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What Does William Shatner Think of Facebook Mentions? - Posted July 23, 2014
Facebook anno... [AllFacebook]

Team One, Lexus Launch 'It Got Better' with Jane Lynch - Posted May 20, 2014
Team One and Lexus have launched a new series on Lexus' broadband channel L/Studio, entitled "It Got Better." "It Got Better" is a six-episode docuseries telling "the inspiring personal stories of a diverse group of LGBT actors, athletes and musicians including ... [GalleyCat]

Australian Bank Celebrates Sydney's Gay Mardi Gras with 'GAYTM' Machines - Posted March 5, 2014
On the much, much lighter side, here's a stunt by an Australian bank that we'll call bold. Today we learned that the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival bears only a passing resemblance to the one in New Orleans: it's better dressed and the dancing is far more accomplished. We also learned... [FishbowlDC]

Sharp, McGarryBowen Relationship Drawing to a Close - Posted October 18, 2013
  Well, we'll hopefully have more color to splash on this by Monday or so, but from what sources tell us thus far, McGarryBowen's four-year relationship with Sharp will be coming to an end by year's end. Sources tell us that due to business/financial issues, Sharp, which has its U.S. headquarters in... [GalleyCat]

George Takei Gives the AARP a Sense of Humor - Posted September 19, 2013
Who said the age of the celebrity spokesperson is dead? Weight loss companies may be struggling to find value in the big but "less credible" names they pay to promote their products, but in many cases a single famous face can change the public's perception of a brand. For example, we never... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook: More Than 4M Mentions Of Supreme Court DOMA Ruling Wednesday - Posted June 27, 2013
Facebook exploded Wednesday after news broke that the U.S. ... [AllFacebook]

Oh My: George Takei Defuses Controversy Over Facebook 'Ghostwriter' - Posted June 13, 2013
"What is this hoo-ha about my Facebook posts?" That was the very George Takei-like answer from George Takei to the ... [AllFacebook]

George Takei's Beloved Facebook Status Takes Temporary Hit - Posted June 10, 2013
Wired reporter Ryan Tate has a solid recap of the Facebook mini-scandal involving ... [FishbowlLA]

Janice Min: 'The Only Thing We Kept Was the Name' - Posted May 15, 2013
It's hard to argue with the selection of Janice Min for this week's LA Weekly issue celebrating "the most interesting people" in Los A... [FishbowlLA]

Facebook Live To Host 'Star Trek' Chat - Posted May 3, 2013
Attention, Trekkies: "Star... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Marketing Mistakes To Avoid - Posted March 18, 2013
While some companies really know how to ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Celebrates Pi Day - Posted March 14, 2013
March 14 (or 3/14) is becoming more famous as Pi Day, in honor of the significant mathematical figure. Several people, pages, and brands on Facebook are celebrating this event with posts about the endless number or photos of the delicious pastry that shares the same sound. ... [AllFacebook]

Examining The Ties That Bind Us On Facebook - Posted March 1, 2013
What makes someone share a story on Facebook? If the original post comes from a celebrity such as George Takei, maybe it was a funny post. If it comes from a close ... [AllFacebook]

How Can Facebook Monetize While Expanding Pages' Reach? - Posted February 13, 2013
Ever since studies showed that the average Facebook page's posts reach an average of 16 percent of fans, many marketers (as well as Dallas Ma... [AllFacebook]

Sharp Selects Rokkan as First Social AOR - Posted November 16, 2012
After what we've been told was a "competitive pitch" with "quite a number of agencies involved" (still can't confirm who else), Sharp USA has tapped New York-based digital agency Rokkan to serve as its first-ever social agency of record (soc AOR is so hot right now). As a result of Sharp's... [GalleyCat]

Takei To Take On Facebook's Algorithm In Upcoming Book - Posted November 8, 2012
Actor George Takei has been a fierce opponent of the way ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Text-Only Posts Beating Photo And Link Posts On EdgeRank - Posted November 7, 2012
Facebook's changes to EdgeRank have had a chilling effect on visibility and engagement for page owners. And this visibility cold fr... [AllFacebook]

How Reddit Stole a Colorado Journalist's Wizard of Oz Thunder - Posted November 5, 2012
Friday was another bittersweet day for Rick Polito. Actor George Takei posted a screen grab on Facebook of the Boulder, CO freelance journalist's hilarious bygone Wizard of Oz gag synopsis. However, because Takei sourced a Reddit user's errant crop job, tens of thousands of people initially liked and ... [FishbowlLA]

Users Can Bypass EdgeRank, Opt-In To See All Facebook Page Posts - Posted October 31, 2012
The biggest recent gripe by brands on Facebook (as well as ... [AllFacebook]

George Takei, Mark Cuban Want More Facebook Fans To See Posts - Posted October 29, 2012
Brands have constantly been angry with Facebook for generally letting fans only see a fractio... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Go Purple On Friday To Support Gay Youth - Posted October 18, 2012
Facebook's trademark color has always been (and will likely always be) blue. However, on Friday, the social network will ... [AllFacebook]

Mitt Romney's 'Binders Full Of Women' Comment Buzzing On Facebook - Posted October 17, 2012
The debates between President Barack Obama and Republi... [AllFacebook]

What Does It Look Like When A Facebook Photo Goes Viral? - Posted October 11, 2012
To show viral activity, we could post graphs, charts, and just a plain list of numbers. Facebook, through its Stories program, took virality a step further. Facebook Stories took three images from ... [AllFacebook]

George Takei Releases Ringtone to Support New Theatrical Venture - Posted August 8, 2012
George Takei is a lot of wonderful things: Sulu on the original Star Trek, unofficial king of Facebook, gay rights activist, and a delightfully catty queer with a tendency to pu... [FishbowlLA]

When George Takei Speaks, Facebook Listens - Posted June 14, 2012
Facebook would have to employ a customer-support staff of massive proportions to deal with every one of its users who had a complaint, but when the user has more than 2 million likes, that user will likely receive some quick attention.... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Now Counting Viral Shares In Some Pages' People Talking About This Totals - Posted June 5, 2012
The tweak to people talking about this numbers by inclu... [AllFacebook]

The Newlywed Game Finally Gets a Gay Couple - Posted September 18, 2009
Star Trek actor George Takei and his beau Brad Altman are according to Huffington Post, going to be the first gay couple on the new Newlywed Game. Last year when the plans for ... [FishbowlLA]

'Opposite Marriage' Video is So Easy to Spoof - Posted April 21, 2009
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Win Tickets to GLAAD Media Awards Show - Posted March 18, 2009
20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards April 18, 2009 Nokia Theatre L.A. Live The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. Honoring Kathy Griffin, Rt. ... [FishbowlLA]

Gay Marriage: Covering the Coverage - Posted June 18, 2008
Mary McNamara notes in today's LAT that the TV news coverage of gay marriage was boring. Gay people. Getting married. Legally. And yet the "stories from various California courtho... [FishbowlLA]