[story via Mashable] A young, sick boy named Rahim says he’s not worried because of UNICEF Sweden’s Facebook community. Maybe they will reach 200,000 likes by summer, he says, “Will that save my brother?”
UNICEF’s latest ad (this particular ad is airing in Sweden) takes a swipe at casual Facebookers drawn to pages, posts, photos, and shared memes depicting messages such as, “1 LIKE = $1!” or, “For every LIKE Facebook will donate $1!!!!”
A case could be made on UNICEF’s behalf about really doing something to help a cause, rather than casually ‘liking’ a charity page. Although the point is a bit direct, it’s not unsubstantiated.
[Via The Guardian] US stock market plunges with a 143 drop in Dow Jones industrial average in the matter of minutes after hackers fake Twitter feed of the associated press, saying the “White House had been hit by two explosions and Barack Obama was injured”. Although this only took place for a few minutes, it lead to thousands of people questioning the security procedures of Twitter, and hundreds of people panicking about their vulnerability to breaking news in the age of social media.
USA Today announces that Twitter announced plans to introduce a “two-factor authentication” option that would make it impossible for hackers to break into accounts , even if they acquired the passwords. The feature is said that it will add extra security to twitter accounts making users have a code on top of a password to log in on new device. Do you think it will make a difference?
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