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114-Year-Old Woman Forced to Lie to Open Facebook Account

Like many people, Anna Stoehr wanted a Facebook account. She was eager to sign up, but in order to do so, had to lie about her age. No, it’s not because she’s too young, but just the opposite. Anna is 114 years old (yes you read that right) and Facebook’s registration process only recognizes birthdates up to age 99. So she fibbed-and promptly wrote a letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg about it. The oldest living person in Minnesota simply told him, “I’m still here!”

Samsung and Facebook could collaborate on VR devices, not smartphones

Despite the HTC First “Facebook Phone” flopping so hard last year that it prompted AT&T to halt sales mere months after the gadget’s introduction, rumors ran rampant recently as to Mark Zuckerberg possibly wanting a do-over.

Ebola hoaxes running rampant on Facebook

The U.S. has been gripped with fears about an Ebola outbreak happening here, and not surprisingly, this has resulted in a number of Ebola hoaxes going viral. Although some of them are really too absurd to believe, they’re still getting spread by people who don’t take the time to check things out and who have a distrust of the government, CDC and media. Here’s a rundown of the most popular ones.

The 10 best tweets about Facebook being down

Yes, the rumors are true: Facebook is down, and it’s down hard. This comes right after Instagram went down last week! If this isn’t a sign of the apocalypse then I don’t know what is! Naturally, since people are unable to log into Facebook, they have diverted their attention to Twitter to rant about Facebook. It’s too perfect.

So, to distract yourself while we wait for Zuckerberg to reset the Facebook fusebox, check out some of these tweets about Facebook being down. It’s not like you’re going to do actual work instead anyways.

More join class action suit against Facebook

Europe vs. Facebook, a privacy campaign currently spreading to fight the social network, recently started a new initiative to get all users outside of the U.S. and Canada involved in a class action lawsuit against Facebook. Since launching just last week, that class action suit has reportedly attracted upwards of 11,000 adult Facebook users.

The terrifying way Facebook, A.I., and augmented reality might work in tandem

Recently, Business Insider gave us some insight into what’s going on in the very narrow, secretive world of Artificial Intelligence. The small population of A.I. experts are throwing everything they have, with some very high profile financial backing, into the projects that will take us to an artificially intelligent future. Artificial intelligence is a really nice, more »

I treated my ‘Hunting Cheerleader’ story like a social experiment– Internet hero Jay Branscomb blew it out of the water

Two weeks ago, I wrote a story about Kendall Jones, the “endangered species slaughtering cheerleader” and how the media took advantage of the story, offering little to no background and vilifying her actions based on, “the lion is majestic, though.” Public outrage was so high you’d think there was a war going on… oh, wait. more »

10 kinds of viral news stories you see every day on Facebook

My favorite part of the day is having coffee and telling people about it on Instagram. My second favorite part of the day is scrolling through my newsfeed and reading up on what everybody gives a fudge about at the moment. To be completely honest, I skim through most articles and spend twenty plus minutes more »

The Internet needs a timeout after its response to Jeremy Meeks’ mugshot

Jeremy Meeks’ “swoon-worthy” mugshot has received 43,000 likes and 4,200 shares. There’s even a “Free Jeremy” Twitter campaign making its rounds.

Facebook for iOS and Android updated, brings several new features and improvements

If you happen to be a regular user of Facebook, you be glad to know the app has received an update on Android and iOS. While the changes in both versions are different, they will be welcomed by Facebook users across the globe.

7 terrifying ways people are cyberstalking you straight into real life

As a journalist and a Millennial, I’ve spent the past decade honing the skills with which I literally cyberstalk people.  During the early days of true social media circa 2006-2010, I exercised boundaries and respect for privacy. But during my first relationship away from the safety and exposure of my hometown, I uncovered information about le more »

The 18 Kinds of Facebook Statuses You See Daily

Facebook is a truly unique place. Here are eighteen hilarious, rage-inducing, pitiful, and often awkward kinds of Facebook statuses you see on a daily basis.