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Social networks key for news; Facebook leading: study

Times LIVE - ‎19 hours ago‎
The Pew Research Center survey showed 62% of US adults get news on social media, and 18% do so often. That shows a growing role for social media as a news source. In 2012, based on a slightly different question, 49% of American adults reported ...
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'Mass rape' video on social media shocks Brazil

BBC News - ‎20 hours ago‎
Brazilian police are hunting more than 30 men suspected of raping a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro, and of putting video of the attack on social media. The girl, 16, believes she was doped after going to her boyfriend's house on Saturday and says she ...

Social Networks Don't Need Management's Blessing

CMSWire - ‎May 26, 2016‎
It's widely believed that one of the best ways to encourage Enterprise Social Network (ESN) adoption is for leaders to set an example.
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Facebook is the leading social network for news

Economic Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
There are matrimony websites which have an option for the physically challenged to add their profile. But those sites are not customised to the needs of such users. Usha Sreelatha who has polio-related challenges says, "When I decided to get married, ...

With Twitter's NFL deal, social networks can take on traditional broadcasters at last

TechCrunch - ‎May 22, 2016‎
For years, the media industry has speculated, somewhat worriedly, that big tech companies wanted to branch out, to take on the TV companies - to acquire rights to premium content.
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China caught astroturfing social networks

The Register - ‎May 20, 2016‎
A new study claims to have unmasked a state-sponsored social media campaign in China that's responsible for nearly a half-billion social media comments. The report [PDF] from Harvard University suggests that a group of users acting at the behest of the ...

MEMA encourages using social media during hurricanes

Knoe.com - ‎11 hours ago‎
PEARL, Ms (MEMA News Release) - In the age of smartphones and tablets, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency encourages the use of mobile apps and social networks during hurricanes to receive vital emergency information from local, state ...
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Nextdoor tries to reduce racial profiling on its neighborhood social networks

The Verge - ‎May 19, 2016‎
A tech company that offers users "a private social network for your neighborhood" has changed how it handles reports of criminal activity in order to avoid racial profiling.

Social Media in Ghana: How police around the world embrace social networks

Pulse.com.gh - ‎13 hours ago‎
As social media has become an integral part of people's daily lives, law enforcement agencies globally have realized the need to get onto these platforms to serve as an extra layer of policing, give traffic updates, making reporting crime easier and ...

Soon, feds will snoop on your social networks before granting security clearance

ZDNet - ‎May 16, 2016‎
The US government now thinks it's a good idea to look at your Facebook, Twitter, Google, GitHub, and Pinterest public social network records before it offers you a job. Don't ask me why it took them so long. Back when I worked for NASA and Naval Sea ...
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Worried about social media? We answer 12 questions commonly asked by parents

BT.com - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Social networks like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat are part of everyday life for most young people. They use them to stay in touch and share their lives and opinions with family and friends all over the world.
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Twitter abuse - '50% of misogynistic tweets from women'

BBC News - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The commonsense approach to posting comments on social networks would be to never say anything online that you wouldn't say to someone's face but that simple rule seems to be regularly ignored.

Tip: Find out how to save evidence you uncover on social media

Journalism.co.uk - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Posts and profiles can disappear from social networks in seconds, especially when at the centre of a controversy or breaking news event.
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Consumers trust social networks the least with their data yet share the most with them, study finds

Information Age - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Consumers trust social networks least with their personal data but share the most with them, a study has discovered. Seven in ten consumers are scared to share data with private companies in case it gets into the wrong hands, the survey of 7,000 ...
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Bloomz raises $2.3M for a social network that helps educators communicate with parents

GeekWire - ‎May 24, 2016‎
From social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn to more-focused apps like Remind and SignupGenius, educators have access to a bevy of applications that can help improve communication with parents.

Social media censorship from around the world

Marketplace.org - ‎4 hours ago‎
Gettyimages 144638499 A computer screen displaying the logo of social networking site Facebook is reflected in a window before the Beijing skyline.
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B2B Social Media: An Underutilized Method for Improving SEO Performance

KoMarketing Associates (blog) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
May 26, 2016: As a Millennial, or digital native as some will put it, I grew up immersed in social media. At the age of 14, I was able to write a complete set of HTML code for how I wanted my Myspace profile to look, had more than 650 friends, with an ...

In Ecuador, officials turn to social networks to discredit critical media

International Press Institute (press release) - ‎May 20, 2016‎
According to a new study, part of this battle is being waged on social networks, where the current president, Rafael Correa, and like-minded government officials are seeking to discredit journalists, cartoonists and media outlets critical of their rule ...

Five apps to help social media addicts fight Fomo

The Guardian - ‎May 18, 2016‎
“Research clearly shows that the amount of time British children and adolescents [spend on social media] has more than doubled in the past 10 years,” says Dr Andrew Przybylski, research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute.
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Face recognition app taking Russia by storm may bring end to public anonymity

The Guardian - ‎May 17, 2016‎
It works by comparing photographs to profile pictures on Vkontakte, a social network popular in Russia and the former Soviet Union, with more than 200 million accounts.
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