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Nephew Sues Uncle for Posting Embarrassing Photo on Facebook

Family dinners for one Minnesota clan probably got a lot more uncomfortable after an uncle was sued for posting embarrassing photos of his nephew on Facebook. Unfortunately for the embarrassed nephew, it seems that a district court says the lawsuit has no merit.

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Facebook To Help Suicidal People

There appears to be an "app" for everything these days and social media is the cause or cure or most everything else.  That's why this story is interesting:  Facebook has announced a program designed to make it easier for people who are expressing thoughts of suicide to get help

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Facebook and Twitter Are Harming Our Kids, Says Majority — Survey of the Day

Facebook, Twitter and all the other social media sites have changed the way young people interact with each other, but according to a survey from Poll Position, the majority of Americans don’t think this has been a change for the better.

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Facebook Nears Privacy Deal With FTC

Everyone's hip to Facebook - except, maybe the Federal Trade Commission.  The FTC has been battling the social media giant to reign in it's privacy issues.  It now appears that the two sides may be nearing an agreement

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Colleges Research Applicants On Facebook

Those pictures your friend posted to your wall.  The late-night status updates.  If you're a prospective college student, you might want to re-think how you use Facebook.
The number of college admissions officials using Facebook to learn more about an applicant has quadrupled in the past year, underscoring the effect social media has on U

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Facebook Costs American Companies a Staggering $280 Billion a Year

Checking your Facebook status could lead to your company’s downfall.

Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but tech blogger Michael Fitzgerald was able to calculate that workers wasting time on the social networking site costs US companies $280 billion in annual productivity losses.

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Facebook Users More Likely To Drink, Do Drugs Than Peers Who Avoid Social Networking

Interesting study from a very reliable source. Definitely worth reading, especially if you're raising kids.

When young people regularly see images of their peers doing such things, they are more likely to see that behavior as normal and do it themselves, the study found.

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Study Finds Decreased Social Media Use Among Many Younger People

A study by technology research firm Gartner, which recently surveyed 6,295 people between the ages of 13 and 74, reveals almost a quarter of 18- to 29-year-olds use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter less than when they first signed up for the services, with many saying the services simply aren’t that much fun anymore.

“The trend shows some social media fatigue among early adopters,” says Brian Blau, research director at Gartner. “And the fact that 31 percent of younger consumers indicated that they were getting bored with their social network is a situation that social media providers should monitor, as they will need to innovate and diversify to keep consumer attention.”

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Missouri Makes It Illegal for Teachers and Students to Be Facebook Friends

An new Missouri law, aimed at protecting children from sexual predators, has made it illegal for teachers and their past and present school-aged students to friend each other on Facebook.

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Dallas City Workers Get Counseling for Using Facebook Too Much On the Job

Technically, Dallas city workers aren't allowed to do personal business when they are on the taxpayer's dime.

Which is why two dozen workers at Dallas' city hall are in hot water after a probe revealed that they were spending a good chunk of their day on Facebook.

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Netflix’s New Prices Cause Customer Revolt; Social Media All Abuzz

As reported yesterday, Netflix has rolled out a new pricing platform that reduces service and increases their prices.  Unhappy customers are threatening cancellation, and have take to social media to express their negative opinion.

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Can Your Facebook Photos Cost You a Job?

The age of Big Brother is truly upon us.

Last week the Federal Trade Commission approved a company called Social Intelligence, which touts itself as a modern way for firms to screen potential employees.

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