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    September 23, 2011

    See Who Unfriended You on Facebook with New Timeline

    Are you sure you want to know who doesn't want to be your friend?​Warning: this will probably cause some bruised feelings. Maybe even a case of Facebook depression.Ever curious about who decided you weren't worth the hassle on Facebook? For those willing to spend a few minutes, you can quickly see ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Facebook Unveils Partnerships with Music Services, New Social Listening Features

    ​ Facebook wants to publicize your music listening. The Palo Alto social networking giant unveiled a host of new features at its f8 development conference today in San Francisco -- among them, new ways to tell your friends what you're listening to and check out what they're listening to.

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    September 22, 2011

    The Killers, Jane's Addiction, and Snoop Dogg Are Playing a "Secret Show" for the Gods of Tech Tonight

    ​After hearing rumors all day, it appears this is finally actually confirmed: Snoop Dogg, Jane's Addiction, Kaskade, and the Killers are playing a "secret" show after today's Facebook conference, hosted by Napster founder Sean Parker, according to SFist. So after spending the day hearing abou ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Etiquette for Today's San Franciscan: Using Groupons and Tipping Mixologists

    Groupon seems to bring out the T. rex diner whose arms are too short to reach his wallet.​Today, we're launching SF Etiquette, a weekly column in which I field your questions about dining out in 21st-century Bay Area restaurants. My somewhat specious qualifications: A) I go out to eat, professiona ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    California Asks Facebook to Close Down Prisoners' Accounts

    Would you be his Facebook friend?​Prison is just that place where you have tons of time to kill (no pun intended) and not that many friends. So it makes sense that inmates in California prisons are finding creative ways to access Facebook and other social-networking sites. However, the state has c ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Sanford Wallace, Facebook Spam King, Surrendered to FBI

    Spam King​Sanford "Spamford" Wallace, the notorious social-networking spammer, self surrendered to FBI agents today, nearly a month after he was indicted by a federal grand jury on multiple counts of electronic mail fraud. The 43-year-old Wallace spam artist appeared in federal court today where h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Are Facebook Birthdays the Root of All Evil?

    Your "friends" don't know shit about you​Facebook's birthday reminders have become an invaluable tool for the socially inattentive among us. If you're a person who has trouble remembering your son's birthday -- even when it's the same day as your own -- the periodic reminders that crop up beside y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Watch This Now: OK Go Takes Over Your Browser

    ​It's no secret -- OK Go is really good at making music videos. Ever since these Chicago-via-L.A. rockers hit the gym in the coolest fashion we've ever seen, they've has killed it with bizarre but joyous video concepts, all of them done in a single continuous shot. Well, to borrow the cliche, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Free Tacos and Tequila!

    ​Camarena Taco Truck Launch Party Where: SOMArts (8th and Brannan Streets) When: Friday, July 22 7-10 p.m. Cost: Free! (but you have to register) UPDATE: The event is completely booked by SFoodie readers, but see the link on the next page to learn how to follow the truck's future appearance ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Whisk on Wheels, New Argentine Food Truck

    Photos by Luis Chong​SFoodie was eager to check out Whisk On Wheels, a 2-month-old food truck operated by an Argentine chef. So far, Argentine food trucks like Tanguito and El Porteno have enjoyed great success in the city, though the East Bay's Primo's Parrilla food truck called it quits e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Facebook Teams with Time Warner to Fight Cyberbullies

    Dealing with a bully the old fashioned way​Who better to lead a campaign to stop kids from bullying each other on the Internet than Facebook -- where much of this cyber harassment is taking place. Facebook, which now has 750 million users, announced that it will team up with Time Warner to wage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Facebook Is No. 10 Most "Hated" Company

    Facebook's populaity plummets​After Facebook launched the creepy facial recognition feature that had users freaking out, it's no wonder the social networking giant was voted the No. 10 most hated company in America. To put this snub into context, the only companies that are more hated than Faceboo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Facebook Now Has 750 Million Users

    People don't just like Facebook, they love it​Just when techies were asking the question: "Will Google replace Facebook?" the social-networking giant announced that it now has more than 750 million users globally who post billions of messages daily. That's good news for the Palo Alto company, co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Grab Miguel Migs' New Single 'Everybody' Early, Courtesy of a Certain Vodka Company

    Miguel Migs in his Polk Street studio.​ For some reason, a certain Swedish vodka maker recently introducd a special San Francisco-branded edition of its product. To pique the interest of locals (read: to market to them), it's holding some sort of get-involved thing on Facebook, where you can a ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Interview with PieTisserie's Jaynelle St. Jean: 'People Started Calling Me the Pie Lady'

    Robin JolinPieTisserie's Janelle St. Jean.As I was writing this week's review of roving pie bakers, I spoke to Jaynelle St. Jean, whose "provincial pie window" has settled for the summer at 1015 Clay, a temporary restaurant of sorts in Old Oakland. You can find pictures of her pies, as well as order ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Google Takes on Facebook, But Only a Few Can Actually Use It

    ​On Tuesday, Google launched a new social networking project, Google , which may bring some serious competition to Facebook. At first, the company only invited an select posse of tech insiders to test it out, but then on Wednesday users were allowed to invite any of their friends. As the exclusive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Facebook Traffic Drops by 6 Million in U.S.

    Will Facebook fizzle out?​While other countries are just now starting to "Like" Facebook, it appears Americans are losing interest already (now maybe the company will create that dislike button we've all been waiting for). A new report shows that Facebook traffic in the United States dropped by 6 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Avoid Facebook Embarrassment With Reppler

    striatic/Flickr"Did I really just post that?"​If Anthony Weiner's sordid debacle taught us anything, it's that your social networking can have serious consequences on your real life. It's not hard to think of friends who have revealed a bit too much on Facebook. Speaking from experience, we ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    E-mail Spammers Are Migrating to Social Media

    Cramming your life​This morning, I had 12 e-mails in my spambox. That includes a few false positives, so really it's only nine. Older spams are deleted automatically -- every night. A few months ago, I was getting anywhere from a few dozen to a couple of hundred new spams a day -- the overwhelming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Facebook Depression Is Real

    Next up: An emoticon for Facebook depression​Certainly, I'm not the only one who's gotten dumped repeatedly by someone on Facebook -- a former friend or lover? Maybe you, too, were never "accepted" by an esteemed colleague or classmate on Facebook. Or perhaps your friend request still sits in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    How To Get The Band To Play What You Want

    We've all been there. You hand over good money to go see a band you love, spend weeks salivating in anticipation and then, when the big night finally comes, they do nothing but play tracks from their new album. The bad one. That nobody likes. (We're looking at you, Sonic Youth...) Some artists, even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Foursquare: The Silliest Thing Ever Invented

    ​Before I started using Twitter a couple of years ago, I, like many people then and now, assumed it must be the silliest thing ever invented. The stupid name didn't (and doesn't) help. Mainly, I thought people used it for telling the world what they had for lunch, but I then looked into the matter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    So Long Al, Adios Bangkok 16 ― Say Hello to New England Tacos

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Another goodbye to a long-standing neighborhood institution: Grub Street reports the shuttering of Al's Café Good Food. After 50 years, the Bernal Heights' diner closed in April; on Facebook, owner Jean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Why Facebook's 'Whisper Campaign' Against Google Isn't Okay

    ​I'm a big fan of Jack Shafer, Slate's media columnist. But his libertarian worldview sometimes tends to make him go overboard with his "oh, what's the big deal" shtick. That's the case --  somewhat -- with his latest column, wherein he wonders why people are so shocked that Facebook hired ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Winklevii Twins Lose to Facebook in Court -- Again

    Losers​Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the preppy twins who sued Mark Zuckerberg saying he stole their Facebook idea, lost another court battle against the social networking giant. But no, this doesn't bring the high-profile and exhausting saga to an end. A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel in Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Facebook Fights Disclosure of Political Ad Funders

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg​Facebook, that oxygen-like Internet omnipresence that you were probably fooling around on a few minutes before reading this post, doesn't want you to know who's paying for the political ads displayed on its pages.That's the upshot of a letter, obtained and published by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Facebook Hires PR Firm to Plant Negative Stories About Google

    Modern day fight ​It's no secret that Google has been feeling a bit insecure lately, plotting to start its own social-networking system to fend off the threat of Facebook. But the growing tech-rivalry has now hit a new low. Recently, a top public relations firm, Burson-Marsteller, was reportedly h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Facebook Paying People to Watch Ads Won't Work

    Caitlinator/Flickr​I'm frankly amazed that in all the coverage of Facebook's plan to pay users to watch ads, nobody -- as far as I can tell -- has mentioned the several companies that tried to do something similar during the (original) dot-com boom, and failed spectacularly. The most famous of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Facebook Relaunches Its Music Pages, But What's the Big Deal?

    ​ Facebook is already an essential resource for musicians and their fans. But now the Palo Alto company is trying to reassert its presence in the online music world: Facebook recently relaunched its Music on Facebook service, which is somewhat like the current fan pages, but allegedly with add ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    No, Twitter Hasn't Replaced CNN

    ​It's become perfectly predictable: Every time there's a major news event, people spend several days talking about how Twitter and Facebook are replacing traditional news organizations -- the (sigh) "MSM." Even if the word "replacing" isn't used, that's often the implicationIn the present case -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Facebook's Network Will Give Its Online-Coupon Service "Deals" a Boost

    Money CAN buy friends​Now that there is a full-fledged backlash against online coupon services, Facebook has jumped on the bandwagon. Today it launched the imaginatively titled "Deals" service in five test markets: San Francisco, Atlanta, Austin, Dallas and San Diego. Sorry, snowbelt, you'll just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Win Tickets to See Dominant Legs This Wednesday at the Rickshaw Stop

    We will be so lonely and forlorn if you do not come see us plaaaaay​San Francisco blogstraordinaire Ears of the Beholder is putting on a show this Wednesday night at the Rickshaw Stop, featuring the post-Tracy Chapman pop jangle of Dominant Legs, the brand new neo-funk stylings of Dirty Ghosts, an ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Food Trucks Book Includes Locals

    Ten Speed Press​Food Trucks Book Release Party When: Sun., Apr. 24, 5-7 p.m. Where: Fabric8 (3318 22nd St. at Valencia), 647-5888 The rundown: PizzaHacker, Magic Curry Kart, and Creme Brulée Cart will provide the food and the smellovision to celebrate the release of Food Trucks: Dispatches and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    See The Oh Sees' Frontman John Dwyer's Photo Show at the Rite Spot Starting Tomorrow

    Claire Marie Vogel​What's it like to see the world through the eyes of a touring musician? Probably largely the same as seeing the world through the eyes of a touring non-musician, unless we're talking about Stevie Wonder or something, but why would you even say such a thing? Too soon. For al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Facebook Sues 'Face Book of Sex' Porn Site

    Zero sex appeal ​Just the other day scientists released a study that showed Facebooking (is that word?) releases the same chemicals that are released in your brain during orgasms. And when you think about it, it explains why the social networking giant has attracted more than 500 million users wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Facebook Hollywood Saga Comes to An End: Winklevii Twins Lose in Court

    The only thing the Winklevosses can't buy ... Facebook​The notorious Winklevoss twins, Cameron and Tyler -- who sued Mark Zuckerberg, claiming he ripped off their social networking idea to launch Facebook -- have lost another round in court with the Zuck.After the twins signed a deal with Zuckerbe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Facebook Sued Over Intifada Page That Promoted Killing Jews

    Back to court ... again​Attorney Larry Klayman is taking Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg to court, accusing the "self-hating Jew" of not quickly removing the Facebook page called "Third Palestinian Intifada," which promoted killing Jews.Klayman, who is also the founder of Freedom Watch, is asking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Chronicle Books Bake Sale Raises Over $7,800 for Japan

    ​Yesterday's Chronicle Books Bakesale to Help Japan? Some three dozen bakers ended up donating treats (staff, spouses, and neighbors, as well as Poco Dolce, Sweet Constructions, and Angel Cakes), says CB's David Hawk, netting just over $2,300. Chronicle Books doubled that figure for its donati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Sleepytime Gorilla Museum Will Close Its Doors in S.F. (Exit Through the Gift Shop, Please)

    ​And you will know by the trail of tearful tattooed chin-scratchers down Divisadero next month that the 12-year saga of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum is coming to an end. The Oakland enigma-core ensemble has announced three final California dates, culminating in an April 10th performance at the Indepe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Greenburger's Fires Up the Grill, San Jose Rounds Up the Trucks

    ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. SJ Eats/FacebookTreatbot.​Nice. Haighteration takes a good, long look at Greenburger's, which opened yesterday at 518 Haight (at Filmore), in the old Bistro St. Germain space. The pitc ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Looks Like Spire Has Morphed Into 3rd Degree Lounge

    John BirdsallSFoodie thinks this is the logo for 3rd Degree Lounge.​That reconcepting the owners of Spire alluded to last month, after shutting down their 6-month-old bar and restaurant near AT&T Park? Looks like it's happened already. For the past two weekends, the space at 685 Third St. (at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Tonight: All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes, In the Name of Art

    Pancakes and Booze/Facebook​Pancakes and Booze Art Show Where: The Artists' Alley Gallery, 863 Mission (at Fourth St.), 522-2440 When: Tonight, Feb. 18, 8 p.m. Cost: $5 The rundown: A traveling temporary art show that started in Los Angeles and is traipsing across the country, Pancakes and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Bay Wolf Staying Put, Hyde Away Blues BBQ Announces Itself

    ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Michael Bauer at the Chronicle reports that the 35-year-old Bay Wolf, which was reportedly considering an offer to buy the restaurant, is staying put. Owner Michael Wolf is instead starting up c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Facebook Recognizes Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships

    Facebook welcomes you ​Here is something to "Like" on Facebook.Facebook has created a new relationship status option that allows same-sex couples to declare they are "in a domestic partnership" or "in a civil union."Up until now, Facebook limited the relationship status options including single, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Spire Closing for a Month to Remodel, Sacred Wheel Cheese Shop Rolls into Temescal

    ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. SFoodie received a late-afternoon press release from Spire announcing that, as of today, the SOMA restaurant is closing until mid-March to renovate and possibly rethink its concept. Spire will po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Sunday: S.F.'s Most Elaborate Beer Run

    Google MapsNot exactly Bay to Breakers, but then, B2B doesn't fall in the middle of Beer Week.​Much about beer is subjective, like what style/brewery/IBUs/glassware is best, or if a beer should taste great or be less filling. But there are a few universal truths when it comes to beer, includin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Facebook Under Fire -- Parents Don't 'Like' It

    Parents don't "like" it. ​It's perhaps a comment on the appetite of the American masses that three biggest stories from First Lady Michelle Obama's appearance on the Today Show this week were that: 1. She was wearing a $34.95 dress from H&M; 2. Barack doesn't dye his hair, and; 3. She doesn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Should I Defriend My Ex on Facebook?

    What are the rules for negotiating a breakup on Facebook?

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    January 27, 2011

    5 Things To Spend Your Coachella Money On Now That It's Sold Out

    Guess one man really shouldn't have all that power.​If you're wondering why twenty-somethings all over the city are sulking and moping their way through today, it's because they hesitated to buy tickets for yearly Coachella music festival and yesterday it sold out, denying them an opportunity to s ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Win Tickets to See Oakland Hip-Hop Duo Zion I at the New Parish This Friday

    Zion I, the lauded Oakland hip-hop duo, is playing its first show of 2011 at the New Parish in Oakland this Friday. We'd love to send you to experience some of the powerful music put out by MC Zumbi and DJ AmpLive -- especially the new jams off of Atomic Clock, the group's seventh album, which dropp ... More >>

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