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PwC Report: Consumers Use Social Media for Healthcare Advice
Apr17

PwC Report: Consumers Use Social Media for Healthcare Advice

A new report by PwC found consumers are increasingly turning to social media websites like Facebook and Twitter to find answers to their healthcare concerns, and that this frequently results in seeking out second opinions for previously diagnosed problems.   The PwC Report, titled “Social Media ‘Likes’ Healthcare”, includes results of a social media survey of 124 members for the eHealth Initiative carried out by its Health...

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Huff: Military Can Respond to Facebook Rants
Apr15

Huff: Military Can Respond to Facebook Rants

The U.S. Military is moving forward with discharge proceedings against Sergeant Gary Stein, a marine who severely criticized President Barack Obama on his Facebook page, following a decision by Federal District Judge Marilyn Huff to deny his request to block them.   According to court papers, Stein posted severe criticism, perhaps even what might be called outrageous slander, depending on which side of the political fence you sit...

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YouTube Gets Social
Apr14

YouTube Gets Social

Tom Pickett, a high level executive for YouTube, said the video sharing website owned by Google will make its website more social, integrating social networking across platforms, and is aiming to more than double its annual ad revenue in India and other emerging markets.   Pickett, who is in charge of global content for YouTube, was in India for a tour this week and told Reuters: “YouTube has been lacking great social features....

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Maryland Bill to Forbid Employers Requiring Social Media Logon, Passwords
Apr12

Maryland Bill to Forbid Employers Requiring Social Media Logon, Passwords

The Maryland State Senate passed a bill titled “Labor and Employment – User Name and Password Privacy Protection and Exclusions” which if signed into law would make Maryland the first state to forbid employers from requiring job candidates to provide their logon names and passwords for their Twitter, Facebook, or any internet account.   The synopsis of the bill, which is “crossified” with a House bill 964, reads in part:...

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Facebook Privacy Creep Shocks With Apps
Apr09

Facebook Privacy Creep Shocks With Apps

A new Facebook privacy encroachment, which may shock even the most carefree social media Netizen, was revealed by Reg “Raganwald” Braithwaite on Friday – apps which have been authorized by a Facebook user may take with it and use a myriad of personal information about that user’s “friends” including birthday, education and work history, location, hometown, status updates, and videos.   Just when you thought it was safe to go back...

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