Category Archives: social networking

Was ‘Charmine Chou’ a social experiment for case study?


Sexy FB posts get OFW in trouble with Saudi authorities ‘In the spirit of balance reporting, we are posting screenshots of the public posts cum explanation made by a certain Suzy Bautista, said to be a Master of Arts student … Continue reading

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Track and Verify News with Emergent


‘Emergent is a real-time rumor tracker. It’s part of a research project with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University that focuses on how unverified information and rumor are reported in the media. It aims to develop and … Continue reading

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UberFacts Makes $500K Off Twitter


‘It’s a blindingly sunny morning in October, and Sanchez, founder of the uber-popular Twitter account UberFacts, is sitting outside at a sidewalk cafe in Beverly Hills showing me a feature on the about-to-be-released UberFacts Android app. (An iOS app already … Continue reading

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Facebook Joins Networks with Disaster Apps


Facebook Can Now Help You Out During Disasters ‘Despite the frivolous nature of most social media interactions, Facebook’s latest new feature is intended for use only in serious situations. Unveiled today in Japan, Safety Check notifications are pushed to users … Continue reading

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Cost of Blocking Personal Wi-Fi Hotspots: $600,000


‘Here’s some payback for everyone who has felt gouged by hotel charges for Wi-Fi service: Marriott International has to pay $600,000 following a probe into whether it intentionally blocked personal Wi-Fi hotspots in order to force customers to use its … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Gun for Just $1,200


The $1,200 Machine That Lets Anyone Make a Metal Gun at Home ‘When Cody Wilson revealed the world’s first fully 3-D printed gun last year, he showed that the “maker” movement has enabled anyone to create a working, lethal firearm … Continue reading

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Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community


Promises Changes To Real Name Policy ‘After weeks of backlash over Facebook’s real name policy, namely from members of the LGBT community who have had their Facebook pages suspended due to drag names, Facebook has met with members of the … Continue reading

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