Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks e-mail is on its way out as a primary modern messaging tool.
Facebook is holding a media event today in San Francisco. The technology community is speculating the social media site will announce an e-mail service.
An official with Saudi Arabia's communications authority says it has blocked Facebook because the popular social networking website doesn't conform with the kingdom's conservative values.
North Carolina officials are falling over themselves today to brag about their new friend: Facebook.
The social-networking site plans to build a $450 million data center in western North Carolina, joining similar facilities open or coming soon from Google and Apple.
Facebook executives joined state and local officials in announcing the project this morning in Rutherford County, about 65 miles west of Charlotte. The offices of Gov. Bev Perdue and U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan sent out press releases within minutes. Perdue sent out a tweet at 11:55 a.m.
Facebook is receiving $1.4 million in incentives from Rutherford County.
The company is also getting an economic development grant from the county that could be worth $10 million if Facebook meets investment goals.
The project won't be a big job engine. The facility is expected to eventually employ 42 people and must pay more than $13.45 an hour, the Rutherford County average. But it reinforces the state's reputation as a new hub for the high-tech economy.
Research at the University of Colorado Denver has discovered the two most frequent reasons why Facebook users get unfriended.
Some of Facebook users' favorite applications have been transmitting their personal identifying information to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies.
When Wake County school board member John Tedesco called former ally Debra Goldman “Benedict Goldman” on his Facebook site, he did something that’s forbidden to school employees under the system’s new social media policy.
As noted in today's Triangle Politics column, the policy was set forth in this memo in August, after an eighth-grade science teacher faced firing last year after she and her friends made caustic remarks on a Facebook page about her students, the South and Christianity.
“Do not make any comments to others in cyberspace that you would not make face-to-face,” Assistant Superintendent Stephen Gainey wrote in the memo to school employees. “In particular, do not demean, harass, insult, or intimidate others.
Facebook is trying to make it easier for people to share their updates selectively and draw distinctions between friends, family members and co-workers on the Web's biggest social hub.
Facebook says unspecified site issues caused the social-networking site to be slow or unavailable for some of its 500 million users.
When I told my mom about "Teach: Tony Danza" (A&E, 10 tonight), the reality show that chronicles the actor's year-long experience as a 10th-grade English teacher, she said "Hmm. I could see that."
What mom, a retired educator, meant was that you can tell Danza has a teacher's heart. The man is likable, drips with sincerity, and seems awfully kind and caring.
But as you learn from "Teach," those qualities might make you right for the job, but they don't make you a teacher. And through Danza's experience, this excellent, engrossing, emotional journey makes plain what we mouth, but don't really live: Teaching is a noble and undervalued profession.