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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 26th, 2012
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Boston Bruins Get More Social With Digital Entertainment Network

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The Boston Bruins are more than just 44-28-3 and 1st in the NHL Northeast.  They’re also a very social hockey franchise. According to Boston.com, the  Boston Bruins are, “launching an ambitious effort Monday to bundle all of their digital, mobile, and social online assets under one umbrella brand, so the team and its fans will […]

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March 22nd, 2012
A Saskatchewan woman sent a prank text to an off-duty cop that read, "I hid the body...now what?" Shockingly, authorities were not amused.

Pinterest Prank Getting People in Trouble with the Law

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Experts are always talking about how social networks have transformed the way we communicate, thereby altering the human experience, or some such nonsense. But the reality is that, when you really get down to it, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumlr, or whatever—they’re all just sophisticated ways for people to kill time when they’re bored. Of course, […]

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March 21st, 2012
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Teen Tweets Prom Invite to Porn Star...and She Says Yes

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What’s a boy to do when all the girls at his school already have dates to the prom? For Minnesota high school senior Michael Stone, 18, the answer was obvious: get on Twitter and ask every porn star he could think of to be his date. After only 600 tweets, Stone had found his girl. […]

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March 21st, 2012
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Twitter Turns Six Years Old

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Today marks the 6th anniversary of the very first tweet. On March 21, 2006, at 3:50PM, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey announced “Just setting up my twttr” over the social network that no one else was even using yet. And while it wasn’t exactly “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you”—the very first words […]

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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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March 21st, 2012
Citizen Cosponsor will let Facebook users cosponsor legislation in Congress. Via Mashable.

Co-Sponsor A Bill In Congress With A Facebook App

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Facebook isn’t just for avoiding old classmates from high school that you were never friends with to begin with or stalking former flames. Now you can co-sponsor a Congressional bill with just one click one of a mouse. The app is called Citizen Cosponsor and it comes to us via House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. […]

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March 21st, 2012
Promoted Tweets like this could be showing up in your Twitter Stream soon, no matter what device you use to view Twitter. Photo via Twitter.

Twitter Putting More Ads In Your Stream

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It’s been a busy month for the social media company Twitter. First they bought the blogging platform Posterous, today the company celebrated it’s six year anniversary and now they announced that they’re extending their advertising reach. You may have already seen the new ads, but if you haven’t you probably will see it soon. Whether […]

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March 21st, 2012
An Illinois lawmaker is working to ban employers from asking employees to turn over their Facebook login. Photo via Ghacks.

Law In The Works To Ban Employers From Asking For Your Facebook Log-in

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Would you give a perspective employer your Facebook username and password? It was no secret that many companies were running virtual background checks of perspective employees’ social media accounts, but now some firms are taking it a step further. You can set the privacy levels to the max on your social media accounts, but it […]

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March 21st, 2012
Facebook is looking to copy some of Apple's style to boost their profit margins. Photo via Mashable.

Facebook Looks To Copy Apple To Increase Profits

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As they get ready for their IPO, the social media giant Facebook is copying the technology leader Apple, hoping to maximize their profits. But don’t worry, Facebook isn’t trying to create next generation of smart phones or tablets, instead their copying Apple’s business style when it comes to research and development. Apple creates the technology, […]

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March 21st, 2012
There's no one device for social media news consumers. Photo via the Guardian.

There's No One Device For Social Media News

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Even though more and more younger adults are getting their news from social media sources like Facebook and Twitter, there is no one device that users turn to for their news. According to the State Of The Media via Pew Research Center, there’s no one piece of hardware that we turn to for our social […]

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March 21st, 2012
Facebook and Twitter are driving traffic all over the internet, but are they helping it's users become more informed about the news around them?

Social Media Sites Are Driving Traffic, But Not Spreading News

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“If searching for news was the most important development of the last decade, sharing news may be among the most important of the next,” A study from Navigating News Online said. Facebook and Twitter are dominating the intersection of social media and news. But what they’re not doing is connecting the mass public to the […]

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March 19th, 2012
This is what Pinterest looked like Saturday night. Photo via Gigaom.

Pinterst Survives Attack From Spammers

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We all knew that it was going to happen eventually, no social network is safe from the spammers and the guys wearing the black hats. This time it was Pinterest that was under attack from it the spammers and it’s users. It all happened Saturday evening when many people were dressed in green and out […]

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March 19th, 2012
Online sex predator Gemma Barker pretended to be three different teenage boys in elaborate plot to seduce two different teenage girls.

Girls Can Be Internet Sex Predators, Too

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Usually when you hear about internet sex predators luring children into illicit liasons, you assume we’re talking about a gross middle-aged white dude pretending to be a teenage girl so he can trick some poor, horny teenage boy into talking dirty to him. But it turns out that gross middle-aged white dudes don’t have a […]

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