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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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Ironic: Facebook’s New Privacy Settings Cause Mark Zuckerberg’s Sister’s Private Photo To Go Public

I’m not sure anyone I know is truly happy with their privacy settings on Facebook. Either they don’t understand them or, if they do, they find them unsatisfactory. Yet we all keep using the free social networking website. But oddly enough, the site’s privacy settings recently caused some strife in founder Mark Zuckerberg’s family. One of his sister’s photos was posted publicly online even though she thought it was set to private. 


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101-Year-Old Florence Detlor Is Facebook’s Oldest User

My mom isn’t on Facebook, and for that I’m grateful, but boy do I think it’s cool that this other lady is a registered user. Florence Detlor is 101-years-old and recently got the VIP treatment at Facebook headquarters. She also met with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg.


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And Then There Was One: Facebook Appoints Sheryl Sandberg to Its Executive Board

Following months, perhaps years, of complaints about how the “highest-ups” at Facebook are all men, Sheryl Sandberg, the company’s COO since 2008, has finally become the first woman appointed to the board of directors. It won’t be the first board she’s been on, but it’s probably fair to say that it’s about darn time Facebook made this change. We’ll go ahead and say it: The Mary Sue “likes” this.


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Hey, Look! There Is a Man on Pinterest, and His Name Is Mark Zuckerberg!

Well, well, well, look at this! Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has decided to take a little peek at the internet’s fastest growing social network by joining it himself! Zuckerberg has created a profile on Pinterest, the site that has been called such things as “lady-centric” and “catnip for women” because 70 percent of its users are female. Is Zuck really into collectibles? Or is he taking a look at the competition?


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California State Teachers’ Retirement System Asks Facebook to Add Women to Their Board — To Make It a Better Investment

Earlier this week, we reported on the dearth of women on the board of Facebook and how this might actually be to their detriment now that they’ve filed to become a public IPO. One organization — the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) — is now asking Mark Zuckerberg to please expand and diversify his board, because it could be in his best financial interests.


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Facebook, Women, And Breastfeeding: Which Of These Don’t Belong?

According to two recent articles about the social networking site Facebook, the answer would be both women and breastfeeding. Facebook’s move to public offering shed light on the fact that the company has no women on its board. They’re also facing backlash from mothers who’ve had photos of themselves breastfeeding their babies removed from the website. What gives? 


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: An Amazing Welsh Star Trek Lesbian Wedding

This might be the most specific instance of glorious and heartwarming geekery we’ve ever posted. The brides, Anita Bayliss and Margaret Wood, met on a Star Trek forum online (that was run by Wood) and fell in love. Fourteen years later, they held their wedding at Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales and required every guest to show up in a Star Trek costume. We wish them nothing but the very best and that they live long and prosper together for the rest of their years. (via Blastr)


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Kandor in a Bottle

Artist Mike Kelley has created his interpretation of Kandor, the lost city of Krypton that was stolen by Brainiac and shrunken down, stored in a bottle, then recovered by Superman. The effort has taken Kelley 10 years. Read the whole story at Comics Beat.