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Facebook expanding ‘like’ to ‘haha,’ ‘wow’ and more in coming weeks

February 11, 2016


Filed under National

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) Facebook Inc. plans to carefully launch in the coming weeks the first major revamp of its signature “like” feature since its introduction seven years ago. The social media giant’s 1.55 billion users will be able to automatically respond to posts with e...

American Idol’ Making Its Final Countdown

American Idol’ Making Its Final Countdown

February 9, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) LOS ANGELES — The countdown to selecting the final “American Idol” has started. Over the next few weeks, final eliminations will be held and the 15th winner will join the list that includes Nick Fradiani, Phillip Phillips, Taylor Hicks, Carrie Underwood and...

People react to being called “beautiful”

Marissa Lute, Editor

February 5, 2016


Filed under Viral Video

A Chicago High School for the Arts student conducted a social experiment on her fellow students regarding their beauty. Speaking from experience, compliments aren't very easy to take, especially when you're caught off guard. She says, "I was simply filming beauty and this is the result. Here it is." ...

Facebook Launches Platform For Companies To Share Security Threat Data

February 12, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Andrea Chang Los Angeles Times You might use Facebook to share Hawaiian vacation pics with your friends and relatives. Now, Dropbox, Bitly, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, Yahoo and other Interest companies are using Facebook to share information about threats to their computer systems. Facebook...

Here’s How To Pick An Heir For Your Facebook Account

Here’s How To Pick An Heir For Your Facebook Account

February 12, 2015


Filed under National

By Brittny Mejia Los Angeles Times (TNS) Facebook is making it easier for your account to live on even after you die. The social networking site Thursday introduced a feature in the U.S. that allows people to essentially will their accounts to a family member or friend who can manage their account when th...

No One Likes Your Facebook Status Games

No One Likes Your Facebook Status Games

Angela Richart

February 4, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I'd like all of you folks to stop and take a minute to think about something. There are countless diseases that devastate millions of families across the United States every single year. There are a wide variety of cancers, ALS, MS, Autism, the list goes on and on. Now ask yourself what is dumping a...

Facebook introduces Amber Alerts

Facebook introduces Amber Alerts

January 13, 2015


Filed under National

By Tracey Lien Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Facebook is introducing Amber Alerts to its mobile and desktop platform, the social network announced on Tuesday. Amber Alerts, a broadcast emergency response sent out by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, are traditionally ...

“Meet The Students” Premieres on KHWK/Hawk TV Facebook

“Meet The Students” Premieres  on KHWK/Hawk TV Facebook

Seth Johanson, Reporter & Photographer

October 23, 2014


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Students in the Northeast Community College Television Production and Performance class taught by Broadcasting instructor Brian Anderson practice the skills necessary to be video journalists.  Their latest project called "Meet The Students" combines many of the jobs that media students may do someday....

Facebook Cash Can Fuel Oculus VR Growth, CEO Says

Facebook Cash Can Fuel Oculus VR Growth, CEO Says

April 10, 2014


Filed under Business

By Mike Denison Capital News Service (MCT) COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Tech innovator Brendan Iribe has a penchant for ambitious goals. His first company aimed to make software better than what Microsoft and Apple had to offer — with just three employees. Five penniless years passed before Iribe tas...

Social Media: Fun AND Idiotic

Joe Lose, Writer

April 5, 2014


Filed under Columns

It's no secret the vast majority of Americans are on Facebook and/or Twitter.  Other than those main two, there's a multitude of other social media tools that let everyone see your stupid selfies and read all about your ridiculous boyfriend or girlfriend troubles.  Social media isn't all bad, though....

Privacy Groups Urge FTC To Probe Facebook’s Deal To Buy WhatsApp

Privacy Groups Urge FTC To Probe Facebook’s Deal To Buy WhatsApp

March 6, 2014


Filed under National

By Jessica Guynn Los Angeles Times (MCT) SAN FRANCISCO — The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy are urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp. The privacy groups are a...

Online Dating: To Friend or Not to Friend

September 5, 2013


Filed under Lifestyles

Now that Facebook has taken over the world, it’s hard to know the appropriate “friending” etiquette as it relates to the dating scene. I get this question all the time – “Should I friend someone after the first date if it went well?” The short and sweet of it is … no no no! When it comes...

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