Tag Archives: Facebook

Major Companies Slam North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law: IBM, Google, Facebook, Bank Of America, PayPal

Yesterday major corporations took to social media or released statements to denounce North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT law. See some of their messages below. Perhaps most prominent among them is IBM, the state’s largest private employer. Fortune reports: Big Blue, North Carolina’s largest employer, posted a statement on Thursday that expressed disappointment with the new law, which LBGT rights supporters widely …

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AUSTRALIA: Facebook Launches Marriage Campaign

The Age reports: Social media giant Facebook has waded into the divisive same-sex marriage debate in an unprecedented partnership with Australian marriage equality advocates. From Tuesday, Facebook will give its 14 million Australian users the option of adding an Australian Marriage Equality banner to their profile pictures, in what AME hopes will demonstrate “the mainstream support” for the reform. The …

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Indonesia Asks Facebook To Block Gay Emojis

Last fall Russian police launched an investigation into whether Apple’s so-called “gay emojis” violate the national ban on gay propaganda. Yesterday Indonesia asked Facebook to block them entirely. TIME reports: Indonesian authorities on Thursday said they would ask Facebook and its popular messaging service WhatsApp, to block subscribers from using emojis and stickers with LGBT themes. Ismail Cawidu, spokesperson at …

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Zuckerberg To Give Away 99% Of Facebook Stock

In an open letter to their newborn baby girl, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife have announced that they are donating 99% of their Facebook stock to charity. The couple made their promise official today in a filing with with the Security & Exchange Commission. “On December 1, 2015, our Founder, Chairman and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced that, during his lifetime, …

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Facebook Tests Ex-Blocking

Facebook is testing a new feature which offers users the option of blocking their ex-partner if their relationship status has changed. Via the Independent: The social network will trial the new relationship tool in the United States, with plans to roll out the changes worldwide after receiving feedback. The tools will allow users to limit the photos, videos or status …

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President Obama Joins Facebook, Addresses Climate Change Efforts In First Post [VIDEO]

CNN reports: President Barack Obama joined Facebook on Monday and said he wanted his account to be “a place where we can have real conversations,” diving right in with his first post on climate change. In that post, Obama took Facebook users on a walk through his back yard at the White House and calling on Americans in a video …

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MAP: Who Is Out On Facebook

In recognition of this month’s National Coming Out Day and Spirit Day, Facebook has produced an analysis of its users in the United States who have identified (in various ways) as being LGBT. They write: Examining aggregated, de-identified information about people in the U.S. on Facebook, we look at the total number of people who came out on each day. …

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Facebook Tests New Emoticons [VIDEO]

Facebook was supposed to be getting a “dislike” button, but maybe this trial set of emoticons is what will finally roll out. Via Reuters: Like it or not, Facebook Inc’s trademark “like” button is set to get more expressive. Users will soon be able to do more than “like” posts. They will be able to love them and express sympathy, …

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Facebook Is Finally Getting A Dislike Button

Mark Zuckerberg today announced that Facebook is finally going to roll out a “dislike” button. Business Insider reports: “I think people have asked about the dislike button for many years. Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we’re working on it and shipping it,” Zuckerberg said during a Q&A at Facebook’s headquarters. Zuckerberg said …

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Facebook Hits Billion Users In Single Day

Facebook has announced that one billion users logged into their accounts last Monday. (If you are among those billion Faceborgs, please consider assimilating into the JMG hive.)  Mark Zuckerberg writes: “On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family. When we talk about our financials, we use average numbers, but this is …

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Clicky Likey Thingy

If you’ve not yet “liked” the Facebook page for the new JMG, the feed for this here website thingy is now auto-posting over there.  Come lay your brutal loving down on me. I promise not to call you later.

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STUDY: Trump Fans Don’t Spel Gud

Via USA Today: Fans of Carly Fiorina venting their views on Facebook are far more likely to do so with proper grammar than fans of Donald Trump. A new study by the folks at the grammar-checking app Grammarly concluded that commenters on Fiorina’s Facebook page made an average of 6.3 grammatical and spelling errors per hundred words compared with 12.6 …

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A Kind Offer

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HomoQuotable – Peter Moskowitz

“I’ve earned the right to claim pride through years of internal strife over my sexuality. Others have died in the name of gay pride. More still have been jailed, have been disowned by their families, and have sued their state governments for it. Gay pride is not something you can claim by waving a flag. The rainbow symbol is easy …

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26M Rainbow Their Facebook Profile

Via CNN Money: Over the past three days, 26 million people have super imposed rainbows over their Facebook profile pictures using a free tool provided by the company. The rainbow filter launched Friday and continued to gain steam over Pride weekend, garnering more than half a billion likes and comments all over the world. Famous people including Russell Simmons, California …

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Huckabee Gets Trolled On Facebook

Talking Points Memo reports that things went “hilariously off the rails” after Mike Huckabee offered to answer Facebook users’ questions about his presidential campaign. See the thread.

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160K Facebook Users Vow To Celebrate Divorce Of Anti-Gay Australian Couple

Over 160,000 Facebook users have “liked” a page that promises to celebrate the divorce of Australian couple Nick and Sarah Jensen, who gained global headlines last week when they vowed to legally separate should same-sex marriage become law down under. Via Pink News: The Facebook page, which sets 1 September as a placeholder date for celebration, to be confirmed if …

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New Best Buy Wedding Registry Ad

JMG reader Brian tips us that the above ad is appearing on Facebook today. In 2010 Best Buy and Target drew the ire of LGBT activists for donating to anti-gay GOP Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, who ended up losing to current Gov. Mark Dayton by merely 0.4% of the vote.

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Tech Industry Coalition Issues Statement Calling For Full Federal LGBT Rights

In response to the ongoing RFRA battles, a coalition of over 100 major tech industry corporations has issued a joint statement calling for full federal LGBT anti-discrimination protections. The values of diversity, fairness and equality are central to our industry. These values fuel creativity and inspiration, and those in turn make the U.S. technology sector the most admired in the …

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Facebook Moves Into New Office Building With Nine-Acre Park On Its Roof

From Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page: Today we moved into our new Facebook building in Menlo Park, California. Our goal was to create the perfect engineering space for our teams to work together. We wanted our space to create the same sense of community and connection among our teams that we try to enable with our services across the world. To …

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