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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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Seven Teens Charged in Annapolis High School Brawl

Five teen girls and two boys, all students at Annapolis High School, were charged for their involvement in an early-morning fight that broke out in the cafeteria Monday morning.

03/18/2013

Pope Francis has 1.2 billion followers in the Roman Catholic Church, but he's not following a single one of them on Facebook or Twitter. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Despite 1.2 Billion Catholic Followers, Pope Francis Follows None On Twitter

Pope Francis has 1.2 billion followers in the Roman Catholic Church, but he’s not following a single one of them on Facebook or Twitter.

03/16/2013

In this handout provided by The White House, First lady Michelle Obama announces the Best Picture Oscar to Argo for the 85th Annual Academy Awards live from the Diplomatic Room of the White House on Feb. 24, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

First Lady: ‘Absolutely Not Surprising’ I Was Criticized For Oscar Appearance

Michelle Obama says it was “absolutely not surprising” to her that her satellite appearance at the Academy Awards ceremony provoked a national conversation about whether it was appropriate, after some conservative critics accused her of selfishly crashing the event in an attempt to upstage it.

03/01/2013

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On Social Media, Jay-Z’s Jab Trumps Katy Perry’s Cleavage

On music’s biggest night, social media networks exploded with commentary, making the 55th GRAMMY Awards this year’s second-most popular event with close to 15.5 million interactions as reported by Trendrr, a social TV analytics provider […]

02/11/2013

A Pew Research Center study finds that 61 percent of Facebook users leave the social media website on weeks-long hiatuses each year. (Photo credit - TED ALJIBE/AFP/GettyImages)

Study: 61 Percent Of Facebook Users Leave Site For Weeks At A Time

A report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project found that some 61 percent of Facebook users had taken a hiatus of at least several weeks for myriad reasons, whether they were weary from an onslaught of gossip, or for the more pious, the arrival of Lent.

02/06/2013

File photo of the Twitter homepage. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Celebrity Twitter Accounts Opt For Silence After NRA Statement

Actors, musicians, athletes and other famous personalities took the Internet to make their voices and political sentiments heard during the Presidential election. But during yesterday’s press conference hosted by the National Rifle Association, many of those voices were uncharacteristically quiet.

12/22/2012

The National Rifle Association has maintained social media silence since the elementary school shootings last Friday. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

NRA Shuts Down Facebook, No Tweets Since School Shooting

National Rifle Association officials have kept quiet in the wake of Friday’s elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and they also shut down their Facebook page and have not had any Twitter activity since Friday morning.

12/17/2012

According to Pew Research Center, social media use is on the rise within politics -- composed largely of young people.. (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Political Social Media Use Leans To Liberal Youth

Political elections are increasingly effected by social media use, and some groups are thriving more than others.

11/30/2012

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Opinion: My2K

Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.

11/29/2012

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