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Riot police called to break up "Facebook party" in Camperdown, Sydney. print that page

the dance party, which police suspect had been publicised through popular social networking site, Facebook , and was complete with 3 levels of DJs, a reggae band, laser shows, and other visual effects. Police initially attended the party at around 12:30 a.m., attempting to close it due to

wikinews.org | 2008/9/2 19:28:34

Facebook marks milestone with one billion users print that page

As Facebook celebrates the milestone of having one billion users, social media experts are taking a look at how social networking has evolved. Consultant Mari Smith said that social media developments have changed the way that people conduct business. "In essence, we have removed the middle

wikinews.org | 2012/10/12 13:24:43

People limited to 150 friends, despite Facebook, says academic print that page

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Human brains cannot manage more than 150 friendships – even with the advent of social networking websites like Facebook , Bebo and Myspace . This is the conclusion of Robin Dunbar , Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford . Dunbar originally carried out research

French broadcasters barred from saying "Facebook" or "Twitter" on air print that page

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The French institution of regulation of broadcasting media has recently prohibited the use of the words " Facebook " and " Twitter " on television or radio broadcasts; except where these social networks are a central part of a news report. The regulation, issued by the Conseil supérieur

Facebook Places launches in UK print that page

location, or "check in", in a way similar to the one used by Gowalla and Foursquare . Users of Facebook Places will be able to establish if any of their Facebook "friends" are or have been in the vicinity if both decide to "check in". The service will become available to other parts of Europe

wikinews.org | 2015/7/9 22:45:05

YouTube, Facebook blocked in Pakistan print that page

content. The move comes after a Pakistani court ordered a temporary block of social networking site Facebook on Wednesday, when a row unfolded concerning a group on Facebook urging users on the popular social networking site to draw pictures of the Prophet Mohammed. The Pakistan Telecommunication

wikinews.org | 2015/7/11 0:09:45

Egyptian man names daughter 'Facebook' print that page

An Egyptian man in his early twenties has named his newborn daughter Facebook ' following the 2011 Egyptian Revolution which was almost solely organized on the social-networking site Facebook . The father, Gamal Ibrahim, told the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram that he gave his child the name

wikinews.org | 2015/7/9 21:50:29

Scots report crime using Facebook print that page

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The "Made From Crime" initiative allows Internet users to anonymously report their concerns to police on a dedicated Facebook page that is being established to direct people with tip-offs to Crimestoppers . Police will also be able to send mass Bluetooth messages to mobile phones at public

Facebook down for "upgrades"; multiple blogs suggest site was hacked print that page

Popular social networking website Facebook went down for unknown upgrades, possibly to circumvent multiple holes that were published in a white paper earlier. From roughly 1:00 to 4:15 pm ET, users reported the site was down. Blogs have speculated it may be simply a server upgrade, or it

wikinews.org | 2015/7/9 22:45:31

Hate Crime victim finds assailant on Facebook print that page

goes to the same school - recognized the alleged assailant, because of his profile and photos on Facebook . Washington DC Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced yesterday that Philip Cooney had been arrested after a warrant was issued for the September 9 attack, which occurred in

wikinews.org | 2015/7/10 2:04:36