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We cover social networks, big and small. Learn surprising uses for social media, the privacy risks of sharing, and generally stay in the loop of what’s buzzing on the social media world.

Use Your Google+ Profile For Your Blogger Blogs [News]

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Use Your Google+ Profile For Your Blogger Blogs [News]

Seems like every other week now, Google rolls out new features for enhancing its social networking site, Google+, which it says over 40 million people have joined. This week it announced plans for allowing Google Blogger users to replace their Blogger profile with their Google+ profile, which essentially means tighter integration between both of the popular services and means of communication.

27-10-2011
Use Your Google+ Profile For Your Blogger Blogs [News]
4 Web Apps To See What’s Trending On Facebook (And Other Social Sites)

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4 Web Apps To See What’s Trending On Facebook (And Other Social Sites)

The word ‘viral’ is just the word you would use when it comes to something that’s popular on Facebook. Whether it is a game like FarmVille or the latest I-want-it-for-my-profile-pic silhouette photo of Steve Jobs, things can be left to their own devices once you press the Share or Like button-links. But how do you as a user discover the great content that’s being shared across the millions of pages on Facebook?

24-10-2011
4 Web Apps To See What’s Trending On Facebook (And Other Social Sites)
6 Facebook Stereotypes We All Know & (May) Love

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6 Facebook Stereotypes We All Know & (May) Love

I’ve taken a look at the top Reddit commenters that drive me nuts, and I’ve also told you what you need to stop posting on Facebook. However, what if you smash those two topics together? Well, you get the top stereotypes that exist on Facebook! Now, not all Facebook stereotypes are bad. However, it’s up to you to decide, so let’s look at them all.

11-10-2011
6 Facebook Stereotypes We All Know & (May) Love
The Smartphone Syndrome: Are We Becoming Too Addicted To Our Phones For Our Own Good? [Opinion]

The Smartphone Syndrome: Are We Becoming Too Addicted To Our Phones For Our Own Good? [Opinion]

Let me start by saying that this is not a rant against smartphones, or a call for everyone to go back to Nokia 6070s. I think smartphones are basically awesome and I have nothing against the basic idea of replacing our phones with mini-computers. My problem starts when the lines between fun and work, between alone and together, between communication and confusion – become blurred.

11-10-2011
The Smartphone Syndrome: Are We Becoming Too Addicted To Our Phones For Our Own Good? [Opinion]
How To Control Your Privacy With The Facebook Timeline

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How To Control Your Privacy With The Facebook Timeline

While the new Facebook timeline looks fantastic, there are a few privacy concerns worth keeping in mind. For most people, certain things will need adjusting before you can be completely sure that your posts aren’t being exposed to the public unintentionally. We’ll take you through some of the major things you should check.

11-10-2011
How To Control Your Privacy With The Facebook Timeline
Steve Jobs Scams Spread Via Social Networking [News]

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Steve Jobs Scams Spread Via Social Networking [News]

Online mischief-makers focusing on social media love to take advantage of your emotions. They convince you that you can see your Facebook stalkers, disguise themselves as political activists, and even use mourning to generate clicks. It’s no surprise, then, that scammers have been quick to latch on to the death of Steve Jobs.

11-10-2011
Steve Jobs Scams Spread Via Social Networking [News]
5 Fascinating & Inspiring TED Talks That Explore The Edge Of Technology

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5 Fascinating & Inspiring TED Talks That Explore The Edge Of Technology

Throughout history, humans have been absorbed by mastering the challenges of their time. Over the past century, developments have been moving forward in an evermore breathtaking speed. We call it modern technology and it has made things possible that only few people dared to dream about as little as 20 or 50 years ago. So where is the edge of technology at today?

04-10-2011
5 Fascinating & Inspiring TED Talks That Explore The Edge Of Technology
How To Enable Facebook’s New “Timeline” Profile Right Now Before Anyone Else Gets It

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How To Enable Facebook’s New “Timeline” Profile Right Now Before Anyone Else Gets It

Yesterday Facebook announced a host of new features in what was described by industry observers as the biggest shakeup in Facebook’s history. Most of these changes are obviously due to the emerging and growing threat from Google Plus, and one of the features that Mark Zuckerberg introduced was the radical redesign of the profile page. It’s called the “timeline”.

23-09-2011
How To Enable Facebook’s New “Timeline” Profile Right Now Before Anyone Else Gets It
How To Use Twitter To Organize A Protest [Opinion]

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How To Use Twitter To Organize A Protest [Opinion]

The placard is old-world. If you want to raise a hue and cry, there’s nothing better than social networking to voice your protests. Causes have found a new venue on Twitter and Facebook. The ‘Arab Spring’ showed the world that civil resistance has got a new weapon in the form of Twitter.

20-09-2011
How To Use Twitter To Organize A Protest [Opinion]
The 6 Best Sub-Reddits You Should Be Checking On A Regular Basis

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The 6 Best Sub-Reddits You Should Be Checking On A Regular Basis

I have made it known that, other than MakeUseOf, Reddit is my absolute favorite website on the Internet. I have lost track of the amount of hours I have spent hanging around the darkest corners of the Reddit universe. Reddit is nice and neatly divided into Sub-Reddits, but for the uninitiated user who doesn’t know what Sub-Reddits they should be checking, this can be very intimidating.

14-09-2011
The 6 Best Sub-Reddits You Should Be Checking On A Regular Basis
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