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Sometimes it’s better to be kind than fake. The Harvard Business Review recently picked up a viral story about a young man who wanted to give his dying grandmother her favorite bowl of soup from Panera Bread. On all fronts, writer Bill Taylor hits it on the nose. Sometimes in social media, companies, organizations, and…

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Today is the anniversary of one of the most terrifying events in American history, so it’s no surprise that a Mashable article came out on how people are tweeting about 9/11. After all, the anniversary of the attack on the Pentagon and the Twin Towers is our generation’s Pearl Harbor.   Twitter is abuzz with stories…

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This blog post was inspired by the runaway success of the social media campaign for The Hunger Games movie, in particular the campaign’s extensive use of Facebook: Hollywood tends to be an early adopter when it comes to uptake of new technology. Other industries like banking are catching up. For banks the possibilities are enormous. Facebook’s functionalities can provide banks…

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According to an article on Mashable about a recent survey by Amplitude Research, only five percent counted Facebook and other such sites as the greatest drain on their time whereas fourteen percent attributed distracting ‘chatty’ co-workers as the largest time waste. On top of that, when employers show leniency about browsing social media sites, employees…

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According to Reuters, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved Facebook’s deal with the mobile juggernaut Instagram yesterday by unanimously voting to take no action and to close its investigation. You might remember back in April that Facebook announced the acquisition at the price of $1 billion in cash and stock. But with its share price…

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"Resistance is futile"

According to a new Forbes article, people without a Facebook can be deemed “suspicious.” This parallels American’s addiction to several social networking websites for well over a decade. More than suspicion, it’s the “fear of the unknown,” as many are continuously  looking up friends, lovers, exes, family and even coworkers. “Suspicious behavior” is not a…

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According to the Mashable article, the number of total accounts may be as little as 872 million active users. Facebook originally posted almost a billion users (955 million users) on their site, but just under 10 percent or 83 million are considered “bogus.” Although it’s a drop from the previous number, the 870+ million users is…

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If you love Instagram and Twitter, chances are you’re going to be a bit disappointed. Recently, Forbes came out with news of Twitter and how the social networking and microblogging website has disallowed Instagram users from finding friends through Twitter. This means that users who are already on Twitter can no longer be  added as…

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There are always new stories of individuals getting fired from their places of employment due to their social networking activity. But Josh Eidelson over at Slate found a particularly poignant instance of Facebook-related termination. When Mariana Cole-Rivera posted a Facebook message about her coworker at Hispanics United of Buffalo, it got her in a heap of trouble. “Lydia Cruz, a…

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Playing princess is a popular past time, so it’s no wonder an article of clothing from one of the most iconic princesses of all time can cause quite the stir. Christian Louboutin has just released what many are calling the most fabulous Cinderella-inspired shoes ever. No, they aren’t made of glass, but they certainly are…

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