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Social Media Daily News – April 26, 2011

April 26, 2011

Good morning. Facebook’s new deals service goes live today in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego, and San Francisco. The service is set to compete with Groupon and Living Social through the Facebook network of 600 million users. Much like anything else on Facebook you’ll see the offers in your news feed and you will have the ability to share, or like and offer. Not only will you be able to get deals on Facebook, but their new “Send” button is being incorporated into more sites. The send feature allows you to share content from other sites with only certain people in your Facebook network rather than posting the content to your wall for all of your friends to see. Since we’re still talking about Facebook I found it interesting that a man is suing the company for $1. Yep, you read that correctly. A writer for AOL decided to sue to company for the ridiculous amount of $1 after he ran into issues with his account that he couldn’t get resolved. Why couldn’t he get his issue resolved? Well, it’s because Facebook doesn’t have a customer service department. To get the attention necessary he decided to sue. This is of course an insane way to get attention to a problem, but it does address a much larger issue for Facebook users. Enjoy.

I. Looks Like Facebook Deals Is Being Unveiled Tonight With Credits And Partners In Tow, techcrunch.com, April 25, 2011
II. Facebook Launches ‘Send’ Button For More Selective Sharing, Announces 50 Million ‘Groups’, techcrunch.com, April 25, 2011
III. Man sues Facebook for $1, msn.com, April 26, 2011
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I. Looks Like Facebook Deals Is Being Unveiled Tonight With Credits And Partners In Tow, techcrunch.com, April 25, 2011
http://techcrunch.com/2011/04/25/facebook-deals-credits/
Looks like The New York Times has a little embargo breaking situation on their hands. (Which we love — chaos!) They’ve just put up a story with the URL: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/25/latest-rival-to-groupon-livingsocial-facebook-embargo-till-midnight/ (bolding mine). That page is obviously no longer found, but it was live for a bit. And it is a big one: Facebook’s Groupon/LivingSocial “killer”.

II. Facebook Launches ‘Send’ Button For More Selective Sharing, Announces 50 Million ‘Groups’, techcrunch.com, April 25, 2011
http://techcrunch.com/2011/04/25/facebook-launches-send-button-for-more-selective-sharing-announces-50-million-groups/
Facebook’s increasingly ubiquitous ‘Like’ button is getting a new friend: the Send button. Click on a webpage that has the Send button integrated, and you’ll be prompted to share it with any of your Facebook Groups, your Facebook friends, or any standard email address. In other words, where the Like button is designed to let you quickly share content with all of your Facebook friends, the Send button is for sharing with a subset of them.

III. Man sues Facebook for $1, msn.com, April 26, 2011
http://digitallife.today.com/_news/2011/04/25/6526379-man-sues-facebook-for-1
David Fagin, a writer for AOL News, is suing Facebook for $1. No, that’s not a typo — Fagin really is suing the social network for just one buck. And he’s doing it because he doesn’t know how else to get Facebook’s attention.

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