A match made in heaven: Couple who met on Facebook alternative Muslimface to marry

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Muslim social networking site Muslimface announced on Sunday the "first marriage" to take place between a couple who met on the Facebook alternative since it launched in June of this year. The social media platform said in a statement on its website the newlyweds, Abdullah Rashed, who hails from an unspecified Gulf state, and Hana Rahman, a...

Cultural Trends App n² Launches on iOS

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MN School Board Member Rejects Dayton's Call For Him To Resign

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A Columbia Heights school board member is rejecting Gov. Mark Dayton's call for him to resign after being linked to an offensive social media comment about Muslims. Minnesota Public Radio News reports Grant Nichols posted a message on his Facebook page Sunday, telling the governor he will not resign, and that he "will not be bullied by party...

Facebook’s Brian Boland: Measurement Is About People

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60 people tell us why they'd hit Facebook's 'dislike' button on NJ

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Word is, Facebook's on the verge of launching a "dislike" button after all these years of one-click positivity. Our own Kira Buxton told us a few days ago what about New Jersey would have her using the social network's latest feature but it turns out Kira's not nearly as bitter about some aspects of the Garden State as the New Jesery 101.5...

Yakima man gets child rape charges, met girls on Facebook

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A Yakima man accused of having sex with underage girls after befriending them on a social media site pleaded guilty to four counts of third-degree child rape. The Yakima Herald reports Austin Bates entered the plea on Friday in Yakima County Superior Court....

'Shoot My Dog' Woman turns to Facebook in plea to kill 3-year-old pet

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"I need someone to come shoot my dog. No one here has the heart to do it. We will provide the gun," the woman, who lives in Troup, wrote about Cinnamon -- her 3-year-old Saint Bernard/bulldog mix....

Children walk from Serbia towards Tovarnik, Croatia,

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Over the coming week, USA TODAY reporter Kim Hjelmgaard will follow migrants as they make the arduous 1,500-mile journey from Greece's Lesbos island off the coast of Turkey to the German capital of Berlin. Here are his reports on the challenges facing both migrants and European authorities trying to cope with the biggest flood of refugees since...

Man taunts SCSO on social media, winds up behind bars

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Mercer's mug shot was among a group of 50 posted on the Shelby County Sheriff's Office Facebook page on September 16. SCSO said all of the people featured in the group are wanted on domestic violence charges. "We ended up putting him on [National Crime Information Center]....

Filter out the worst of Facebook with Social Fixer

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After 30 years of searching, I may have found the key to inner peace - and it's called Social Fixer ....

Facebook Data to Help Shape CNN Debate Coverage

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Excitement, questions mount with Tesla Model X release

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Tesla Motors rolls its first Model X crossover off the Fremont plant floor Sept. 29. The cult of CEO Elon Musk is frothing....

Facebook groupa s push for safe land passage for migrants founders

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A refugee boy with a head injury looks around as hundreds of migrants camp for a second day as they try to march down a highway toward Turkey's western border with Greece and Bulgaria, near Edirne, Turkey, on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015....

Baby Doe's mom arrested, boyfriend charged with murder

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A mother has been arrested and her boyfriend is charged with murder in the death of a little girl whose body was found inside a trash bag on a Boston Harbor island this summer, a prosecutor said Friday, after a monthslong campaign to learn the child's identity. Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley said he authorized a murder charge for Michael...

Twitter claims it's bigger than Facebook

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With the Facebook user base touching 1.49 billion - or roughly 20 percent of the world's population - can any social networking site claim to be bigger than this? Well, Twitter does. Although it has reported 316 million users in the second quarter - around five times less than Facebook's figure - and its stocks not doing very well either, it did...

Five Bay Area news websites hacked, purpose unclear

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Hackers took control of the five news websites of Embarcadero Media Group on Thursday night, according to the media outlet. The websites of Palo Alto Weekly, The Almanac, Mountain View Voice and Pleasanton Weekly were all reportedly attacked at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday....

Facebook Outlines Measures to Combat Racist Content

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Facebook Inc. said Monday that it would work with the German Justice Ministry to fight xenophobic and racist messages on the social network's platform, bending to government pressure to clamp down on hate messages against migrants online....

Man in NC tells deputies in Tenn. to 'come get me' on Facebook

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Patrick Mercer, 29, is in the Iredell County jail facing numerous charges from his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee -- and he can pretty much blame himself. This week, deputies in Shelby County, Tennessee, used their Facebook page to post pictures of people with outstanding domestic violence warrants, hoping to get tips from the public on their...

How to Make Your Tweets Mobile-Friendly

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Texas woman looked on Facebook for someone to shoot her garbage-scavenging dog

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A Texas woman turned to social media on Thursday in a quest to find someone to shoot her garbage scavenging dog reported Friday's KHOU 11 News. The bizarre posting on Facebook book, made by a woman who lives in Troupe, set off a deluge of comments by individuals who read the strange and dark request....

It's 'frightening' how young children are vulnerable to being groomed online, warns councillor

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A WORCESTERSHIRE councillor says it is "frightening" how vulnerable young children are to grooming on the internet - urging school teachers and families to do more. Councillor Fran Oborski says she is concerned the growth of social media like Facebook has given predatory abusers another avenue to commit their crimes....