With the tease from Mark Zuckerberg that he would "launch something awesome" at 1 p.m. EST, Facebook users were introduced to a few new features today.

Chief among them is what Zuckerberg referred to as "video calling" during an announcement from Palo Alto. The chat system will combine with Skype to work as an application within Facebook; there won't be any separate download required.

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Consider yourself on notice, Facebook: Google is coming for you.

The search engine giant has announced plans for its own social network, title "Google+ project." Sum it up for us, please, Google's Vice President of Product Management, Bradley Horowitz:

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Jason Valdez, an armed man in Salt Lake City, took a woman hostage and updated friends and family about it on Facebook during a 16-hour standoff.

He made six status updates, posted pictures of himself and the woman (“Got a cute Hostage’ huh,” he wrote), and added at least 12 new friends.

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On one hand, Soulja Boy makes a decent point in a new online rant:

How big of a loser must you be to become someone's friend on Facebook, solely to post hateful messages regarding that individual's work?

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Is Mark Zuckerberg engaged to girlfriend Priscilla Chan? That's the rumor going around - a rumor traced to a comment by none other than Bill Gates.

The Microsoft founder may have just used the wrong word in reference to his fellow computer entrepreneur, but he definitely called her his "fiancee."

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The first photos of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, taken about five months after she was tragically shot in the head, have emerged on Facebook.

The images depict a a woman in recovery, smiling and with short, dark hair. They were taken by a professional photographer on May 17 at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital, a day before Giffords under a cranioplasty.

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The Hollywood Gossip utilizes social media to spread the word about celebrity and entertainment news, but this is actually an important situation.

Indiana University student Lauren Spierer went missing in the early morning hours Friday. A Facebook campaign has been launched to find her.

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