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Could Social Media Stop the Next Terrorist Attack?

This May 16, 2012, file photo shows a Facebook logo displayed on the screen of an iPad in New York. Social media websites Facebook and Instagram  have stopped working Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/James H. Collins, File)
This May 16, 2012, file photo shows a Facebook logo displayed on the screen of an iPad in New York. Social media websites Facebook and Instagram have stopped working Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/James H. Collins, File)

WASHINGTON—Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any...

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    Study Shows the Paw-Sitive Effects of Watching Cat Videos

    According to, a website about video marketing, there are more than two million cat videos on YouTube. People have watched these videos more than... Read more

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    YouTube Is Going Into the News Business

    As a platform, YouTube has long been a clearinghouse for raw, newsworthy footage from around the world, from grainy shots of protests during the Arab... Read more

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    Twitter’s Dick Costolo Stepping Down as CEO

    SAN FRANCISCO—Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is stepping down, after critics squawked about the social messaging company’s disappointing financial performance—and its recent stock slide. Co-founder and... Read more

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    Photo of Wedding Guests in Face Masks Reveals Infectious Disease Fears

    Wedding dress? Check. Tux? Check. Face masks to protect guests from an infectious virus? Maybe. A photo from a young couple’s wedding in Seoul on Saturday... Read more

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    Why Does Social Media Advertising Fall Flat?

    Social media use has exploded over the past five years, with nearly three-quarters of all online adults using some social media network. Leading social media... Read more

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    Beware of New Facebook Scam: ‘Your Account Will Be Disabled!’

    Another day, another scam — but this one might have the potential to rope in unsuspecting people at an above average rate. A new wave of messages... Read more

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    Kids Have Wise Advice for People Who Are Insecure About Their Bodies

    Have hope, America. Not all of your teens and tweens are down with the painful-looking social media phenomenon, dubbed the “Kylie Jenner Challenge,” that went... Read more

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    Kim Kardashian’s Documentary Aims to Be the ‘Intervention’ of Mental Illness

    Kim Kardashian uses social media as a tool to promote her myriad projects to her more than 31 million followers on Twitter and Instagram. But for... Read more

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    The Social Graph Won’t Save Us From What’s Wrong With Online Reviews

    In early 2015, the Belfast Telegraph sent reporter Kim Kelly undercover to visit Northern Ireland’s “worst” hotel—according to its on online reputation. Kelly reported that... Read more

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    Finally Someone Explains What Our Emojis Mean

    Since last week, Instagram users have been able to use emojis as hashtags, as the yellow-colored emoticons increase in popularity. Along with the new feature,... Read more

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    Why Too Much Facebook Can Leave You Feeling Down

    “Comparison is the thief of joy,” said former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. Spoken more than a century ago, Roosevelt’s words highlight a fundamental truth that... Read more

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    Facebook’s Weird State of Denial About News

    There will come a time when the giant American hi-tech companies which dominate social networking and internet search will be clear that they are something... Read more

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    Fitness Trainer Faked Instagram Photo, and the Internet Freaked Out (Video)

    Cassey Ho cannot be fooled by Photoshop. The same can’t be said of her hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers. Ho, the 28-year-old YouTube personality... Read more

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    DJ App Lets You Hear Everyone’s Spotify Playlists Together in a Room

    Free mobile app DJ-51 promises to make the music streaming service Spotify a lot more fun, if it can gain the traction it needs. The... Read more

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    American Kids Eat Breakfasts from Around the World and Their Reactions Are Priceless

    Getting kids to just eat vegetables is a chore in and of itself.  So, what happens when they try food from around the world? “I... Read more

  • Did Someone Just Open a Portal to Hell in China?

    A mysterious fiery hole was discovered by locals in western China, and now, villagers are afraid to go near it. The hole, which is a few... Read more

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