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2008-09-22 09:00:26

By PAMELA YIP By Pamela Yip The Dallas Morning News What social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook have done for online personal interaction, Web sites such as Finicity , Prosper and GreenNote are now doing for personal finance. "This is the second stage of social networking," said Chris Larsen, chief executive of Prosper. "Social networking started out as communication and entertainment and now has evolved into more basic things such as business services and finance." And...

2008-09-18 03:00:10

By Tobin, Hugh Moral panic is never too far away from the Australian media. The widespread claims that the internet is corrupting youth and encouraging violent behaviour completely misunderstands technology, the people who use it and the nature of crime itself. In July The Australian reported that Australia was facing a 'Facebook and YouTube ... crimewave'. According to a Griffith University academic, police statistics show that violent crimes amongst young people are on the rise....

2008-09-18 00:00:14

By David Williams RECRUITMENT Be warned. You might not get a job interview if your web profile is unappealing. By David Williams Smarten yourself up. Everyone knows that this is what you have to do to get a job. Everyone understands that you have to proofread your application and scrub up well for interview. What many people don't yet realise is that there is a new imperative - you have to smarten yourself up online as well. The huge growth of social networking sites over the past few...

2008-09-17 15:00:17

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the country's largest and fastest growing workplace law firms, recently conducted a survey of more than 100 employers in New York's metropolitan commuter areas to determine how on-line social networking sites have affected the employer - employee relationship. The survey found that many employers are monitoring employees' use of the internet during work time and will terminate employees who violate workplace control and...

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2008-08-29 12:15:00

By Kay Smith Scottish pupils should have access to social networking sites in schools according to a Westminster government and industry adviser. Social networking sites such as Bebo, MySpace, Facebook and You Tube "are vital educational tools which encourage collaboration and learning among pupils, " said Charles Leadbeater, Visiting Fellow to the UK National Endowment of Science, Technology and the Arts, and adviser to the Department for Education and Skills' Innovations Unit. Leadbeater...

2008-08-14 09:00:34

By Sarah Jane Tribble If you have avoided social networking sites like LinkedIn and Facebook with the excuse that they are the domain of desperate job- hunters or attention-seeking teenagers, it's time to rethink. In a world of economic instability and corporate upheaval, savvy professionals like Josh So epitomize how it pays to brush up your online image and keep it polished. When So, a 32-year-old technology salesman from Dublin, California, learned he had 45 days to find a new job...

2008-08-12 12:00:49

RESTON, Va., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- comScore, Inc. , a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a study of worldwide usage of social networking sites, indicating that while the growth in new users in North America is beginning to level off, it is burgeoning in other regions around the world. During the past year, the total North American audience of social networkers has grown 9 percent compared to a much larger 25 percent growth for the world at large. The Middle...

2008-08-07 18:00:41

NEARLY three quarters of parents check up on their children's use of social networking sites such as Face book and Bebo, amid fears they could be befriending strangers, an online identity firm said. And one in four secretly logs into their child's social networking page, while a quarter have set up their own page to spy on their children, the study said. Of 1,030 parents interviewed, 89% spoke to their children about the dangers posed by social networking sites and more than half (58%)...

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2008-08-07 12:30:00

Social networking online seems to be exploding: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Digg, and so on. When I ask how these sites can help my business, the answers can be vague. I am trying to relate it to face-to-face networking, which includes sharing ideas, information, and resources with other businesses. Are these sites useful for those goals? There is only so much time in my day and I need to use it effectively. -- B.H., Scarborough, Me. You are correct that social networking is a rapidly...

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2008-08-06 09:30:00

By Megan K. Scott Associated Press Julia McGovern was shocked when her mom sent her a "friend" request on Facebook. She had been on the social networking site for four years and had no idea her mother even knew what it was. "It was my world," says Julia, 18, of Hopkinton, Mass. "She was still just e-mailing." Not anymore. Parents are flocking to social networking sites -- sometimes to monitor their kids, and sometimes for the same reason teenagers signed up: to communicate and to share. In...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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