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University of Alabama expels student over racist videos – NY Daily News

Harley Barber was expelled from the University of Alabama after posting several racist videos online. Source: University of Alabama expels student over racist videos – NY Daily News

Facebook plans major changes to news feed – BBC News

CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he plans to make posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent. Source: Facebook plans major changes to news feed – BBC News

Trump: Pakistan has ‘given us nothing but lies & deceit’ – CNNPolitics

“The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools,” Trump tweeted Monday morning. Source: Trump: Pakistan has ‘given us nothing but lies & deceit’ – CNNPolitics

A 17-year-old YouTube star insulted a notorious drug lord. The teen was found with at least 15 bullet wounds.

In Sinaloa, one of Mexico’s most violent states, no one is invincible — especially when you mess with the wrong people. Source: A 17-year-old YouTube star insulted a notorious drug lord. The teen was found with at least 15 bullet wounds.

‘Snooze’ feature debuts on Facebook | WPXI

Facebook can be a great forum for sharing family happenings, funny stories, recipes and clips from the internet. Some people also use it as a forum to rant or post political opinions. Source: ‘Snooze’ feature debuts on Facebook | WPXI

The difference between good and bad Facebooking

“Social media” is a clumsy term that entangles enriching social interaction with mindless media consumption. Facebook notes it’s pledged $1 million towards youth technology usage and well-being research. It’s formally launching a Snooze feature we spotted testing in September that lets you hide a person, Page or Group for 30 days if you need some peace. Source: The difference between good and bad Facebooking

The Game Awards balances revelations, gamer culture, and celebrities

Geoff Keighley, awards’ host and organizer, said in an interview with GamesBeat that the show featured world premiere announcements of two new games (Here’s the list of nominees). “At least two games are brand-new game worlds that no one has ever seen before,” Keighley said. Source: The Game Awards balances revelations, gamer culture, and celebrities

World’s first SMS text message sent 25 years ago – Technology & Science – CBC News

The humble text message is getting a big thumbs-up today. Twenty-five years ago, a British software engineer sat down at his computer and sent the world’s first “Short Message Service” or SMS. British engineer Neil Papworth sent the first SMS (Short Message Service) from a computer to a mobile phone belonging to the then-director of Vodafone Richard Jarvis, he told Sky News. The message read simply: “Merry Christmas.” Source: World’s first SMS text message sent 25 years ago – Technology & Science – CBC News

Twitter to expand 280-character tweets – BBC News

Longer tweets to be rolled out more widely as Twitter attempts to attract new users. Source: Twitter to expand 280-character tweets – BBC News

Mark Zuckerberg asks for forgiveness from ‘those I hurt this year’ in Yom Kippur message – The Verge

Just days after the 2016 Presidential Election, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that it was “pretty crazy” to think that his company had influenced the election’s outcome in a meaningful way. He’s had an about-face on that line of thinking since then, and at the end of Yom Kippur, he’s publicly asked for forgiveness “for those I hurt this year,” and pledged to do better. Facebook has been under intense scrutiny in recent weeks following revelations that Russian companies bought ads and organized pro-Trump rallies during the 2016 presidential election, and after it was discovered that hate groups Read More

Tweeters get cheeky after Twitter ups character limit – BBC News

Twitter says short tweets cause users “frustration” – but many people react with cynicism. Source: Tweeters get cheeky after Twitter ups character limit – BBC News

Woman’s complaint about Hobby Lobby cotton display goes viral | WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio | Columbus News, Weather & Sports

Daniell Rider posted a photo last Thursday to the company’s Facebook page of a display of cotton stems on a shelf at a Hobby Lobby store and demanded the retailer remove the product. Source: Woman’s complaint about Hobby Lobby cotton display goes viral | WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio | Columbus News, Weather & Sports

Instagram hackers are selling user emails and phone numbers

It appears the bug was exploited before Instagram’s fix, and affected more than the most high-profile accounts Source: Instagram hackers are selling user emails and phone numbers

Facebook is losing teens to Instagram and Snapchat

Market research firm eMarketer on Monday reduced its usage estimates for Facebook users under the age of 25 – an issue that some competing social media platforms aren’t expected to face. Source: Facebook is losing teens to Instagram and Snapchat

The Bachelorette Season Finale: Rachel Lindsay Picks Bryan | Variety

The franchise spinoff become a very … uncomfortable whirlwind filled with murky details surrounding an event involving a sexual interaction between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson that shut down production. Now, the situation is being described as one that made “headlines around the world” and “trended on social media.” Source: The Bachelorette Season Finale Recap: Rachel Lindsay Picks Bryan | Variety Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.

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