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Mark Zuckerberg must be used to people claiming they own Facebook by now, the latest man is Paul Ceglia. He claims that a contract forged between himself and Mark Zuckerberg in 2003 entitles him to half of the Facebook empire, unfortunately for him he does have a track record of forging documents to ‘rip people off’. When recently questioned about the deal between himself and Zuckerberg a polygraph test told a different story. His legal team claims that Ceglia passed the polygraph test and that they have forwarded the results to the...

Ever wondered why there is no official Facebook app for the iPad? So have we, and so have the team at Facebook. If rumours are true, an official Facebook app for the iPad and iPad 2 is just mere weeks away. The app has been in developments for the last year, with Mark Zuckerberg heading the project himself. That would mean initial designs would have been available mere months after the original iPad went on sale. Since then there would have been many versions and numerous redesigns, but now it seems Mr.Z is happy enough to unveil the app....

When the Facebook film, The Social Network, came out last year the tagline was ‘you don’t make 500 million friends without making a few enemies’. Well, that statement is well and truly out of date as new research suggests that Facebook now has 700 million users worldwide. In July, 2010 the number was pipped at 500 million which means the site has gained an additional 200 million users in under a year. The research was carried out by Social bakers who also looked into the most popular areas that Facebook is used around the world. ...

There is a new Facebook spam scam to look out for. Actually, it is really an old one which is back again and conning people. It involves a supposed news link to a story about the iPhone 5 called “First Exposure: iPhone 5”. Since we are all excited about the new Apple phone a lot of Facebook users have been conned into falling for this scam in the last few days. What happens is that someone you know appears to have made a comment about a link that leads to the iPhone 5 story at greatlakesnews.info. If you are intrigued and follow the...

It has finally come to light who was behind the smear campaign against Google. Can you guess who it was? It turns out that the PR firm hired to release stories laying into the alleged Google user information problems was working on behalf of Facebook. The PR firm is called Burson-Marsteller and the details of their dirty tricks campaign were blown wide open when they approached blogger Chris Soghoian and he released details of the email exchange we had carried out with them. The campaign was based on the Google Social Circles service and...

Facebook has rolled out a new form of tagging for photos that has to be said is the stuff that PR company dreams are made of. The new feature allows users to tag photos with related pages, previously you could only tag people. Basically Facebook have introduced product placement to Facebook as photos can now be linked directly to pages. An example they gave was a pretty lady holding a coke can, the can has been tagged to the official coca cola Facebook fan page. At this stage only pages in certain categories can be tagged, these include...

Facebook has added yet another button to their site today, the Facebook send joins the like and question button. Unlike some of the other features on the site the ‘send’ button allows users to share a link or resource with only selected friends – it’s like a reborn share button. Basically once you have found something you want to share you paste it in the box and select the friends you want to share it with and click send. This means you can share different content with different friends, ideal if you want to share things...

Facebook is no stranger to a little controversy after repeatedly being battered with privacy claims, hack attempts and censorship issues. This week’s story relates to the latter after a photograph of two actors kissing was deemed offensive and was removed by Facebook moderators. The user in question had uploaded the image of the Eastenders duo kissing and the Facebook team deemed this to be offensive and promptly removed it, they also felt it necessary to direct the user to a warning page with guidelines on appropriate content. This...

Apple iPhone and iPod touch owners can now take advantage of two new features via the native Facebook app. Users who want to unfriend on the move or check into actual events via their iPhone can now do so, just two more reasons to get your fix on Facebook throughout the day. So if someone cheeses you off you can ‘unfriend’ them via the app, before you would have either had to login via the web browser or wait until you could access the site via your computer, both of which kind of defeat the object of having an app in the first place. The...

Warner Brothers are continuing to lead the way on social and mobile movie rentals as they increase their rental list on Facebook to include an additional five blockbuster films. Granted that’s not quite the same as your local Blockbuster or Lovefilm but it does show they are willing to engage with an ever growing social fan base in untraditional ways. Thomas Gewecks, President of Warner Brothers pictures explained, “These titles have substantial followings on Facebook. The Fan Pages for ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Inception’ alone...