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Man Fools More Than 500,000 Facebook Users Pretending to be Lottery Winner (AllFacebook)
Recently, a Facebook user named Nolan Daniels posted a photo of himself with a $587.5 million-winning Powerball ticket with the caption, “Looks like I won’t be going to work EVER!!!! Share this photo and I will give a random person 1 million dollars!” More than 500,000 people have shared the photo, but the ticket isn’t real.

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New Facebook Tool Helps Organ Donors ‘Share Life’ (ABC News/Good Morning America) In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today the addition of a new tool on Facebook that will allow users to share their organ donor status with their friends. Users can add that they are organ donors to their Facebook timeline, and share their story about when, where or why they decided to become donors. ABC News Conversations over the dinner table with his med-student girlfriend helped Zuckerberg formulate this big idea. And it was his friendship with Apple founder Steve Jobs, whose life was extended by years following a liver transplant, in part, that spurred the 27-year-old Facebook founder and CEO to help put that idea into practice. The New York Times It is a rare foray by Facebook into social engineering from social networking, and one with a potentially profound effect, according to experts in the field of organ donation. Read more

5 Lessons Learned from Magazine Apps

At the MPA Digital: eReading conference today, a number of different magazine publishers shared app design tips. We’ve collected our favorite pieces of advice below.

1. Personalize your app for readers. Parenting magazine’s Ages and Stages app lets you customize your reading experience based on the age of their child–even uploading a photo so you can see your child every time you open the app.

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This Week In Viral Videos – Mini Darth Vader, Creepy Creeps & Rihanna Shows Her Naughty Side

VW Mini Vader

TGIF! The end of the week has arrived and with it our picks for the best viral videos of the week. This week is all sorts of fun, with everything from a cute Star Wars-themed VW commercial, the latest from The Lonely Island, Rihanna’s controversial new music videos and some sick beatboxing skills. Check them all out below and end the workweek with a smile on your face.
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Class of 2011 Revealed for TheGrio’s 100: History Makers in the Making

TheGrio kicked off Black History Month by revealing the 2011 class of TheGrio’s 100: History Makers in the Making, which profiles African-American history makers and industry leaders selected by the editorial team from the NBC News-owned site, along with experts and NBC News affiliates.

The United States Marine Corps and AT&T sponsored this year’s class, and members will be profiled across NBC News platforms including NBC Nightly News, Today, MSNBC, CNBC, msnbc.com, theGrio.com, and local NBC affiliates including those in Atlanta; Cleveland; San Diego; Washington, D.C.; Memphis, Tenn.; St. Louis; Philadelphia; and Charlotte, N.C.

TheGrio also teamed up with foursquare to create a Black History badge, which users can unlock by following TheGrio on foursquare and checking in at more than 100 locations across the country that are historically relevant to Black History Month.

And more information on TheGrio’s 100 is available on its Facebook page and via Twitter under the #thegrios100 hashtag.

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The Year’s Most Retweeted Tweets: Stephen Colbert to Receive First-Ever Golden Tweet Award

Twitter’s year-end wrap-up continued in full force, as the microblogging service followed up Monday‘s Top 10 Twitter Trends of the Year and Tuesday‘s 10 Most Powerful Tweets with Wednesday’s installment: The Year’s Most Retweeted Tweets.

Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, will receive the first-ever Golden Tweet award during Wednesday night’s broadcast for topping the list. The 10 Most Retweeted Tweets:

1: Stephen Colbert, @StephenAtHome: in honor of oil-soaked birds, ‘tweets’ are now ‘gurgles. http://bit.ly/cIhZNf

2: Drake, @drakkardnoir: We always ignore the ones who adore us, and adore the ones who ignore us

3: Lil Wayne, @liltunechi: aaaaaaahhhhhhmmmmm baaaaakkkkkkkkkk

4: Justin Bieber, @justinbieber: te quiero mucho mi amor

5: Al-Qaeda, @alqaeda: Just noticed Twitter keeps prompting me to “Add a location to your tweets”. Not falling for that one.

6: Joe Jonas, @joejonas: I cry because I love Justin Bieber!!!

7: Lady Gaga, @ladygaga: I’m beautiful in my way, ’cause God makes no mistakes. I’m on the right track, baby. I was Born This Way.

8: Kanye West, @kanyewest: I’m sorry Taylor.

9: Rihanna, @rihanna: Justin Bieber just flashed me his abs in the middle of a restaurant! Wow! He actually had a lil 6 pack! Sexy,lol!#Beliebersplzdontkillme

10: Justin Halpern, @shitmydadsays: “Don’t focus on the one guy who hates you. You don’t go to the park and set your picnic down next to the only pile of dog shit.”

Rihanna Tops Inaugural Billboard Social 50

Billboard is known for its charts, and the 116-year-old music publication added to its arsenal with Social 50, which tracks the popularity of artists based on social media, CNET reported.

Social 50 uses Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, iLike, and YouTube, and determines its rankings by follower or fan additions and departures, page views, and song plays, according to CNET.

The top five this week were Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Eminem, Lady Gaga, and Nicki Minaj.

Billboard chart director Silvio Pietroluongo said in a statement that the goal of the new chart is to offer information about “the artists that music fans engage with the most in the social arena, which, in today’s world, is a significant validation of their investment in an act.”