Facebook & Twitter Stalking: Court Orders May Apply!

You think life could never get more complicated then you read a news headline that goes something like this: Stalkers could be banned from Facebook and Twitter in major crackdown on harassment. In other words, there are talks about applying certain existing laws to limit stalkers from targeting their victims through social networking sites.

The Threat is Huge!

“Stalking is pernicious and can affect anyone regardless of their walk of life. It has a devastating impact on the lives of those who become victims.” Nazir Afzal, the CPS community liaison director responsible for stalking and harassment crimes.

Apparently, and after the many threats which seem to be brought to us by social media, someone put there foot down and said: The law must be applied to those virtual yet living networks! Prosecutors should issue restraining orders that “meet the particular risks presented in each case” and there “should not be a repetition of routine clauses”.

The Hidden Influence of Social Networks [TED Talk]

There seems to be word about a hidden influence of social networks which many of us are unaware of. Personally, I haven’t figured it out yet, however, Nicholas Christakis did! Christakis is an American physician and sociologist, known for his work on social networks and other factors that affect health, health care, and longevity.

I was always interested in knowing if anyone has looked into what effect virtual networking has on people’s lives. This is how I stumbled upon some studies by Christakis in the first place. In those studies, he talked the effect social networking has on actual reality and it was equally intriguing and important.

Here are some of his observation and findings:

FAIL: ‘Hack is Wack’ Video Contest — Learn Social Media by Example

Symantec is certainly a power house when it comes to anti-virus and security solutions and it is one of the top brands in the business but when it comes to its marketing initiatives let us just say that they are lackluster to say the least. Their latest surely has been born after an extended “brain storming session” between their marketing managers and hip-hop superstar, Snoop Dogg.

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EA SPORTS FIFA Superstars — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

EA SPORTS FIFA Superstars is a hugely popular game and currently has an increasing number of 4,892,926 monthly active users. Read more to see how they utilized social media in order to gain this popularity!

SCVNGR: Earn Your Right to Be Vain

SCVNGR: Earn Your Right to Be Vain

Are You Up For The Challenge?

There is something lackluster about social check-in apps like FourSquare, Gowalla and Facebook Places. Whenever I tried to use or checkout one of those services, I was always thinking about how letting my friends know where I've been is not exciting enough for me to use it. This impression of those websites not providing me with...

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What If The Internet Was Our World And Social Media Sites Our Countries?

What If The Internet Was Our World And Social Media Sites Our Countries?

Where are you from?

Looking over numbers and statistic for social networking can get confusing pretty easily, whether its keeping up with the number of users on each social media network or the new ones that are popping everyday. So that's why the people at Flowtown decide to something about it by creating this infograph that represent the 2010 social...

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Catfish: A Social Networking Movie Worth Watching

Filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story and decided to document a budding friendship between Ariel's brother Nev,a 24 year old photographer from New York City, with Abby (8 years old) and her sister Megan (19 years old) from rural Michigan. The story starts with Abby contacting Nev via Facebook, asking for his permission...

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Jimmy Fallon’s Twitter Hashtag Game — Learn Social Media By Example

Jimmy Fallon’s Twitter Hashtag Game — Learn Social Media By Example

Why stick to the old methods of advertising TV shows when you could use social media to do the rough work for you? I am sure someone out there thought about this and came up with the following plan: Integrate Twitter in the TV show and get tweeps buzzing!

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Halifax Holiday Matchmaker — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

Halifax Holiday Matchmaker — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

We will again be looking into examples of tricks and methods that online games and applications are using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making those apps as “spreadable” and “viral” as they are. Today’s application is: Halifax Holiday Matchmaker on Facebook.

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Hottest 10 Items Stolen Online [cool infograph]

Hottest 10 Items Stolen Online [cool infograph]

Top 10 Hottest Items Stolen Online Plus 26+ Interesting Facts on Internet Shopping & Fraud

People at superstoresearch.com created an interesting and informative infograph discussing credit card fraud online aiming at raising awareness of the issue and educating consumers on how to protect themselves from while. While the infograph is wordier than the norm it is well worth the time as it contains a lot of valuable information. ...

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