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Some Notable Social Media Gaffes, Missteps

A feel-good Twitter request by the New York Police Department asking for pictures of people posing with officers quickly turned ugly when hundreds instead posted shots of baton-wielding cops battling protesters and taking down suspects.

04/23/2014

The IRS is reportedly gathering massive amounts of online data hoping to find tax cheats. (Getty Images)

Report: IRS Data Mining Facebook, Twitter, Instagram And Other Social Media Sites

IRA agents gathering massive amounts of public data that could be used in audits.

04/16/2014

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Psychologist: Social Media Causing A ‘Distancing Phenomena’ To Take Place

With over 73 percent of online adults now using a social networking site, social media has dramatically impacted the world in both positive and negative ways. It has left many people to wonder how and if social media can mentally affect people.

04/16/2014

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Twitter Tweaks Website to Attract New Users

As Twitter looks to broaden its appeal beyond its 241 million users, the company is introducing a redesign of profile pages that includes bigger photos, more user controls and a distinct resemblance to Facebook.

04/09/2014

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Social Media Helped in Probe of Md. Rabies Death

Public health investigators say they used Facebook and other social media to find people potentially exposed to the rabies virus after a Maryland man died from the disease last year in a rare case of transmission through a transplanted organ.

04/08/2014

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Whispers, Secrets and Lies? Anonymity Apps Rise

At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty.

03/24/2014

American filmmaker Oliver Stone took to social media to tout the “popularity” of Russian President Vladimir Putin while criticizing both former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush for the ongoing unrest in Ukraine. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

Stone: Putin ‘Popularity Soars,’ Both Bush Presidencies Failed Ukraine

American filmmaker Oliver Stone took to social media to tout the “popularity” of Russian President Vladimir Putin while criticizing both former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush for the ongoing unrest in Ukraine.

03/19/2014

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Poll: 40 Percent of U.S. Adults Use Social Media in Bathroom

TV viewers increasingly are watching programs on their own schedule, according to a Nielsen company media study released Monday.

02/10/2014

New Android app lets you see exactly how often you use your smartphone. (Getty Images)

Smartphone App Tells You If You’re Using Your Smartphone Too Much

Free Android app called Menthal gives you detailed information about your smartphone usage.

01/29/2014

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Selling Social Media Clicks Becomes Big Business

Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore “click farms.”

01/05/2014

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