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April 6th, 2012
Twitter is Cutting Off Spammers at the Source

Twitter Takes on the Spammers in New Lawsuit

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It’s happened to all of us. We get the ‘ding’ notification that we’ve been mentioned on Twitter. Whether out of excitement or just sheer curiosity, you quickly push the proper buttons to find out what nugget of wisdom you’ve tweeted caught someone’s eye.  Disappointment and annoyance quickly abound when you realize that you’ve been spammed […]

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April 5th, 2012
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Requiring Employees to Provide Social Networking Passwords: Invasion of Privacy?

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When filling out a job application, you can expect to provide your future employer with personal information such as your address. What you would not expect, however, is to be required to hand over your house keys for a home inspection. Such is what is happening virtually to a growing number of job applicants in […]

Lifestyle

April 5th, 2012
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Why Don't We Write Songs About Cars Anymore?

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The Who may have got on a Magic Bus and Cliff may have chosen a Routemaster for his Summer Holiday, but for most of the 1950s through to as late as the 1980s, personal transportation in the shape of the car was every young person’s dream and that dream found expression in the lyrics of […]

Entertainment

April 5th, 2012
Alec Baldwin proposed over the weekend to fiance, Hilaria Thomas.

Alec Baldwin Defends Fiance in Twitter Attack

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Never one to keep quiet, Alec Baldwin is at it again, lighting up the Twitterverse with his boisterous opinions and blunt observations. This time, his focus is on one former Philadelphia Daily News reporter in particular. On Monday, Baldwin, in apparent defense of his new fiancé’ Hilaria Thomas, tweeted, “Shame on the no-talent trash from […]

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April 4th, 2012
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What Facebook Timeline Means for Users and Businesses

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People have been focusing more on FaceBook business pages since FaceBook came out with Timeline features for businesses in February. It has strongly and sharply increased customer engagement with businesses. They are interacting more strongly with the business pages since the new Timeline feature rolled out. Timeline has a very visual nature, and customers are […]

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April 4th, 2012
The happy couple tied the knot in front of family and friends on February 25th.

The Twitterverse Provides a Happily Ever After for One UK Couple

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A woman’s wedding day is often dubbed the most memorable day of her life.  So, what happens when six weeks from the big day she finds out her chosen venue has shut down and taken her $7,000 deposit with it? If you are Lauren Lane of the UK, you take to twitter. Lauren Lane and […]

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April 4th, 2012
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Changes to Pinterest Terms of Use Policy Addresses Copyright Infringement

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Look out, Super –Pinners.  Your favorite social networking site is about to make some changes that might affect what you decide to pin up on your boards. Pinterest rose to social media stardom quickly reaching ten million monthly unique visitors faster than any other website, according to USA Today.  Recently, however, some eyebrows have been […]

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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 30th, 2012
What the hell is going on in the third grade these days?

Teacher Fired For Not Noticing Third Graders Having Oral Sex In Classroom

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A teacher in Tallulah, Louisiana, has been fired this week because she failed to notice that two of her students were engaged in oral sex underneath a desk right there in the classroom. But this wasn’t a high school, or even a middle school. The alleged incident occurred at Tallulah Elementary School, and the kids […]

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March 30th, 2012
Can you guess which celebrity this cleavage belongs to?

Happy National Cleavage Day!

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Did you know that today, Friday, March 30, is National Cleavage Day? Well, you do now. And I’m sure that, even if you’ve never heard of National Cleavage Day before, it is already your favorite holiday. Of course, as I’m sure you suspected, this “holiday” isn’t so much a holiday as it is a marketing […]

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March 30th, 2012
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Brooklyn High School to Students: Delete Facebook Accounts, or Else

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An all-girls Orthodox Jewish High School is making headlines this week after issuing a mandate for all 11th grade girls to delete their Facebook accounts or face expulsion. The issue is modesty. Or, more specifically, the girls’ lack thereof. Authorities at the Beis Rivkah High School in Brooklyn, NY, say they are trying to restore […]

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March 30th, 2012
This is the house in Ferris, TX, where it all went down.

Child's Party Erupts In Violence...When The Beer Runs Out

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We hear stories about wild parties that get out of control and turn into drunken brawls all the time. Often, it’s because someone ends up dead for no good reason. But usually these are late night drug and booze-fueled affairs attended by adults or wild teenagers—not kid’s birthday parties. Unfortunately, there’s a first time for […]

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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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