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2011-08-17 13:14:54

Women harbor a fat-stigma even though their family and closest friends may not judge them as "fat," according to findings by Arizona State University social scientists. Those research results, published Aug. 17 in the journal Social Science & Medicine, have scientists questioning the weight of messages from sources outside one's social networks, especially those in mass media marketing. "We found that women generally missed the mark when estimating what their friends and family thought...

2011-08-16 06:01:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With malware showing no signs of abating on social networks and continuous news of the privacy implications of sharing personal details through social media, it's no surprise users are making more efforts to reduce their risk of exposure in 2011. So indicate findings from Webroot, the first Internet security service company, in its third annual look into the security habits of social networkers. In a survey of 4,000 social network users,...

2011-08-09 09:41:00

SAN BRUNO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With about half of young people experiencing some form of cyberbullying or other harassment online, a majority of parents with children under 18 say they are concerned about their children's social networking activities and want to find ways to protect them. Most parents also admit, however, that they do not have the tools, knowledge or time to properly monitor their children on social networks--and many admit that they take no precautions...

2011-07-26 06:00:00

MIAMI, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe Arroyo, Gal Costa, Jose Feliciano, Alex Lora, Les Luthiers, Ruben Rada, and Linda Ronstadt will be honored with The Latin Recording Academy®'s Lifetime Achievement Award, and Manuel Alejandro, Jesus "Chucho" Ferrer and Ray Santos are the recipients of the prestigious Trustees Award, it was announced today by The Latin Recording Academy. These honorees will be acknowledged at a special invitation-only ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 9,...

2011-07-20 11:31:00

SAN BRUNO, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SocialShield (www.socialshield.com), the leading online monitoring service dedicated to helping parents keep their children safe on social networks, today announced the addition of Steve DeWarns as chief safety officer. A 21-year law enforcement veteran with specific expertise in the field of online child exploitation investigations and Internet safety, Officer DeWarns will oversee the company's efforts to deter cyberbullying,...

2011-07-20 00:00:33

MaaS Disrupts Music Licensing Models, Easily Integrates into Advertising, Gaming, Photo and Video Sharing Platforms Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 19, 2011 Audiosocket, a collective of forward thinkers, tech junkies, and music snobs, is putting a new spin on music licensing by bringing to market a disruptive new platform called Music as a Service â“ž¢ (MaaS). Fundamentally built for easy, plug and play integration into third party photo and video sharing services,...

2011-07-13 04:00:00

LONDON, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Integration of social networks and personal interface STRATO is now offering a new webmail service based on Open-Xchange. The Communicator from STRATO comes on an intuitive AJAX-based interface. The customisable interface can also integrate news feeds from other websites and widgets such as weather reports. Tailored especially for business customers, the Communicator has mobile access capabilities for smartphones and groupware...

2011-07-12 07:00:00

CHICAGO, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Media Chaperone, developer of Piggyback - a first of its kind Facebook application that helps parents stay engaged with their kids' online game use - today at the GamesBeat 2011 conference announced a partnership with Knowledge Adventure's JumpStart.com, an award-winning adventure-based 3D virtual world that teaches math, reading, and critical thinking skills so kids get a real jump start in school and ultimately in life. The partnership will...

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Social Networking Service
2013-01-27 09:02:30

A social networking service is an online service provided to the public for social interaction between families, friends, and also for gaining new friends over the internet. These networks often include such services as e-mail and instant messaging. Social networks are found worldwide and used by half of the world’s population in some form or another. In 2011 a survey revealed 47 percent of adults and 73 percent of teens use a social networking service. You can use these services to...

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