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My Own Addiction

I'll be the first to admit I don't always jump on the technological bandwagon.  It's usually because I'm afraid that I will become obsessed.  In this case I definitely have and use it pretty much everyday.

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Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters Social Networking Site Finally Launches

Little monsters, you can go home!

Lady Gaga‘s Little Monsters social networking site finally and officially launched yesterday (July 10.) The site is a place for Gaga fans to congregate, get to know one another and swap stories and photos. It’s now up and running. The homepage offers a simple salutation. It reads: “Welcome Home, Little Monsters.” Gaga is accepting you with open digital arms.

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Kony 2012 and the Power of Social Media [VIDEO]

Kony 2012.  Invisible Children.  Have you heard anything about these phrases or seen this video yet?  Have you noticed it posted on a Facebook friend's wall, or did a celebrity you follow Tweet it?  It's not only an amazing idea from one guy who wanted to change the life of people in Uganda, but it's also a story about the true power of social media

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Do You Set Your Social Media to Private? – Survey of the Day

These days, just about everybody is on some form of social media. However, that doesn’t mean they want to share their information with everybody.

According to a Pew Research Center survey of 2,267 adults, 58 percent of social media users set their profile to private.

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Are Women Less Friendly Than Men Online?

A study released Friday by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project finds that when it comes to social networks, women tend to be a lot less friendly than men.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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How Are You Adapting to Facebook and Other Social Media? – Survey of the Day

Now that people are getting more used to being on social networks like Facebook they seem to be getting more picky about whom they are sharing their information with.

According to a survey from the Pew Research Center, 63 percent of social media network users removed people from their friend rolls in 2011, which was up from the 56 percent of those who did so in 2009.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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What Does Your Facebook Profile Tell a Prospective Employer?

It’s pretty common for companies to scout out the social media accounts of prospective hires — and now a new study from Northern Illinois University says Facebook profiles are actually a pretty good predictor of job performance.

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Lady Gaga Launching Her Own Social Network

Calling all little monsters. Forget Facebook. Toss Twitter. Move on from MySpace, if you haven’t already. The Mother Monster AKA Lady Gaga is launching her own social networking site that is specifically designed to create a community among little monsters and that which will allow some communication with Gaga herself.

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Courtesy: Facedrink Website
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Facedrink Claims to Offer “Social Energy”

This seems a little silly. There is an energy drink made in California called "Facedrink" and it claims to give you "social energy," whatever that is. This social beverage claims to "provide you with the extra energy needed to be social or to deal with your boss" and boasts being healthy; having no sugar or carbohydrates and containing only three calories, a little caffeine, taurine, and a variety of fruit flavors.

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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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English 106, Flickr
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Can Wasting Time Online Improve Employee Productivity?

In a study that anyone who works in an office will heartily embrace, researchers found that spending small parts of the day wasting time on the Internet makes workers more productive because it acts to mentally refresh them.

“Browsing the Internet serves an important restorative function,” concludes the report from the National University of Singapore.

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Scary News For Smartphone Users!

Like most people, I'm usually skeptical on the validity of emails forwarded through chains of people.  A couple people have sent me this video is from an TV station out of Kansas City, Missouri.  So it must be credible, right?  It's scary to think that predators would have the ability to find our kids (or us for that matter) via pictures we take and upload to our facebook pagers, twitter, and flickr, etc

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