Tag Archives: social networks

Break the law and your new ‘friend’ may be the FBI

AP – “The Feds are on Facebook. And MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter, too. U.S. law enforcement agents are following the rest of the Internet world into popular social-networking services, going undercover with false online profiles to communicate with suspects and gather private information, according to an internal Justice Department document that offers a tantalizing glimpse of issues related to privacy and crime-fighting.”

See also, “EFF Posts Documents Detailing Law Enforcement Collection of Data From Social Media Sites.”

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A Look at Copia

Media Bistro – “[W]hat’s novel about Copia is the combination of eCommerce, eReaders, and social networking it offers. Consumers can buy eBooks, interact with friends, and manage content across various devices through the same platform. Plus, Copia is introducing six (six!) new eReaders to the market, which would be the last thing we need, if not for the interesting fact that all the social networking aspects are also accessible through the eReaders. Plus the Copia platform will be accessible through other devices, including iPad, iPhone, and as-yet-unannounced devices that will be exclusively powered by Copia.”


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Report: More newspaper research coming from social media

Biz Report – “Are you reading your local paper with a feeling of déjà vu? The feeling may not be a trick of the mind. According to a recent report, many newspaper reporters and editors are turning to social media for article ideas and research. The national survey, conducted by Don Bates with The George Washington University and Cision, nearly 90% of reporters use social media for research purposes.”

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Social Media and Young Adults

Pew – “Two Pew Internet Project surveys of teens and adults reveal a decline in blogging among teens and young adults and a modest rise among adults 30 and older. Even as blogging declines among those under 30, wireless connectivity continues to rise in this age group, as does social network use. Teens ages 12-17 do not use Twitter in large numbers, though high school-aged girls show the greatest enthusiasm for the application.”

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A world of connections

Economist – “Online social networks are changing the way people communicate, work and play, and mostly for the better, says Martin Giles”

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