Facebook Quietly Debuts New Local Search and Discovery Tool

Facebook’s new Places Discovery tool for local search taps into the platform’s Graph search, page locations API, and other components to help users explore cities around the world.

Once you type in the name of the city you are looking for on the landing page, you will be directed to a city page featuring a mix of restaurants, hotels, bars, cafes, and public attractions. Each category has its own list of recommendations.

The results seem to be curated based on user ratings and comments from friends and friends of friends in your Facebook network, as you can read recent reviews from your

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Anonymous messaging app Yik Yak gets popular — and controversial

“If you go to Costa, you should watch out very closely at school today.”

Those 14 words, written on the anonymous sharing app Yik Yak, caused a Los Angeles high school to go in lockdown mode last week. Similar threats in San Diego prompted two other schools to shut down and another in Illinois to beef up security. While it didn’t name Yik Yak in particular, a February study by the National School Safety and Security Services found 35% of all violent threats to schools from August 2013 to January 2014 came via texting or

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Facebook to Overtake YouTube: 5 New Research Findings

social media researchDo you want to know why it’s important to maintain a Facebook presence?

Have you seen the latest research on Facebook?

Knowing how Facebook affects online marketing can improve your own efforts.

These five studies reveal how Facebook impacts online marketing and why it’s here to stay.

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Find key insights from five new Facebook studies.

#1: Facebook Drives Four Times More

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Brutal bull fighting is livelihood for some in rural Haiti

In rural Haiti, gambling extends beyond slot machines and poker tables.

The Haitian tradition of fighting bulls is similar to a cock or dog fight, but on a larger scale, as the animals are bigger and the stakes higher. More than a century old, bull fighting is a casual pastime for some men, but for many it is a means to pay for a car, food, or their children’s schooling.

See also: How Social Media Is Empowering Women in Haiti

Bull owners and townspeople place bets on the animals and, when the owners are satisfied with the wagers, the

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The Rise Of Plagiarism On The Internet

Great article and infographic on Convince and Convert about the rise of Plagiarism on the internet.

Plagiarism is when someone takes words that you have written and passes them off as their own.

This is different from copyright infringement which is where someone uses your content without crediting you and without your permission.

For anyone who has found someone else claiming their words as their own on the internet, it can be incredibly frustrating. I know this from personal experience. I have had one disturbed individual actually claim a poem written about a very personal experience. In another instance,

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