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Twitter: A Day in the Life [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twitter: A Day in the Life [INFOGRAPHIC] | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
This infographic reveals some surprising findings about what we share on Twitter -- and how we do it.

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You know you are obsessed with social media when...

You know you are obsessed with social media when... | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
It’s 4:18 AM. I just had the craziest dream. I have to tweet about it.

 

 

Sound familiar? Our relationship with social media has become an obsession. Whether it is Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram or any of the other countless social media websites, we are constantly checking and updating our profiles and statuses for the world to see.

 

If you are guilty of any of the following bad social media habits, you might be a bit obsessed as well.


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The Rise of Social Everything

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Within five years, I predict, the word social will seem as cliché as synergy feels now. Social connection will be like a dial tone, something we once expected to hear and now don’t bother listening for as we dial. What it represents is just there.


Between now and then, though, we have some growing up to do. We must get comfortable in our social shoes. Overcome personal and professional discomfort with relying on relationships to get work done. And do that publicly, as an intentional mindful function rather than something we’ve always done without notice or acknowledgment.

 

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http://marciaconner.com/blog/social-everything/

 


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AVG: Android Malware Is Pushed via Twitter and Facebook

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AVG: Android Malware Is Pushed via Twitter and Facebook...

 

“We detected a big increase in the use of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to target Android users. Cyber criminals are finding it very convenient to distribute their malware straight to a mobile device via these networks,” said Yuval Ben-Itzhak, chief technology officer at AVG.

 

“The growth of the Android platform has been phenomenal, which has not gone unnoticed with cyber criminals who have discovered it to be a lucrative target for their malware. In 2011, Google had to remove over 100 malicious apps from the official Android market, Google Play.”

 

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How To Decide Which Social Network You Should Use

How To Decide Which Social Network You Should Use | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

You don’t have time to monitor Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Orkut, LinkedIn, wait, Orkut? Exactly. There are literally kabillions of social networks out there just screaming to get you in as a user. Sure, Twitter and Facebook are the big ones that you’ve already joined. But are they right for you? What about LinkedIn? Or the upstart (and newly redesigned) Google+?

 

The following infographic from business consultant Zintro does a decent job summarizing the numbers, pros and cons, and what makes each network different. While it is not exhaustive (where’s Pinterest?!), it’s helpful.


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The power of Twitter

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How I became a convert to Twitter • The teaching and education community on Twitter is truly inspirational...

 

Twitter is a fantastic collaborative tool. As teachers, how often do we get to visit other schools? In my experience, very rarely. Twitter has enabled me to collaborate with teachers in schools across the country. Combine this with cloud services such as DropBox and Google Docs and you can create and share resources and ideas quickly and easily.

 

The site is also a great place for discussion. It is amazing how creative you can be in 140 characters. Teachers, academics, technologists and other experts come together on Twitter to chat and discuss a whole range of topics – you can follow and contribute to these discussions by using hash tags.


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Why Twitter makes you feel good

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Researchers at Harvard took the time to dig into our brains to figure out why 40 percent of our daily speech is centered around telling others what we think and feel. And the reason? Because it feels so good!

 

In a series of experiments, they compared the feeling one gets from eating food, getting money or having sex with the feeling one gets from disclosing information about oneself. The study revealed that the feeling one gets from all of the above is strikingly similar, they all give the same feel-good feeling. This explains why we tweet and update about ourselves so often. It seems that self-disclosure activates the mesolimbic dopaminergic system of the brain, which is associated with the same rewarding feeling as getting money or sex.

 

===> So Tweeps, now you know what to do when you have the blues: start tweeting and updating your status! <===

 

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http://twittercounter.com/blog/2012/05/why-twitter-makes-you-feel-good/

 


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5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health

5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

The Internet's reach is so pervasive, it feels as though it has always been around. The reality is that the web is still in its infancy, and we don't really understand the risks it poses to our mental health. In fact, various experts, such as Larry D. Rosen, a psychologist and author of "iDisorder," believe that personal gadgets are making us mentally ill and are exacerbating other problems such as narcissism, depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Other mental health professionals have already identified disorders ranging from "Facebook depression" to "phantom vibration syndrome."

 

Realistically, most of us don't have the luxury of disconnecting from the Internet, particularly communication professionals whose work depends more and more on it.

 

However, there are various things you can do to curtail the negative effects it may have and prevent digital burnout.

 

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Google+: Broadcast Your Hangout To The World

Broadcast your conversation to the world with Google+ Hangouts On Air. Learn more at http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/onair.

 

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Who owns your files on Google Drive?

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Google Drive's terms of service do indeed allow you to own your own files, but grant the company a license to do as it wants with your uploaded content. Read this blog post by Zack Whittaker on Internet & Media.

 

Within hours of Google launching its new online storage service, the terms and service have come under heavy fire by the wider community for how it handles users' copyright and intellectual property rights.


After Dropbox and Microsoft's SkyDrive -- the two most popular online storage services on the web -- Google was late to the party by a number of years. While Google needed no advertising to drum up support, what may hold back uptake is that as per the company's terms and conditions, the rights to the files you upload to Google Drive will be passed on to the search giant.


A quick analysis of Google's terms of service shows how far the search company goes in 'owning' your files, and how it can do anything it wants with them...

 


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Facebook Launches Groups for Schools

Facebook Launches Groups for Schools | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
In a throwback to its college-only days, Facebook has launched a new type of group for schools that requires a university email address to join.

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How Lawyers Use Twitter, Facebook In Court Cases

How Lawyers Use Twitter, Facebook In Court Cases | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are more and more becoming implements for legal proceedings. Courts have found uses for the social media for everything ranging from divorce proceedings to serving legal claims.

 

Given that many people broadcast the details of their personal life on such sites, tweets and status updates have become a repository for legal evidence.

 

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