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2008-06-20 06:00:12

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In a first-of- its-kind study, researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered the educational benefits of social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook. The same study found that low-income students are in many ways just as technologically proficient as their counterparts, going against what results from previous studies have suggested. The study found that, of the students observed, 94 percent used the Internet,...

2008-06-18 03:00:15

By LaTina Emerson When Sharon Johnston started her job search, she picked up a computer mouse before mailing out resumes. After living in Detroit for more than 20 years, she has decided she wants to come back home to Augusta to be closer to her aging parents. Ms. Johnston, who recently left her job as a human resources executive for a nonprofit organization, joined LinkedIn, a social networking Web site for professionals, to help her land a job in or near her hometown. "I have...

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2008-02-13 09:25:00

A new technology that uses mobile phones as tracking devices may soon augment social networking sites such as Facebook to help people find the real-time location of their friends. The new social network site, called Gypsii, was launched this week at the Mobile World Congress, one of the mobile industry's biggest trade shows, held this year in Spain. It enables users to find people, places and events anywhere in the world, as well as share photos, videos and audio files with their...

2008-02-12 06:00:00

An American insurance company, in defending its refusal to pay out a claim, is seeking to call in evidence personal online postings, including the contents of any MySpace or Facebook pages the litigants may have, to see if their eating disorders might have "emotional causes". And the case is far from a lone one. Suddenly, those saucy pictures and intimate confessions on social networking sites can be taken down and used in evidence against you in ways never dreamed of. In the US, a sex...


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