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Added Privacy To Facebook Sharing?

Facebook has now added one step of privacy to the FB application. Users can now “Send” content to specific groups on Facebook rather than everyone on their friend list. The company explained in a blog post that this will allow users to share specific content without it being seen by undesired parties. Facebook informed the community that the new Send button will be available on 50 partner website including Orbitz.

The company also announced that since its launch six months ago, users have created over 50 million groups on the platform. Facebook also mentioned a deeper integration between Facebook Questions and Facebook Groups–enabling users to ask questions to members of a particular group.

Facebook and Amex Team Up For Small Business Contest

Small business owners looking to gain foot in the social world, listen to this, a new partnership between American Express and Facebook has resulted in a large sweepstakes contest. From today up until May 20th, small business owners in the United States can enter in the Facebook Big Break for Small Business.

The grand prize will include winning $20,000 cash, free one-on-one consulting about their current use of Facebook and win a two-day advertising and marketing boot camp at Facebook’s headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. If this prize didn’t already sound appealing,

T-Mobile Offers Free Calling Through Facebook!

T-Mobile USA has announced that they will be offering free phone calls on computers between Facebook friends. The latest announcement came after the release of a series of add-ons for popular web browsers. Once the add-on is installed, a phone icon appears beside each name in the Facebook chat section. By clicking the icon, a call is then placed through the user’s Internet connection. Although only the caller needs the software for the call to register, both individuals must be on Facebook at the same time, and of course have microphones and speakers.

The software add-ons are currently called Bobsled by T-mobile and the company plans to use the brand for different Internet-calling features. T-Mobile hopes to use the feature for phone apps so they can make free calls to those that matter most.

Bebo Revamps Site To Attract More Users

The social networking platform Bebo has launched a new version of their site in hopes that some Facebook fanatics switch over. After Criterion Capital Partners took over the social media platform, Bebo now has a new user interface that offers an easy-on-the-eyes news feed and features a comments system similar to Facebook.

Facebook Shares Server Information With The World

Facebook is opening its datacenter design and sharing everything from the manufacturer, make, and model of the servers that keep Facebook online and available 24/7 to how the datacenter is powered and cooled to keep those servers running smoothly. Facebook’s initiative is to give fans a clear picture of what it takes to run the servers as well as giving people who work in corporate IT an idea of the kind of power it takes to run a massive website such as Facebook. Given CEO Zuckerberg’s relationship with President Obama, we can speculate that Obama had some influence in regards to transparency.

Use Facebook Technology For Your Own Business

Today Facebook announced the Open Compute project which has allowed them to build more efficient data centers by tackling the hardware scalability concerns.

A team of Facebook engineers spent the past two year focusing on scaling computing infrastructure to find efficient and economical ways to grow. Working out a lab the team designed a data center from the ground up; a few months later they started building it in Prineville, Oregon. The project started out with three people and grew to building their own custom servers, power supplies, racks, and battery backup systems. Essentially they designed and built everything from the ground up to be efficient and very cost effective.

Facebook CEO To Hold Obama’s 2012 Meeting

President Barack Obama has announced on Facebook that he will be holding a Town Hall meeting with Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto this month. The big event will happen on April 20th at 1:45pm PST. Users can participate by submitting questions about innovation and the economy through the Facebook Event wall. Facebook will select the top ones that will be addressed during the meeting.

Over a thousand people have already signed up to attend the event, however, the event will also be streamed live for viewers all over the country to enjoy. The last…

Facebook Sued For $1 Billion Over Intifada Page

Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg have been served with yet another lawsuit. This one is seeking over a $1 Billion in damages for a page that was setup on the social network. The “Third Intifada” page, which was against Israel, received almost 400,000 fans before it was take down.

The lawsuit was filed in Washington by Larry Klayman, a renowned American activist and former Justice Department prosecutor, and claims that…

Angelpad Selects Top 2% Of Startups

Angelpad is a mentorship program that was founded by a group of ex-Google executives, and they held their second demonstration on Tuesday for start-ups to pitch to investors in San Francisco. Currently, there are thirteen companies that range widely, but mobile was a large percentage of the group. These thirteen companies were hand selected out of a total of 800 applications, drawing some rather impressive statistics, falling within the top 2% of total applicants.

One of the co-founders of Angelpad advised companies to first get the company going before focusing on raising “big venture dollars.” While he believes it is fine to…

To Comment or Not To Comment is Not the Question

Has the social networking world gone mad with using apps that ask a question? Are there any questions left to ask? Does any of the answer solve any problem? Does this line of questions make you sick? If it does, I don’t blame ya..I am kind of sick of asking them anyway.

Seriously, questions are one of the strongest problem solving tools ever created. One single question can open up or shutdown someone’s mind to finding a solution or run away from the problem. Questions are very powerful tools to problem solving. However, asking too many questions and too frequently will cause people to not want to answer. That is the problem that is developing online today.