According to a survey, conducted by VitalSmarts, and that which saw participation among 2,698 respondents, most online friendships are cut short due to users being disrespectful and saying offensive things to others. The survey also showed that 40 percent of users decided to end even their offline relationships after the virtual
University of Maryland’s SGA, or Student Government Association, is listening to students’ concerns using social media through what they called the “WTF” campaign, the initials standing for “what to fix.” WTF UMD can be accessed through Facebook or Twitter
Facebook Home may be focused more on new users overseas. That is because in the U.S., smart phone users are already bombarded with
Social Media Examiner, based in Poway, California, is hosting the Social Media Marketing World Convention this week. Participants are currently in San Diego to participate in the event, which features nationally recognized speakers and various
A man was convicted with online harassment after using her ex-girlfriend’s account to post obscene photos and messages, posting as her. Charges include “unlawful use of encryption,” and “knowingly interrupting an electronic communications service with intent to harass the
Social media is the new tool used by police to gather intelligence regarding gang activity.
As Sgt L.W. Spencer of the Newport Police Department, located in Virginia, puts it, Facebook is the new graffiti. In other words, gang members are using Facebook to represent a particular image in the way they make comments, update statuses,
A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project revealed that 61 percent of Facebook users have taken a break from using the social networking site for various reasons, including getting bored by it and being discouraged by all the “gossip and drama” happening on the site. Others said that they simply don’t have time for
Social media is a big thing in terms of Major League Baseball fans interaction. Like all major sports, this social media interaction is true whether fans are attending games at stadiums and arenas or watching through their television
Results of a study conducted by Cornell University show that people go to Facebook to be reassured that people care about them.
Jeff Hancock, professor of communication and computer and information science at Cornell, said that despite the common knowledge that Facebook is just a waste of time that leads to many negative outcomes, the social networking site can also give a deep sense of happiness to