Social Media Newsfeed: Mark Zuckerberg Turns 30 | Social Media Reaction to Jill Abramson Firing

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg turns 30 years old. Social media reaction from the news of New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson's firing from The New York Times. These stories, and more, in today's Morning Social Media Newsfeed.

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NewFacebookLogoFacebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Turns 30 (USA Today)
It’s the most meme-tastic, listicled, socially buzzworthy birthday to hit the Web: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is officially off the 30-under-30 list. In honor of the billionaire’s 30th birthday Wednesday the Internet has exploded with lists of 30 things he should do to celebrate, 30 things he’s accomplished, 30 little-known facts about him and plenty of analysis over whether Facebook is maturing too. Forbes Love him, or hate him, there is a reason why Zuckerberg is the 26th wealthiest person in the world (and youngest of top 150, no less). The guy has a very clear purpose: to connect people and make the world more open; he has a unique vision, which helped Facebook soar higher than any other social network in the world; and, most importantly, he has guts. Business Insider In honor of Zuckerberg’s big day and to mark Facebook’s decade-long existence, we’ve compiled 10 of the tech entrepreneur’s most interesting quotes over the years. Here they are, in no particular order. The Guardian When a 20-something billionaire becomes a 30-something billionaire, is it time for a rethink of the silhouette, before – like most men who have very little time for a wardrobe rethink – the Facebook founder gets eternally stuck in a sartorial rut at 37? We asked two menswear experts to lend him their kindly advice. PC Magazine In related news, developer Mircea Voskerician is suing Zuckerberg over a spat involving property behind the 30-year-old Internet billionaire’s home. According to the San Jose Mercury News, the trouble started when Zuckerberg went on a real estate spending spree in late 2012 and 2013, shelling out more than $43 million to buy four lots near his home.

Jill Abramson Out at The New York Times, Dean Baquet Will Lead Newsroom (Mashable)
Jill Abramson “is unexpectedly leaving the position” as executive editor of The New York Times, the Times announced Wednesday. As the news of the management shakeup spilled out, some of the smartest journalists and media watchers offered their perspective on social media.

Why Online Customer Service Needs to Be Faster [Infographic] (SocialTimes)
More consumers are turning to social media for customer service because of its direct and speedy nature. The problem is that as customer service requests increase, companies have a hard time keeping up.

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Social Analytics Startup Attensity Raises $90 Million (Re/code)
Attensity, an enterprise social analytics startup, announced on Wednesday it raised $90 million in equity financing. The Salt Lake City, Utah-based company will use the new funds to scale its product, sales, marketing and engineering teams.

Scientists May Soon Know When You’re Lying on Twitter (VentureBeat)
A multi-national team of scientists has undertaken a three-year project to determine, in real time, which social media posts are true. The project is funded by the European Commission, and five European universities and four companies, three in Europe and one in Kenya, are partners in the research consortium.

Facebook Testing Context Cards in iOS App (AllFacebook)
Context is key, and Facebook is running a test on its flagship iOS application in which users will see what it calls context cards, which appear over their News Feeds and provide detailed information after they check in or link to subjects such as movies or songs in status updates. A Facebook spokesperson told sister blog Inside Facebook the test was being rolled out to some users of its iOS app starting Wednesday.

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Foursquare Reveals Swarm Will Launch Today with Plans, Neighborhood Sharing and Check-In Search (The Next Web)
Foursquare is planning to launch its new Swarm app today. Yet the company is having a bit of trouble keeping its pants on, so to speak, and has been revealing features all of Wednesday, including planning, neighborhood sharing and check-in search.

How To Get Your Blog Post Shared 1,000 Times [Infographic] (AllTwitter)
Sure, content is and likely always will be king, but if nobody is seeing that content, then nobody is going to be sharing it. So, you need to put on your marketing cap and exploit every resource, trick and optimization tool at your disposal to give your post some serious legs. This infographic from Canva looks at how to get your blog post shared 1,000 times.

Flappy Bird to Return in August as Multiplayer Game, Creator Says (CNET)
Creator Dong Nguyen, the one-man team behind Vietnamese game developer DotGears Studios, told CNBC on Wednesday that the game will be making a return, potentially this August, in an updated version in which players will be able to compete with others in real time to flap the infamous haunter of our collective score-obsessed dreams.

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