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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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How Many Grandparents Are Tweeting and Facebooking? More Than You Might Think

If your grandmother has recently friended you on Facebook or followed you on Twitter, you’re not alone.

The website myvouchercodes.co.uk recently conducted a survey in which it asked people over 60 about their social media habits. It yielded some interesting results.

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Try This – Intel’s Museum of Me Turns Your Facebook Life Into a Museum Exhibit

For hundreds of years museums were hallowed places, storied institutions tasked with the noble calling of preserving and exhibiting our art, culture, history and a host of other things that, well, nobody really cares about anymore...

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Survey: People Willing to Give Up Sense of Smell to Continue Social Networking

Staying in touch is more important than staying in smell.

A new survey from McCann Worldgroup of more than 6,000 people around the world found about half would be willing to give up their sense of smell over the ability to engage in social networking.

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Vows to Only Eat Meat He Kills

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is known for setting random personal challenges for himself and successfully completing them. Last year, for example, he pledged to master Mandarine Chinese.

This year, the 27-year-old CEO has one-upped himself by vowing to only consume meat in which he's killed himself.

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Facebook-Obsessed Couple Names Their Baby ‘Like’

An Israeli couple recently named their newborn daughter "Like," as in, the button you press when you enjoy a post on the popular social media site Facebook.

This is how the girl's father, Lior Adler, explained the name to the German press agency dpa:

"If once people gave Biblical names and that was the icon, then today is one of the most famous icons in the world."

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