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2009-06-01 04:20:00

Tips for Parents - Talking to Your Teens About Social Networking NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- MS -- It's no secret young people growing up today are more technologically advanced than older generations like the Baby Boomers. In those days, communicating with friends was done primarily by talking on the telephone, writing a note or speaking face-to-face. There was no e-mailing, text messaging, IM'ing (instant messaging) or posting comments on each other's personal Web pages. (Photo:...

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2009-05-21 08:05:00

Even after being deleted, user photographs remain on several social networking sites, Cambridge University researchers announced. The researchers placed photos on 16 sites and then deleted them. The team found them on seven of the sites, counting Facebook, by using the direct addresses of the pictures. Facebook insists that the deleted photos are taken off its servers immediately. The Cambridge University researchers noted that Flickr and Google's Picasa, and Microsoft's Windows Live Spaces...

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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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2008-11-19 15:15:00

Crafting your image for your 1,000 friends on Facebook or MySpaceStudents are creating idealized versions of themselves on social networking websites "” Facebook and MySpace are the most popular "” and using these sites to explore their emerging identities, UCLA psychologists report. Parents often understand very little about this phenomenon, they say."People can use these sites to explore who they are by posting particular images, pictures or text," said UCLA psychology graduate...

2008-10-22 12:00:24

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 22, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nearly three quarters of American office workers believe that social networking is a growing trend in the workplace, illustrating a significant opportunity for workspaces to embrace collaboration as never before. As organizations learn how best to bridge communications between the Millennial and Boomer generations working together, a recent Workplace Index Survey on the nature of work -- commissioned by Steelcase, a global office...

2008-10-21 09:00:25

Mzinga (http://www.mzinga.com/pr/), the leader in enterprise social media and learning solutions for the workplace, marketplace, and extended enterprise, today announced that Intercasting has chosen Mzinga to help moderate user generated content across 15+ communities that are powered by its mobile social networking platform ANTHEM(TM). Intercasting powers mobile social networking through its award-winning ANTHEM platform, which connects mobile carriers with entertainment companies and...

2008-10-02 15:00:26

Material posted on social networking websites could hurt your job prospects. -------------------- SOCIAL networking sites may be great for people's social lives but they could prove fatal for their professional lives, says employment law specialist Barbara Buckett. Ms Buckett, principal of Wellington firm Barbara Buckett and Associates Barristers and Solicitors, says cyberspace, namely sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo, is the new means of communication on both a personal and...

2008-09-29 12:00:21

Back in the summer, Steven Price logged on to his Facebook page one evening to do his usual check-in with family and friends before going to bed. He was surprised when he found a "friend" request from Scott Minto, the director of the admissions office at San Diego State University's Sports Management Program sitting in his in-box. "I was blown away," said Price, 22, a recent college graduate who is applying to business schools this fall and is currently interning with the Minnesota Vikings....

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2008-09-23 11:15:00

A new University of Georgia study suggests that online social networking sites such as Facebook might be useful tools for detecting whether someone is a narcissist. "We found that people who are narcissistic use Facebook in a self-promoting way that can be identified by others," said lead author Laura Buffardi, a doctoral student in psychology who co-authored the study with associate professor W. Keith Campbell. The researchers, whose results appear in the October issue of the journal...

2008-09-22 09:00:26

Webroot, a leading provider of security solutions for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today released primary research revealing the impact of Web 2.0 on the enterprise. An overwhelming 85 percent of malware is now distributed through the Web, Webroot found, but businesses are not adequately protecting themselves against Web-borne viruses, spyware and employee behavior that lead to security breaches, loss of intellectual property and release of confidential data. "Businesses are...


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