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CDOT starts Facebook page

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The Colorado Department of Transportation launched a Facebook page to help improve customer service and communication with updates about projects. The CDOT Facebook address is  www.facebook.com/colorado.dot. “We have been using our website, Twitter and email/text message alerts to communicate road and traveler information as well as other news to motorists,” said CDOT Executive Director Don… Continue Reading CDOT starts Facebook page

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Pueblo police limit officers’ social networking

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A new Pueblo police policy says officers cannot identify themselves as members of the force on their personal social network accounts unless they’ve been authorized by the chief. The Pueblo Chieftain reported Monday that the policy affects social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Officers are no longer allowed to post photos of… Continue Reading Pueblo police limit officers’ social networking

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Worker complaints on Facebook are free speech

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Employers should think twice before trying to restrict workers from talking about their jobs on Facebook or other social media. That’s the message the government sent Monday as it settled a closely watched lawsuit against a Connecticut ambulance company that fired an employee after she went on Facebook to criticize her boss. The National Labor… Continue Reading Worker complaints on Facebook are free speech

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Report: Facebook nets $500 million investment

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A reported investment by Goldman Sachs and a Russian investor of $500 million in Facebook is a further sign that the social networking behemoth is becoming a powerful force even outside tech circles, even as the company tries to push off going public as long as possible. The investment implies that the company is worth… Continue Reading Report: Facebook nets $500 million investment

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Could Facebook messaging signal email’s demise?

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Facebook is betting that one day soon, we’ll all be acting like high school students – more texting and instant-messaging, at the expense of e-mail. Facebook unveiled a new messaging system Monday, and while CEO Mark Zuckerberg didn’t go as far as declaring email dead, he clearly sees the four-decade-old technology being eclipsed by more… Continue Reading Could Facebook messaging signal email’s demise?

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Facebook fuels overseas divorce rate

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Divorce attorneys are getting more business thanks to Facebook. One in five divorces cite the social networking site as the reason behind the break-up, according to a news report in London’s Telegraph. Suspicious spouses used the web site to find evidence of flirting and extramarital affairs, said Mark Keenan, managing director of Divorce-Online.com. “I was… Continue Reading Facebook fuels overseas divorce rate

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An entrepreneur destroyed a database that showed regional patterns among 210 million Facebook users after the social networking site accused the Colorado man of misusing the site and threatened to sue. Pete Warden of Boulder said he had planned to share the information he gathered with researchers. Facebook countered that Warden gathered the data without… Continue Reading Man destroys Facebook data after threat of suit

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Facebook postings, Twittering and Fantasy football leagues in the office can become productivity and legal issues, for both the boss and the employee. Fidelity Investments fired four workers for violating its anti-gambling policies by participating in a fantasy football league at work. And estimates are that employers lost $615 million in productivity every week during fantasy… Continue Reading Social media a mixed legal bag for bosses and workers

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Facebook keeps profiles of the dead

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NEW YORK (AP) – Death doesn’t erase the online footprints that people leave in life and Facebook won’t either, though it will make some changes.The five-year-old social network will “memorialize” profiles of the dead if their friends or family request it. Such accounts aren’t new, but Facebook reminded visitors of their availability in a blog… Continue Reading Facebook keeps profiles of the dead

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The social networking venue you choose apparently has a lot to do with your demographic profile. Researchers at the Neilson Co. have published a report they say shows there’s a connection between affluency and social networking choices, according to a CNN report. People in more affluent demographics were 25 percent more likely to use Facebook, while… Continue Reading Facebook or LinkedIn? It depends on how much you make

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