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Facebook Pics Affect Teens’ Risky Behavior, Shows Study Facebook Pics Affect Teens’ Risky Behavior, Shows Study
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Parents have been warning their children about the affects of peer pressure for decades now. However, the pressure teens today face on social media is a new phenomenon that parents largely don’t understand. New research is now showing that peer …

Google+ Tops Twitter in Mobile App Popularity Google+ Tops Twitter in Mobile App Popularity
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A recent study from London-based GlobalWebIndex reveals that Google+ tops Twitter in terms of popularity with smartphone app users worldwide. The study places Google+ at number 4 behind Google Maps, Facebook, and YouTube. Twitter comes in at number 6, right …

Jamie-Lynn Sigler Reveals Baby Via Instragam Jamie-Lynn Sigler Reveals Baby Via Instragam

Jamie-Lynn Sigler, actress and new mom, has recently revealed a picture with her newborn son for everyone to see along with the help of social media. With new forms of media becoming such a popular tool, it is easy for …

Hyao Miyazaki: Celebrated Filmaker Retires, Ends Era Hyao Miyazaki: Celebrated Filmaker Retires, Ends Era
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Celebrated manga artist and Anime icon Hyao Miyazaki announced his retirement Saturday, just after the release of his last film, “The Wind Rises”. Koji Hoshino, the head of Mr. Miyazaki’s famed Studio Ghibli, announced the news Sunday at the Venice …

DragonCon 2013: Famous Nerds Tweet DragonCon 2013: Famous Nerds Tweet

Dragon Con is upon us again! What is DragonCon? Well, the according to the website, it is the “largest multimedia, popular culture convention focusing of science fiction/fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music and film in the universe!” It’s taking place …

Twitter Users Complain About Twitter Making Changes To Twitter Twitter Users Complain About Twitter Making Changes To Twitter

Twitter began rolling out a new look for the way it displays conversations on Wednesday. The change has come (or is still coming) to the web interface, the Android app and the iOS app. Here’s a look: According to Business …

Twitter Makes Changes To Conversation Display Twitter Makes Changes To Conversation Display

Twitter has made a change across its web and mobile experiences to the way conversations look. Tweets, when part of a conversation, will now be shown in chronological order to make them easier to follow. Users will see up to …

Since Layoffs, StumbleUpon Has Been Actively Hiring, Adding Engineers Since Layoffs, StumbleUpon Has Been Actively Hiring, Adding Engineers

It wasn’t exactly a great start to the new year for StumbleUpon back in January, when the company laid off 30% of its staff, but that was a long time ago in Internet time, and the company has since been …

Twitter Gets Commerce Head, Plans To Get People Using Twitter For Online Shopping Twitter Gets Commerce Head, Plans To Get People Using Twitter For Online Shopping

Twitter announced today that it has hired former Ticketmaster boss Nathan Hubbard as its new Head of Commerce. He will report to Twitter’s revenue head, Adam Bain, and will reportedly work to make online shopping something people do with Twitter. …

StumbleUpon Looks To Get Better At Determining When Content Is Evergreen StumbleUpon Looks To Get Better At Determining When Content Is Evergreen

StumbleUpon has an engineering contest going on, aimed at finding some help improving how it recommends content. Specifically, they’re looking for someone to develop an algorithm to make the service better at determining when a piece of content is evergreen …

The Facebook Ticker Has Gone Missing The Facebook Ticker Has Gone Missing

Update: It’s back. A lot of Facebook users are noticing that the ticker is gone from their homepage today. The ticker, if you’re unaware, is the panel that shows every piece of activity your Facebook friends are engaging in. It’s …

Man Gets 5-Year Social Media Ban After 6-Month Stint in Jail over Tumblr Post Man Gets 5-Year Social Media Ban After 6-Month Stint in Jail over Tumblr Post
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A Georgia man has been sentenced to time served, probation, and given an all-out 5-year social media ban after pleading guilty to making terroristic threats via his Tumblr blog. 20-year-old Caleb Jamaal Clemmons has spent the past 6 months in …

Facebook Continues Courting Celebs With ‘VIP’ App Facebook Continues Courting Celebs With ‘VIP’ App

Facebook can be a great way for people to stay up to date on their favorite celebrities’ happenings. Let me stress the “can” part. It’s not always the case. A lot of it depends on if you actually see the …

Facebook Gets Even More Twitter-Like With Trending Topics Facebook Gets Even More Twitter-Like With Trending Topics
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Facebook is reportedly testing Trending Topics with a group of mobile users. The news comes from All Things D, which luckily provides screen caps: While not necessarily the case with all features Facebook tests, it seems reasonably safe to assume …

Mozilla Integrates A Share Button Directly Into Firefox Mozilla Integrates A Share Button Directly Into Firefox
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Firefox became a social browser last year when it integrated with Facebook. Since then, Firefox has become home to a number of social networks from all over the world. Now the browser is taking it to the next step with …

Twitter Use Up 125% from 2010 among American Adults Twitter Use Up 125% from 2010 among American Adults
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The last three years have seen a surge in Twitter use among American adults. That’s the latest finding from Pew’s Internet & American Life project, who measured Twitter use among those aged 18+ in their new social media study. According …

Look At All This Stuff That Happens On The Web In Just 60 Seconds Look At All This Stuff That Happens On The Web In Just 60 Seconds
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We just showed you how many people and things are coming online in real time (at least by Cisco’s measure). Now let’s take a look at what people are actually doing. Well, it’s not exactly a real-time look, but according …

“Happier” Is Social Media For Optimists “Happier” Is Social Media For Optimists
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Social media has become a steadfast part of many people’s lives; millions of people log on to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and similar sites each day, all with the express purpose of exploring their interests, sharing their views, and communicating with …

Do You Really Want Facebook Telling You How Many People Are Ignoring Your Posts? Do You Really Want Facebook Telling You How Many People Are Ignoring Your Posts?
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What does it actually mean when one of your Facebook friends “likes” one of your posts? In reality, the like is purposefully vague. It can show support, solidarity, agreement, and a wide array of positive emotions. It can show appreciation, …

Facebook Posts Used to Find Strep Throat Outbreak Source Facebook Posts Used to Find Strep Throat Outbreak Source

Social media is largely thought of as a way for people across the world to keep in touch and share moments from their lives. The information being collected on sites like Twitter and Facebook, however, can also be used for …

5 Tips for Protecting Your Online Presence 5 Tips for Protecting Your Online Presence
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There are a few commonsense ways to help protect your reputation online. Some companies offer such a service for a fee, but you can do a lot yourself to keep your reputation sterling. The first step for anyone should be …