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Social Media Trends: Grandma and Grandpa Are Now on Facebook

Social media defines the many types of computer-mediated tools that enable billions of people to “create, share or exchange” ideas, pictures, videos or information in virtual communities. According to Wikipedia, social media is radically different from traditional media in part … Continue reading

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Facebook to Crack Down on Free Business Promotional Posts in News Feeds

Beginning in January, businesses that post certain types of promotional posts on their pages will find far fewer of their followers seeing those posts. Facebook is telling businesses that if they want to overtly advertise, they must do so by … Continue reading

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More Facebook Policy Changes Affecting Your Privacy

Once again social media giant Facebook has changed its privacy policy. Though it has asked for feedback from users and states the policy is a work in progress, the policies are already in place. They are explained with the use … Continue reading

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Facebook Messenger App Hits Half Billion User Mark

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is celebrating success, sort of. His Messenger app hit the 500 million user mark, closing the distance between it and competitor WhatsApp, with its more than 600 million users. Even though WhatsApp is considered a rival app, … Continue reading

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Zuckerberg Plans to Invest Billions to Grow the Internet and Connect the World

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of social-network leviathan Facebook Inc, acquired Whatsapp this past February for a whopping $19 Billion. At the time of acquisition, Whatsapp’s active user base was approximated to be 450 million. Zuckerberg had at that time … Continue reading

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Facebook to Label Fake News Stories with a Satire Tag

Every court needs a joker and when it comes to news, The Onion, a satirical news reporting website, was that fool. The Onion’s reporters entertained us with stories designed to make light of current affairs. They were “tongue in cheek” … Continue reading

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Facebook Panic: Why Are People Calling 911 When Facebook Goes Down?

“Facebook is down. I repeat Facebook is down.” This tweet was one of many on August 1st when the popular social networking site went down for more than half an hour. Within minutes, users were flooding the internet, the search … Continue reading

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OkCupid Joins Facebook in an Admission That It Manipulated Users

OkCupid joins Facebook in admitting that it has manipulated its users. The popular American dating site owned by IAC works by providing users with ratings, or compatibility scores, based on questions they answer about their own personalities and interests. It … Continue reading

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Unsatisfied Social Media Users Speak Out But Will Facebook Listen?

Ask the question and most people will have an opinion on social media. The rise of Facebook and other networking platforms has changed the way we communicate forever, so it’s no surprise that we’re making ourselves vocal on the way … Continue reading

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Facebook Testing ‘Buy’ Button for Small Businesses So You Never Leave Their Site

Great news out of Facebook if you own a small to medium-sized business. The company is in the process of testing a new “Buy” button which allows the business to embed the button to either their page posts or within … Continue reading

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Reasons You Really Should Quit Facebook for 99 Days of Freedom

We all know that we spend more time than we should on Facebook. After Facebook conducted a controversial experiment to see if they were able to manipulated people’s emotions (which they were), more people began to question whether being on … Continue reading

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Quit Facebook for 99 Days and Be Happy: Gain 28 Hours of Valuable Time

Time is valuable. The cost of wasted time can end up being quite expensive. For example, cutting down on time spent watching TV can have dramatic positive financial consequences. For the average person who spends 17 minutes a day on … Continue reading

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EPIC Fail: Facebook Study Provokes Formal Complaint from Privacy Group

On Thursday, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a complaint against Facebook with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), requesting the company be investigated. The thirteen page complaint (PDF) states Facebook “purposefully messed with people’s minds” in order to conduct … Continue reading

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Facebook Study That Manipulated Users: Why You Should Be Concerned

When you signed up for Facebook, you probably didn’t think that one of the things you agreed to was to let the company do psychological tests on you, but that’s what Facebook claims you did. They contend one of the … Continue reading

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Facebook Can Manipulate Your Emotions Says Secret Experiment on 700,000 Users

You may not have realized it, but as part of the terms and conditions you agree to when using Facebook, you allow the company to treat you like a rat in experiments they want to conduct. Yes, you read that … Continue reading

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What Does a 30 Minute Facebook Outage Cost? Half a Million Dollars

When most websites go down for a half hour, nobody even notices. When the website is Facebook, however, it becomes a major news story. While being down for 30 minutes doesn’t seem like a long time, it’s an eternity for … Continue reading

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The Financial Negatives of Social Networking

Last week my colleague here at SavingAdvice, David, wrote about the financial benefits of Facebook. His piece contained some valuable information for those looking to join Facebook. However, I’m of a different opinion with regards to Facebook and social networking … Continue reading

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The Financial Benefits of Facebook

Are you a Facebook user? If not, why not? I would like to think that everyone already has some familiarity with Facebook. Nevertheless, for the three of four readers who have not yet encountered Facebook, it is a social networking … Continue reading

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