Lauren Goode

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Facebook’s “Life-Saving Tool”: Organ-Donor Status

Now you can heart, not just “Like,” on Facebook: The company has rolled out a feature allowing users to show on their Facebook Timelines whether they’re an organ donor. The news was announced during an ABC News splash with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg early this morning, following yesterday’s hints that a “life-saving tool” was coming to the social network.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald