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April 4th, 2012
One woman in Canada is suing Facebook for using her photo and information in ads. Photo via OPWall.

Woman Sues Facebook For Using Her Picture In Ads

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Ever see your friend’s picture in a Facebook ad? Most people don’t think much about it. Some people complain it’s a violation of privacy. A woman in Canada took it a step further and is suing Facebook for profiting from an advertisement last year that used her photo and profile information with out her knowledge. […]

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March 31st, 2012
Facebook says the switch to the new timeline feature is going well. Some businesses say otherwise. Photo via Buffer.

Facebook Changes Causing Headaches For Businesses

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Whether you like it or not, Facebook is making businesses and brands switch over their pages to their new timeline. For most organizations the change has been going smoothly, but that doesn’t mean that the latest Facebook isn’t causing some problems and raising some concerns. Since Facebook launched the News Feed feature in 2006, the […]

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March 31st, 2012
Young adults learned about Kony 2012 from social media more than anything else. Image via Herald Sun.

Kony 2012: Proof That Young Adults Get Their News From Social Media

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Not too long ago, there was a time when most adults got their news from the morning newspaper and the evening network news. Now, those are just two of the choices. Not only are their hundreds of television news sources and thousands of online news publishers, but new research says that younger adults are getting […]

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March 29th, 2012
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School Bans Students From Graduation For Bikini Photos On Facebook

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If you thought high schools in the United States were oppressive, a Catholic school in the Philippines tried to ban five female students from attending graduation because there were photos of them on Facebook wearing bikinis. Today a Philippine court over turned that ban and issued a restraining order against the girls’ school St. Theresa’s […]

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March 29th, 2012
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Kuwaiti Man Arrested For His Tweets

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You need to watch what you say on Twitter and other social media outlets. All this week, people have been getting into hot water for what they’ve tweeted and shared. You don’t have to a celebrity either like Justin Bieber or Spike Lee either. Tuesday, Kuwaiti authorities arrested a man for insulting the Prophet Mohammad […]

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March 28th, 2012
Police allege that Jonathan Holton posted two sex tapes on Facebook. Photo via Providence Journal.

College Basketball Player Posts Sex Tapes To Facebook

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File this under probably not a good idea. A basketball player from the University Of Rhode Island was arrested yesterday morning for allegedly posting two sex videos on Facebook. The official charges against the freshman student, Jonathan Holton was two counts of video voyeurism. Campus police arrested him after two students said he made videos […]

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March 28th, 2012
Spike Lee sent a tweet with the wrong address for the killer of Trayvon Martin. Photo via Syracuse.com.

Spike Lee Does The Wrong Thing With A Tweet

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Yesterday it was Justin Bieber, today it’s Spike Lee who’s in trouble over a Tweet. It’s a sign of how wrong things can go via social media and it allegedly put an elderly Florida in danger. The original tweet was sent to the movie producer and other celebs from a Los Angeles man who goes […]

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March 27th, 2012
High School student Austin Carroll was kicked out of high school for tweeting. Photo via Web Pro News.

High Schools Tracking Tweets And Expelling Students

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Watch out high school students, schools are now tracking your tweets and expelling you for what you say. Garrett High School in Indiana expelled senior Austin Carroll for profanity he used in a tweet posted to his personal account. The student claims he posted it from home, but the school says otherwise. They believe it […]

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March 27th, 2012
Email is still more popular than social media, but a majority of people are using social media now. Photo via Technorati.

Email Still More Popular Than Social Media

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Don’t delete your email account just yet! Everyone may be talking about Facebook, Twitter and now Pinterest, but everyone is also still using their email accounts to communicate and a just released survey says it’s still the most popular method. Eighty-five percent of people use the internet for email, while only 62% use the internet […]

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March 27th, 2012
Paul Ceglia alleges that he owns 50% of Facebook. Photo via All Things D.

Lawsuit Against Facebook Filled With Holes

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In other Facebook legal news, the social media giant went to court on Monday, hoping to get a judge to throw out the case of a man claiming to own 50% of the company. Facebook is using a team of world renowned forensic experts in an attempt to prove that the evidence showing a man […]

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March 27th, 2012
Justin Bieber is an active on Twitter, but earlier this month he found himself in hot water after tweeting. Photo via Justin2Bieber.com

Justin Bieber In Trouble For Tweeting

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At least two people in Texas, don’t have Bieber fever and now the pop celeb is in hot water over an online prank via the social media network Twitter. Earlier this month pop singer Justin Bieber tweeted a random phone number, with the final digit missing, teasing his fans and hinting that it was his […]

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March 26th, 2012
Being popular and influencing opinions on social media sites comes with an added perk now. Photo via Mashable.

Social Media Klout Comes With Benefits

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Maybe spending all of your time tweeting and building a following on Facebook isn’t a waste of time after all. Being popular or an “influencer” on those social media sites like Facebook and Twitter comes with it’s perks. They’re being rewarded with trips, gaming systems and much more. Companies looking to create buzz are handing […]

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March 26th, 2012
The Trayvon Martin story may have stayed unheard if it wasn't for social media. Photo via ABC News.

Social Media Made The Country Take Notice About Trayvon Martin

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Trayvon Martin is now a household name after his story was plastered on televisions everywhere via national news outlets, but it’s Twitter, Facebook and online petitions that made the country take notice. Ten years ago people would have read about the incident in the newspaper or watched it on the television news, but what they […]

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March 26th, 2012
Social media giant, Facebook is getting ready to fight Yahoo by stocking up on patents. Photo via Information Tumbler

Facebook Stocking Up For Battle With Yahoo

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Facebook is getting ready for a legal battle with Yahoo over patents. Facebook is stocking up with hundreds of patents from International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), looking to increase their intellectual property portfolio as they get closer to heading to court. It’s considered a classic defensive movie for companies that have been targeted by a […]

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March 21st, 2012
The old look of the Pinterest page that many users want back. Photo via Mashable.

Pinterst Users Don't Like Change

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It looks like Pinterest is taking a page out of Facebook’s playbook. According to many Pinterest users, the online pin board fixed something that wasn’t broken, something the social media giant Facebook is known for doing. When tech journalism took their first looks at the redesigns, the feeling was that the changes weren’t anything revolutionary. […]

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