Social Updates: Facebook Inc (FB)’s Log-in Tweaks, LinkedIn Corp (LNKD) & Yelp Inc (YELP)’s Town Hall

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

LinkedIn’s red light district (Telegraph)
The networking site tried to clamp down on the oldest profession earlier this year, but sex workers are still operating on LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) and have no plans to leave, finds Theo Merz. Log on to a social network “for professionals” and you can meet Emma, the self-employed escort and travel companion from London; or Matt, who offers “gay male sensual erotic massage” in New York; or Charlotte, the transexual Latina escort who visits clients across the globe.

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LinkedIn takes aim at students by featuring universities and alumni on a new site (
LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD), the social professional networking web site with about 240 million users around the world, is now targeting high school students and promoting colleges with LinkedIn University Pages.The site began this week with about 200 universities, including several in Ohio, and expects to add thousands more in the coming month, its officials said.

Yelp Gets Bad Reviews From Small Biz Owners at Heated Town Hall (Daily Finance)
Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP) is giving small business owners a chance to air their concerns about the review site in a series of town halls across the country. And it turns out some these restaurateurs and small business owners have a bone to pick with the way Yelp does business. On Tuesday, Yelp (YELP) held its latest town hall in Los Angeles, with a panel of company representatives and friendly small businesses fielding questions and discussing ways to use Yelp. The idea, in part, was to reach out to a small-business community that often feels victimized by unfair reviews, as well as what some say are aggressive sales tactics by Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP).

Thank you, Facebook Inc, but what developing nations need is net freedom (The Guardian)
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and some tech industry allies say they want to bring the internet to the billions of humans who don’t already have it, because truth, justice and the Silicon Valley way are the path to a wonderful future for all. No, they didn’t say it quite that way in the launch of – tag line: “Every one of us. Everywhere. Connected” – on Wednesday. But that’s a plain subtext.

Facebook Login used 850 million times per month, updated to separate sharing requests (The Washington Post)
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) announced Thursday that it’s making some tweaks to its social log-in service, Facebook Login, which the company said is now used 850 million times per month. The service lets users sign in to services with the same e-mail addresses and passwords they use to log into the social network itself — a built-in set of security credentials that makes it easier for users to sign up for new services.

Facebook shares hit new 52-week high (CNBC)