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Social Media Newsfeed: Royal Baby News on Social Media | Netflix Earnings

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8 Sweet Social Media Reactions to Royal Baby News (SocialTimes)
The newest heir to the throne — a boy — came into the world Monday at at 4:24 p.m. weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces. The son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was a trending topic on Twitter and inspired a great deal of fan art on Tumblr and Pinterest as well. On Facebook, there were more than 1 million global mentions of the royal birth. Here are a few of our favorite memes.

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Market for Fake Twitter Accounts Is Booming

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Twitter hosts a multimillion-dollar black market of fake accounts and fake followers, according to Barracuda Labs security firm. The study found 99,494 unique fake accounts and 1,147 users who had purchased fake followers. A thousand fake followers sells, on average, for $11, down from $18 a year ago.

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Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Lawsuit | Rand Paul to Visit Facebook

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Twitter Wins Round One in Spammer Lawsuit Battle (AllThingsD)
According to a document filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco on Tuesday, the microblogging service settled ongoing litigation with TweetAdder, one of five defendants named in a series of lawsuits filed by Twitter in 2012. As a result of the settlement, TweetAdder and its employees agree to knock off a whole bunch of practices that aren’t kosher with Twitter’s terms of service.

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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Gay Marriage Support | Groupon Earnings

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Facebook Backs Same-Sex Marriage in Supreme Court Filings (AllFacebook)
Facebook joined the growing list of companies expressing their support for same-sex marriage, announcing in a post on its LGBTQ@Facebook page that it will submit briefs on the topic to the U.S. Supreme Court. The social network said it would post links to its filings on the LGBTQ@Facebook page when they become available.

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Social Media Newsfeed: Apple-Facebook Hacking Link | eBay Feed

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Apple Hit By Hackers Who Struck Facebook (The Wall Street Journal)
Apple said Tuesday that some of its employees’ Mac computers were attacked by hackers, a rare admission for a company that has long touted its security over PCs running Windows software. The malicious code in the latest attack is believed to have been the same discovered by Facebook, which said on Friday that its employees’ computers were breached by hackers last month.

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