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Facebook and Twitter more addictive than tobacco and alcohol: study

February 1st, 2012 at 11:12 am » Comments (0)

Urges to keep on top of social networks and work were the hardest to resist. It is more difficult to resist the urge to check social networking sites for updates than turning down a drink, according to a study of people’s everyday desires.

Teens shifting to Twitter for privacy

January 30th, 2012 at 1:20 pm » Comments (0)

Teens are migrating to Twitter because many parents are on Facebook, but they don’t tweet. Teenagers don’t tweet and will never tweet because it’s too public, too many older users and not cool.  That’s been the prediction for a while now, born of numbers showing that fewer than one in 10 teens were using Twitter […]

Twitter to censor tweets on a country-by-country basis

January 27th, 2012 at 1:00 pm » Comments (0)

Some Twitter users are planning to go all of Saturday without tweeting to show their displeasure. There are fears of Twitter censorship among bloggers and activists from China, the Middle East and Latin America as new Twitter policies could allow governments to censor messages, stifling free expression.

Parents disturbed by bratty kids tweets about Christmas gifts

December 30th, 2011 at 11:50 am » Comments (0)

It’s not easy being a kid in today’s world. Everywhere you turn it seems like adults are out to make you look like a spoiled, entitled brat.

Tweets show happiness around the world down

December 22nd, 2011 at 2:56 pm » Comments (0)

Tweets can be seen as a reflection of an individual’s mood of the moment — as opposed to “a longer-term reflective evaluation” of the person’s life. Happiness around the world is declining. How do we know? It’s on Twitter.

15 of the best data visualization projects of 2011

December 22nd, 2011 at 12:48 pm » Comments (0)

This was the year of big data. Data graphics continue to thrive and designers are putting more thought into what the data are about, and that’s a very good thing.

Twitter users send 250 million tweets a day

October 18th, 2011 at 3:07 pm » Comments (0)

Twitter reached the 100 million active-user mark last month. There’s a whole lot of tweeting going on: Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo said users of the short-messaging blog are sending 250 million tweets a day.  

Twitter study tracks our mood

September 30th, 2011 at 9:24 am » Comments (0)

Twitter tracks your emotions. A large-scale study of posts on Twitter has found that no matter how grumpy people are when they wake up, and whether they stumble to their feet in Madrid, Mexico City or Minnetonka, Minn., they tend to brighten by breakfast time and feel their moods taper gradually to a low in […]

NYPD forms new unit to track troublemakers on social media sites

August 11th, 2011 at 9:44 am » Comments (0)

The NYPD has formed Facebook and Twitter units in order to track down and monitor criminals and criminal behavior on social media sites. The New York Police Department has formed a new unit to track troublemakers who announce plans or brag about their crimes on Twitter, MySpace and Facebook.  

College students are addicted to technology: study

August 11th, 2011 at 9:10 am » Comments (0)

Students love technology. It’s a fact that college students are obsessed with technology.  Key surveys were performed recently to gauge students’ tech use scientifically.  And has made an infographic based on results from the student/technology study. (Infographic)    

You can finally share photos natively using Twitter

August 9th, 2011 at 7:25 pm » Comments (0)

Is sharing caring? Wow. Five years after it launched, Twitter has finally added native photo-sharing to its service. Starting now, all users have a camera icon that lets you add a photo to your tweet. Images that are 3MB or less in size can be uploaded and embedded into a tweet…

So far Twitter is not allowed to operate in China, but twitter-like companies are springing to life anyway

August 2nd, 2011 at 9:06 am » Comments (0)

Train crash in China “Our train bumped into something.Our carriage has fallen onto its side. Children are screaming . . . Come to help us please! Come fast!” These were the words tweeted by a passenger on high-speed train D301 on July 23 that were clearly a cry for help. But these words also initiated a wave […]

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