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Facebook testing new “star your close friends” feature

Facebook users who logged in last night may have caught a glimpse of a new feature on Facebook. The largest social network in the world is testing “Star Your Close Friends,” an experimental feature that will ensure you see more of your closest friends’ status updates.

Foursquare fights fake friends

Popular check-in application Foursquare is facing a problem that has long bedeviled social networks — spurious friend requests. And it’s dealing with violators by putting a cap on them.

Loopt brings users closer to Facebook friends

Loopt, an early leader in location-based services, today announced it has integrated Facebook Places into its mobile check-in application. The application is available for iPhone and iPod touch.

Will Facebook Places pay off for location-based companies?

Just weeks after Facebook announced its new location check-in feature dubbed Facebook Places, several companies have emerged claiming themselves as the first to leverage the features new set of user data. While each company is using the new service slightly differently, it’s not surprising that they want to tap into Facebook’s growing user base.