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Facebook to Introduce New Policies Against Hate Speech

Facebook to Introduce New Policies Against Hate Speech

On an official blog post last Tuesday, Facebook announced that they would be introducing new policies to better combat “hate speech” on the social network. Although their Statement of Rights and Responsibilities prohibits hate speech, they have failed to work as effectively… [Read more]

Facebook Announces Verified Pages and Profiles

Facebook Announces Verified Pages and Profiles

Facebook announced their Verified Pages and Profiles last Wednesday, providing additional level of authenticity to high-profile accounts. Obviously, this is the social network’s version of Twitter’s verified accounts, including the blue small checkmark found beside… [Read more]

Japanese Artist Haroshi Creates Art from Old Skateboards

Japanese Artist Haroshi Creates Art from Old Skateboards

                                                                                        Image: Lacoste / Facebook For artists, and fashion designers as well, it's not uncommon to use recycled products for their projects. It could be anything from making jeans out of plastic bottles or turning keyboards into shoes. So, it shouldn't be surprising that an… [Read more]

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How Much Did Your College Degree Cost? Enough to Make the Rich Richer!

How Much Did Your College Degree Cost? Enough to Make the Rich Richer!

For-profit colleges have ben on the rise over the past 20 years and when compared to traditional, public institutions, these businesses are costing more for students while also making sick money for the CEOs who run them. When looking at the highest paid executives from for-profit schools; between bonuses, stock and base salary, there’s an unnecessary bloat to the point where their salary is… [Read more]