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By Jordan Bartel, b | September 21, 2011
Facebook has undergone a redesign. It happens, oh, every five minutes. And yet, people are not, um, enjoying the new "upgrades" to their news ticker and top stories. Let the bitching begin! We looked through the many, many (we repeat: many!) angry/funny/perplexed tweets about Facebook and compiled our favorite reactions. ••• "Facebook done went and blow up people's ugly pics on my newsfeed. " -- @OrinPhillips ••• "Zuckerberg apparently hired the genius behind New Coke to run Facebook.
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Gus G. Sentementes | October 4, 2012
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, announced this morning that the massive social networking site had reached an awesome milestone : One billion active monthly users. "Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life," Zuckerberg said. This is a spot of good news for Facebook, which has been increasingly under scrutiny by Wall Street over how it's gonna turn all these users into profits. The company keeps talking about its potential in mobile, for one, which could be bigger than its future on the desktop Web. There are a lot of people around the world who will probably have some version of a smartphone with Facebook on it before they ever get a laptop or a desktop PC. For more from Zuck, check out Bloomberg Businessweek's Q&A with him on the billion milestone . Below, I copied and pasted a fact sheet that Facebook provided on its growing user base.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2010
The creators of "The Social Network" used the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus to double for Harvard because of its similar Georgian-style brick and marble. They did such a superb job you must look sharp to spot Hopkins in the finished film. That is, unless you go to school there. Most of the Hopkins locations come right at you in the opening of the film. In the beginning sequence, Mark Zuckerberg's girlfriend breaks up with him in a Cambridge bar. He dashes back to Kirkland House, his dorm, where he creates a geek-sexist "hot or not" program called "Facemash" as revenge.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2012
For his fifth album, Citizen Cope needed "a shot of optimism," so he wrote its opening song, "One Lovely Day. " The sparse, acoustic guitar-driven track finds its narrator trying to persuade a woman to come with him "to where there ain't no more pain. " The song, which became the title track for the July release, lacks a happy ending, but it's more about the desire to find a utopia away from a corrupt world. "Every time you do a record, you have the opportunity to spread some love," said Cope, who plays the Silopanna Music Festival in Annapolis on Saturday.
NEWS
May 24, 2012
Kevin Kallaugher's depiction of new investors in Facebook essentially as being sheep waiting to be sheared ("Standing between Fortune and Chaos," May 20) was right on the mark. Despite a reported 900 million participants in Facebook, but with only $5 in revenue for each participant, the price-to-revenue ratio, not to earnings, was an astronomical 20-to-1, and this before the expenses and taxes are considered. With a number of companies pulling out from advertising on Facebook, the inability of founder Mark Zuckerberg to generate a greater yield per user and competitive companies starting to cut into the user base, the original founders of Facebook made a killing at the expense of those who came too late to the action.
SPORTS
June 3, 2012
He earned it, take it Chris Dufresne Los Angeles Times This ranks as one of the dumbest concocted "controversies" in the history of concocted controversies in new-world media. Of course rich man mogul "Diddy" Combs could pay for son Justin's education at UCLA, but the fact is athletic scholarships are not give-aways ... they are to be earned. If my Daddy was as rich as Diddy, I'd want very much to make my own way in the world. That should be the story.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | May 29, 2012
There will be investigations and already there are lawsuits over the rollout of Facebook's overhyped IPO last week, but no investigation is necessary into the reason for the outrage over the stock's rapid fall. It's called human nature. It is the same characteristic that causes people to believe against staggering odds that they can win the lottery, or score big in Atlantic City or discover a foolproof "system" for playing the stock market. It is the familiar get-rich-quick notion that somehow one can bypass hard work, sound financial planning and win The Big One, retiring to a life of ease.
NEWS
October 8, 2011
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died this week after a long battle with cancer, is rightfully being lauded as a visionary, a person who brought technology seamlessly into our lives and who could all but see the future in his development of new ideas that would change whole industries. But for all the cutting-edge sleekness of the Apple he envisioned, there was something decidedly old-fashioned about him. At a time when corporate executives are being picketed by an encampment on Wall Street, Mr. Jobs stood apart.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2009
Even before the undead yet live-wire comedy-horror hit "Zombieland," Jesse Eisenberg had established a beachhead as the thinking man's Michael Cera: slender and sensitive but also emotionally tough and sinewy. In "The Squid and the Whale," playing the older adolescent son of an estranged intellectual couple, and in "Adventureland," playing a recent college grad and aspiring travel writer, spinning his wheels and falling in love at a summer job in an amusement park, Eisenberg was equally potent playing fecklessness or sincerity, and better yet when he played both at the same time.
NEWS
By Jonah Goldberg | May 21, 2012
This is the season of generational twaddle. At graduation ceremonies across the country, politicians, authors, actors and businessmen take to the stage to tell young people they are fantastic simply because they are young. This year, the ritual is more pathetic than usual because there's a presidential election in the offing. And because the current occupant of the White House won in 2008 in no small part due to his success with the "youth vote," he is desperate for them to repeat their blunder.
SPORTS
June 3, 2012
He earned it, take it Chris Dufresne Los Angeles Times This ranks as one of the dumbest concocted "controversies" in the history of concocted controversies in new-world media. Of course rich man mogul "Diddy" Combs could pay for son Justin's education at UCLA, but the fact is athletic scholarships are not give-aways ... they are to be earned. If my Daddy was as rich as Diddy, I'd want very much to make my own way in the world. That should be the story.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | May 29, 2012
There will be investigations and already there are lawsuits over the rollout of Facebook's overhyped IPO last week, but no investigation is necessary into the reason for the outrage over the stock's rapid fall. It's called human nature. It is the same characteristic that causes people to believe against staggering odds that they can win the lottery, or score big in Atlantic City or discover a foolproof "system" for playing the stock market. It is the familiar get-rich-quick notion that somehow one can bypass hard work, sound financial planning and win The Big One, retiring to a life of ease.
NEWS
May 24, 2012
Kevin Kallaugher's depiction of new investors in Facebook essentially as being sheep waiting to be sheared ("Standing between Fortune and Chaos," May 20) was right on the mark. Despite a reported 900 million participants in Facebook, but with only $5 in revenue for each participant, the price-to-revenue ratio, not to earnings, was an astronomical 20-to-1, and this before the expenses and taxes are considered. With a number of companies pulling out from advertising on Facebook, the inability of founder Mark Zuckerberg to generate a greater yield per user and competitive companies starting to cut into the user base, the original founders of Facebook made a killing at the expense of those who came too late to the action.
NEWS
By Jonah Goldberg | May 21, 2012
This is the season of generational twaddle. At graduation ceremonies across the country, politicians, authors, actors and businessmen take to the stage to tell young people they are fantastic simply because they are young. This year, the ritual is more pathetic than usual because there's a presidential election in the offing. And because the current occupant of the White House won in 2008 in no small part due to his success with the "youth vote," he is desperate for them to repeat their blunder.
NEWS
By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2012
You know that question of who, dead or alive, you'd want to invite to a dinner party? I know, I hate it too. It's hard enough to plan the right mix and menu for an actual gathering, and make sure you don't invite people with the kind of romantic, professional or dietary complications that lead to stony silences or a visit to the emergency room. But this week, I got to wondering nonetheless: What would A.S. Abell and Mark Zuckerberg have to say to one another across such a time-traveling dinner table?
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2012
Facebook has launched a program to promote organ donation, which grew from a conversation between the social media company's chief operating officer and a Johns Hopkins surgeon already passionate about the cause. COO Sheryl Sandberg and Dr. Andrew M. Cameron took the chat they had about the shortage of organs at their 20th college reunion at Harvard University and turned it into reality. Facebook announced Tuesday a new organ transplant initiative that could reach hundreds of millions of people around the world.
BUSINESS
Gus G. Sentementes | October 4, 2012
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, announced this morning that the massive social networking site had reached an awesome milestone : One billion active monthly users. "Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life," Zuckerberg said. This is a spot of good news for Facebook, which has been increasingly under scrutiny by Wall Street over how it's gonna turn all these users into profits. The company keeps talking about its potential in mobile, for one, which could be bigger than its future on the desktop Web. There are a lot of people around the world who will probably have some version of a smartphone with Facebook on it before they ever get a laptop or a desktop PC. For more from Zuck, check out Bloomberg Businessweek's Q&A with him on the billion milestone . Below, I copied and pasted a fact sheet that Facebook provided on its growing user base.
NEWS
By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2012
You know that question of who, dead or alive, you'd want to invite to a dinner party? I know, I hate it too. It's hard enough to plan the right mix and menu for an actual gathering, and make sure you don't invite people with the kind of romantic, professional or dietary complications that lead to stony silences or a visit to the emergency room. But this week, I got to wondering nonetheless: What would A.S. Abell and Mark Zuckerberg have to say to one another across such a time-traveling dinner table?
NEWS
October 8, 2011
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died this week after a long battle with cancer, is rightfully being lauded as a visionary, a person who brought technology seamlessly into our lives and who could all but see the future in his development of new ideas that would change whole industries. But for all the cutting-edge sleekness of the Apple he envisioned, there was something decidedly old-fashioned about him. At a time when corporate executives are being picketed by an encampment on Wall Street, Mr. Jobs stood apart.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jordan Bartel, b | September 21, 2011
Facebook has undergone a redesign. It happens, oh, every five minutes. And yet, people are not, um, enjoying the new "upgrades" to their news ticker and top stories. Let the bitching begin! We looked through the many, many (we repeat: many!) angry/funny/perplexed tweets about Facebook and compiled our favorite reactions. ••• "Facebook done went and blow up people's ugly pics on my newsfeed. " -- @OrinPhillips ••• "Zuckerberg apparently hired the genius behind New Coke to run Facebook.
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