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Twitter teams with women's group on anti-harassment tool



One of the groups behind the #FBrape campaign, which compelled Facebook to change its policy on the posting of “cruel and insensitive content” on the world’s top social network, has partnered with Twitter to study how the microblogging service can better police sexual harassment on its site.

Women, Action & the Media (WAM) said this week that it’s created an online form that lets “users report gendered harassment details that have never before been tracked and analyzed.”

“WAM will escalate validated reports to Twitter and track Twitter’s response to different kinds of gendered harassment,” the group said in a release. “At the end of the pilot test period, WAM will analyze the data collected and use it to work with Twitter to better understand how gendered harassment functions on their platform, and to improve their responses to it.”

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Facebook beats Q1 targets handily amid CFO shuffle

By Rachel King for Between the Lines | April 23, 2014 

Just looking at the multi-billion dollar acquisitions of Whatsapp and Oculus Rift, it was quite a first quarter for Facebook. Let’s see how those dents affected the balance sheet.

  • The social network reported a first quarter net income of $642 million, or 25 cents per share (statement).
  • Non-GAAP earnings were 34 cents per share on a revenue of $2.5 billion.
  • Wall Street was looking for earnings of 24 cents per share on a revenue of $2.36 billion.
  • Membership was up across the board, especially on mobile where daily active users increased to 609 and counting, up 43 percent year-over-year. Monthly mobile active users were up by 34 percent to 1.01 billion.
  • Thus, it is no surprise that mobile advertising revenue accounted for roughly 59 percent of total advertising revenue during Q1. Mobile ads only accounted for just under a third of advertising revenue this time last year.
  • Overall, Facebook now retails more than 1.28 billion monthly active users, up 15 percent year-over-year.

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Podcast 1408 Feb. 22, 2014: Like Father, Like Son – Facebook Breaks the Piggy Bank

Ed and Talon

 Like Father … Like Son

Show Notes:

What Are Dads For?

Ed Rudel is not just our Tech Advisor and the main contributor to our ToolKit, he is also the proud father of Talon Rudel, currently a student at Grand Valley University in Grand Rapids along with his sister Shardae. Ed recently applied his considerable skills to helping Talon solve a thorny computer problem that may in fact be the answer to your questions. Don’t miss the conversation.

Facebook Breaks the Piggy Bank to Buy Whatsapp!

Emily Hay

Social Media Expert, Emily Hay joins us to explain the significance of the jaw-dropping $19 billion (8% of FB’s capital) to purchase of messaging app Whatsapp.  What does this mean for current FB users and how will this change the whole messaging horizon around the world?



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World  Mobile Congress

This coming week all eyes turn Barcelona, Spain for the Mobile World Congress where companies like Samsung, Nokia and HTC will unveil the newest mobile computing devices.  How will this affect the choices  you make for your next computing device?

MiTechNews Report

Mike Brennan

The MiTechNews Report is a weekly feature with Mike Brennan, editor and  publisher of which …

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New Facebook Phone Goes for $.99!

The world’s first Facebook phone has been out for less than a month and AT&T has already slashed its price from $99 to $1.

The Uber social network launched the phone to fanfare—and later, mixed reviews—in mid-April. The Android-powered HTC First featured complete integration with Facebook Home, a new app designed to make sharing even easier on mobile phones.  Unfortunately no one seemed to be waiting anxiously for the phone!

Full Story at Silicon Valley Bizjournal

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Facebook Prepares for $100 Billion IPO

Facebook is scheduled to be valued at $100 Billion in stocks making it the second biggest IPO in history just behind search giant Google. This is remarkable when you think that the world’s current leading social media network was launched only eight years ago in Mark Zuckerberg‘s college dorm room. The company earned $1 billion last year, up 65% from the prior year and revenue is projected to rise 65% to $6.1 billion this year. Full Story

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Emily A. Hay: How to Use Facebook Timeline



Hay There!  Are you hearing a lot about the new Facebook Timeline?  In today’s blog, we’ve outlined some key points about this important new Facebook change to keep you up in the loop!

Remember, you can listen to the full podcast of Emily A. Hay talkin’ Timeline on the Internet Advisor show on WJR 760AM in our media section.


  • New upgrade to personal profiles on Facebook – currently limited to personal pages only (not business pages)
  • Replaces your “wall” and “profile” – the new lingo is “Facebook timeline”
  • An article came out the week of 1/22/12 from Facebook that says “over the next few weeks” it will rollout a conversion to all users – the new format won’t be optional

– To activate it today, visit:

  • You have 7 days to preview your new look before it goes live.  If you like it right away, simply click “publish”
  • Exciting new visual feature is the “cover image” – which is always public


  • Move from social graph (friend connections) to “OPEN GRAPH” to allow

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Podcast: February 4, 2012

Special guest: Leo Laporte, ruler of  Leoville (an alternative universe of podcasts, blogs and video ) joins us for a special exclusive anniversary issue.

Charlie Hopper, founder and CEO of keeps the UP connected to high speed Internet.  Here he reviews the past and looks ahead to the future of Internet for Yoopers!

Agile and Beyond Conference: Gary Baker interviews Jay Aho, VP, Pillar Technology about Agile, a Michigan-made, cutting-edge software development tool.

A Shocking Story: Darin and Jodi Shock share a cautionary tale of how “in-app” purchases on an iPad in their child’s hands nearly cost them a fortune.

Emily Hay, our Social Media expert, reports on the Super Bowl Social Media Command Center in Indianapolis.

Cal Carson reflects on his years with the Internet Advisor team and, along with Mac Minute host Erik Anderson, comments on how Apple has changed and where it is heading.

Leo Laporte

Exclusive Extended Web Interview: Leo Laporte
Full Show Podcast: February 6, 2012

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Facebook Timeline Goes Live

As if Facebook hadn’t caught enough flack yet Timeline just arrived. This time FB is changing the WHOLE interface, for those of chose, in order to add a chronicle of the  users life, hence Timeline.  Here is how FB defines the new interface:

“The feature replaces current user profiles and dramatically overhauls how information is shared on the service.”

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Facebook Filth Flood Foiled

After a week of disgusting pop ups on innocent accounts, Facebook lowers the boom on hackers. The social media giant says it knows who is behind the coordinated spam attack resulting in a huge flood of links, videos, and images depicting pornography, acts of violence, self-mutilation, and bestiality on the site.

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MORE Changes Coming to Facebook!

As if the uproar over recent changes to the giant social website weren’t causing enough upset, Facebook just announced even bigger changes. At the F8 developers conference, founder Mark Zuckerberg outline two major changes coming to Facebook: Timeline and Open Graph. But as predicted here, while FB faithful complain about the changes, few are jumping ship to Google+.

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