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NewFacebookLogoFacebook Post Warned of N.H. Murder-
Suicide to Come
(The Boston Globe)
Mark Lavoie’s final Facebook post read like a last will and testament, a suicide note and an admission to a murder that had not yet happened. “Please don’t mourn for me,” he wrote early Tuesday, in a post that suggested his wife wanted to die and that he was going to help her. “My spirit will be in a much better place with my soul mate.” WVCB In a 5:59 a.m. posting on what appears to be Mark Lavoie’s Facebook page, he said his 49-year-old wife had suffered for years. “I want to start off by saying this is going to be officially ruled a murder/suicide when in all actuality it is a double suicide,” the Facebook post reads. “My baby was trying to escape the bi-polar demons that have been swirling around in her brain since childhood and now because of my selfishness in dialing 911 she is experiencing the only thing she feared more than her illness … life support on a respirator.” Foster’s Daily Democrat Lavoie continued that his wife had a living will with a do-not-rescuscitate order that was not heeded by doctors. Lavoie’s post included final instructions regarding his home, property and finances. He also asked that family pets be taken care of. Boston Herald The social media post sparked an outcry of concern and support from his friends. Dorcas Lavoie said her brother acted “out of love” and that “they both loved each other very much. Daily Mail The case has been turned over to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. “We will look into everything. We do look at social media, and that is an aspect of any investigation,” assistant attorney general Jay McCormack told The Boston Globe.

NYPD Seeks to Engage with ‘Twitter School,’ Blog (Chron/AP)
As city officials work to soften the New York Police Department’s image and change how officers engage with citizens through reforms and training, part of the effort is happening online. The nation’s largest police department, once a slow adopter of social media, has created a blog and punched up Facebook use. And there are now 101 Twitter accounts department-wide after top brass were sent to an in-house “Twitter school.”

Less Than Half of B2B Marketers Are Using Social Media Intelligence Tools [Infographic] (SocialTimes)
According to an infographic from SiriusDecisions, many B2B marketers aren’t using available Social Media Intelligence tools to their advantage. B2B marketers are aware of the benefits of social media use: 95 percent of survey participants had created corporate social media accounts. However, only 50 percent of those accounts are active on a regular basis.

Twitter Isn’t About News, Tweets or Even You Anymore (The Next Web)
The idea that Twitter thinks it’s OK to show brands on your following page like you endorse them is absurd, but it shows that Twitter isn’t about news, tweets, finding friends or even you as a user anymore; it’s about using cash from brands in exchange for eyeballs.

Facebook Highlights 2014 Hacks (AllFacebook)
The hacker culture was alive and well within Facebook Engineering in 2014, as the company held 17 hackathons over the course of the year. Six of the social network’s favorite hacks of 2014 were highlighted in a blog post.

Facebook Suspends Chinese Dissident’s Account (The Wall Street Journal/Digits)
Just as scrutiny of how Facebook treats China-related content is mounting, the social-networking service on Wednesday suspended the account of a prominent Chinese dissident writer, citing its policy against nudity. Liao Yiwu, who lives in Berlin, said Wednesday that he received notifications from Facebook that the company had temporarily blocked his ability to post updates to his page.

Social Media Addiction: Statistics & Trends [Infographic] (AllTwitter)
Did you know that there are more than 2 billion active social media users worldwide, representing a global penetration rate of 28 percent? That’s a huge number. And with it, comes a range of new and unique problems — addiction, for one.

Mark Zuckerberg Wants Facebook Users to Submit Ideas for His 2015 Personal Challenge (VentureBeat)
Mark Zuckerberg is looking for help from Facebook’s 1.35 billion users to figure out what goal he should set for himself in 2015. Each year, the Facebook co-founder picks a personal challenge. In past years, those goals have included learning Mandarin, meeting one new non-Facebook employee each day and only eating meat from animals he killed himself.

Times Square Alliance Partners With Ustream for New Year’s Eve Coverage (LostRemote)
There’s a reason why thousands of people line the streets of an often-freezing Times Square on New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop. If you can’t be there in person to watch the 10 second drop of the unofficial harbinger of 2015, the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment have partnered with Ustream to offer a six-and-a-half hour webcast of the event.

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