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Friday, October 26, 2012

An Austrian man who got Facebook to give him everything they had on him, a writer whose rapist friended her on Facebook, the value of a "Like."

On The Media

Is There Life After Facebook?

Friday, October 26, 2012

It’s easy to forget that Facebook has only been around for eight years. In that time, Facebook’s grown from a college dorm room project to a multi-billion dollar company, and made its 27 year-old founder the 4th richest person in the United States. But Facebook’s life represents an eternity in internet years, where sites live, dominate and die at historic speeds. Surely, then, Facebook must one day die, right? According to Clay Shirky, no one ought to hold their breath waiting for Facebook's demise.

Bangs - Meet Me On Facebook

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On The Media

Friend Request

Friday, October 26, 2012

Not long ago, writer Emily McCombs received a friend request from a man who had raped her in her adolescence. She talks to Brooke about how you handle that particular social networking quandary, and about how the interaction was ultimately a surprisingly positive one for her.

Sigur Rós - Flugufrelsarinn (performed by Kronos Quartet)

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On The Media

Life in Facebookistan

Friday, October 26, 2012

Writer Rebecca MacKinnon has compared Facebook to a country, she calls it Facebookistan. Facebookistan has 1 billion people, and an economy that rivals many countries'. Brooke and Bob talk to Jillian York and Clay Shirky about the contours of Facebookistan, and how it affects life in the actual world we live in.

Don & Juan - What’s Your Name

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On The Media

That Little Thing Called "Like"

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Facebook "Like" button has ventured beyond the pages of Facebook. Now, not only can you tell your friends that you "Like" their comments, photos and status updates, you can also tell third-party site how much you "Like" a blog post or news article. Bob explores the meaning of a Facebook "Like."

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On The Media

China's Fake Facebooks

Friday, October 26, 2012

Facebook is blocked in China –but that hasn’t prevented homegrown Facebook knock-off sites from sprouting. And even on China’s fake Facebooks,  real conversations about politics and culture are occurring every day. Jeremy Goldkorn, who monitors Chinese media at his website, talks to Bob about life on China's fake Facebooks.

Tito Nieves - I Like It Like That

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New Tech City

New Tech City: Sentiment Analysis and How Banks Use Social Media

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The social media realm can at times seem like a frivolous place full of out-of-focus photos and posts about what your friends ate for breakfast. But for businesses, it can also be a cash cow thanks to the sheer number of people you can reach with something as simple as a tweet.

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New Jersey News

Facebook Foundation Turns Corner with Contribution to Newark Contract

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Foundation for Newark’s Future, the organization created to distribute Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million gift to Newark schools, hasn't exactly set the world ablaze.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Robert Mankoff on Nipplegate.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Robert Mankoff on Nipplegate.

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Listen to Lucy

Why I can’t ‘like’ Facebook popularity contest

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Why I can’t ‘like’ Facebook popularity contest

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The Takeaway

Social Media #Bragging: The Science of Ego

Friday, August 17, 2012

"Posing for a cover shoot is scary..." That's the beginning of a tweet by Katie Couric, and it's a perfect example of a new subsection of social media. It's called a "humble brag." You know, telling people why your life is so hard, while subtly reminding us why your life is so sweet.

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The Takeaway

Facebook's 51st Employee on Quitting the Social Network

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Facebook has forever changed our real-world interactions. The social media company keeps us connected, but what happens with that connectivity comes at the expense of our privacy? At what point do these virtual friendships start to replace — or hamper — our real friendships?

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The Takeaway

Early Facebook Investors Can Start Selling Shares Thursday

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

When they do, the markets could be overwhelmed with a deluge of Facebook shares. Henry Blodget, CEO and editor-in-chief of Business Insider, explains what's in store.

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The Takeaway

Facebook and Free Speech: How Much is Protected by Our First Amendment Rights

Friday, August 10, 2012

Recently, Daniel Ray Carter, who works for the Sheriff of Hampton, Virgina, got fired after he 'liked' the Facebook page of his boss' political opponent. Now legal scholars are wondering how this relates to his first amendment rights. Is 'liking' a page an expression of free speech?

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The Takeaway

Is the "Like" Button Protected Free Speech?

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Political free speech is protected by the U.S. Constitution — but what about liking someone, some cause, or some candidate on Facebook? Facebook and the American Civil Liberties Union are now fighting to make the "Like" button a form of protected speech.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Wall Street's Week: Facebook, Big Banks

Friday, July 27, 2012

Heidi Moore, New York bureau chief and Wall Street correspondent for Marketplace, discusses the Facebook revenue report and what it tells us about the success or failure of its recent IPO, plus what it would take to reimpose Glass-Steagall, like Sanford Weill suggested.

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The Takeaway

Oversized Expectations for Newly Public Companies

Friday, July 27, 2012

Even though Facebook met its second quarter projections yesterday, Forbes pronounced that the earnings of Facebook represented the end of the internet bubble. Just how oversized are expectations for newly public companies?

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It's A Free Country ®

When Will NY Be Able to Register to Vote on Facebook?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Washington has just become the first state to allow people to register to vote via Facebook, and the way things are going, it won’t be the last.

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Soundcheck

Dylan Listening Party: You Pick the Album

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

When we asked our listeners for their summer music resolutions back on June 1, we got a lot of interesting responses. Writer A.J. Jacobs' was simple: get to know the work of a singer-songwriter named Bob Dylan. We want you to help him.

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