Tag Archives: social media

OKCupid Says User Data Is a Valuable Social Tool in New Dataclysm Book

Earlier in the year, dating site OkCupid made headlines with a blog announcement that they had manipulated the way users are matched with other users in order to research human behavior. Now the company’s founder has decided to take their … Continue reading

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New App Lets You Buy What You Like on Instagram and Drain Your Bank Account

Marketers and Retailers across the country will be pleased to hear that Instagram, the popular photo sharing site, can now be used to convert customer “likes” to customer purchases. Consumers may not be as happy to see what this does … 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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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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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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10 Places You Can Get Stuff for Free

Everyone loves a freebie. Most people are aware that there are a lot of places where you can get small, free samples online, but is it possible to get bigger and more expensive items for free? Most people don’t think … Continue reading

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Saving Money vs. Privacy

We all want to save money. Unfortunately, many of the ways to save money available today require that you sacrifice at least a little bit of your privacy. Retailers, websites, and manufacturers want your personal information and information about your … Continue reading

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If It’s Online, It Can Cost You a Job

It’s widely known that many employers Google prospective employees in addition to the standard criminal background and credit checks. Most usually check out your social networking pages and any obvious name-mentions in the press. But what may not be as … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur Profile: Mark Nava of JNAVA Clothing

Creative genius and business skills are not always found in the same person. Creative minds want to create for the sake of art. Business minds want to promote business success. In order to succeed in creative businesses, owners must balance … Continue reading

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