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The Roots of Social Networking – Where It Began

The Roots of Social Networking – Where It Began

Social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace have dominated the Internet as the most visited websites in the last seven or eight years, beating out information centric sites such as Wikipedia and the search engines Google and Yahoo.  As it turns out, people have attempted to connect with each other through computers since the very […]

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How Many Sex Offenders are in Your Neighborhood?

How Many Sex Offenders are in Your Neighborhood?

I read a story a few days ago about a family who’s neighbor recently registered as a sex offender and I was curious to see how many registered sex offenders were in my neighborhood. I was amazed on the amount of sex offenders registered in my area – I found 103 offenders and 18 non-mappable offenders in […]

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Facebook Missing 370 Million Users

Facebook Missing 370 Million Users

Facebook bolsters that they have over 500 million users, but how many are active and how many of those accounts are duplicates or spam accounts? This is not the same as when McDonald’s use to publicly display that they served over 250 million. I am sure many of those were repeat customers and not unique […]

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Facebook Users Outraged or Just Stuck?

Facebook Users Outraged or Just Stuck?

On Thursday, Facebook experienced an outage for 2 ½ hours due to a glitch in the social media network’s database software. There were messages flying around the social network that the site was compromised by a group of hackers. The site was not hacked in anyway shape or form. Facebook users were outraged yesterday because […]

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StumbleUpon Etiquette 101

StumbleUpon is a great tool to share websites with friends. I have been a member and advertiser since 2004. I made many online friends and one best friend in person. I enjoy some of the content that is shared, but sometimes people take advantage of the system. Here are some of the things that will […]

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StumbleUpon WTF!

I am absolutely beside myself on how bad the moderation has become on StumbleUpon. I see many messages coming through my toolbar that look like (Please S.t.um.b.le if you like). What’s with the periods between words? The reason for the periods between words is to mask the actual message. It has been known that StumbleUpon is […]

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How to Unfollow who are not Following you

How to Unfollow who are not Following you

Are you following more people than followers? What if you could remove people you are following who are not reciprocating? You can! In fact, with a couple of clicks, you can unfollow who are not following you. There’s a new service called InRevTwitln that’s still in beta, but works wonders. Here’s how it works Enter […]

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Text Messaging to Aid in Crime Tips

Text Messaging to Aid in Crime Tips

One town (Elgin, IL), has launched an easier way to help police with crime tips that can be achieved using text messaging. I am thrilled that this technology is being put to good use. This is a step in the right direction to slow down the crime rate in Illinois. Police said they are hopeful […]

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All Birds Must Land Twitter Included

Twitter is more of a spam engine serving up all sorts of crazy stuff. What I don’t like about Twitter, if you are not looking at the dashboard you miss out on a lot of stuff. Go ahead and tweet an article and see how long it stays on the main page. This also depends […]

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Cyber Safety for Young People

The internet, e-mail and text messaging are now part of everyday life for most teenagers. They are great ways to find out information and contact your friends and family, but you should make sure that you use it safely. Social networking sites like Bebo, Facebook and My Space are very popular, but you have to […]

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Craigslist Who Are You Crapping?

Craigslist Who Are You Crapping?

If the intent was to extinguish prostitution from Craigslist, why not moderate the classified postings to begin with? This is just a play on words and nothing more. According to Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal – The Craigslist new section called “adult services” will be manually reviewed by Craigslist staff. I think they just should […]

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Today is Write a Story Day

April 27th is marked as “Write a Story Day” and for bloggers this should be called “Write a Blog Day”. Our blogs are stories, some short and some long, but they are stories. TechJaws passed a milestone, with its 700th blog post in only 11 months since being launched in May 2008. It has been […]

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