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FacebookFacebook: Embedded Posts Available to All Users (AllFacebook)
Facebook’s embedded posts, which were introduced at the end of July for select media pages, are now available to all users, the social network announced Wednesday. Embedded posts allow users to add public posts from Facebook to other destinations on the Web, such as blogs and websites, with those posts including photos, videos, hashtags and other content. Readers can also like and share directly via embedded posts. Inside Facebook To embed a post, click the arrow in the top right corner of the post, then click “embed post.” Facebook will then generate the code to be copied and pasted. VentureBeat You won’t be able to see the full text of the post if it’s over 150 words, however. Facebook funnels the traffic back to its website by forcing you to click through to see longer content. Anyone who wants to interact with the content will also have to travel back to the original post. Comments are not supported in embeds. CNET With the widespread release, Facebook has made some improvements to embedded posts so that videos can play inside embeds. The embeds are also now better suited for mobile environments, the company said. The Next Web For those with WordPress, you can download an updated plugin that supports embedded posts. However, it’s important to note that you do not need to have a plugin installed on your site to embed a Facebook post. The blogging platform plugin simply lets authors drop in the post’s URL, and it will automatically embed it into the post.

Yahoo, Foursquare in Talks Over Data Partnership (BuzzFeed)
Foursquare is in talks with Yahoo to partner for the company’s location data — though the discussions are still fluid — according to two sources familiar with the matter. Foursquare was also reportedly in talks with Apple to serve up its location data for the iPhone’s Maps application, which was critically panned when compared with the robust data Google has available through its Maps application.

Netflix Replaces Queue with Smart ‘My List’ That Knows What You Want to Watch Next (SocialTimes)
Goodbye Instant Queue; Hello “My List.” Wednesday morning, Netflix introduced ”a new way to save titles to your own row on Netflix.” It’s called “My List,” and director of product innovation Mark Spiegelman calls it “a better way to help you easily find and watch those titles you picked to watch.”

Artist’s Chip Implant Sends Animated GIFs to His Phone (CNET)
While everyday Web users can load information onto a smartphone using a QR code, artist Anthony Antonellis simply holds his phone within one to two centimeters of his hand. Thanks to a tiny chip underneath his skin, Antonellis has created the world’s first Net art implant. “It’s 1 to 2KB of storage, and I’m using that to store an animated GIF,” he told the New York-based culture website Animal.

Justin Bieber Nets The Most Death Rumors on Twitter [Report] (AllTwitter)
Turns out that Justin Bieber leads celebrities in more than just Twitter followers. Global social media monitoring company Synthesio conducted a recent study on death rumors on Twitter, and found that Justin Bieber is the musician most often reported to be dead.

Fox News’ Keith Ablow Blames Facebook, Abortions for Chris Lane Shooting [Video] (The Huffington Post)
A Fox News contributor has blamed social media and abortions for the murder of Christopher Lane, the 22-year-old Australian man who was allegedly shot and killed by three teens in Duncan, Okla., last week. During a segment on Fox News Wednesday, Keith Ablow, the network’s resident psychiatric expert, said that Lane’s shooting could be blamed on modern society’s “epidemic of disconnectedness” — evident, he says, in people’s obsession with Facebook, text messaging and sites like

Revealers is Part Instagram, Part SongPop on iOS and Android (Inside Mobile Apps)
Apps23 has announced a large update for its photo-sharing game Revealers, which is described as a marriage of Instagram and SongPop. The application is part photo-sharing social network and part game, as users are challenged with identifying images as quickly as possible in each game.

Arias Lawyers Want Twitter Accounts of New Jurors (USA Today)
Jodi Arias’ attorneys want a judge to allow them to monitor the Twitter accounts of the jury seated in her murder trial to be certain jurors aren’t communicating details about the case on social media. Arias was convicted of first-degree murder May 8 in the 2008 death of boyfriend Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home, but the same jury failed to reach a decision on her sentence.

Vine Adds Mentions and Hashtag Autocompletion to its Android App (The Next Web)
Six-second video sharing service Vine, which is owned by Twitter, has rolled out new features for its Android app that brings mentions and autocompleting hashtags to the platform. The update now allows people to @ other Vine users, which brings it more in line with the iOS app that rolled out mentions and hashtag autocomplete support earlier in the year.