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Tropical Storm Katia Tracks in Irene’s Footsteps, Finds Disaster Fatigue on Twitter Tropical Storm Katia Tracks in Irene’s Footsteps, Finds Disaster Fatigue on Twitter
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Hurricane season is far from over, but it seems as though people are already feeling the effects – I’m talking about disaster fatigue. A complicated concept, it involves any of the following symptoms: General apathy, specific apathy toward any discussion …

Google Translate for Google+ Chrome Extension Launched Google Translate for Google+ Chrome Extension Launched

Google Translate engineer Josh Estelle announced via Google+ that there is a new Chrome Extension called Google Translate for Google+, which uses Google Translate to automatically translate any post or comment on Google’s new social network into over 50 languages. …

eBay One Cent  Auction Listings Today (August 30) eBay One Cent Auction Listings Today (August 30)

eBay announced that it is doing one cent auction-style listings for one day only – today. eBay Seller Experience Vice President Todd Lutwak says: On August 30, list Auction-style for just 1¢ Insertion Fees—even high-ticket items! This offer applies to …

Today’s Funniest Tweets Today’s Funniest Tweets
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Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

The End of Social Media 1.0 The End of Social Media 1.0
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I would like to talk about an inflection point in social media that requires pause. I am not suggesting that there will be a social media 2.0 or 3.0 for that matter. Nor do I see the term social media …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Sub-4 Inch Screen, Metal Backing iPhone 5 Rumor: Sub-4 Inch Screen, Metal Backing
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Today’s second big iPhone 5 rumor deals with the device specs, instead of the still-debated release date. In reality, one of the new “rumors” regarding the upcoming device is a strike against a previous rumor about the size of the …

Super Poke Pets Users Not Impressed with Google’s Halloween Costume Comparison
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As you may or may not know, Google recently announced that it would be shutting down Slide and various applications and games that it created, including the popular Super Poke Pets. As reported earlier, users are less than thrilled with …

Dancing With The Stars Cast List Leaked via Tweet? Dancing With The Stars Cast List Leaked via Tweet?
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Dancing With The Stars has become a huge pop culture hit, with each new season seemingly arriving with more buzz than the previous one. Whether you watch it to see the celebrities get better with every week or whether you …

Facebook Gets More Secure By Paying Users Facebook Gets More Secure By Paying Users
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A month ago, Facebook announced its “Bug Bounty” Program, in which the company began offering users $500 for finding security holes. “The program is already making Facebook more secure,” a representative for Facebook tells WebProNews. “During the past three weeks, …

Slide, Super Poke Pets Fans Furious Over Google’s Planned Shut Down
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Last week, it was revealed that Google is shutting down Slide, the social game company it bought last summer. The move was quite surprising to the tech/social media industry, as the company had only just launched games for its new …

Hurricane Irene: An Internet Wrap-up Hurricane Irene: An Internet Wrap-up
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Hurricane (and later Tropical Storm) Irene has come and gone, leaving at least a few dozen people dead and causing major flooding and power outages for much of the east coast. The storm hit over the weekend, attacking the coast …

Facebook Shuts Down “Deals,” Keeps More Relevant Check-In Deals Facebook Shuts Down “Deals,” Keeps More Relevant Check-In Deals

Facebook has had a couple of “deals” products: “Deals” and “Check-in Deals.” Deals are going away, but Check-in Deals are staying. Facebook gave us the following statement: “After testing Deals for four months, we’ve decided to end our Deals product …

Nokia Developer Forum Hacked, User Records Breached Nokia Developer Forum Hacked, User Records Breached
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The AntiSec movement has just claimed another victim – mobile manufacturing giant Nokia was hit with an SQL Injection attack that exposed a “significant” number of user records. The Nokia Developer Forum site suffered the breach, the credit for which …

Social Media Sewage … And Hope Social Media Sewage … And Hope

Editor’s note: This post was written by WebProNews blog partner Mark Schaefer, originally for his blog {grow}, and there are references to that blog (as opposed to WebProNews) in the post. I’ve started and trashed this article at least six …

Did Google CEO Larry Page Just Avoid Criminal Prosecution? Did Google CEO Larry Page Just Avoid Criminal Prosecution?
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Last week, it was revealed that Google had to forfeit $500 million for allowing Canadian pharmacies to target US consumers. One such pharmacy tells WebProNews and Google that the U.S. government is taking a “morally wrong” approach with its fine. …

Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga Videos Pulled From YouTube [UPDATED] Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga Videos Pulled From YouTube [UPDATED]
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UPDATE: All of the Bieber Vevo videos, Miley Cyrus’ “Party In The USA” and Rhianna’s “What’s My Name” have been restored. Lady Gaga’s official video for “Bad Romance” still seems to be missing. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: If you’re browsing the Twittersphere …

Google+ is About Your Identity Google+ is About Your Identity
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Google+, while still young, can be a lot of different things to a lot of different people. As time goes on, it will no doubt serve many more purposes. We still have brand pages to look forward to after all, …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Release Date Should Not Be Discussed Says Sprint iPhone 5 Rumor: Release Date Should Not Be Discussed Says Sprint
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The first rule of working for a company who’s getting the iPhone 5 is don’t talk about the iPhone 5. Sprint employees are being told to keep their mouths shut when it comes to the speculated release of the iPhone …

Going Viral – The Hottest But Most Challenging Form of Advertising Going Viral – The Hottest But Most Challenging Form of Advertising
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What makes content go viral? This is the question that many marketers and advertisers are currently wrestling with. They would love to create campaigns that promotes their product or service in a way that engages consumers on a large scale, but the problem is, it’s not an easy process.

Google Algorithm Testing – Search Giant Calls for Help Detecting Scrapers Google Algorithm Testing – Search Giant Calls for Help Detecting Scrapers
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Google announced that it is testing algorithmic changes for scraper sites – blog scrapers in particular. The company is calling on users to help them. “We are asking for examples, and may use data you submit to test and improve …

Man Brings Cooking School to Google+ Man Brings Cooking School to Google+
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Attention foodies – there’s a new cooking show on Google+. Lee Allison, who is a technology consultant by trade, had the great idea of utilizing the Google Hangouts feature on the platform to host a cooking show. The show is called Google+ Cooking School and has already included delicious-looking dishes like Hand-rolled Portobello Ravioli, Citrus Salmon with Mango Chutney and Oriental Green Beans, and Savory Crepes.

Facebook Is Turning Your Kids Into Drunken Stoners Facebook Is Turning Your Kids Into Drunken Stoners
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Consider this a follow-up piece to my previous “warning” that Facebook is turning your children into narcissistic idiots. With that article, I told you about a psychological study that warned of the effects that social media sites like Facebook can …

Taylor Swift Will Answer Your Questions on YouTube Taylor Swift Will Answer Your Questions on YouTube
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YouTube has come a long way from its earlier days of being a good place to watch funny cat videos and bootleg video of concerts and old music videos. Sure, you can still watch all of that stuff on YouTube, …

Google Introduces List Snippets in Search Results Google Introduces List Snippets in Search Results
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Google announced a new kind of snippets it will be showing on search results pages now. These snippets will appear on results for sites that are list pages. “Snippets—the few lines of text that appear under every search result—are designed …