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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 »

6 Tips for Better Facebook Parenting

6 Tips for Better Facebook Parenting

Recently, many people chimed in about the “Laptop Shooting Dad‘s” reaction to his 15-year-old daughter’s Facebook posts. Not only is the subject of social media parenting popular, but his stunt has surpassed 30 million views on YouTube. While it’s evident that we live in a country of extremes — parents who use guns to make a point vs. parents that ... 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 »

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’s Navigation Bar Update

Facebook’s Navigation Bar Update

Many Facebook users (us included) noticed that the top navigation bar is now locked on top of the screen even if you scroll the page down. This behavior is new: Before, the top navigation bar would scroll up with the page, and now it’s visible all the time. This subtle change lets users always access some of the most important ... 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 »

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 »

How to Delete Applications on Facebook

How to Delete Applications on Facebook

Want to get rid of a Facebook application? This guide will show you how to do it. Once you have logged in to Facebook, click on the Account button at the top right of the page and then select the option that says “Privacy Settings.” Once you have done this, near the bottom left of the page, click on the ... Read More »