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How To Overshare: 7 Things We Forget We Do Daily On Social Media

(38) Comments | Posted December 30, 2012 | 7:20 AM

Let's own up to it: Social media is an addictive part of our everyday lives. In fact, habits like flipping through Facebook or Instagram have become almost second nature -- 40 percent of Americans even admit to checking their smartphones while on the toilet. The problem...

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Watch The Top 7 YouTube Videos Of The Month

(4) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 10:28 AM

Ready to kick back with the Internet's favorite videos of the month? We sure are.

So find a cozy corner and start working your way through the past four weeks' hottest clips, aggregated via YouTube Charts, a tool that lets users explore the site's most-watched content over...

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Facebook Age Requirement: Children Lying About How Old They Are May Put Peers At Risk [STUDY]

(17) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 9:38 AM

A federal law created to protect minors in the digital world may be thrusting them into harm's way.

According to a recent study from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, students who lie about their age to access Facebook prior to turning 13 could be putting other...

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Ask.com Most Popular Questions Of 2012: What Internet Users Are Dying To Know

(29) Comments | Posted November 29, 2012 | 2:52 PM

It's said we should "judge a man by his questions rather than his answers."

Well, America. You've been judged.

Ask.com has gathered together a list of the most popular questions asked by Internet users during 2012. The answer-finding search engine then broke down the results into categories,...

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AT&T Dubbed Worst Phone Carrier Of 2012 By Consumer Reports

(397) Comments | Posted November 29, 2012 | 10:56 AM

AT&T has done it again.

For the third year in a row, the telecommunications company was named the worst major cell phone service provider in Consumer Reports' annual ranking, released on Nov. 29. AT&T "received 'middling to low marks' in voice and text service quality," giving...

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Facebook Study Finds More Friends Leads To More Stress

(22) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 6:39 PM

The more the merrier, right? Except, maybe not on Facebook.

According to a recent study from University of Edinburgh Business School, increasing your friend count on this giant social networking site can also increase levels of stress, particularly if your acquaintances originate from different social groups.

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Durex World AIDS Day Twitter Campaign: Every Tweet Equals A Condom

(2) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 11:56 AM

What's the value of a tweet?

Apparently, one of your 140-character Twitter posts is worth the equivalent of one condom -- or at least that's what Durex is saying with its wacky (and admittedly innovative) new Twitter campaign.

In an effort to stop the spread of HIV, condom...

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Bing's Top 9 News Stories Of 2012: iPhone 5, Gangnam, Kindle And Other Hot Topics Dominate Year's Searches

(6) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 4:27 PM

What were the hottest news topics on the minds of Americans during 2012?

Microsoft-owned search engine Bing has answered this question by generating a fascinating list of the most popular terms users queried in the last 12 months via Bing.com. The company analyzed these consistently typed...

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Apple Buys 'Lightning' Trademark From Motorcycle Company Harley-Davidson

(28) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 11:55 AM

Who would have thought motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson owned something Apple Inc. might desperately desire?

Back in September, Apple debuted its "Lightning" dock connector, a new charging port for iPhone 5 that the company said would make its way onto future devices. The port also happened...

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Cyber Monday 2012: The Best Holiday Deals On The Web

(62) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 12:17 PM

Get those credit cards ready!

Cyber Monday, the online equivalent to Black Friday, is finally upon us. So if you didn't wait in long lines for discounted televisions or tablet computers last week, now is the time to purchase those highly coveted items for a slightly lower...

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Annoying Facebook Friends: 7 Reasons Why People Don't 'Like' Your Posts

(263) Comments | Posted November 23, 2012 | 9:00 AM

Don't you hate uploading a post to Facebook, only to have absolutely no one comment on your well-thought-out witticisms?

Maybe (just maybe) people don't like your Facebook updates because those rants, raves and ridiculous statuses annoy a huge majority of the digital population. In fact, a Mashable user...

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Zeebly's Social Me App Digs Deep Into Your Facebook Secrets To Tell You Things Even You Didn't Know

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 12:20 PM

How many words do you think you've typed on Facebook since activating your account?

According to Zeebly's Social Me analysis app, since 2005 I've penned 1,036 status updates and written 15,202 words. The app tells me that this is almost double the length of the...

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#StopTheTerror: Instagram Cause Calls For Peace Between Israel, Gaza And The World

(13) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 11:13 AM

Can social media make a difference in times of war?

Amid talks of a possible ceasefire between Israel and Gaza on Nov. 20, social media users are calling for peace by flocking to photo-sharing app Instagram. Under the hashtag #StopTheTerror, over 7,500 photos have...

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Japan Display Shows Off 'Innovation Vehicles:' Incredibly Thin Smartphones, Tablets And More

(143) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 5:03 PM

If you thought the iPhone 5 was ridiculously slender, then you won't believe the specs on three recently unveiled prototypes from Japan Display.

The Japanese company has produced unbelievably slim mock-ups of a 5-inch smartphone display and a 7-inch tablet display, dubbed "Innovation Vehicles." They...

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7 Things Worth Less Than Apple's $170 Billion Slip: French Castles, Private Islands, Apollo Missions, More

(15) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 2:03 PM

Apple Inc. is the world's most valuable business in terms of market capitalization. Nevertheless, the company's stock has had a miserable couple of months.

Apple's stock price reached an all time high of $705.07 this past September, but it has since taken a series of tumbles, pulling...

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SGI Twitter Heat Map: Supercomputer Shows Where Angriest Tweeters Live

(905) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 10:41 AM

Twitter may be full of jibber-jabber, but that doesn't mean this social networking site can't give us a little insight about what the world is thinking.

Silicon Graphics International, or SGI, has partnered with researchers from the University of Illinois to scan international tweets in a project...

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Israel-Gaza Conflict Intimately Displayed Through Instagram Photos

(75) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 1:31 PM

Instagram may be the world's newest form of war reporting.

Recent uploads to the photo-sharing app are being used to document the escalating hostilities between Israel and Palestinian militants. Men and women in the region are offering intimate snapshots of young soldiers posing with weapons, smoke billowing above otherwise...

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Christopher Castillo Arrested After Threatening To Kill Obama On Facebook

(7078) Comments | Posted November 15, 2012 | 11:20 AM

Some people just don't know when to stop talking, or when to stop posting on Facebook.

A Florida man was arrested this November after posting threatening messages about President Barack Obama on Facebook. When Secret Service agents came to question 28-year-old Christopher Castillo about his violent comments,

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Google Transparency Report Shows Government Surveillance On The Rise In 2012

(221) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 3:10 PM

The internet is becoming an increasingly monitored sphere.

According to Google's sixth bi-annual Transparency Report, released on Nov. 13, the number of government requests to remove or survey content from the search engine's services steadily increased in 2012.

Google's report on the rise in digital interference from...

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Google Transparency Report Shows Government Surveillance On The Rise In 2012

(70) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 3:10 PM

The internet is becoming an increasingly monitored sphere.

According to Google's sixth bi-annual Transparency Report, released on Nov. 13, the number of government requests to remove or survey content from the search engine's services steadily increased in 2012.

Google's report on the rise in digital interference from...

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