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Privacy Concerns Rising Among Social Network Users
2012-02-25 06:06:44

Users of social-networking websites such as Facebook are becoming less outgoing and increasingly guarded in terms of who they befriend and what contents are displayed on their pages, the Pew Internet & American Life Project reports in a new study. The report, which was released Friday, says that approximately two-thirds of all Internet users use social networking websites. Of those individuals, 63% said that they had deleted individuals from their "friends" lists, up from 56% in 2009....

Trends Show Why We Friend And Unfriend On Social Media
2011-12-21 05:44:18

NM Incite, a Nielsen McKinsey company, released a survey this week on the friending and unfriending habits of Facebook users. The survey sampled 1,865 adult social media users who were recruited to take an online survey. What they found is that 82 percent of social media users “friend” people they know personally and 60 percent connect with mutual friends. They also found that 8 percent of the respondents added people to their networks because of their physical...

2011-05-27 00:00:28

FreePRF.com offers help to targets of computer-savvy scam artists. Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 26, 2011 FreePRF.com knows officials are concerned that scam artists are taking advantage of senior adults who seek companionship through online social media sites and dating websites. Scam artists are taking advantage of technologies, and seniors tend to be a target because of their wealth bracket. This latest financial scam plays on the emotions of their victims. Unfortunately the Internet...

2011-02-14 08:31:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Is social media redefining how we find love? That's the theme of a study released today by Euro RSCG Worldwide, the world's largest advertising agency by number of global accounts. The study reports on the impact social media has had on everything from the definition and ease of cheating to the wide-spread acceptance of flirting and finding love online. For "Love (and Sex) in the Age of Social Media," Euro RSCG surveyed 1,000 respondents in the...

2010-11-25 06:24:01

The wealthiest Americans are the most likely to use the Internet on any given day, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. According to author Jim Jansen, 95 percent of Americans who live in households with a minimum annual income of $75,000 use the Internet at least occasionally. In comparison, only seven out of every 10 people who are part of a household that earns less than that are regular Web surfers. In addition, 93...

2010-10-05 11:59:15

Posting about religion and politics risky With over 500 million users worldwide, Facebook has become a global phenomenon, a vast cyber neighborhood where friends meet to share photos, news and gossip. But when those relationships sour, another phenomenon often occurs "“ unfriending. In what may be the first comprehensive study of its kind, a University of Colorado Denver Business School student has revealed the top reasons for Facebook unfriending, who is unfriended and how they react...

2010-04-28 06:30:00

Americans are increasingly using the Internet to interact with government offices on the local, state and federal level. Today's Americans are now finding it much easier to use the Web to renew their licenses, apply for permits, pay fines, and even track where government funds are going, according to a study released on Tuesday. More than 2,000 American adults were surveyed in late 2009 by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. In the study, Pew found that 82 percent of Internet...

2009-07-14 23:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackbox Republic, a new company focused on reinventing the online relationship market, emerged from stealth today with $1M in seed funding. The company has created an all-new Community Exchange Platform that combines social networking, event planning, eCommerce and mobile. It is the basis of the first Blackbox Republic offering, which will be tailored for members of the world's sex-positive movement, a large and growing community that is not served...

2009-03-30 00:55:00

Across the social networking sites, online friendships range from close relationships with strong ties to looser affiliations -- but both types of friendships are useful A University of Kansas professor is researching details of relationships forged on social networking sites and determining their significance, depth and potential. Nancy Baym, associate professor of communication studies, became interested early on in how the Internet shapes interpersonal communication and of late has focused...

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