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You Can Buy 1,000 Fake Followers for $18, and That’s a Huge Problem for Twitter You Can Buy 1,000 Fake Followers for $18, and That’s a Huge Problem for Twitter

It shouldn’t shock you that people participate in the buying and selling of Twitter followers – phantom accounts conjured out of thin air whose only real purpose is to serve as a number in a follower count and to sometimes …

Don’t Worry, Facebook Creepers: Most People Are Just As Pathetic As You Are Post-Breakup Don’t Worry, Facebook Creepers: Most People Are Just As Pathetic As You Are Post-Breakup
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Breaking up is hard to do. We all know that. And if severing the ties with someone that you once trusted isn’t bad enough as it is, Facebook had to come along and seriously complicate everything. Before Facebook, things were …

People Don’t Really Trust Online News, Still Opt For TV People Don’t Really Trust Online News, Still Opt For TV

Information consumption has shifted dramatically in the internet age, as more and more people turn to online-only news outlets and social media to get their daily scoop. The sudden availability of such a great volume of information on the web …

Sexting Leads To Risky Sexual Behavior In Teen Girls, According To Study Sexting Leads To Risky Sexual Behavior In Teen Girls, According To Study
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A three-year study into the sexting habits of teens has found that the practice is as prevalent as ever, and that has some interesting implications on the teens’ actual sexual activity – especially for girls. The study “Teen Sexting and …

Your Friends Hate You On Facebook For The Same Reason They Hate You In Real Life Your Friends Hate You On Facebook For The Same Reason They Hate You In Real Life
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Sitting down at your computer for a quick round of Facebook unfriending can be a painful, satisfying, or gloriously cathartic experience. Sure, every now and then its sad to virtually delete someone from your life – especially if they once …

Sorry Parents, Your Teens Like Porn A Lot More Than You Think Sorry Parents, Your Teens Like Porn A Lot More Than You Think
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In little-to-no-chance-of-shocking-you news, parents are fairly oblivious when it comes to what their kids are doing online. McAfee just released the results of their annual Teen Internet Behavior study, and the takeaway is that parents severely underestimate what their kids …

Facebook’s Image, User Confidence Hurt Post IPO Facebook’s Image, User Confidence Hurt Post IPO
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Nobody needs to reiterate that Facebook’s post-IPO honeymoon period has gone, well, less-than-swimmingly. As of the writing of this article, the stock has sunk to $27.24 per share. On the plus side, it’s been hovering in the $27-$28 range all …

No More Facebook? Women Would Suffer The Most No More Facebook? Women Would Suffer The Most
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After spending a little over a week abroad with some less-than-predictable wi-fi connectivity, I kind of missed social media. Sure, I was taking in beautiful architecture and every cured meat and cheese I could find, so the allure of my …

Google Analyzes How People Use Smartphones In Different Countries Google Analyzes How People Use Smartphones In Different Countries

Earlier, we looked a new report from Adobe, indicating that the share of website visits from tablets grew ten times faster than the rate of smartphones in a two-year period. Now, Google has released some research about smartphone adoption around …

Tablets Are Huge For Web Traffic Tablets Are Huge For Web Traffic
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Adobe just released a pretty interesting study, finding that the share of website visits from tablets grew about 10 times faster than the rate of smartphones within two years of market introduction, and by over 300% in the last year. …

75% Think Gaming Should Require Getting Off Your Ass 75% Think Gaming Should Require Getting Off Your Ass
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What happened to the America I know and love? The one that devised an Xbox controller that doubled as a Hot Pocket delivery device? The one that said screw it, I’ll just spend six years getting the world record for …

Smartphone Purchases Generally Triggered by Upgrades Smartphone Purchases Generally Triggered by Upgrades

Cell phones are officially more accessible than safe drinking water and electricity. Since having a cell phone is more likely than getting cholera from your drinking water or actually having a light bulb lit above your head (literally, not figuratively), …

Self-Driving Cars: Young, City-Dwelling Males Lead The Market Self-Driving Cars: Young, City-Dwelling Males Lead The Market
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Google thinks that self-driving cars are inside a decade away, and the technology is so fluid that car owners could simply pay a few grand and have it installed in the time it takes to put in a new stereo. …

Having Sexy Facebook Friends Boosts Your Popularity Having Sexy Facebook Friends Boosts Your Popularity

This just in from the Weather Desk: new study shows that the key to being popular on Facebook is to collect attractive friends! Two researchers in the Netherlands conducted a study with 78 Facebook-using students to seek the answer to …

Want Your Tweets To Matter? Be Funny or Informative Want Your Tweets To Matter? Be Funny or Informative

Not all tweets are created equal – anyone who has spent even a small amount of time on Twitter can attest to that. I’m much less likely to care that you checked-in to the Rib Shack on Foursqaure than let’s …

Cross-Screen Ads on TVs, Mobile Devices Increase Ad Potency Cross-Screen Ads on TVs, Mobile Devices Increase Ad Potency

People who grow up with mobile technology might not be able to pay attention to anybody else or anything for a sustained amount of time, but there’s certainly one thing they’re noticing when they’re juggling between electronic devices: ads. A …

Viral Twitter Popularity Happens by Pure Chance Viral Twitter Popularity Happens by Pure Chance

Ever start feeling down on yourself because you’re really confident that the wisdom you’re tweeting out into the world is just not appreciated in spite of the sagacious value you believe to exist in each of the deliberately selected 140 …

One Facebook Visit Kills Your Ability To Stay Focused One Facebook Visit Kills Your Ability To Stay Focused

With 845 million active users visiting the site every month, I think it’s safe to say that Facebook is everybody’s favorite time-killer. However, checking in on the site might do more than just fill a few minutes if you’re pressed …

More Americans Find Twitter Unfavorable Than Favorable [STUDY] More Americans Find Twitter Unfavorable Than Favorable [STUDY]
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Facebook is invading your privacy, digging up all of your buried information with the new Timeline, and is full of FarmVille request and posts about what embarrassing song you’re rocking out to on Spotify. Google’s also invading your privacy, while …

Growing Up With Mobile Technology Dampens Your Emotional Radar Growing Up With Mobile Technology Dampens Your Emotional Radar
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Right now is one of those peculiar moments in human development where generations can be divided into a before-and-after category with regard to a significant development in technology. Immediately, all people alive these days will fall into one of two …

Amazon.com Loved The Most Among American Shoppers Amazon.com Loved The Most Among American Shoppers

Store-front displays are so 2011. At least, that would be the interpretation of a new survey released by Brodeur Partners as shoppers named Amazon.com the most relevant retailer above all other retailers, including the brick-and-mortar standbys such as Target, Wal-Mart, …