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Social Media Today: YouTube Kids & Social Awards

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

02/20/2015

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3 On Your Side: How Prepared Are You For Digital Afterlife?

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at what to consider about the digital afterlife.

02/19/2015

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Facebook’s ‘Real Names Only’ Policy Drawing More Online Protests

Drag queens were first. Now, Native Americans have joined the chorus of complaints about Facebook’s “real names” policy enforcement.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

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The Prevalence Of Computer-Related Injuries

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Let me start off by saying this is not evidenced-based, there is no study I am referring to – just my own experience seeing patients every […]

02/18/2015

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What Happens To Your Social Media Account After You Die? Facebook Rolls Out ‘Legacy Contact’ Feature

The feature is called “legacy contact” and appears in Facebook’s security settings menu.

02/13/2015

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New Facebook Feature Lets Users Determine What Happens To Their Account After They Die

The feature is called “legacy contact,” and it appears in Facebook’s security settings menu.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

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Facebook’s New Facial Recognition Algorithm Draws Attention From Privacy Experts

According to Science magazine, Facebook’s facial-recognition technology is now “as accurate as a human being at a few constrained facial recognition tasks.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

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Police: Pa. Teen Posed As Female Online To Get Nude Photos

By Matt Rivers TOBYHANNA TWP., Pa., (CBS) – An alleged Facebook extortion plot – foiled. Police say a teenager is charged with tricking dozens of boys into sharing naked pictures of themselves. Police say it […]

02/04/2015

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Police: Pa. Teen Posed As Woman Online To Get Nude Photos And Gift Cards

Police say a 14-year-old Pennsylvania boy posed as a woman on Facebook to trick dozens of other boys into sending him nude photos and gift cards.

02/03/2015

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3 On Your Side: Teens Flee Facebook

A new survey finds that for the first time Facebook use is declining among teens. As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us, a large number of kids ages 13 to 17 are dropping off the social media site.

02/02/2015

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Facebook To Feed Users Location-Specific Tips As They Visit Certain Spots

The company says it is rolling out a new feature that uses your phone’s location services to provide more information about the places you visit.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

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Philadelphia Police Takedown of Store Robber Goes Viral, Generating Positive Community Response

On video, two plainclothes officers took down the suspect peacefully as he brandished a weapon in a Dunkin Donuts store.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

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Twitter Adding Video Sharing, Group Messaging Features

In the face of new social media competitors such as WhatsApp and Snapchat, venerable Twitter is rolling out two new features.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

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Facebook And Instagram Service Restored After Brief Outage Early Tuesday Morning

Both websites became functional again shortly after 2am.

01/27/2015

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Study: Women Who Tweet And Post Photos Are Less Stressed Than Those Who Don’t

The research found that frequent internet and social media use does not raise stress levels for either sex. What’s more, women who use social media or email for picture sharing were actually less stressed than their tech-eschewing counterparts.

01/21/2015

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