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Here Are Some Things Facebook Won't Be Telling You Today

SmartMoney | JAMI MAKAN | Posted 05.18.2012 | Money

This article was originally published by 1. "We were in the right place at the right time." In the hit movie The Social Network, ...

Facebook Axes Places: Who Will Miss It?

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology

Tucked near the end of Facebook's 1,200-word blog post detailing a slew of privacy changes was a short obituary for a Facebook feature unveiled with g...

Facebook Is Killing Off Places

TechCrunch | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology

It was almost exactly one year ago that Facebook launched Places, their location-based offering. Reading the press at the time, you would have thought...

How Location-Based Services Can Boost Your Small Business

Alistair Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alistair Goodman

Consumers armed with smartphones are increasingly relying on these devices to decide where to spend their money. With this in mind, a multitude of new...

Social Media Fails: 5 Social Projects That Tanked In 2010

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

2010 may have been a big year for some social media outlets, but for others business wasn't so great. While Google struggled to gain a foothold in t...

Experts: Users Abroad Don't Know Why They Should 'Check In'

Telegraph | Emma Barnett, Digital Media Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Facebook Places, the new location tool launched today in the UK, is likely to experience a "slow rate of adoption" as people attempt to understand wha...

Location-Based Services Haven't Caught On, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Facebook said yesterday that "millions" are using Places, its recently-launched "check in" application. Foursquare boasted that 20,000 of its 4 millio...

Facebook Adds Deal Service To Facebook Places

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

At a press conference Wednesday, Facebook announced that it will be adding a deal service to Facebook Places that aims to help businesses alert custom...

Facebook Wins MAJOR Patent That Could Threaten Others

TechCrunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Facebook may have been late to the location wars with Facebook Places launching only a few months ago, but it's been thinking about how to add locatio...

Who Gives a F*** Where You Are

Mike Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mike Gellman

As of late, I can't log on to Facebook without finding out that one of my "friends" is at Carl's Jr. or Dress Barn.

Location-Based Services: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Julia L. Rogers | Posted 08.04.2011 | Small Business

While establishing a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Yelp may have been enough to take your business to the next level even just a few months ago, l...

Burglary Ring Uses Facebook To Target Victims

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

UPDATE: Jeff Jarvis has posted additional information on the alleged "Facebook burglaries." Jarvis writes on his blog BuzzMachine, I emailed Nashu...

You're Online Dating and You Don't Even Know It!

Jessica Massa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jessica Massa

Is there still a stigma associated with online dating? Based on the feedback that I received after last week's article, "How to End the Online Dating ...

Check-ins vs. Persistent Location: How Big a Deal Is Facebook Places?

Andrew Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Andrew Weinreich

On August 18th, Facebook launched their long-anticipated Places -- both a response to Foursquare and Gowalla and an articulation of Facebook's mobile strategy.

Top Five Ways to Use Facebook Places Effectively

David All | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David All

This week, Facebook officially rolled out Facebook Places, its location-based service. This means that the time to get your strategy together for how to effectively use location to reach, engage, and empower brand activists is right now.

How To DISABLE Facebook Places

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Facebook recently launched a location-based service called Places, which lets users update their location in real time and share their social activiti...

Avoid Being 'Outed' on Facebook Places

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

Despite lots of privacy controls, you still need to think about how you might be spotted on Facebook Places, even if you don't use Places. By default, any Facebook friend can tag you at a location.

New Feature Puts the Stalking in Facebook-Stalking (Video)

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

When the most popular website on earth outside of search engines launches a new feature automatically enrolling its 500 million active members in an elaborate geographic surveillance program, it's kind of a big deal.

Facebook Places: Boom or Bust? Twitter Users REACT

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Facebook Places is the latest "check-in" service, announced yesterday by the Internet giant. It comes on the heels of Foursquare and Gowalla, two of t...

Facebook Places Features: 7 Things You Need To Know About Facebook's New Location Service

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Facebook Places, unveiled late Wednesday, is a highly-anticipated new location-based service that will allow Facebook users to "check in" to boutiques...

Facebook Places, Location Feature, Unveiled: What It Means

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Facebook users carrying their smart phones will soon be able to check in to real-life locations such as restaurants, bars or live concerts...

Facebook Places Announcement Coming? LIVE Video Of Facebook Press Conference On New Features

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Facebook is scheduled to hold a press conference beginning at 5PM PT to provide "an update on the service's features and products." At the event, Fac...

Launch Of Facebook's Foursquare-Killer Is 'Imminent,' Sources Say

CNET | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The long-rumored geolocation "check-in" feature at Facebook is slated to debut within weeks, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNET. I...