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Suicide Prevention For Military Personnel And Family Via Facebook
2012-05-10 06:31:15

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Facebook recently announced that it would offer veterans, active duty service members, and their families military-specific suicide prevention information. This new development follows Facebook´s announcement of an organ donation initiative a week ago. The suicide prevention information is provided through a partnership between Blue Star Families and the Department of Veteran Affairs. With the potential of social networking, more and more non-profit...

2012-05-09 23:03:05

Getting a high rank or improving upon the page rank is a painfully slow process and thus a constant endeavor has been made in this direction to increase the ranking. Twitter seems to be one of the rescuers of such website businesses. There is hardly an article or even daily news, which does not have stories related to Twitter and the millions of people worldwide tweeting on it. Philadelphia (PRWEB) May 09, 2012 Twitter has become the most famous and popular social networking sites in the...

MySpace Settles With FTC, Reminds Us They’re Still There
2012-05-09 08:51:57

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com You remember MySpace, right? The now-forgotten social networking site where youngsters and bands once gathered together to share their love of glittery animated banners and bathroom mirror self-portraits has not only been dominated by other social media sites, it has now settled with the FTC over privacy charges. The FTC claims MySpace had “misrepresented its protection of users´ personal information,” meaning they gave advertisers access...

Facebook Addiction Is Real
2012-05-07 11:55:12

It´s easy to see how people can be addicted to social media sites like Facebook. They are incredibly easy-to-use pipelines into the lives of others. Staying connected to Facebook can feel just like being connected to actual people. Noticing the rapid use of Facebook and reliance upon it for human connection, Doctor of Psychology Cecilie Schou Andreassen created a research project called Facebook Addiction at the University of Bergen (UiB). An article detailing the results has been...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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