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Zuckerberg describes difference between Graph Search and Web Search

Zuckerberg describes difference between Graph Search and Web Search

Remember Facebook's "come and see what we're building" event? Yeah, that's today. And the first thing that CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled was a new feature called Graph Search. It essentially will give people the power and tools to take a cut of the graph to form any query they want. However, Zuckerberg was adamant that Graph Search was not the same thing as traditional web search.

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Facebook testing $100 charge to message strangers

Facebook testing $100 charge to message strangers

Facebook is at it again, folks. The social network giant is testing out yet another new feature, and this time it's almost too ridiculous to believe. Facebook is testing a new service that charges you $100 to send a message to a stranger. So, instead of having the message land in their "Other" inbox, it will go straight to their main inbox.

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Foursquare adds “Like” feature to check-ins for users outside of friend zone

Foursquare adds “Like” feature to check-ins for users outside of friend zone

Foursquare rolled out a minor new feature today that lets your Facebook or Twitter friends "like" your Foursquare check-ins even if they're not connected as your friend on Foursquare. For now on, when you share your Foursquare check-ins with friends on Twitter or Facebook who are also on Foursquare, they'll be able to like it, regardless of friend status on Foursquare.

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California and Illinois pass laws preventing employers from demanding social media passwords

California and Illinois pass laws preventing employers from demanding social media passwords

In this day and age of social media, one wrong move could result in you losing your job. Employers who demand their potential employees' passwords to their social media accounts don't make things any easier, but thankfully two states have just imposed laws that prevent employers from doing just that. If you live in California or Illinois, you'll be pleased to know that it's now illegal for employers to demand your Facebook, Twitter, or other social media passwords to gain access to your private information.

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Facebook testing new service that charges for messages sent to strangers

Facebook testing new service that charges for messages sent to strangers

Facebook announced today that they're testing out a new feature in Facebook Messages that will allow you to pay $1 to have a message sent to someone that you're not connected to go straight to their inbox instead of the "Other" folder. This might seem like an intrusive approach to talking to someone you aren't friends with, but it could come in handy if you need to get a hold of someone that's friends with a friend.

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