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Facebook Admits That 8.7% of Users are Fake!!!

Facebook Admits That 8.7% of Users are Fake!!!

Online fakery is a hot topic at the moment.  Mitt Romney was accused yesterday of buying thousands of fake Twitter followers after his account gained 140,000 new followers in two days.  Researchearlier this year revealed that as many as 50% of the followers of big brands were in fact fakes. Facebook has not been immune from criticism though.  The BBC ... Read More »

Is Social Media Destroying Real-World Relationships?

Is Social Media Destroying Real-World Relationships?

There’s no doubt social media enables us to organize our real-world relationships, and even meet new people outside the digital realm — both of which can be great, life-enhancing things. But could social networking have an adverse effect on our quality of life? Consider this: 24% of respondents to one survey said they’ve missed out on enjoying special moments in person because ... Read More »

Age Limit For Facebook Users

Age Limit For Facebook Users

Although it is required by law for Facebook users to be at least 13 to join the network, many believe the age limit should be higher, a new study says. According to a poll conducted among 2,000 consumers on the opinion-based community SodaHead.com, about 34% of respondents said Facebook users should be at least the age of 13 to join. ... Read More »

Google to Use Homepage to Protest SOPA on Wednesday

Google to Use Homepage to Protest SOPA on Wednesday

You won’t see a blank page at Google.com on Wednesday, but the company will use its homepage to register its opposition to SOPA. A Google spokesperson told dignaj.com that its homepage will include a link where users can learn more about SOPA, confirming a Bloomberg report. “Like many businesses, entrepreneurs and web users, we oppose these bills because there are ... Read More »

Apple vs Samsung

Apple vs Samsung

The intellectual property battle rages on between Apple and Samsung. In April 2011, Apple filed for patent infringement, claiming that Samsung copied its iPhone and iPad designs. Courts all over the world have taken on this battle. Europe and Australia, for instance, have ordered preliminary injunctions barring Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from shelves — just in time for the holiday ... Read More »

Google+ Adds Mutual Circle Chat

Google+ Adds Mutual Circle Chat

Take a look in the lower left-hand corner of your Google+profile and you may notice a brand new feature: Chat with those in your mutual Circles. This little addition is significant because it breaks down a key interaction barrier between you and those you’re only acquainted with via Google+’s Circles social connection metaphor. As Google explains it in a brief support post, ... Read More »

Facebook Use May Lead to Psychological Disorders in Teens

Facebook Use May Lead to Psychological Disorders in Teens

Increasing research on social media’s effects on human interaction has revealed the development of antisocial behavior, narcissism and a slew of other character flaws and negative by-products. Overdosing on Facebook may lead to the development of such psychological disorders in teens, according to a recent study conducted by Larry Rosen, a professor of psychology at California State University. In a ... Read More »

Google+ reaches 20 Million Mark in 3 Weeks

Google+ reaches 20 Million Mark in 3 Weeks

Google’s new Social Networking site Google+ has reached a massive 20 million subscribers, as almost everyone wants in on the action.  Its just been a week since Google’s Larry Page said that Google plus reached 10 million. Page noted at the time that the service remains in a “field trial” mode, and with “a lot of barriers” to use it right ... Read More »

A Facebook Game for Your Inner Serial Killer

A Facebook Game for Your Inner Serial Killer

Those of you who have a need to satisfy the Dark Passenger within — and who know what that means — will find relief in “Dexter Slice of Life”, a social game for Facebook that’s based on the decadently sinister Showtime series Dexter and its vigilante serial killer. Showtime released a trailer and screenshot for Slice of Life, developed by ... Read More »

Texting Teens: Typing Replaces Talking

Texting Teens: Typing Replaces Talking

After a close encounter with a texting teen at a busy intersection recently, we wondered: Has texting taken over as the primary form of communication for today’s teens? We found our answer with this Infographic from Lab 42, which polled 500 social-networking Americans aged 13 to 21. The headline stat: 71% of the respondents preferred texting to phone calling. But ... Read More »