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Why Is Pinterest So Addictive? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Why Is Pinterest So Addictive? [INFOGRAPHIC]

I saw an article the other day that described Pinterest as “a woman’s social network” with 60% of the site’s visitors being of the female persuasion. Why is that? Why do men find it unattractive to share photos on Pinterest while women go completely nuts over the site? Pinterest has seen a stunning rise in the social networking space, sitting in a very comfortable third place behind Facebook and Twitter.

09-05-2012
Why Is Pinterest So Addictive? [INFOGRAPHIC]
4 Reasons I Feel Terribly Awkward When Sending Emails

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4 Reasons I Feel Terribly Awkward When Sending Emails

Social anxiety often seeps into my virtual life, and it causes me issues with sending email. You might have some of them yourself. After reading this, ask yourself – what other reasons make you feel awkward when sending emails? What’s the worst email encounter you’ve ever had?

08-05-2012
4 Reasons I Feel Terribly Awkward When Sending Emails
How & Why Do You Choose Your Social Networking Profile Picture? [You Tell Us]

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How & Why Do You Choose Your Social Networking Profile Picture? [You Tell Us]

The profile picture you display to the world online, usually via social networking sites, can say a great deal about you. People can and will make instant judgments based on the image you have chosen to represent you in this world we refer to as “virtual”. This makes the decision process behind choosing your profile picture a more important one than you may think.

03-05-2012
How & Why Do You Choose Your Social Networking Profile Picture? [You Tell Us]
7 Great Websites Poking Fun At Hipsters

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7 Great Websites Poking Fun At Hipsters

Hipsters, or scenesters as they’re sometimes called, are a sub-culture who want to be different. At all costs. That longing to be different has now come full circle, where it’s actually the norm (or at least common) to be a hipster – wearing retro clothes, sporting strange facial hair, and generally being a little out there. This has led to hipsters trying to be more different than ever before.

02-05-2012
7 Great Websites Poking Fun At Hipsters
Is Chill A Pinterest Clone Or A Good Social Video Discovery Site?

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Is Chill A Pinterest Clone Or A Good Social Video Discovery Site?

Chill.com has gone for a complete makeover and adopted the Pinterest look. It’s no longer the Turntable.fm for videos, but “Pinterest” for videos. You still have videos from the above mentioned sites. But watching and sharing them is closer to the way of Pinterest. So, is it just another Pinterest copy-cat or is there more substance to the video discovery site?

01-05-2012
Is Chill A Pinterest Clone Or A Good Social Video Discovery Site?
The 7 Best Technology Boards You Should Follow On Pinterest

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The 7 Best Technology Boards You Should Follow On Pinterest

My interest lies in technology among other things. So, that set about my search for interesting tech-focused Pinterest users. These techy and geeky Pinterest users have other social profiles too, but there’s the X-factor about this new social media that makes you want to catch up. Here are the seven best technology boards you should follow on Pinterest.

30-04-2012
The 7 Best Technology Boards You Should Follow On Pinterest
4 Ways Many Americans (and Others) Are Ethnocentric on the Web [Opinion]

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4 Ways Many Americans (and Others) Are Ethnocentric on the Web [Opinion]

Are your ears burning? Did you click on this title to find out what those awful non-Americans think Americans are doing wrong this time? If so, maybe this article is written for you more than you’d like to believe, whether you’re American or not. See it all in action than in the melting pot of the web where people from all walks of life are thrown in together.

27-04-2012
4 Ways Many Americans (and Others) Are Ethnocentric on the Web [Opinion]
7 Best Viral Video Websites To Watch What’s Buzzing Now

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7 Best Viral Video Websites To Watch What’s Buzzing Now

Viral videos are accidents. I don’t think they can be created deliberately, though I am sure people try. A video going viral can launch careers and give someone their 5 minutes of YouTube fame. So, how do you catch the best ones before they happen or as they are happening? Keep tabs on these seven viral video sites to watch what’s buzzing right now.

24-04-2012
7 Best Viral Video Websites To Watch What’s Buzzing Now
The Pros & Cons Of Having Your Parents & Other Family As Facebook Friends [Opinion]

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The Pros & Cons Of Having Your Parents & Other Family As Facebook Friends [Opinion]

According to Facebook, more than 800 million people now actively use the social networking giant. You don’t know most of them, of course – but some are very close to you. Even your grandmother might now be on Facebook this moment. Family members will usually request to be your Facebook friend for obvious reasons. But should you actually go through with it, or should you keep your friends list to, well, friends?

24-04-2012
The Pros & Cons Of Having Your Parents & Other Family As Facebook Friends [Opinion]
How To Bulk Download Your Facebook Data & What Information The Archives Contain

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How To Bulk Download Your Facebook Data & What Information The Archives Contain

Following a European court decision, Facebook recently upgraded the feature that allows users to download an archive of their personal data. The archive option has been available since 2010 and includes photos, videos, and messages, among other information. The new expanded archive also contains login and logout details, information about the so-called data or tracking cookies, and more.

24-04-2012
How To Bulk Download Your Facebook Data & What Information The Archives Contain
Change Settings on Multiple Social Networks From One Place With Bliss Control

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Change Settings on Multiple Social Networks From One Place With Bliss Control

A while ago I told you about MyPermissions, a simple yet useful website that helps you clean up multiple app permissions in just a few minutes. MyPermissions is so useful, it inspired Notification Control. The same guys behind Notification Control have now come up with another incredible service, Bliss Control, which is an expansion of Notification Control, and true to its name, is total bliss.

20-04-2012
Change Settings on Multiple Social Networks From One Place With Bliss Control
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