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Social Media Today: Instagram Update, Messenger Milestone, Twitter Partners With WAM

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

11/11/2014

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Facebook Spotlights Fight Against Ebola in Users’ News Feeds

After donating $25 million of his own money to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is inviting members of the social network to join the battle.

11/06/2014

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Starbucks Employees Up In Arms Over Apparent Policy On Engagement Rings

Unhappy employees and consumers took to social media to protest an implied engagement ring ban at the coffee retailer.

11/06/2014

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The Dangers Of Digital Stalking

One in six American women and one in 19 men have experienced stalking at some point in their lives, and stalking puts victims at increased risk of being attacked or killed. In the digital age, many stalkers can track their victims almost anywhere they go, with terrifying consequences.

11/05/2014

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Gloucester County, NJ Session Aims To Arm Parents Against ‘Cyber Predators’

County health officials brought in homeland security experts who shared what they know about pedophiles and cyberbullies.

11/05/2014

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Local Expert Weighs In On The Role Social Media Plays In Elections

Social media, many use it to post pictures, communicate with friends, and even receive news, but does it play a role in the way people vote in elections?

11/03/2014

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Mysterious Vibration Rocks South Jersey Shore Town

Residents around Lower Township, New Jersey have turned to social media to confirm they were not alone in feeling the ground rumble Wednesday afternoon.

10/29/2014

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Facebook Creates ‘Rooms’ App For Anonymous Interactions

If you want to go where nobody knows your name, Facebook has launched a new app.

10/23/2014

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Philadelphia Woman Creates Mobile Site To Help Twitter Users Feel Less Lonely

The Lonely Project is a mobile website that displays tweets about loneliness.

10/12/2014

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GM Uses Facebook, Phone calls To Get Recalled Cars Fixed

Despite the heavy publicity surrounding the scandal, many drivers evidently haven’t heard of the recall or haven’t grasped how serious the defect is…

10/08/2014

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Facebook Vows To Be More Careful When Experimenting With Users

In a blog post, Facebook vowed to do things “better” and “in the most responsible way” when it comes to experiments on its users. But Drexel cyber security expert Dr. Rob D’ividio says the social network needs to go much further.

10/04/2014

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Drag Queens Get Apology From Facebook For ‘Real Names Only’ Dustup

Facebook has fulfilled its promise to meet with leaders of the gay and lesbian community after the enforcement of the social media behemoth’s “real names only” policy led to the suspension of several drag queens’ accounts.

10/03/2014

(Melony Roy's brand-new page in the Ello site.)

Alternative to Facebook In Very Early Stages of Ramp-Up

Ello has only been available online for little over a month, but it’s popularity is growing. It claims to be the alternative to the world’s largest social network.

09/30/2014

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Forget The Newspaper! Research Says 30 Percent Of American Adults Get Their News From Facebook

Newspapers are so last year, according to recent calculations from Pew Research. It estimates almost 60 percent of adults in the United States use Facebook and half of those users get their news there.

09/25/2014

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3 On Your Side: Making Money On Social Media Using Bubblews

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at a social media site where users post their thoughts, pictures, and videos online and get paid for it.

09/24/2014

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