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Facebook Platform for Sheriff/Suspect Exchange

Facebook Platform for Sheriff/Suspect Exchange

On Tuesday, Facebook provided a platform for Ohio’s Butler County Sheriff’s Office to seek suspect Andrew Marcum. Marcum was wanted in connection with a variety of crimes, including a burglary that involved safe-cracking, assault, domestic violence and abduction. Marcum, who is 21 years old, turned himself in after authorities posted a warrant for his arrest […]

Twitter Receives Threats From Islamic State

Twitter Receives Threats From Islamic State

On Sunday, a photo of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s face with crosshairs placed on it was posted on the site by Islamic State supporters, who meant it as a threat against the company for closing their accounts.   While terrorists groups such as ISIS have continued to rely heavily upon social media as a means to […]

Facebook Allows People to Live On

Facebook Allows People to Live On

There has been a lot of debate on this over recent years, but Facebook has now made it official that people can live on through the social media site. When people died, their pages really just stayed there as a place for current friends to remember them. However, things are changing considerably and it is […]

Obama Takes Action Against Cyber Threats

Obama Takes Action Against Cyber Threats

On Friday, President Barack Obama will announce an executive order to take action to improve how companies share details about potential cyber threats. The plan will help improve the communication between companies and the U.S. government when such an incident occurs. Obama hopes this will motivate the elevation of concerns on high-profile attacks that are becoming […]

Facebook to Provide Tips About User Locations

Facebook to Provide Tips About User Locations

Facebook has installed a new feature for users that will display on their news feeds and will provide information about the location the user is visiting. This new feature is called “place tips.” The new information will appear at the top of the user’s news feed and will consist of what their friends have written […]

‘Papa John’ Schnatter Denies Eating Pizza With Fork [Video]

‘Papa John’ Schnatter Denies Eating Pizza With Fork [Video]

John Schnatter, a.k.a. “Papa John”, is insistent that he was absolutely not eating pizza with a fork during a recent meal in Park City, Utah. The 53-year-old says that the whole thing got blown out of proportion due to less than stellar quality photographs, which did not properly detail exactly what he was actually eating […]

Twitter to Include Group Messaging and Video in Service [Video]

Twitter to Include Group Messaging and Video in Service [Video]

Twitter has announced they are going to include group messaging and video in their service to users. These are features that are currently assimilated into other social media services like Facebook and Instagram. So, in a way Twitter is simply keeping up with the Joneses. Product designer Jenin Kamdar explains that, for those who feel […]

Mean Tweets May Be Linked With Heart Disease

Mean Tweets May Be Linked With Heart Disease

Mean tweeters beware: posting mean tweets may be the most recent indicator of heart disease, says a recent study released by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. The study was headed by Johannes Eichstaedt, a student at Penn State, and published by the journal of Psychological Science. Essentially, what the study revealed is that those […]

Facebook Adds Voice Recognition to Portfolio

Facebook Adds Voice Recognition to Portfolio

Facebook has recently purchased a start-up company involved in Voice recognition. The company called Wit.ai is less than two years old. The start-up provides the ability for developers to combine the use of artificial intelligence and speech recognition in creating what are known as agents with which the user or consumers can interact. It effectively brings […]

Dalhousie Unversity Suspends 13 Students for Inappropriate Facebook Posts

Dalhousie  Unversity Suspends 13 Students for Inappropriate Facebook Posts

Facing a barrage of protests from students, professors, and the licensing agency for dentists in the province of Ontario, Dalhousie University has suspended 13 dentistry students for what has been described as misogynistic comments allegedly  posted on  the social media site, Facebook. The announcement was made by University President, Richard Florizone on Monday Jan 5, as some […]

Social Media Not Representative of Human Behavior

Social Media Not Representative of Human Behavior

Researchers at McGill and Carnegie Mellon Universities have published a study that targets the use of social media to collect data for scientific studies. According to their report, the data collected from social media should not be considered representative of human behavior due to a variety of factors. Things like manipulation of what users see and […]

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