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Reppler: The New Social Media Monitoring Service

Reppler: The New Social Media Monitoring Service

Simply put, Reppler is a social media monitoring service designed to keep your social reputation clean and safe. It addresses three critical pillars of your social reputation — content, privacy and security. Read more »

VIDA: The Lebanese Online Project

VIDA: The Lebanese Online Project

The way we see it, VIDA Project is a unique approach to change. Moreover, since it is being driven by youth, the project should be able to have a strong impact only if the following points were thoroughly considered: Read more »

Death by iPod… True Story

A few weeks ago we published a post entitled: If You’re a Regular Facebook & Twitter Updater… Be Ware of the Consequences! At the point, I was trying to show our readers how the use of social media can be dangerous and even fatal at times. However, what I was lacking was numbers for proof.

Just 2 days ago, I read an article online which backs up that point and further stresses the point that social media and technology could kill you:

iPod Death Ad

iPod Death Ad

A 46-year-old woman has been reportedly wearing headphones when she was knocked down and killed by an ambulance last Saturday night. There is speculation she might not have heard the ambulance siren when crossing Parramatta Road at Mallett Street at Camperdown.

Apple’s Ping: Taking a Big Bite of the Social Media Cake?

Having set foot in the technology department through the MP3 player, the mobile phone and the computer tablet markets with the iPod, iPhone and iPad devices respectively, Apple just recently announced its latest expansion – into social media – with Ping.

Digg Users Declare “Quit Digg” Day!

The 30th of August, 2010, might be a day to remember for years to come: The day that Digg pays its dues and is sentenced to obsolescence for its repetitive crimes against its loyal users.

WTF: Are You Next on Facebook’s Hit List?

WTF: Are You Next on Facebook’s Hit List?

Three teens who were on a hit list posted on Facebook have been killed in the past 10 days in a southwestern Colombian town, officials say. Police say they do not know who posted the list or why the names are on it.

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Facebook’s New “Check-In” Service: An Illusion of Utopia?

Facebook’s New “Check-In” Service: An Illusion of Utopia?

I honestly think that we need to fully understand the repercussions of such services before engaging in using them. Remember life without social media: When the mistakes you did were merely stored in pictures on your PC? With a service such as this one, we are now entering a new level of fear, haunting and paranoia!

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Facebook Addiction Clinics to Open in the US… Rumor?

Facebook Addiction Clinics to Open in the US… Rumor?

As if it wasn't bad enough that Internet users were becoming so hopelessly addicted to the Internet in general, pop goes the weasel; Facebook! Facebook discretely takes over your life and alienates you from society. Some people really need therapy!

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Facebook Fiercely Occupies This Week’s Headlines!

Facebook Fiercely Occupies This Week’s Headlines!

Bye Bye Facebook!

What a "mighty" week this has been for Facebook! The Internet has been buzzing with news about Facebook to no end. So, in efforts to make your Facebook related information collection easier, here is a small list of the top Facebook news for this week:

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Hyves vs. Facebook: Creating Loyal Users & Catching Criminals!

Hyves vs. Facebook: Creating Loyal Users & Catching Criminals!

Hyves came to my attention recently through an article in a Dutch newspaper about how the police are using social media - in this case Hyves.nl - to help look for clues in the murder of a 55 year old man, who was found dead in a forest. The man was killed in a knife attack, his legs were separated from his body and was partly undressed!

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The Social Network: A Movie about Facebook

The Social Network: "You Don't Get 500 Million Friends without Making a Few Enemies"!

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