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June 29th, 2015 at 7:56 pm

The 5 trends that will change how social media is used in 2015


According to a recent Duke University study, social media spending at companies, currently represents 9% of marketing budgets, and that’s forecast to rise to nearly 25% within five years, but half of marketers interviewed said they couldn’t show what impact social media had on their business – at all.   Continue Reading »

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May 28th, 2015 at 12:57 pm

Facebook banking


Money, one of the most fundamental mediums that touch every person on the planet, is being changed by technology.  The demand for a globally accepted digital currency has been shown by the rise of Bitcoin.   Continue Reading »

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April 18th, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Millennials love Snapchat


This year in the US 95% of 18 to 24 year old internet users will log on to a social network via any device at least once per month.  Recent research by comScore Media Metrix shows, Snapchat usage skews heavily toward this group.   Continue Reading »


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March 24th, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Greenwald: iPhone encryption ‘petrified’ NSA


Glenn Greenwald, the writer who first reported on Edward Snowden’s stolen files, says that stronger encryption in Apple’s iPhones and on websites like Facebook has “petrified” the U.S. government because it has made it harder to spy on communications.   Continue Reading »

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February 18th, 2015 at 6:13 pm

14 extraordinary Instagram stats


Photo-sharing app Instagram has grown from internet infant to social media star in its 5 year existence.  Instagram has surpassed Twitter in popularity among U.S. adults, according to new data from the Pew Research Center.   Continue Reading »

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February 16th, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Report: Children’s digital skills don’t match their confidence levels



Most children believe they know more about the internet than their parents, yet 43 percent do not know how report abuse on social networking sites.   Continue Reading »

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January 22nd, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Facebook: $227B global economic impact from 1.35B users


According to a new report commissioned by Facebook and conducted by Deloitte, the social networking site had a global economic impact of $227 billion and indirectly created 4.5 million jobs in 2014.  Continue Reading »

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October 17th, 2014 at 10:09 am

Teens in the U.S. abandon Facebook and cling to iPhones: Study

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73 percent of teens expect their next smartphone to be the iPhone.

Created by Piper Jaffray, the ‘Taking Stock With Teens’ study from the spring of 2014, has been followed by the Fall 2014 edition of the study that was published last week with a particularly harsh outlook for social networking giant Facebook. When teens were asked what social network they typically use, only 45 percent responded with Facebook. That’s down from 72 percent responding Facebook just six months ago.



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October 15th, 2014 at 10:18 am

How Facebook, Google, and Apple are tracking you without cookies


Whether, you’re using an iOS or Android device, you are able to turn off most of the tracking mechanisms.

The lifespan of the tracking cookie is about to expire. With the rapid emergence of mobile devices. Facebook, Google, and Apple have turned to new and more potent methods for advertisers to keep track of you across multiple devices.



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October 1st, 2014 at 10:50 am

Facebook’s solar-powered internet delivering drones could be in use by 2018


Facebook internet delivery drone.

Facebook is pushing toward thousands of solar-powered internet delivering drones.  They will have the wingspan of a jumbo jet and fly at 17 mile height. The semi-autonomous drones will be the size of jumbo jets which will fly 17 miles above the Earth to provide wireless internet access to the four billion people currently unable to get online. They want to fly them for months and years at a time. The drones will need to rise above the weather, flying at between 60,000 and 90,000 feet – around 17 miles above the ground.


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