Last Night The Internet Saved My Life of the Day

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Last Night The Internet Saved My Life of the Day: Georgia college student Nitesh Bhakta spotted three masked intruders invading his home and quickly hid in the attic with his laptop, which he used to shoot off a Facebook status message pleading for help.

The unusual update prompted his best friend to call the police, who made it to Bhakta's home in time to intervene.

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Troubling Statistic of the Day

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Troubling Statistic of the Day: 20% of all divorce cases in the US cite evidence found on Facebook as grounds for the disillusion of marriage. According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, four out of five lawyers saw an increase over the past five years in the number of divorce cases which cited evidence found on social networking sites, with Facebook being t

Facebook Apps of the Day

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Facebook Apps of the Day: Two new Facebook apps are vying for the title of Stalkeriest Facebook App Ever.

The first -- WaitingRoom -- allows users to anonymously notify their coupled Facebook crushes that they are waiting around for them to become unattached. "No one will know if you've downloaded the app," reads the app's description. "[W]e never publish anything to your Facebook feed. We won't share anything about you --

Cease And Desist of the Day

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Cease And Desist of the Day
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Cease And Desist of the Day: Sorry stalkers: Facebook has moved to block Dan Loewenherz's Breakup Notifier -- a Facebook app which lets users receive a notification when friends change their relationship status -- after sending Loewenherz the following message:

To ensure positive user experiences on Platform, we run routine automated screens that take user feedback, machine learning and various algorithms int

What If of the Day

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What If of the Day: Eric Kester imagines what it might look like if Facebook had a Department of Creeping that sent out cease and desist letters to Facebook stalkers.

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[collegehumor.]

Meanwhile, In India of the Day

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Meanwhile, In India of the Day
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Meanwhile, In India of the Day: I'm not 100% on this, but I'm pretty sure that name is already taken.

[techgoss / gos.]