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04/19/2007


Facebook Expands Gender Options From Two To Over Fifty

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Today Facebook implemented an unexpected new feature in the form of wildly-expanded gender options for user profiles. Though the social networking site previously only had the standard male/female choice, users can now select from over 50 gender identifications, including various flavors of cis and trans, androgynous, and two-spirit.

The changes can be made immediately, and are simple to make. Users can also change third-person pronouns so that auto-generated messages, such as birthday alerts, will refer to the user in the masculine (he, him, his), feminine (she, her, hers), or neutral (they, their, theirs). And the gender binary crumbles just a little bit more.


It's Vladimir Putin's Facebook 'Look Back' Video: WATCH

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Since we know you've been enjoying looking at everyone's 10-year 'Look Back' videos on Facebook, why don't we have a look at Vladimir Putin's.

No doubt there are some memorable moments in store.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Facebook Announces 'Paper' Newsreader App: VIDEO

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A day after it announced that it plans to launch more standalone apps like Messenger, Facebook has announced Paper, a newsreader app.

Writes Business Insider:

Facebook has long been rumored to be working on a news reading app, and it's another part of the company's strategy to broaden its ecosystem of smartphone apps like Messenger and Instagram. On Wednesday's Facebook earnings call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg hinted that you can expect more Facebook-branded apps this year. The company is also hiring human editors who will likely help curate content in Paper.

Paper is very similar to Flipboard, a popular app that originally launched on the iPad in 2010. Flipboard also pulls in stories from your Facebook News Feed along with links shared by people you follow on Twitter and LinkedIn. Facebook's Paper is clearly a threat to Flipboard, especially since Facebook has the right to block Flipboard's access to stories shared on Facebook.

Watch Facebook's video about the new app which launches February 3,
AFTER THE JUMP...

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Facebook Hate Group 'Heterosexual Awareness Month' Pushes 'Children's Book' About Killing Gays

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The "Heterosexual Awareness Month" group on Facebook (which has been around for more than a year) is pushing a post that jokes about killing gays.

Writes James Troia: "I reported this to Facebook several times, and Facebook has ZERO ISSUE with it. I think we need to do some mass reporting."

UPDATE: Looks as though the page has been taken down.


Facebook Pulls Photo Of Two Men Kissing, Blocks Pro-Equality Page

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Administrators for the pro-equality Facebook page 'Have A Gay Day' have been banned from posting to their page after the group shared an image Friday night that showed two men kissing with the caption, “Did this picture offend you? Did you ever think, maybe your opinion is offensive?” As The Gaily Grind points out, Facebook subsequently removed the picture because it violated their “community standards.” This is not the first time Facebook has pulled an image of two men kissing, claiming the image violates the Social Network’s community standards. 'Have A Gay Day' released a statement following the incident:

BlockedWe posted a photo of two men sharing a kiss. The only thing visible was lips touching. The quote on the photo read, did this picture offend you? Did you ever think, maybe your opinion is offensive? We had posted this photo in the past with no issue and the last time we posted this photo was actually six months ago.

 All 106 admins of this page were kicked off of Facebook and logged out of their mobile apps and computer access. When logging back into Facebook we were told that this photo was found to be against the Community Standards for Facebook. We have reviewed the standards and feel that Facebook is in error. Many of us have received account blocks and locks from myself a 30 day ban to some with 15 day bans and yet others with only a few hours.

There is currently no way to appeal this decision. In the past Facebook has apologized to LGBT pages that had photos removed of couples kissing and restored their accounts. We are asking that Facebook wipe this accusation of being against their community standard from our record and restore our power to post on our personal pages and fan pages. This is truly uncalled for.

We have enabled back up Facebook accounts so we have the ability to still post. We ask that Facebook review their decision and promptly restore us as a page, our personal accounts and issue an apology as well as working to make sure this doesn’t occur again.
 We will do everything in our power to bring this to Facebooks attention as quickly as possible.


Facebook 2013 'Year in Review' Includes LGBT Pride, Gay Marriage, Letter from Accepting Dad: VIDEO

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In case you hadn't noticed, 2013 was a big year for LGBT people. Facebook celebrated its status as a sounding board for many of the year's victories as well as many other big moments in the world of social media with a year end video posted on Monday.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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