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‘The New York Times’ Posts Full Stories as Facebook Notes During Website Outage (AllFacebook)
When The New York Times suffered a site outage Wednesday, the newspaper turned to Facebook notes to post some key stories in their entirety. The Times said in a post on its Facebook page Wednesday afternoon: “As you may be aware, the Times is experiencing a server issue that has resulted in our website being temporarily unavailable. We expect the site to be restored soon. In the meantime, we are publishing key news articles in their entirety here on Facebook.

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Facebook Annual Meeting: Mark Zuckerberg Addresses Concerns About Stock Price (AllFacebook)
Facebook held its first-ever annual meeting Tuesday at the Westin San Francisco Airport in Millbrae, Calif., and Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed shareholders’ concerns about the company’s stock price, which has never approached its initial public offering mark of $38 per share since its first day of trading last May 18. Aside from concerns about Facebook’s stock price, the most common subject in the question-and-answer session was user dissatisfaction with the social network’s News Feed algorithm.

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Social Media Newsfeed: AP Twitter Account Hacked | Matthew Keys Arraignment


What to Watch: Add Twitter to Market Risk Factors? (USA Today)
A bogus 60-character tweet Tuesday with terror overtones on the Associated Press’ Twitter site caused a nearly 150-point roller-coaster ride in a four-minute span on the Dow Jones industrial average. The violent and instantaneous market reaction sent a message to investors that social media tools aren’t just for talkative teens, but also wield immense power that can move jittery, computer-driven markets on a whim.

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Obama’s Tweet Fest Falls Flat (Boston Herald)
President Barack Obama’s attempt to make last night’s State of the Union address the most interactive in history was a bust. Not only were Obama administration officials forced to go on the offensive against a rumored hack by the notorious group Anonymous, only 190 people had used the hashtag #WHChat over a seven-hour period Tuesday, according to an analysis by the social media metrics firm Hashtracking.

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Author Uses Chirpify to Sell His New Book In-Stream on Twitter


Sci-Fi author William Gibson once said that while Facebook is like the mall, Twitter is like the street. If that’s the case, an in-stream payment service called Chirpify is setting up a virtual hot dog stand on Twitter as we speak. Make that a moving library. Today, Wired contributing editor David Wolman is conducting a 4-day “experiment in barrier smashing” to see if his new book, The End Of Money, can sell on Twitter.

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Chirpify Brings In-Stream Commerce to Instagram

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Commerce is something of a challenge for social networks to implement, but a third party that has already made it work on Twitter is now looking to expand into other markets. Chirpify today announced that it will extend its in-stream payment system to photo-sharing app Instagram. With a PayPal account and the right hashtags, users can now buy, sell, donate, or make a payment without leaving Instagram.

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