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Study says it’s common for people to check on their ex-lovers via social media

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FacebookDo you check on your ex-girlfriend on Facebook? If you said “yes,” you aren’t alone!

According to a recent study about the World Wide Web, it’s common for individuals to use social media sites to monitor the lives of their ex-partners. Most of the time, people keep themselves updated by viewing ex-lovers’ photos, videos, and other uploads.

“Prior to social networking tools, it was more difficult to monitor a former partner’s life,” explained Dr. Brenda K. Wiederhold, editor-in-chief of Cyberpsychology. “While social networking provides many positives, the ability to conduct interpersonal electronic surveillance may lead some individuals to suffer with prolonged feelings of uncertainty after a relationship ends. These results presented here should, however, be interpreted with caution, since the sample was comprised of heterosexual college students and may not extend to other groups.”

For more on the study, please visit this link.


Company unveils top 15 cities in US for social media jobs

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Social Media JobsIndeed.com—the biggest job site in the world—recently unveiled the top cities in the United States for social media jobs.

As expected, San Francisco and New York ranked among the top cities for jobs related to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. Still, some of the other locations may surprise you.

New York is the top location for social media jobs. Not only that, the city that never sleeps has a tremendous lead to the next cities in the ranking.

“We’ve seen social media go from the dorm room to the boardroom in the last decade,” commented Amy Crow, communications director of Indeed.com. “Jobs with ‘social media’ in the title really only tell part of the story—13 times that many jobs include ‘social media’ in the job description … including marketing, customer service, product design, and human resources.”

According to Indeed.com, the top 15 cities in US (in order of ranking) for social media jobs are:

(1)    New York, NY (1,938)
(2)    San Francisco, CA (869)
(3)    Chicago, IL (575)
(4)    Los Angeles, CA (545)
(5)    Washington, DC (463)
(6)    Atlanta, GA (416)
(7)    Boston, MA (386)
(8)    Seattle, WA (324)
(9)    Austin, TX (304)
(10)    San Diego, CA (190)
(11)    Houston, TX (178)
(12)    Portland, OR (157)
(13)    Dallas, TX (157)
(14)    Phoenix, AZ (157)

Indeed.com has around 16-million jobs, and has become one of the most popular job sites in the world—posting 100-million unique visitors last March.

Source: www.venturebeat.com


Teenagers use social media to hitch a ride home

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Online HitchhikingTeenagers aren’t only using social media to connect with their friends. They’re also using the platform to find out more about transportation. And, according to some analysts, this information access has its risks.

In a report from turnto23.com, some students post status messages that say they need a ride home. Unfortunately, these types of status updates can be used against them by assailants that monitor the social media stratosphere.

According to a student, taking a taxi cab is very expensive compared to hitching a ride with a friend.

Posting transportation status messages is becoming very prevalent among the youth.

Crime prevention specialists say that technology is partly to blame for the excessive sharing of information online. Teenagers tend to ignore the risks of posting such messages due to the convenience of smartphones.

In addition, investigators confirm that online hitchhiking is an emerging trend around the nation.

“There are websites dedicated to these ride shares and all you need is an e-mail account,” commented Ashley Glover, a Crime Prevention Specialist from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

In these sites, inappropriately configured privacy setups can spell the difference between sharing information to personal contacts and unveiling it to strangers.

“As parents we need to be more responsible,” continued Glover. “We need to check what our kids are putting on their Twitter, on their Facebook.  They need to have those things private, I know its hard, but we just have to monitor everything that they do, their phones, their texts even.”

Source: turnto23.com


Elemental screens at The Music Hall

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Elemental“Elemental” will be showing at The Music Hall’s Historic Theater on August 22, 2013.

The documentary follows the story of three outsiders: Rajendra Singh, an official of the Indian government; Activist Eriel Deranger; and Jay Harman, an inventor. The three are obsessed with nature and are decided on changing the status quo. Each of these individuals tackle global issues related to water and climate change.

Tickets can be purchased online and at the ticket booth.

Participating sponsors include: The Rosa Restaurant, News Radio 96.7, Allergy Associates of New Hampshire, Calvert Investments, Rudi’s Portsmouth, People’s United Bank, and PortsmoutNH.com

For more information, please visit The Music Hall.


Kidnapping victim reveals her horrific story on ask.fm

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Hannah AndersonHannah Anderson recently went on ask.fm, the question-and-answer social media site, to talk about her kidnapping fiasco.

Anderson, who was abducted by James DiMaggio, answered questions on ask.fm under the name @Hannahbanana722.

The teenager went missing on August 3 and was suspected to have been kidnapped by DiMaggio, who allegedly killed Anderson’s mother and her younger brother. Hannah was found by FBI agents in Idaho and DiMaggio was killed during the rescue operation.

Via ask.fm, Anderson confirmed that he did not willingly go with her assailant. She also described that DiMaggio tied up her brother and mother in the garage before setting their house on fire.

“I wish I could go back in time and risk my life to try and save theirs,” said Hannah. “. I will never forgive myself for not trying harder to save them.”

During her abduction, Hannah said that DiMaggio threatened to kill her and anyone who tried to help her. And when she was asked whether she preferred if DiMaggio would’ve been arrested and tried, she said that she’s glad that he was shot. “He deserved what he got,” said Hannah.

When Hannah was asked if DiMaggio raped her, she refused to comment.

For more information, please visit uinterview news.


AFL footballers are targets of comprehensive social media hackers

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Dale ThomasFootball players from the AFL are apparently prime targets for social media hackers.

Dale Thomas is the latest victim of social media hacking. Thomas mysteriously posted on Twitter that he was leaving his current team, the Collingwood Football Club.

On Wednesday, Thomas tweeted: “thanks for the good times pies, decieded (sic) today that im not going to be here next year #futureandbeyond #carnnorrff #oobars”

Lance Franklin’s Instagram account was also hacked prior to the Thomas incident. Franklin’s hacker also posted that he was leaving his current club.

Liam Pickering, Franklin’s manager, issued a statement to clarify the issue.

Likewise, Dustin Martin of Richmond also had his Instagram account hacked.

Source: www.afl.com


Showing off to friends on Facebook might lead to losing friends outside of the social media site

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FacebookDid you know that posting photos on Facebook can affect real-life relationships?

According to a new study from three British universities, frequent photo uploads on Facebook can damage real-life relationships.

The University of Birmingham, the University West of England, and the University of Edinburgh all pitched in to study the effects of frequently sharing images on Facebook.

“Increased frequency of sharing photographs of the self, regardless of the type of target sharing the photographs, is related to a decrease in intimacy,” said the report, which is called Tagger’s Delight.

The report also touched on Facebook brand pages and the subscribers who post on them. “While benefiting brand awareness and critical mass of a Facebook fan page for a brand, organization or cause, sharing photographs may be harmful to those asked to participate.”

For more on the report, please visit CNET.


Improving LinkedIn Marketing

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LinkedInEstablishing presence on LinkedIn can mean more business opportunities for brand owners. Aside from being a great networking and recruitment site, it also acts as a platform to acquire more customers for companies. This is not surprising since there are over 200 million registered users on this site.

Here are some ways to improve a brand’s marketing on LinkedIn:

  • Become an active user through posting targeted status updates, using slide presentations, promoting products and services, creating brand ambassadors from employees, customizing a company’s page, and building an audience of followers.
  • Join groups and participate in conversations; become a part of community building on the website.
  • Share valuable content like blogs, images, videos, and links that the audience will most likely want to share.
  • Engage with the people in the brand’s network through encouraging them to share and like content.
  • Create groups that can establish the brand owner as a leader in the industry. Not only does this develop relationships through interactions but can also potentially generate interest and inquiries about a company’s services.
  • Monitor the brand’s performance on the sight including the number of followers, the number of people joining the brand’s group, how often posts are being shared, level of engagement through comments, discussions and polls, number of clicks through the brand’s website, the number of leads, and the conversions achieved.

Blue Jasmine to be showed at The Music Hall

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Blue Jasmine“Blue Jasmine,” the latest film of legendary director Woody Allen, will be featured at The Music Hall’s Historic Theater from August 23 to September 12.

The film is billed by a capable cast, which includes Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, and Sally Hawkins. It also features Peter Sarsgaard, Louis C.K., and Andrew Dice Clay.

Jasmin (Blanchett) sees her life fall into pieces, including a divorce with Hal (Baldwin). She moves into her sister’s apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.

For tickets and show times, please visit The Music Hall.


Facebook helps reunite puppy with owner

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KuraLast week, a puppy was stolen from the parking lot of a Home Depot in Milwaukee. Just as the owner was about to give up, social media helped reunite her with her pet.

Owner Mica Chenault credits Facebook for finding her two-month old St. Bernard, Kura.

“If it wasn’t for Facebook or any of the social media out there or you guys, the media, I never would have found her,” explained Chenault in a related interview.

A thief broke into Chenault’s vehicle, which was parked in a Home Depot. The surveillance camera of the home improvement store caught the SUV leaving the lot with Kura.

Based on reports, a person found Kura wandering around the 50th and North. The person then offered the pet to a family, who willingly took in Kura.

Gina Ragland and her family welcomed the young canine with open arms, immediately setting up Kura’s food and beddings.

And they even gave her a new name. “We started calling her Lucy,” said Ragland.

Just when the Raglands were ready to make “Lucy” a part of their family, Gina’s daughter discovered a missing dog poster on Facebook. And it was undoubtedly Kura.

Despite her family wanting to keep Kura, Gina insisted on returning the puppy to its rightful owner. She explained: “I’m glad that I’m instilling that to my children. We’re just glad she has her dog back.”

“We have no idea where the dognapper is,” commented Chenault. “We have no idea where the car is.  But, I like to think he just got scared from all the coverage about this and he just dumped her off somewhere and a really nice family found her.”

Source: TMJ4


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