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Facebook embeds movies, TV shows, music, books into status updates

Facebook embeds movies, TV shows, music, books into status updates

Facebook announced a small new feature coming to status updates. Users can now integrate what they're watching, reading, listening to, etc. in status updates. Of course, users have been able to do this freely since the beginning of Facebook, but the social network has added the ability to share what you're watching, complete with the movie's icon and a link to the movie's Facebook page.

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Facebook Home to launch in Canada within weeks after US release

Facebook Home to launch in Canada within weeks after US release

Facebook's newest method to start a social fire is Facebook Home, the company's new home screen app launcher of sorts. It's set to release for free in the Google Play store on April 12. However, only US users will be able to take advantage of the new launcher, leaving international users waiting a bit before it hits their land. However, it's reported that Facebook Home will hit Canada within weeks after the US launch.

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LinkedIn begins rolling out Facebook-like mentions feature

LinkedIn begins rolling out Facebook-like mentions feature

LinkedIn is now rolling out a new feature very similar to a feature already offered by Facebook. When you begin typing out a person's name or a company's name in your status update, a drop-down menu will pop up that will allow you to "mention" the person or company you're discussing. The other party will be notified about your mention in real-time, providing much more engaging conversations.

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GPS bracelet uses social media to protect Civil Rights Activists

GPS bracelet uses social media to protect Civil Rights Activists

The Civil Rights Defenders have issued their first batch of GPS bracelets that will alert the CRDs' headquarters, other nearby activists, and the entirety of the CRDs' social media following if the bracelet's owner is ever kidnapped. The first 5 bracelets were issued from April 2nd through April 5th during the Civil Rights Defenders' conference, Defenders' Days. The CRD plans on issuing 55 of these bracelets over the next year and a half.

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Facebook Home run-down: everything you need to know

Facebook Home run-down: everything you need to know

Facebook announced and showed off its new Facebook Home start screen/home screen feature for Android devices today, and there was a lot of new stuff that the social network went over, including features like Chat Heads, Cover Feed, and of course, the new HTC First smartphone built specifically for Facebook junkies. However, here's everything you need to know about today's announcements.

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Facebook gets approval to build a low-key second campus

Facebook gets approval to build a low-key second campus

Facebook has just received the "go-ahead" to build a second campus in Menlo Park. Menlo Park's city council, minus one member, voted 4-0 to allow Facebook to build its second campus. The new campus will be a 433,555 square foot building located on the other side of Facebook's headquarters. It will be located on 312 and 313 Constitution Drive, just west of Bayfront Expressway.

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Facebook implements conversation threads into Pages

Facebook implements conversation threads into Pages

Facebook has just announced another great new feature that should make commenting and replying on your favorite Facebook Pages easier. The new feature creates comment threads under Facebook posts (similar to the comment threads you see here on SlashGear), so you no longer have to include the @ symbol when you're replying to only one person. Everything is much more organized and clean.

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