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Social Media News for August 15, 2012

August 16, 2012

By Gilbert Falso :: 12:13 AM

Nikola Tesla Museum Fundraiser

Web cartoonist Matthew Inman, who draws at The Oatmeal, has launched a crowdfunded campaign to raise money for a museum on the grounds of Nikola Tesla’s former laboratory in Shoreham, NY. Tesla Museum Fundraiser

Penny Arcade Goes Ad-Free For One Year

Another cartoon and another crowdfunded success – this time, Penny Arcade has reached its $525,000 Kickstarter goal and will keep its homepage free of advertisements for one year. The Verge

German Officials Probe Facebook Facial Recognition

Data privacy officials in Germany have reopened an investigation to look closely at Facebook’s face recognition technology, and whether the social network was collecting user photographs without their knowledge. Mashable

New Hampshire University Makes a Meme Out of Their President

Southern New Hampshire University has turned their president, Paul LeBlanc, into “The Most Interesting President” on a Tumblr blog. Modeled after the Dos Equis man meme, the pictures take a lighthearted look at the campus leader. BostInno

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