ghostwriting involvement for the Star Trek actor’s page. He apparently sent Takei and husband Brad Altman an apology.

For those of you that didn’t get this news: yes, the truth can be a terrible thing. George Takei is not the only person writing jokes for his Facebook page.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: The Doctor and Rose at Disneyworld

Come on, you know they totally did this. These cosplayers have the right idea. (Fashionably Geek)

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Suddenly

Facebook (Finally) Gets With the Program, Promises To Shut Down Hate Speech, Threats of Rape and Violence

Better late than never.

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Today in things that make us scream incoherently

Facebook Finally Pulls Page of Sexist, Violent Jokes About Female Marines… Three Years Late

After three years a Facebook page dedicated to making violent jokes targeted at female marines has finally been taken down. All it took was a state Representative writing a letter to the Defense Secretary and top military brass to say “Hey, this is really messed up and contributes to the culture of sexual abuse in the military, and you’ve known about it for years, but it’s still there. Maybe you should do something about it?”

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