Tag Archives: Facebook

Friends with benefits? : Facebook and several news firms have entered an uneasy partnership (Economist)

By: The Economist Source: econ.st/1EVuW6q  May 16, 2015

Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19bn

GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: ICT  –  “The Facebook founder said he believed WhatsApp was on track to have a billion users, but insisted he had no plans to place advertising on WhatsApp’s interface, saying he did not think ads were the best way to make money from messaging systems. Once the deal is […]
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How to cite Facebook: fan pages, group pages, and profile information

by Chelsea Lee Although Facebook citations may not be in the Publication Manual, this blog has addressed how to cite Facebook in general (just mention the URL in text) and how to cite particular Facebook status updates (make a reference list entry) in APA Style. That advice still holds true. Now to discuss how to […]
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How to cite Twitter and Facebook, Part II: Reference list entries and in-text citations

by Chelsea Lee Previously I talked about how to cite Twitter and Facebook posts or feeds in general, which you can do quite easily by mentioning the URLs in text (with no reference list entries required). Today I address some of the issues pertaining to citing particular posts, which require both reference list entries and […]
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How to cite Twitter and Facebook, Part I: General

by Chelsea Lee Because posts from online social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, are not yet often fodder for scholarly research, specific reference examples aren’t included in the Publication Manual. Well, whenever you need a reference format for something that’s not explicitly covered in the manual, you can adapt our examples to meet your […]
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Google’s answer to the Facebook “Like” button: the “+1”

Google is making a big new push into social with a feature called “+1” that is similar in purpose to the Facebook “Like” button, but integrated directly into the world’s biggest search engine.   Starting Wednesday, users who opt into the +1 button experiment (and soon everyone else) in Google Labs will start seeing a […]
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How to Cite Twitter and Facebook, Part II: Reference List Entries and In-Text Citations

by Chelsea Lee Previously I talked about how to cite Twitter and Facebook posts or feeds in general, which you can do quite easily by mentioning the URLs in text (with no reference list entries required). Today I address some of the issues pertaining to citing particular posts, which require both reference list entries and […]
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