That 'holiday gift exchange' Facebook post is technically an illegal scam

Sorry to be a grinch, but that viral Facebook post going around about a gift exchange is against the law. You've probably seen something like this in your newsfeed: Sometimes the message varies: You're sending a bottle of wine or a book or it includes the men on the holiday fun. But the gist is... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Recycling an old scam: Facebook book exchange chain letter rip-off returns

Another day, another scam doing the rounds on Facebook - although this time, this one is being recycled.  Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2018-10-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why BuzzFeed, Time Inc. are bringing the holiday gift guide to Facebook Messenger

Publishers’ first messenger bots primarily served to send out the day’s news, but some are branching out. BuzzFeed and Time Inc. have both launched holiday gift guide bots on Facebook Messenger. For Time Inc., it's a way to see if there's an appetite for its vast library of lifestyle content on... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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10 Perfect Holiday Gifts For Manga Fans

If you've got a manga reader on your holiday list, here are some fun manga-themed gifts they're sure to love.- Erika Hardison Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-12-01 11:40:00 UTC ]
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Some of the Best Book Club Gifts for the Holidays

Candles, wine glasses, cushions and more: we've got great ideas for book club themed gifts for the holidays!- Claire Handscombe Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-11-23 11:33:00 UTC ]
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2021 holiday gift guide: Books category

Find a gift for your favorite book lover this holiday season with this list of our best picks. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-11-03 17:00:59 UTC ]
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Best Bookish Etsy Shops for Holiday Gifting

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your favorite book lover (or yourself)? Here's a list of bookish Etsy shops to order from.- Neymat Raboobee Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-10-05 10:34:00 UTC ]
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High court rules Australian media companies can be liable for defamatory comments posted on Facebook pages

Decision rejecting appeal in Voller defamation case means companies will be likely to ban comments on more social media postsGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingSome of Australia’s biggest media companies have lost a bid in the high court to escape liability for defamatory... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-09-08 03:33:03 UTC ]
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29 Cozy Book Blankets to Gift This Holiday

Whether it’s a banned book duvet cover or a book page throw, a book blanket is the perfect warm and fuzzy—but also extremely smart—gift.- Stacey Megally Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-12-03 11:33:00 UTC ]
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We blog, we tweet, we post to Facebook: Let’s instead savor the art of the essay

Three new collections — by D.H. Lawrence, Emmanuel Carrère and Greg Gerke — highlight the power of the form. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-12-19 19:00:00 UTC ]
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Audiobooks Are Very Easy to Gift-Wrap: Your Last-Minute Holiday Recs

Few gifts say I didn’t know what to get you like candles or gift cards. And for about the same price as that throw blanket or wine you were planning to wrap, an audiobook can make you the hero of any gift exchange (and they’re even easier to wrap than books). Choosing books for other […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-12-18 09:48:15 UTC ]
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65% of owners buy their pets holiday gifts. Here’s what to get your dog.

There really is something to that “four-legged family member” mindset. If you’ve made it to this article, you’re probably at least thinking about getting a gift for your pet these holidays. You’re not alone: A 2018 report from Nielsen found that 65% of pet owners bought their pet a birthday or... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-12-13 11:05:20 UTC ]
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21 of the Best Audible Books to Gift This Holiday Season

From the hugely popular to the lesser known, these are the best Audible books of 2019 that will make perfect audiobook gifts for anyone on your list. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-11-04 11:37:38 UTC ]
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Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Audio

For those on your gift list who enjoy listening to great books, here are five narrated by top stars of stage and screen. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-04 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook ‘gives global platform to illegal dogfighting’

Social media giant breaks its own rules on violence and animal trading, say campaignersFacebook has been accused of giving a global platform to dogfighting after an investigation found the site is being used by fight organisers and unscrupulous puppy traders.Lady Freethinker (LFT), the animal... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-05-26 07:00:06 UTC ]
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Men Outnumber Women by Far in News Photos Posted to Facebook

If you look at images posted to Facebook by news organizations, you are far more likely to see men than women, according to a new study from Pew Research Center. Pew analyzed images posted (publicly) to the social network by 17 national news outlets between April 1 and June 30, 2018, using a... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-05-23 18:45:42 UTC ]
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Why some experts say it's time for Twitter and Facebook to ban anti-vaccination posts

As measles cases continue to rise in Canada and the U.S., experts are calling on social media platforms to ban anti-vaccination posts, saying the risks to public health created by misinformation outweigh the right to free speech. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-05-22 08:00:00 UTC ]
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5 books Bill Gates says to read–and gift!–over the holidays

The 2018 holiday reading list from the philanthropist is here, covering everything from killer robots to meditation. If you want to make sense of the world, you need to learn more about it. That’s the prevailing theme behind every single one of billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates’s biannual... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-12-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Spear phishing' scams continue post-Frankfurt

The global rash of phishing targeted towards the publishing industry is continuing after the Frankfurt Book Fair, with at least one targeted company calling on the New York attorney general to mount an investigation, The Bookseller has learned. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Is Exploring a Way for Publishers to Test Different Versions of Organic Posts

Facebook confirmed that it is running a test with five publishing partners, including BuzzFeed, enabling them to test up to four different versions of organic posts and determine which is performing best. Lucia Moses of Digiday reported that publishers in the test group can create up to four... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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