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Puppy Mill Ads Banned from Facebook Marketplace

Puppy Mill Ads Banned from Facebook Marketplace

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — These days, that “doggie in the window,” to quote the song, is just as likely to be wagging its tail from a window in your computer screen. Estimates are that up to half of puppy purchases are now mad…

New Facebook App Lets Voters ‘Cosponsor’ Bills in Congress

New Facebook App Lets Voters ‘Cosponsor’ Bills in Congress

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., has launched a new app on Facebook called Citizen CoSponsor, designed to connect voters with bills making their way through Capitol Hill.The new platform al…

Study Links Narcissism and Facebook Activity

Study Links Narcissism and Facebook Activity

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MACOMB, Ill.) — For the average narcissist, Facebook is a tool that may promote anti-social behavior.Facebook “offers a gateway for hundreds of shallow relationships and emotionally detached communication,” acc…

Facebook Shuts Down ‘Most Beautiful Teen’ Page

Facebook Shuts Down ‘Most Beautiful Teen’ Page

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A Facebook page that solicited sexy pictures from teenagers hoping to be named the “The Most Beautiful Teen in the World” has been taken down after it sparked outrage from concerned parent…

Facebook Posts Can Signal Risky Behavior, Researchers Say

Facebook Posts Can Signal Risky Behavior, Researchers Say

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty(MADISON, Wis.) — Up to 98 percent of U.S. college students use social networks such as Facebook — a fact some health experts hope to use. “I think Facebook is a new window on an old problem,” said Dr. Megan Moreno, a p…

Facebook’s Graffiti Artist: Life Unchanged by $200 Million

Facebook’s Graffiti Artist: Life Unchanged by $200 Million

Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — David Choe, the 35-year-old muralist who is expected to be worth an estimated $200 million after the Facebook IPO, is bothered by the hype surrounding his newfound money. “You can’t buy your priva…

Facebook’s Graffiti Artist: Life Unchanged by $200 Million

Facebook’s Graffiti Artist: Life Unchanged by $200 Million

Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — David Choe, the 35-year-old muralist who is expected to be worth an estimated $200 million after the Facebook IPO, is bothered by the hype surrounding his newfound money. “You can’t buy your priva…

Breastfeeding Advocates Protest Outside Facebook Offices

Breastfeeding Advocates Protest Outside Facebook Offices

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A group of moms protested outside Facebook offices around the world on Monday, charging that the social network has repeatedly taken down photos that show mothers breastfeeding their babies.The site even disabl…

Feeling Sad? Facebook Could Be the Cause

Feeling Sad? Facebook Could Be the Cause

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(OREM, Utah) — There are plenty of reasons to feel down in today’s hectic world, but you may not think the world’s most popular social networking site would be one of them. But that’s exactly what a new st…

Chicago Man Indicted over Photo of Bound Daughter

Chicago Man Indicted over Photo of Bound Daughter

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A Chicago man who said he and his toddler daughter were playing when he bound her hand and foot, taped her mouth closed, and took a photograph of her that he posted on Facebook has been indicted on felony charges…

About ‘Effin’ Time: Facebook Recognizes Existence of Irish Town

About ‘Effin’ Time: Facebook Recognizes Existence of Irish Town

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(EFFIN, Ireland) — Facebook gave an Effin Christmas present.Effin, a parish in County Limerick, Ireland, could be listed as a hometown on Facebook profiles as of last month, the Irish Independent reported.The company’…

Woman Travels World to Meet All Her Facebook Friends to Beat Anxiety

Woman Travels World to Meet All Her Facebook Friends to Beat Anxiety

John Foxx/Thinkstock(WILMETTE, Ill.) — Last year at this time, Arlynn Presser made a New Year’s resolution that nearly scared her to death.   The 51-year-old romance novelist and mother of two resolved to travel around the world to me…

Parents Arrested for Alleged Facebook Posts of Bound Kids

Parents Arrested for Alleged Facebook Posts of Bound Kids

Coconino Sheriff’s Office(COCONINO COUNTY, Ariz.) — An Arizona couple has been arrested for allegedly posting photos of their two young children bound by duct tape and, in one photo, hanging one of the children upside down from exercise equipment.Kayl…

DHS Creates Accounts Solely to Monitor Social Networks

DHS Creates Accounts Solely to Monitor Social Networks

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — An online privacy group is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security accusing it of not releasing records from the agency’s covert surveillance of Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.The DHS creates…

Breastfeeding at Target: Moms Stage National Demonstration

Breastfeeding at Target: Moms Stage National Demonstration

George Doyle/Thinkstock/Target(HOUSTON) — A nursing mother’s upsetting experience at her local Target last month has led to what appear to be “nurse-in” demonstrations at Target stores nationwide.Mothers from across the country have …

Breastfeeding at Target: Moms Stage National Demonstration

Breastfeeding at Target: Moms Stage National Demonstration

George Doyle/Thinkstock/Target(HOUSTON) — A nursing mother’s upsetting experience at her local Target last month has led to what appear to be “nurse-in” demonstrations at Target stores nationwide.Mothers from across the country have …

Breastfeeding at Target: Moms Stage National Demonstration

Breastfeeding at Target: Moms Stage National Demonstration

George Doyle/Thinkstock/Target(HOUSTON) — A nursing mother’s upsetting experience at her local Target last month has led to what appear to be “nurse-in” demonstrations at Target stores nationwide.Mothers from across the country have …

Breastfeeding at Target: Moms Stage National Demonstration

Breastfeeding at Target: Moms Stage National Demonstration

George Doyle/Thinkstock/Target(HOUSTON) — A nursing mother’s upsetting experience at her local Target last month has led to what appear to be “nurse-in” demonstrations at Target stores nationwide.Mothers from across the country have …

Chicago Man Charged for Facebook Photo of Bound Child

Chicago Man Charged for Facebook Photo of Bound Child

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CHICAGO) –- A Chicago man, Andre Curry, has been charged with aggravated domestic battery for posting a Facebook photo of his little girl bound with tape.“Curry used painters tape to bind his 1-year-old daughter…

Mid-Air Matchmaking? Dutch Airline to Let Passengers Choose Seatmates on Facebook?

Mid-Air Matchmaking? Dutch Airline to Let Passengers Choose Seatmates on Facebook?

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(AMSTELVEEN, The Netherlands) — A new policy by a Dutch airline will allow passengers to choose their seatmates based on Facebook and LinkedIn profiles.KLM hopes to roll out the “Social Seating” policy in 2012, accordi…

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