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Twitter Releases Guide Of Do’s And Don’ts For Politicians

Twitter’s new guide for politicians and campaigns details the do’s and don’ts of using the social network.

09/20/2014

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Philadelphia Alleged Gay-Bashing Incident Could Draw Internet Sleuths Into Court

Should Internet sleuths who helped police identify suspects expect to be drawn into a courtroom as the case proceeds? Local attorney Michael Diamondstein says “yes.”

09/18/2014

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Facebook’s ‘Real Name Policy’ Has Drag Queens Petitioning For Change

Facebook’s “real name policy” is not new, but its enforcement is causing a stir in the LGBT community — specifically for drag queens.

09/18/2014

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New, Exclusive Social Network Launches Worldwide

“Netropolitan” creator James Touchi-Peters calls his new social network an online community for affluent and busy people.

09/17/2014

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Tech Entrepreneur Says Unplug From Facebook And Experience People

“Experience People” is a tour against digital addiction and it’s in Philadelphia today.

09/16/2014

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Facebook, Anheuser-Busch Team Up For New Birthday Beer Promotions

A new Budweiser promotion claims “Beer is the original social network,” so it’s teaming up with the world’s largest social network to help bridge the physical and digital world.

09/13/2014

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Ray Rice Abuse Incident Fueling Robust Victims’ Conversation on Twitter

A common response to revelations of domestic violence — and, specifically, the video of Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancée in an elevator — is, “Why didn’t she leave him?”

09/10/2014

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Parents Can Monitor Children’s Social Media Activity With mSpy

For $40 a month parents can find out exactly what their children are Snapchatting– through new software called mSpy.

09/10/2014

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Social Media Today: Buy Button, Bucket Challenge, Songs Of Summer

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

09/08/2014

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Netflix Gives Users More Control Over How Much They Share About Viewing Habits On Facebook

Netflix has launched a new social feature that lets subscribers suggest content to friends privately — a change from the current experience of sharing everything publicly.

09/02/2014

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Survey Finds Social Media May Discourage Free Expression When It Comes To Controversial Subjects

A new study finds social media may discourage free expression, rather than encourage it, when it comes to controversial subjects, even offline.

08/31/2014

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Philadelphia Based Social Network ‘Spotlights’ Cash Giveaways

Spotlight is an open social network — meaning you can see everyone’s posts, not just friends– but you’re only allowed to post five times a day and you can post anonymously.

08/30/2014

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LCB Still Assessing Local Impact Of Strong Earthquake In ‘Wine Country’

How did Sunday’s historic 6.0 magnitude earthquake in California impact wine lovers in this region?

08/28/2014

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Instagram’s New App Turns Realtime Videos Into Time-Lapse Speedviews

Instagram has launched “Hyperlapse,” an app that speeds up shaky videos and turns them into time-lapse sequences.

08/26/2014

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Parents Keep An Eye On The Pics Kids Share With Kuddle

Kuddle was designed specifically for children but lets parents monitor what their children publish and keeps access to content restricted, preventing strangers from seeing and sharing pictures.

08/26/2014

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