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Nintendo and Facebook Produce The Ultimate Mario Level With Super Mario Maker

Nintendo and Facebook Produce The Ultimate Mario Level With ‘Super Mario Maker’

Super Mario Bros. is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and to celebrate with everyone’s all-time favorite plumber Mario, Nintendo and Facebook teamed up and held a two-day Super Mario Maker ‘hackathon’ at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park last week, Wired reports. Over 100 Facebook employees were given the chance to try out upcoming Nintendo game Super… Read more »

Facebook Use May Increase Eating Disorders In College Women

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Facebook use has been found to increase eating disorders in college-aged women. A new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health has discovered that when frequent Facebook users compare their bodies to their friends’ bodies, they were more prone to engage in risky dieting behaviors. The study surveyed 128 college-aged women and measured their… Read more »

Crime Stoppers Incredibly Successful In Using Social Media To Solve Crimes

Crime Stoppers Using Social Media

Crime Stoppers is incredibly successful in using social media to identify suspects and solve crimes. The tools, strategies, and effort used to track down and capture criminals have evolved substantially when compared to past endeavors. The use of police sketches has been instrumental in identifying suspects in previous years; however, surveillance photographs and video makes… Read more »

Notification Icon: Woman Has More Prominent Status On Facebook Notifications

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Facebook’s female notification icon will be featured more prominently in a way that promotes the idea of “ladies first.” Facebook’s notification icon features the woman more distinctively, The Boston Globe reports. As the report notes, it’s a “subtle nod to gender equality.” The social media network has modified the woman silhouette to appear larger than… Read more »

Facebook Rainbow Filter: Another Psychological Test?

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Facebook’s rainbow filter tool allows users to add some color to their profile photo, and display their support for LGBT rights. Although more than 26 million people have used the filter, some sources suggest the “Celebrate Pride” tool is part of a social experiment. It is unclear whether Facebook offered the feature in an attempt… Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg Donates $5 Million To College Fund For Undocumented Immigrants

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has donated $5 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants, Yahoo News is reporting. Thedream.us is a scholarship clearinghouse for DREAMers — that is, children of undocumented immigrants — started by former Washington Post publisher Donald Graham. Other donors, besides Zuckerberg, include The Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation, David Bloomberg’s… Read more »