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Social Media articles

Some of the social media articles that have caught my eye in the last few weeks:


People will more pay for online privacy according Carnegie Mellon study.

Parents behaviour on Facebook no better than their children’s. University of Guelph

One-Fifth of Grandparents Use Social Networks [STUDY] from @mashable

Five ways to spot a social-media veteran

Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Someone’s Twitter Account:

10 examples of catastrophic use of social media from @mashable

Teenage web habits: slaves to social networking but not so keen on apps, according to article in Guardian

Video on social media facts and figures from Erik Qualman

50 fascinating Facebook facts and figures from @jeffbullas

9 Reasons to Switch from Facebook to Google+

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Text message support for smokers doubles quit rates. From the Lancet.

Twitter Chats Reveal the Future of Online Communities from

BBC Worldwide testing Facebook Credits to pay to watch classic Dr Who episodes

Murdoch: the network defeats the hierarchy. Comment from the BBC

You Are What You Tweet: Tracking Public Health Trends from Twitter Messages study from Johns Hopkins University

NIMH initiative · Thinking Globally to Improve Mental Health

Smartphone app from Ohio State Uni helps you find friends in a crowd

MIT developed tool to help teachers share best practice.


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