Social Highlights: Facebook Inc (FB)’s Privacy Policy Change, LinkedIn Corp (LNKD) Stock Sale, Yelp Inc (YELP) & Liberals

Editor’s Note: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD), Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP)

Facebook Delays Controversial Privacy Policy Change (Huff Post Tech)
After six privacy groups raised concerns about proposed revisions to Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s privacy policy, the world’s largest social network said it would hold off on implementing the controversial changes until next week. “We are taking the time to ensure that people’s comments are reviewed and taken into consideration to determine whether further updates are necessary and we expect to finalize the process in the coming week,” a Facebook spokesperson told The Huffington Post by email.

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LinkedIn Stock Sale Could Bring In $1 Billion (CIO Today)
With an amazing increase in share value over the past year, LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) is finally using its success on the stock market to bring in real, usable money. According to a Securities and Exchange filing, LinkedIn Corp plans to sell 4.17 million shares of its Class A stock to raise $1 billion, based on the company’s $240.40 share value. There are few companies that experience the type of share value increase tha LinkedIn has seen since its initial public offering in 2011. Since its IPO, LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD)’s share value has increased from $45 to $240, a fivefold increase in just two years.

Liberals Attack Yelp for Pursuing a Liberal Cause (Mashable)
Earlier this year, a Facebook-led advocacy group pursuing immigration reform, raised the ire of liberals with the tactics it used to pursue its goal. Now it’s the review site Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP)’s turn. Led by, liberals are waging a campaign to shame a company for pursuing a liberal cause, while alternately ignoring the issue at hand or explicitly saying they agree with it.

Facebook Offers New Windows Into Social Conversation (Bits)
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is releasing two new search tools on Monday designed to give news organizations — and potentially, marketers — more insights into the real-time social conversation occurring on Facebook, particularly around television shows, big news and sporting events. One of the new tools will allow news organizations to use keywords such as “Syria vote” or “Tokyo Olympics” to search Facebook for posts on those topics that an individual user or a company has designated as public.

Is LinkedIn a waste of time? (My Age)
Is LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD)  really linking you in? With more than 238 million members, including 4 million in Australia, a profile on LinkedIn is like the modern-day equivalent of a business card. But how many of those users have benefitted from LinkedIn? Leadership expert Paul Lange was an early adopter who began using LinkedIn when it launched in 2003.