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Facebook Adds Icons for Same-Sex Couples

Facebook has announced that it has added icons to the social network service for profiles of people who are in same-sex relationships. Same-sex couples now have the option of choosing female female and male male icons to reflect their chosen relationships.

Previously they only icon available was a male and female. This comes after Facebook added in options for relationship statuses last year that included "In a Civil union" and "In a Domestic Partnership."

"Following Facebook's addition of domestic partnership and civil union to profile options last year, these new marriage icons for timeline are another important way for same-sex couples to be recognized. This move is the latest in a series of measures Facebook has taken to support and include the LGBT community, which earned it the distinction of being the first social media company to receive a GLAAD Media Award earlier this year."


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Does Facebook feed have Mideast bias?

Source: CNN

My Facebook feed is suddenly deplete of the usual smiling selfies and is now raging with photos, videos and links to news articles about the war going on between Hamas and the Israeli mil ...
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Driver who killed teen posts Facebook pic of wreck, with smiley face

Source: Car Craft

A Minnesota man who smashed into two vehicles, police say, took to Facebook to laugh about it. He reportedly has many driving violations and no va ...
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Father beats infant, posts photos on Facebook 'for fun'

Source: Politics Balla

London, Aug 1 (IANS) A French father who posted a photo of his one-month-old infant showing injuries on Facebook "for fun" has been booked on abuse charges. Durin ...
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Brother Of Slain Police Officer Speaks Out

Source: CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The sign outside Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick’s church echoes the sentiment of the community. It reads: Rest in peace. Patrick suffered fatal gunshot wounds Wednesday while performing a routine traffic stop in West St. Paul. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. “I don’t know how they are going to go on without their dad,” said Shane Patrick, the officer’s nephew. “I mean, to wake up in the ...
Source: CBS Minnesota   Full article at: CBS Minnesota 1 hour ago

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Label Tells Band: “Stop Making Music. We Will Never Release You From Your Contract”

Source: Digital Music News

Lead singer and guitarist, Jari Mäenpää, of the Finnish, prog-metal band Wintersun took to his band’s Facebook Page, with over 300,000 Likes, to explain why they can’t create their next album, why crowd funding won’t work for them, why it took them nearly 10 years to release their second record and why they may never be able to release their third. In his broken English, Mäenpää posted on Wintersun’s Facebook Page: “I’v ...
Source: Digital Music News   Full article at: Digital Music News 1 hour ago

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Confessions of a magazine editor: ‘An impossible job’

Source: Digiday

Being a magazine editor isn’t the glamorous gig it once was. Long martini lunches with fellow wags and expensive photo shoots have given way to frantic scrambling to keep up with the never-ending demands of a multiplatform brand. No longer is it enough to put out a great magazine issue after issue; with competition from digital media abounding, today’s successful EIC has to be a brand marketer, data scientist and social media guru. But unrealistic expectations from the busi ...
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Publishers’ updated mobile app strategy: curation and creation

Source: Digiday

Publishers are starting to realize what platforms like Twitter and Facebook have known since the beginning: When it comes to mobile, giving users the best value means a mix of original content and aggregated fare. BuzzFeed said on Thursday that it plans to create a standalone app just for its news content, which would be separate from its existing mobile app. The twist, however, is that the app will ...
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5 Bold Predictions For Detroit Lions Training Camp 2014

Source: Rant Sports

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Malaysian opposition decries toll hike

Source: Channel News Asia

JOHOR BAHRU: Malaysian opposition parties Democratic Action Party (DAP) and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) have come out in support of the bus drivers who staged a strike at the Johor checkpoint on early Friday morning (Aug 1).The bus drivers went on strike to protest an increase of more than 400 per cent in toll charges at the Johor Bahru Customs which came into effect on Friday. DAP Johor chief Boo Cheng Hau and PKR deputy sec ...
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What's that? A PHP SPECIFICATION? Surely you're joking, Facebook

Source: The Register Hardware

Zuck's engineers unveil formal spec based on PHP 5.6 A group of Facebook developers has decided to break with 20 years of tradition and release a formal specification for the PHP p ...
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