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Facebook and GLAAD team up to reduce anti-gay bullying

Facebook and GLAAD team up to reduce anti-gay bullying

[ 1 ] October 14, 2021

A new initiative has arisen between giant social networking site Facebook and The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), in an attempt to lessen the amount of anti-gay bullying that occurs online.

Industrial espionage fears lead to Porsche banning social networking

Industrial espionage fears lead to Porsche banning social networking

[ 0 ] October 11, 2021

Not long ago we wrote an article about the use of social media at work which found that in the U.K. 6% of employees spent at least an hour of work time a day on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. It was estimated that in the U.K. alone the cost of lost work time [...]

Facebook Rudeness Results In 16 Students Suspended

Facebook Rudeness Results In 16 Students Suspended

[ 0 ] October 9, 2021

Online social networking site “Facebook,” is growing in user numbers by the day, and as well as the site being a good tool for people to communicate with one another, it also has its downsides. For instance, posting rude and abusive comments on Facebook can have dire consequences. This is just what happened to 16 [...]

Google Me: One step closer with the purchase of Plannr

Google Me: One step closer with the purchase of Plannr

[ 2 ] October 8, 2021

Google have taken a step closer to starting up their social network with the acquisition of social planning start up site Plannr. Last month the Google CEO Eric Schmidt announced that their answer to Facebook would be called “Google Me” after reports that the search engine was losing ground to Mark Zuckerberg’s creation.

Twitter Copes With 1B Queries Thanks To Upgrade

Twitter Copes With 1B Queries Thanks To Upgrade

[ 0 ] October 7, 2021

With online social networking site “Twitter” becoming increasingly popular by the day, it has now announced news of an upgrade, in the hope of handling “faster” daily queries. Currently, Twitter sees an astonishing 1 billion queries each and every day.

Social Media: Vital Part of Home Buying Process

Social Media: Vital Part of Home Buying Process

[ 1 ] October 4, 2021

It seems that social media is impacting more and more on modern life than ever before and is being used in a variety of ways we could not have foreseen a few years ago. For instance universities are using social media programs such as SCVNGR and recently we even heard of a fire service that [...]

Tweet leads to resignation from TV station employee

Tweet leads to resignation from TV station employee

[ 0 ] October 3, 2021

Here at Online Social Media we often praise the positive aspects of social networking but occasionally there have been instances of people who have posted a comment and gone on to regret it. There was the case for example of the teacher in the U.S. who mistakenly posted an entry about her job on Facebook [...]

Son looks to social networks to find his dad's murderer

Son looks to social networks to find his dad’s murderer

[ 0 ] October 1, 2021

Mourning California resident Noah Edelson has been searching on social networking sites for clues and information in an attempt to locate this father’s killer and bring them to justice. 65 year old Steven Edelson from Novato was found dead under an almond tree on a beach in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica according to [...]

Facebook: Nurse Dies On Flight After Excited Update

Facebook: Nurse Dies On Flight After Excited Update

[ 0 ] September 28, 2021

Sad news today has been announced of nurse “Claire Aitken” who died Friday aboard a plane flying out to Barbados. For the friends and family left behind, what must have made the news more upsetting, is that Claire Aitken had updated her Facebook status just hours beforehand, announcing her excitement about the trip.

Justin Timberlake: Not keen on "social networking"

Justin Timberlake: Not keen on “social networking”

[ 1 ] September 27, 2021

Celebrity musician and actor Justin Timberlake has revealed that he is not that keen on social networking sites and the internet in general. This comes as a surprise as almost every famous person uses the net as an extra fan base. This comes ironically as Timberlake has just starred in the Facebook movie, “The Social [...]

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