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Shakira reaches 100 million ‘likes’: Do Facebook fans and Twitter followers matter?

Shakira reaches 100 million ‘likes’: Do Facebook fans and Twitter followers matter?

Colombian singer Shakira has become the first person to receive 100m ‘likes’ on Facebook, but will it really help her career? And is social media anything other than a huge popularity contest? Read more

BNP Youth leader criticises own ‘gay’ dog on Facebook for ‘challenging his principles’

BNP Youth leader criticises own ‘gay’ dog on Facebook for ‘challenging his principles’

The leader of the youth arm of the British National Party has launched an attack on someone that he perceives to ‘challenge his principles’ – his gay dog. Read more

Female rowing club’s nude charity calender scuppered as Facebook calls it pornography

Female rowing club’s nude charity calender scuppered as Facebook calls it pornography

A female university rowing club has been banned from Facebook after its nude charity calendar was branded as pornography. Read more

Flight MH17: Passenger who joked about ‘disappearing’ on Malaysia Airlines flight on Facebook now feared dead

Flight MH17: Passenger who joked about ‘disappearing’ on Malaysia Airlines flight on Facebook now feared dead

A Dutch man who joked on Facebook about his Malaysian Airlines flight going missing is now feared dead after the tragic crash over Ukraine. Read more

Rubber-masked robber who tried to make monkey of police ends up behind bars after bragging on Facebook

Rubber-masked robber who tried to make monkey of police ends up behind bars after bragging on Facebook

Curtis Watson, 23, fled to Spain after his arrest but police tracked him down after he posted gloating messages online. Read more

Teenager rescued at sea after he posts SOS on Facebook

Teenager rescued at sea after he posts SOS on Facebook

A teenager was rescued at sea after posting an SOS on Facebook because his phone was too wet to make an emergency call. Read more

Belgium fan scouted by L’Oreal at World Cup dropped after Facebook outs her as big game hunter

Belgium fan scouted by L’Oreal at World Cup dropped after Facebook outs her as big game hunter

It seemed a fairytale for this Belgian fan whose fresh faced looks was spotted by L’Oreal model scouts and given a contract. Read more

Magaluf girl: Fake Twitter and Facebook profiles launched by online trolls

Magaluf girl: Fake Twitter and Facebook profiles launched by online trolls

Fake Twitter and Facebook profiles have been launched by online trolls as part of a cyber attack on the girl videoed performing sex acts for a drink in Magaluf. Read more

Outrage as cheerleader posts Facebook photos of herself massacring African animals

Outrage as cheerleader posts Facebook photos of herself massacring African animals

When Kendall Jones, from Texas, isn’t swinging her pom poms around on a football pitch, she stalks and kills big game in Africa. Read more

Facebook faces UK inquiry over news feed emotion experiment

Facebook faces UK inquiry over news feed emotion experiment

Facebook is under investigation to determine whether an experiment in which it manipulated news feeds broke any data protection laws. Read more

Derek series 2: Ricky Gervais shares Kev’s deleted scenes on Facebook and they’re incredible

Derek series 2: Ricky Gervais shares Kev’s deleted scenes on Facebook and they’re incredible

If you haven’t heard the second season of Derek is now available on Netflix and to celebrate Ricky Gervais has shared some seriously special outtakes. Read more

‘World’s dumbest criminal’ forgets to log out of Facebook after robbing house

‘World’s dumbest criminal’ forgets to log out of Facebook after robbing house

A man inadvertently got himself arrested last week when he logged onto Facebook in the middle of an alleged burglary. Read more

Facebook campaign sees return of soldier’s dog after ex-girlfriend sold him on Craigslist

Facebook campaign sees return of soldier’s dog after ex-girlfriend sold him on Craigslist

A Facebook campaign has succeeded in getting a soldier’s pet dog returned to him – after his malicious ex-girlfriend sold the dog on Craigslist. Read more

Revealed: Britain’s spies are watching your Facebook and internet use right now

Revealed: Britain’s spies are watching your Facebook and internet use right now

The GCHQ snoops also say they have the right to intercept routine searches on Google because they are carried out on overseas servers. Read more

Rik Mayall fans secure late comedian a top ten single with tribute Facebook campaign

Rik Mayall fans secure late comedian a top ten single with tribute Facebook campaign

Following a mighty effort led by a Facebook tribute page, Rik Mayall’s ‘lost’ Word Cup song, Noble England, has shot straight into the top ten of the Official Singles Chart. Read more

Facebook and Twitter used in divorce cases to track hidden wealth, says leading lawyer

Facebook and Twitter used in divorce cases to track hidden wealth, says leading lawyer

Private user information on social media sites is being used to track hidden assets in divorce proceedings, according to a top solicitor. Read more

I found an old boyfriend through Facebook but his wife isn’t happy. What should I do?

I found an old boyfriend through Facebook but his wife isn’t happy. What should I do?

I recently found an old boyfriend through Facebook. We haven’t spoken in nearly 20 years and were so happy to find each other again. We spent months skyping and emailing. He is married with a daughter and I’m divorced with a daughter. Suddenly he turned cold saying his wife wasn’t happy with our contact. I […] Read more

College student Alyssa Funke, 19, commits suicide over Facebook and Twitter taunts after appearing in porn film

College student Alyssa Funke, 19, commits suicide over Facebook and Twitter taunts after appearing in porn film

A college student committed suicide after classmates bullied her for appearing in an amateur porn film. Read more

Pin board wizard: How Pinterest is catching up with Facebook and Twitter

Pin board wizard: How Pinterest is catching up with Facebook and Twitter

When Pinterest arrived on the social media scene, it was largely written off as a visual arts and crafts fair exclusively for women. Four years on and it still receives the same criticism, but could it have the last laugh by outdoing Twitter and Facebook? Read more

Facebook saved my life: Climber rescued from 80ft crevasse after posting ‘help’ status update

Facebook saved my life: Climber rescued from 80ft crevasse after posting ‘help’ status update

A geography professor told Facebook friends he had plunged through the crevasse of a Himalayan glacier at 6,000m (19,600ft) – and pleaded to be rescued. Read more

US woman abducted 10 years ago escapes after contacting sister on Facebook

US woman abducted 10 years ago escapes after contacting sister on Facebook

A US woman who disappeared from her home 10 years ago has been reunited with her family after contacting her sister on Facebook. Read more

Facebook criticised for removing lesbian kiss photo posted to mark anti-homophobia day

Facebook criticised for removing lesbian kiss photo posted to mark anti-homophobia day

Facebook is facing criticism after it took down a lesbian kiss posted on the site to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Read more

Creepy or convenient? New Facebook button allows you to ASK relationship status

Creepy or convenient? New Facebook button allows you to ASK relationship status

Facebook users can now ask each other if they are single or not through a new button. Read more

Want a self-esteem boost? Then turn off Facebook and Twitter

Want a self-esteem boost? Then turn off Facebook and Twitter

Facebook and Twitter are having a disastrous effect on women’s self- esteem, according to a new report. Read more