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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 […]

Entertainment

March 29th, 2012
Pictured above is the NBA Exclusive Collection New York Knicks Jeremy Lin Has Handle T-Shirt (SOURCE: NBA Store)

NBA Unveils Shirts With Player Twitter Handles

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The NBA has raised the bar when it comes to Social Media engagement. Surf over to the NBA Store and you’ll discover the league has what it calls a “Has Handle” line. Genius is the best way to describe this. Not only do you get the player’s Twitter handle on the back of the shirt […]

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March 29th, 2012
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Woman Buries Dead Hubby In Backyard, Tells Kids He Just Went To Oklahoma

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Need a good reason to buy life insurance? How about so your wife doesn’t just bury you out back underneath the herb garden when you kick the bucket—is that a good enough reason? Old Benny Scott, 77, of Lake Alfred, Florida, apparently died back in January. I say “apparently” because the majority of his friends […]

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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 […]

Lifestyle

March 28th, 2012
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Study: Birth Control Pills Makes Women Settle For Unsuitable Partners

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Good news and bad news about the birth control pill today. First, the good news: a study recently published by researchers at the University of Michigan concludes that the pill is responsible for a significant increase in women’s wages over the last 40 years. Which is cool. Now the bad: another study published by researchers […]

News

March 28th, 2012
Jamphel Yeshi, 27, is just the latest Tibetan to set himself on fire to protest Chinese control over his homeland.

Protester Lights Himself On Fire, Collapses, Dies *WARNING: Disturbing Images*

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Think you’ve got convictions because you signed that Kony 2012 petition as soon as you saw the video everyone posted on Facebook? Well, in India on Monday, a dude lit himself on fire to protest the Chinese government’s rule of Tibet. Now that’s commitment. Jamphel Yeshi, 27, escaped from Tibet in 2006 and had been […]

Entertainment

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 28th, 2012
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Fan Junkies: A New Social Media Site For Sports Fans

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There’s a new Social Media platform out there that will help you consolidate all those sports news links you post on Facebook. It’s called Fan Junkies. According to Fan Junkies Founder Jonathan Ragus, the site will serve dual purposes.  “The appeal of Fan Junkies is the interaction between die-hard sports fan on a social networking […]

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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 […]

Entertainment

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 […]

News

March 26th, 2012
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Internet Porn Is Killing Cable TV

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Okay internet people, here’s a hypothetical question for you: if you regularly consumed pornography, would you be most likely to get it through your television provider, or on the internet? I’m guessing the majority of you just answered (hypothetically, of course) “computer.” Moreover, I’m guessing another sizable percentage of you answered, “you can get porn […]

Offbeat

March 26th, 2012
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Ninjas Rob Medical Marijuana Delivery Guy

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Yes, you read the headline correctly. Apparently there are people out there who make a living delivering pot—legally. And, according to police in Southern California, they are investigating a reported robbery involving one of these medical marijuana delivery men and two dudes dressed as ninjas. You just can’t make this stuff up. This past Friday […]

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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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