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Woman who created a fake Facebook account due to age restriction dies at 114. How to find time to handle social media. These stories, and more, in today's Morning Social Media Newsfeed.

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NewFacebookLogo Woman Who Challenged Facebook’s Age Limit Dies at 114 (NPR)
Anna Stoehr became an Internet celebrity at age 113, when she owned up to fibbing on her Facebook account so she could join the social network. It was an unpredictable turn of events for Stoehr, who was born before the Wright brothers took their historic first flight. She died Sunday at age 114. TIME Stoehr died in her sleep following several days of hospice care, her son, Harlan, told the Associated Press. According to the Gerontology Research Group, Stroehr was Minnesota’s oldest and the country’s seventh-oldest verified resident. USA Today She spent the eve of her birthday last October learning how to navigate her brand new iPad. This came thanks to her new friendship with a local Verizon sales rep, who learned of her social media needs when Harlan came into his shop last summer to buy her first smartphone. New York Daily News The social media site wouldn’t let her enter a birth year before 1905, so she listed her age as 99 — but she wrote a letter to the company saying, “I’m still here.” In response, Facebook sent her a bouquet of 114 flowers for her most recent birthday, her son said. The Washington Post According to Stoehrson’s son, she remained sharp until almost the very end. “I don’t think mother intended to live forever,” Harlan told KARE. “She just got farther than most.”

How to Share to Social Media When You Don’t Have Time (The Next Web)
You can get a lot out of social media in as little as 30 minutes per day. The trick might be in finding those half-hours to work with.

Social Ad Spending Past, Present and Future [Infographic] (SocialTimes)
Social media ad spending has been a huge topic of discussion all year. As the industry continues to grow, so to do the budgets of marketers attempting to capitalize on the growth.

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It’s Christmas Eve, and the Battle of NORAD vs. Google Santa Trackers Has Begun! (VentureBeat)
Even as you read this, it’s Christmas somewhere. Which means Santa is off on his annual jaunt around the globe. And perhaps more importantly, the battle to track the jolly fat man is underway.

Facebook to Page Admins: Celebrate the Holiday Season (AllFacebook)
Some Facebook page administrators are seeing prompts from the social network urging them to share their pages’ holiday plans. Reader Matteo Gamba shared a screenshot, which reads: “Celebrate the holiday season: Share a post about what (page name) has planned for the holidays.”

James Franco Thanks ‘President Obacco’ for Saving ‘The Interview’ (CNET)
Now that Sony has made it clear that “The Interview” will appear in select movie theaters on Thursday, you can imagine that stars Seth Rogen and James Franco are delirious with joy, as opposed to marijuana. I can confirm that they celebrated the news with a tongue kiss — I am merely describing an image posted to Franco’s Instagram account.

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Twitter Stock Rallies on CEO Resignation Rumor (AllTwitter)
Twitter shares closed up almost 4 percent after rumors began to circulate that Dick Costolo, the company’s chief executive, might be stepping down. This was followed by a statement from a leading analyst that there’s a “good chance” Costolo won’t be leading Twitter’s charge for much longer.

On Social Media, Trying to Discern a Rant from an Imminent Explosion of Violence (The Washington Post)
The shooting deaths of two New York City police officers Saturday are drawing new attention to the role that social media networks now play as a platform for threats of violence, particularly against police and other law enforcement officials. Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the officers’ alleged killer, posted a number of anti-police and anti-government messages online in the weeks before the killings, including one on Instagram just hours before the officers were shot, that included a photo of a pistol and bloodstained pants with the caption: “I’m putting Wings on Pigs Today.”

Celebrating the Launch of its Tumblr, and Festivus, ‘Seinfeld’ Takes Over the Tumblr Logo (LostRemote)
Tuesday was “Festivus” – a day where work is slow and we can air our grievances. To celebrate the holiday (and to launch the official “Seinfeld” Tumblr), Sony Pictures Television has taken over the Tumblr Dot and logo for the day in the first-ever activation of its kind.

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