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11 Students Disciplined for Cyberbullying at Md. High School

Anne Arundel County Public Schools officials say 11 Annapolis High School students have been disciplined for cyberbullying.

10/30/2013

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Study: A Third of Younger Adults Get News From Facebook

A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. revealed that about a third of younger adults – specifically, 18- to 29-year-olds – learn about current events from Facebook.

10/25/2013

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Study: Parasomniacs Now ‘Sleep Texting,’ Updating Social Media In Their Sleep

The National Sleep Foundation defines parasomnia as “all the abnormal things that can happen to people while they sleep, apart from sleep apnea.” A new Swedish study claims to add two activities to the list – sending text messages and updating social media sites.

09/05/2013

Israel is looking to hire university students to post pro-Israel messages on social media networks — without needing to identify themselves as government-linked, officials said Wednesday. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

Israeli Government Hiring Students To Post Anonymous Pro-Israel Messages On Social Media

Israel is looking to hire university students to post pro-Israel messages on social media networks — without needing to identify themselves as government-linked, officials said Wednesday.

08/14/2013

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Can Your Social Media Image Affect Your Chances of Getting Into College?

How many admissions officers are using the internet to screen applicants? What kind of online behavior affects a student’s admission to the college of their choice?

07/22/2013

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Study: Facebook Posts Costing Young People Their Jobs

More than ever, posting photos or comments on social media is costing young people their jobs at an alarming rate.

05/31/2013

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Gangs Using Social Media to Recruit, Intimidate

An Anne Arundel County police detective says gangs in the county are using social media to recruit new members and intimidate.

04/14/2013

Capitalizing on the possibilities of the digital age, the Obama White House is generating its own content like no president before, and refining its media strategies in the second term in hopes of telling a more compelling story than in the first. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Flattering Obama Images Flourish As White House Media Access Narrows

Capitalizing on the possibilities of the digital age, the Obama White House is generating its own content like no president before, and refining its media strategies in the second term in hopes of telling a more compelling story than in the first.

04/02/2013

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NASA: Flash In East Coast Sky Likely A Meteor

East Coast residents were buzzing on social media sites and elsewhere Friday night after a brief but bright flash of light streaked across the early-evening sky —in what experts say was almost certainly a meteor coming down.

03/23/2013

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Monitoring your kids on Facebook? That’s so 2009.

After Friendster came MySpace. By the time Facebook dominated social media, parents had joined the party, too. But the online scene has changed – dramatically, as it turns out – and these days even if you’re friends with your own kids on Facebook, it doesn’t mean you know what they’re doing.

03/18/2013

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