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What does social networking tell us about ourselves, what can psychology do to help us understand social networking?
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Israelis are now the world’s biggest social network addicts, says new report

Israelis are now the world’s biggest social network addicts, says new report | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Lots of things come to mind when you think of Israel -- the Dead Sea, religion and perhaps even conflict -- but now you can add social media addiction to the list, after a new report ...
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Facebook ordered to boost privacy after critical audit - Brand Republic News

Facebook ordered to boost privacy after critical audit - Brand Republic News | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Facebook has agreed to a series of privacy improvements for millions of its users, including changes to how it retains data, following a critical audit of its operations outside the US by Irish authorities.
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Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites - Pew Research Center

Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites - Pew Research Center | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
A comprehensive study finds that almost seven-in-ten American teens who use social networking sites say that people their age are mostly kind to one another on the sites; another 20% say that they are mostly unkind.
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Introducing Your Child To Social Networking: Ten Must-Know Tips For Parents - Social Networking and Internet Safety Information for Parents

Introducing Your Child To Social Networking: Ten Must-Know Tips For Parents - Social Networking and Internet Safety Information for Parents | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
You’ve likely joined Facebook because you understand that social networking can be a valuable tool to keep up with family and friends.
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How your Facebook status could put you out of work

How your Facebook status could put you out of work | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Philip Landau: No more slating your employer online - firms and employment tribunals are finally getting to grips with social networking...
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Psychology Of Social Commerce Inforgraphic States 25 Million Pieces of Content Shared Through FB

Psychology Of Social Commerce Inforgraphic States 25 Million Pieces of Content Shared Through FB | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
For all marketing efforts made by a brand or company, the consumer is always at the heart of it.
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ADVANCES IN SOCIAL NETWORKING KEEP TWITTER ATWITTER | Social Media Profile

New developments in the tech world sometimes make mainstream news headlines, but they almost always generate major attention on Twitter.
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Social Networking and Education

Social Networking sites are, by definition, places on the Internet where people converge around shared interest or causes. The phenomenon has many players such as Hi5, Friendster, MySpace, FaceBook and Orkut.
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Global Media, Culture, and Identity: Theory, Cases, and Approaches (Paperback) - Routledge

Global Media, Culture, and Identity: Theory, Cases, and Approaches (Paperback) - Routledge | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
This edited volume examines the ways that global media shapes relations between place, culture, and identity. Through the included essays, Chopra and Gajjala offer a mix of theoretical reflections and empirical case studies that will help readers...
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BPS Research Digest: How listening to an iPod shrinks your sense of personal space

BPS Research Digest: How listening to an iPod shrinks your sense of personal space | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
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Top 10 Social Networking Sites and Forums

Top 10 Social Networking Sites and Forums | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
The top 10 social networking sites as of the first half of 2010 are not a surprise to most who use social media.
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Social media not yet effective in preventing atrocities

Social media not yet effective in preventing atrocities.
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Social media was the top online activity in 2011 globally

Social media was the top online activity in 2011 globally | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Social networking accounted for nearly one in every five minutes spent online globally in October 2011, ranking as the most engaging online activity worldwide, according to new research from ComScore.
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» Meta-Twitter Analysis Shows Happiness Trending Down - Psych Central News

» Meta-Twitter Analysis Shows Happiness Trending Down - Psych Central News | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Using Twitter, a team of scientists from the University of Vermont has created a happiness graph, which shows happiness has fallen over the last few...
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Alone On a Social Network: When Networks Aren't Social | Media Tapper

Alone On a Social Network: When Networks Aren't Social | Media Tapper | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Before the advent of social networks the internet was very much a place for the less socially gifted to find the social interaction they desired.
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TechCrunch | Microsoft Launches So.cl As A Social Network For Students

TechCrunch | Microsoft Launches So.cl As A Social Network For Students | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Microsoft is officially launching So.cl, the social networking service it teased back in July. And it turns out, it's not meant to be Microsoft's version of Facebook, but a social networking service for students built on top of Facebook.
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One million children across the world addicted to social networking website Facebook | News Fox

One million children across the world addicted to social networking website Facebook | News Fox | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
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Study: Circle of friends key to adopting healthy habits

Study: Circle of friends key to adopting healthy habits | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Interested in adopting healthier habits? You have a better chance of success if you find a friend with similar traits to share the experience, a new study suggests.
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Concerned about social media, teens - The Boston Globe

Concerned about social media, teens - The Boston Globe | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Concerned about social media, teensThe Boston GlobeQ. My husband and I are raising our two teenage grandchildren. Our grandson is 15 and recently started going out with a girl. They attend the same school and are Facebook friends.
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One-third have broken up by Facebook, text or e-mail--survey

One-third have broken up by Facebook, text or e-mail--survey | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
A survey by Lab 42 discovers that electronic means of severing a relationship have become second nature. It also suggests that people make a status update quicker after a breakup than when they find love.
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Could Social Networking Sites Help You Achieve Professional Goals?

Could Social Networking Sites Help You Achieve Professional Goals? | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Could Social Networking Sites Help You Achieve Professional Goals? (Could Social Networking Sites Help You Achieve Professional Goals?: Here is the short answer: yes.
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Facebook settlement will make all future privacy changes "opt-in"

Facebook settlement will make all future privacy changes "opt-in" | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Facebook is close to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that could end one of the Facebook rituals we've become used to: feverishly poring over one's privacy settings each time Facebook announces it has "simplified" the way users share...
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The Psychology of Social Complaining | RICG

The Psychology of Social Complaining | RICG | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
The Psychology of Social Complaining: "Complaining via social media maximizes the impact," Dr. David Solly, a ps...
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Social media networking explodes in usage on mobile devices

Social media networking explodes in usage on mobile devices | Psychology and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Minn.(MN)—the internet marketing Research Company, comScore, released one day ago results which reveal social media usage had skyrocketed on mobile devic (Social media networking explodes in usage on mobile devices.)...
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