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Facebook: New Timeline Feature Makes It Easier to Find Who ‘Defriended’ You

ABC News Radio’s @cohanjosh and Mashable’s @PetersMeg discuss the recent changes to Facebook profiles.

ABC News’ Josh Cohan reports:

If Facebook’s recent changes have left you angry and perplexed, brace yourself for some more unsettling news.

When Facebook fully rolls out its latest overhaul in the coming weeks, anonymous “defriending” – or the simple act of removing someone from your Facebook friends list without their knowledge – will become a thing of the past. Sort of.

On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced a new feature called timeline, which aims to provide users with a visual display of their lives, as documented on the social media site.

“[A]ll your stories, all your apps, a new way to express who you are,” Zuckerberg said at the company’s annual developers conference in San Francisco.

But the timeline will also let you see older versions of your friends list and a button that not-so-subtly indicates whether you’re still “friends,”  BuzzFeedreported Friday.

“There is a way where you can go in to a certain point in time and basically, if you look at your friends tab, maybe from three years ago, and you see the ‘Add Friend’ button from someone in that list, that will basically tell you that they have defriended you since you became their friend,” said Meghan Peters, community manager at Mashable.

Facebook Phone Numbers: Rumor Spreads about Users' Contacts

[The controversy] has to do with your phone numbers. If you have a Facebook page, and you find your way to your “Phonebook Contacts,” you’ll find a list of friends, along with their phone numbers. It looks harmless enough, except that you didn’t put them there. Either your friends posted their numbers on their own pages — or you added them by accessing Facebook from your smartphone. Did you know you did that?

Israeli Couple Name Their Newborn Daughter 'Like'

(JERUSALEM) — An Israeli couple says they were looking for a unique name for their newborn baby girl when they thought about Facebook.

Votes, Photos, and Book Recommendations: How Politicians Use Facebook

(WASHINGTON) — Politicians are using Facebook to reach constituents in innovative ways — not just to advertise their policy views, but also for everything from finding new staffers to giving their constituents a look at their personal lives.

For constituents, Facebook offers the impression of direct contact with the lawmaker, even if there’s really a junior staffer sitting at the keyboard…

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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, Time’s Person of the Year
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Mark Zuckerberg named Time’s Person of the Year.  Beats Julian Assange, the Chilean Miners, Karzai and the Tea Party. 
Time to let the second-guessing begin - good choice?  Bad choice? 
Diane did a big interview with Zuckerberg this summer you should check out as well.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, Time’s Person of the Year

abcworldnews:

Mark Zuckerberg named Time’s Person of the Year.  Beats Julian Assange, the Chilean Miners, Karzai and the Tea Party. 

Time to let the second-guessing begin - good choice?  Bad choice? 

Diane did a big interview with Zuckerberg this summer you should check out as well.

George W. Bush answers questions via Facebook

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Mark Zuckerberg interviewing George W. Bush live on Facebook

Streaming live now
Israel Uses Facebook to Catch Draft Dodgers
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Interesting bit flagged by the folks at the New York Observer — The Israeli military has caught 1,000 women who were avoiding mandatory military service by claiming they were observant Jews.  Their espionage tool? Facebook.
From the article:

The evidence collected by the government ranged from damning to  ridiculous. One woman was caught updating her profile on the Sabbath,  while another made the more circumstantial mistake of appearing on the  Facebook while holding a menu from a non-kosher restaurant.

More details here.

Israel Uses Facebook to Catch Draft Dodgers

/via @abcworldnews:

Interesting bit flagged by the folks at the New York Observer — The Israeli military has caught 1,000 women who were avoiding mandatory military service by claiming they were observant Jews.  Their espionage tool? Facebook.

From the article:

The evidence collected by the government ranged from damning to ridiculous. One woman was caught updating her profile on the Sabbath, while another made the more circumstantial mistake of appearing on the Facebook while holding a menu from a non-kosher restaurant.

More details here.

Watch the Election on Facebook

Watch the Election on Facebook

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Following the election on Facebook? So are we — have a look at our Facebook election town hall, live streaming now — and all night long — from ASU. 

World News Snapshots

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Having a very serious mac & cheese competition in the newsroom today.  Gathered the best from across NYC…Diane will be posting the winner on her Facebook page later today. We assume not everyone will agree with World News’ selection - so feel free to weigh in with your favorite…