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Facebook to Notify Users When Friends are Nearby

Facebook users will soon be able to receive notices on their mobile app when they’re near friends, signaling an effort by the online social network to play a bigger role in real-world interactions. Users will have to opt in separately … Continue reading

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Girl, 16, stabs best friend 65 times following Facebook argument

Girl, 16, stabs best friend 65 times following Facebook argument Anel Baez (right) was stabbed over 60 times after a Facebook argument got out of control. Source: Facebook Source: Supplied A 16-year-old girl is alleged to have murdered her best … Continue reading

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Study: More Time on Facebook Could Mean Worse Body Image for Women – US News

As if you need another reason to spend less time on Facebook. An international team of researchers has found that spending more time on the social media site could hurt a woman’s body image. The findings, set to be presented … Continue reading

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Social media: government sees and hears all

After the Immigration Department pressured a Sydney woman to remove a Facebook post, Noel Towell examines the extent of government monitoring of social media. In an office in the Immigration Department’s Canberra headquarters in early 2011, a public servant was … Continue reading

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Why I Quit Facebook And Why You Should Too | Elite Daily

I’m no longer on Facebook. I was for many years, but I couldn’t put up with it any longer, as I derived zero pleasure from it, yet couldn’t stop looking at it. I realize that I’m leaving behind the ability to see … Continue reading

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Kids to speak up about bullying | Sky News Australia

Mental health group KidsMatter is urging parents to use the national day against bullying to chat with their children about their online activities. About 2000 Australian schools have signed up to take part in the fourth National Day of Action … Continue reading

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How Facebook users are being scammed by ‘naked friends’

Don’t be tempted to check out your friends in the buff. A Facebook virus is currently doing the rounds promising videos of your naked mates. ANOTHER day, another online scam you should be aware of. This time, internet security company … Continue reading

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Facebook and Others Predict Life Events Based on What You Post | Russ Warner

More than 1 billion users give Facebook their personal info every day, including basics such as name, city, school, employment, relationship status, interests, events attended, etc. But in spite of the option to set your privacy settings to “high,” Facebook … Continue reading

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Unsocial Media: The Impact of Facebook on Building True Community

Originally posted on Julie Williams Armstrong:
Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net There are 1.3 billion users on Facebook and yet, I suspect that as individuals in a society, we’ve never felt so alone. Consider your current Facebook feed.…

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Charlotte Dawson found dead – bullied by “Social Media”!

A series of intersecting and stressful events formed the backdrop to the final hours of an already vulnerable and depressed Charlotte Dawson, who killed herself in her luxury waterside apartment at Woolloomooloo. The television presenter said she had never experienced … Continue reading

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