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Facebook Again Blamed For Divorces In New Study

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It seems like incrementally studies are released citing Facebook as a cause of divorce, and the same old question kicks up… is Facebook harming marriages all by itself, or is it the conduit by which marriages fall apart after existing problems become highlighted? As early as 2009, Facebook divorce stats were cited, and by December… Read more »

Should Facebook Add Polyamory As A Relationship Status Option?

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After Facebook added a laundry list of gender identity options, the social network was congratulated for acknowledging those off the male-female binary — but another, perhaps even larger group of users who are similarly not served by binary options and identify as polyamorous are hoping they too will get some profile options. Facebook initially did… Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg Says The Internet Should Be As Accessible As 911 Service

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In a Wall Street Journal piece posted Monday, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg argued that basic internet services should be as free and accessible as dialing 911 for health and crime emergencies. Zuckerberg noted that although there had been a noticeable increase in internet usage over the years, only one third of the world population is… Read more »

Connect with Entrepreneur Barbie on her LinkedIn Page

Connect with Entrepreneur Barbie on her LinkedIn

Now you can connect with Barbie on her LinkedIn Page. Mattel announced that Entrepreneur Barbie will now have her very on LinkedIn page to assist in showcasing her own various achievements but all in growing her list of business partners. The move is part of an endeavor by Mattel to help break through the “plastic… Read more »

Google Is Shutting Down Orkut, Its Oldest Social Networking Platform

Google Orkut Shut Down

Google has finally decided to shut down its once popular social networking website, Orkut. The website, which completed a decade of its existence back in January this year had long lost the social networking battle to rivals like Facebook and Twitter. While it might not have been very popular in Europe and North America, for… Read more »

Facebook Study Author Apologizes After Criticism Of Research Methods

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This weekend, news of a controversial Facebook study aimed at manipulating the emotions of users was widely criticized — and one of the authors of the research addressed the backlash in a Facebook post yesterday. Adam Kramer, one of three Facebook study authors, spoke to the methodology and results of the somewhat unsettling experiment, in… Read more »

Just A Facebook Study? Or Is The Social Network Gaslighting Us All?

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Right now, it seems everyone is talking about a controversial Facebook study that, without user consent, secretly enrolled Facebookers into a social media hellscape of emotional manipulation and an intentional distortion of their perception of reality. So Facebook is gaslighting you and everybody you know. What’s the big deal? Didn’t we sign up for this… Read more »

Reddit Eliminates Upvote/Downvote Ranking, Users Lose It

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Popular social aggregation site Reddit announced yesterday that their common rating system of upvotes and downvotes — which indicates user approval or ranking of a post to the site — was being tweaked. In a Reddit blog post, admins explained that the former system in which an individual post’s number of upvotes was displayed next… Read more »

EndFathersDay Hashtag Hoax Trends, Twitter, You’ve Been Tricked

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Over on Twitter, the hashtag #EndFathersDay is trending, with many people outraged that feminism has taken patriarchy frustration this far — but as far as we can see, it’s a hoax. In fact, a quick scan reveals essentially all tweets using the #EndFathersDay hashtag are critical, having fully fallen for the Twitter trolling hook, line,… Read more »

Bashar al-Assad Facebook Ads Cause Outcry

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It is not everyday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s Facebook ads show up in someone’s feeds, but when they do, it causes quite the controversy for the world’s largest social media site. Assad’s ads, which linked to his re-election campaign’s Facebook account with over 230,000 fans, have already been taken down, according to the company…. Read more »

Pinterest Starts Advertising

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The popular image networking site Pinterest has set the goal to start generating revenue. According to ReadWrite.com, the website has just recently made the decision to promote advertisements. Up until this point, Pinterest has been careful with investor money, not trying to turn a large profit from the visual pinboard site. As part of the… Read more »

New Online Dating App For The Quirky Has Arrived

New Online Dating App LoveFlutter

Need an online dating app that will help you find more than just a beautiful face or hot bod? If so, the new app Loveflutter might just be what you need to get your online dating life going! Described as the “thinking person’s alternative to Tinder,” Loveflutter functions similarly to its counterpart, save for one… Read more »

New Twitter Profiles: 5 Cool Changes You’ll Love

New Twitter Profiles: 5 Cool Changes

The new Twitter profiles have now rolled out to everybody, but there are very few people who have taken advantage of all that the new Twitter profiles have to offer. We’ve taken a look at the new Twitter profile and with the help of others, have found 5 cool changes that you can make to… Read more »

Almost Half Of Twitter Users Prefer To Sit On The Sidelines

Large Majority of Twitter Accounts Inactive

Twitter may be considered one of the fastest social media platforms to spread the buzz about any topic, but a new report suggests that a high number of Twitter users seldom use the service. A report by Twopcharts, a firm that monitors Twitter usage, reveals that nearly half of the Twitter users have no say… Read more »