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Social Media Today: Twitter Changes, Instagram Beefs Up Web, Google+ Removes Feature

KYW Newsradio Social Media Editor Melony Roy reports on what’s trending around the region and the world.

07/21/2015

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Pew Study: More People Are Using Facebook And Twitter For News

These findings come at a time when social network are increasing their emphasis on news.

07/21/2015

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New Service Allows Prospective College Students To Showcase Themselves Online

High school students: are you ready for your close-up? There’s a new way to make the case to college admissions officers.

07/21/2015

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Technology Takes Center Stage At Girl’s Summer Camp In Philly

Small groups of girls, ages 11-15, practiced the pitch they’ll make for the apps they’ve been working on.

07/19/2015

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TweetDeck Stops Working For Many Users

Twitter’s Web app for managing multiple feeds and accounts stopped working for many users Thursday morning.

07/16/2015

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New Program To Bring Broadband Service To Low Income Families In Philadelphia And Camden

Philadelphia and Camden are among the 27 cities selected for a new White House initiative to expand internet access in low income households.

07/15/2015

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Report: Philadelphia Has The 5th Most Diverse STEM Workforce In The Country

Looking for a job in STEM — or science, math, engineering and tech? Philadelphia is a good place to be.

07/15/2015

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TV? What TV? Comcast Gearing Up Online Streaming Service

The service is expected to be up and running in Seattle, Chicago, and Boston by the end of the summer, with service offered in our area in early 2016.

07/13/2015

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Police: Man Charged In Connection With Rape Of 15-Year-Old At Newark, Del. Motel

According to police, an investigation revealed the teen had befriended the 39-year-old suspect, William A. Burrows, through social media in November 2014, and the two had communicated until they met in person in the beginning of July 2015.

07/13/2015

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University Of Pennsylvania Using Social Media To Study Heart Health

The University of Pennsylvania has received a federal grant from the National Institute of Health to study the correlation between Twitter behavior and heart health.

07/10/2015

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Rowan U. Unveils Newly Expanded Virtual Reality Modeling Center

Rowan University is taking a major step toward establishing itself as a technology hub for South Jersey, taking problem-solving to a new level.

07/08/2015

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Facebook Continues Graphical Tweaks, With Nod Toward Gender Equality

Facebook is now updating some of its icons, giving its female silhouettes a slightly more prominent position.

07/08/2015

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BBB Launches Scamtracker Website To Help Consumers Fight Scammers

The idea reportedly came out of the Target data breach.

07/08/2015

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Hacker Attacks NJ Gambling Websites, Demands Bitcoin Ransom

No player money was stolen and no personal information was compromised in the incident.

07/07/2015

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Social Media Today: Verified Profiles, New #HBD Feature, Hi-Res Pics

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

07/07/2015