Mark Zuckerberg's net worth increased by $3.5 billion last month

The value of Facebook's shares increased from $21.08/share at the commencement of trading in Nov. to $28 at the end of trading for the month. For Mark Zuckerberg, who holds 504 million shares, it translates to an increase in net worth of $3.48 billion.

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Social media users get political, unfriend others for statements

Journalism junior Gemme Morgan Campbell and her father share an understanding when it comes to politics.

If it’s negative, they’ll block it. If it’s a rant, they’ll block it. If it’s an uneducated or an attacking post, they’ll block it.
In a Pew Internet and American Life Project study, 18 percent of social media users will either block or unfriend other users or hide posts that are politically-related posted by other users. Campbell and her father are examples of the 18 percent.

Social media gives the power back to the people

Australians are some of the most active social media users in the world - be it because of our inherently social nature, friendly approach or thirst for new technology.

If you take a look at the latest Australian social media stats for September we see that almost half of the Australian population is signed up to Facebook. It doesn't stop there though as we continue to embrace new social tools such as Instagram, a photo sharing network which quickly grew to 100 million members globally.

Facebook’s New Panic Button

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The BBC today reported a new Facebook app for UK users. It’s a virtual panic button. Once installed it shows up on a a user’s Facebook page saying that “they are in control online”.
The button will report abuse – anything from sexual harassment to cyber-bullying to the UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) – it’s law enforcement agency in charge of tracking down sex offenders.

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