1. No, Facebook. Car is not baby.

     

  2. "

    A forward-thinking futurist Silicon Valley-type ought to be a progressive, right?

    Well, it’s not quite that simple.

    "
    — "Is Mark Zuckerberg a Liberal or a Conservative?," Mashable. New analysis from me.
     

  3. "Facebook has not completely dropped its support for the controversial and recently reintroduced Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), but the company is approaching the bill cautiously this time as CISPA once again navigates the legislative process."
    — "Facebook Goes Lukewarm Toward CISPA," Mashable
     

  4. "

    Netflix users outside the United States have long enjoyed integration with Facebook that let them share their viewing history with friends, but American Netflix users are only just this week getting to enjoy the same social sharing features.

    Why did it take so long? You can blame Robert Bork, President Ronald Reagan’s 1987 nominee to the Supreme Court.

    "
    — "Why You Couldn’t Share Your Nexflix History on Facebook Until Now," Mashable. I went long on what I think is the fascinating legal complexity of Netflix-Facebook auto-sharing.

    (Source: Why You Couldn't Share Your Nexflix History on Facebook Until Now)

     
  5. New Facebook news feed announced Thursday.

     

  6. "Starting today, you’ll be able to connect your [CNN] iReport and Facebook accounts in a way that will give you more control and make it easier to share your iReport posts (and your comments too!) on Facebook."
    — iReport + Facebook now better than ever

    (Source: CNN)

     

  7. "We are deeply saddened by the tragedy in Newton, Connecticut and our sympathies go out to the families and loved ones of the victims. Out of respect for those involved, and as this is an active law enforcement investigation, we are declining to comment further at this time."
    — Facebook comment on the confusion over Friday’s massacre in Newtown, Conn. and social media profiles. More info here.
     
  8. Few people will miss the Guardian Facebook so-called “social reader.” It took away the most valuable aspect of social media — the ability to choose only the best content to share with others, to become the curators of excellent content. 

    It was a respectable experiment, but it’s even more respectable the Guardian realized it was time to end it. From the above graph, it’s not hard to realize that it was the right choice.

     

  9. "After a year-long experiment that saw its Facebook “social reading” app gain more than six million monthly users — and then lose more than half of those after the network changed the way those apps work — the Guardian has decided to take back control of its content."
     

  10. "

    Since its launch in 2004, Facebook has amassed a mountainous hoard of user data and has been scrutinized by lawmakers and federal regulators for how it uses that data and keeps it private.

    Egan’s job is to help explain the company’s privacy policies to its gigantic user base, which reached 1 billion monthly active users in October.

    "
    — Facebook’s chief privacy officer works to keep 1 billion friends in the loop, Hillicon Valley