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In defence of the cliché

A phrase knackered through overuse, an unoriginal or predictable thought, and generalisations both crass and ignorant – let’s face it, we all love a cliché. Read the full story

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Facebook confirms ‘VIP app’ development

Facebook has confirmed the development of an app that would allow improved interaction between celebrities and their fans. Read the full story

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Decline and recovery

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Facebook has done something incredible: after managing to raise US$16 billion in its 2012 IPO, selling 25 per cent of its shares, it has now succeeded to lose both its cool and its core salaried audience.

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Sheryl Sandberg sells $90m in Facebook stock

Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer and second-in-command at Facebook, has sold five per cent of her shares in the company for $91m (£51m). Read the full story

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Too much, too soon

Eleanor Mills, writer and journalist for, among others, the Sunday Times, effectively asks the question: do the big ISPs such as BT, Sky, TalkTalk, EE, O2 and Virgin, and the big web companies Google, Twitter and Facebook help or hinder pornographers? Read the full story

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UK mobile ad market to double in 2013

The UK mobile ad market is predicted to almost double to £1bn in 2013 thanks to the success of Google, Facebook and Twitter with smartphones, tablets and apps. Read the full story

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Zynga cuts jobs as Facebook gamers drift

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FarmVille creator Zynga has cut a fifth of its workforce and closed three US offices in the wake of stumbling shares and predicted net losses. Read the full story

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Facebook backs down over misogynistic content

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A series of protests have pressured Facebook into altering its policies on how it deals with hate speech directed at women on the social network. Read the full story

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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