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Social Media Actually Reduces Political Extremism, Study Says

Posted by admin - October 20, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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Conventional wisdom says that social media leads to groupthink, as users can tune out anyone they don’t agree with. But a new study says that social media isn’t as much of an “echo-chamber” as it’s accused of being–and the effect can make people more politically moderate. The findings come from Pablo Barberá, a New York [...]

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5 Social Media Growth Hacks for Small Businesses

Posted by admin - October 20, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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As a small business owner, it’s of the utmost importance to make people aware of your company. And, the best way to spread the word about your business is by being active on social media and other places where they can communicate directly. Whether you want to share updates, promotions, events or gain new customers, [...]

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Towson professor explores whether social media have left us disconnected

Posted by admin - October 20, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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Towson University professor Andrew Reiner is concerned that the desire to be “liked” online has bled into the real-life interactions of some of his students. He wants to change that. Reiner, a lecturer in English in Towson’s Honors College, says students sometimes pretend to send text messages when they are alone out of fear that [...]

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Snapchat Freaks Out Users With First Ad for ‘Ouija’

Posted by admin - October 20, 2014 - Mashable
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Snapchat ads have officially arrived. The photo sharing app’s first advertisement was a 20-second trailer for the upcoming horror movie from Universal Pictures, Ouija. See also: 9 Things We’d Change About Snapchat As previously outlined by the company, the ad appeared in the app’s “Recent Updates” section and users can choose whether or not they [...]

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What’s Really the Difference Between Facebook Pages, Groups and Profiles?

Posted by admin - October 20, 2014 - Mashable
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With several overlapping features, Facebook‘s Pages, groups and profiles leave many users confused. Together, these three functions help us stay connected, but each has its own purpose and works for different types of content. Whether you want to stay in touch with friends, promote your brand or meet others with the same hobbies, we can [...]

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Tweet a Short Story for a Chance to Win a Copy of Margaret Atwood’s ‘Stone Mattress’

Posted by admin - October 20, 2014 - Mashable
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Novels, poems, essays, children’s books — Margaret Atwood can write it all. Since she released her first poetry collection Double Persephone in 1961, Atwood has published more than 50 works, including her dystopian masterpiece The Handmaid’s Tale. See also: Read the First Story from Margaret Atwood’s ‘Stone Mattress,’ Our MashableReads Selection Most recently, Atwood has [...]

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Social media creates its own problems for young people

Posted by admin - October 18, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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(CNN) – Ask any teen whether he or she suffers from social media anxiety, and the answer will probably be no. That’s what happened when six teens and adolescents — five from New York and one from Los Angeles — got together recently for a unique weeklong workshop at the offices of SheKnows.com, a leading [...]

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How social media judged Jenny

Posted by admin - October 18, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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Social media

Posted by admin - October 18, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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By Steve Slater LONDON (Reuters) – Banks are fighting an uphill battle to protect themselves and their client accounts from cyber attacks, and the sometimes careless use of social media by customers and staff isn’t making the fight any easier. British police and banks this week warned customers about the rise in criminals using social [...]

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Drop, Cover and Take A Selfie: Earthquake Drills in the Twitter Age

Posted by admin - October 18, 2014 - Mashable
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SAN FRANCISCO — When the shaking starts, drop to the floor, take cover under sturdy furniture and take a selfie. As millions of Californians practiced earthquake survival in a statewide drill on Thursday, they documented every (mis)step on Twitter. The annual Great California Shakeout improves earthquake safety by having schools, businesses and homes practice earthquake [...]

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