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When more folks today seem interested in protecting their anonymity online, and are even concerned with the death of a social networking account following an

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PHILADELPHIA — Facebook. Twitter. MySpace. Cell phones. Blogs. Time thieves, all of them. Or at least that’s how they’ve sometimes been portrayed in news

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Privately Exposed: New Facebook Privacy Settings Betrays Users

Without providing a choice to opt-out or pay a membership fee, Facebook switched Darrins and expected us not to notice -- and your private life was opened up for the world to see.

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Nobody Puts Twitter in a Curation Corner

Twitter has fast become a land of curators. But where does curation go from here, and do we really want it to go there?

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A colleague of mine who works in the non-profit world made this prediction: “it’s my belief that, within the next year or two, Facebook

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — As the Internet’s microblogging superhero Twitter continues to balloon with 40 million users worldwide and countless apps like Twhirl and TweetDeck, the

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CHICAGO — Without advertisements or subscription fees, the micro-blogging service Twitter has had many wondering how the site makes money. Since Twitter’s creation in 2006, co-founders

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Music Scrobbling as a Panopticism of Taste

Among social networking sites, it's only Last.fm, only scrobbling -- which, once activated, operates entirely on its own, as an unconscious background function -- that channels the essence of Foucault's social panopticism.

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26 Aug 2009 // 6:05 AM

MINNEAPOLIS — Perhaps there should be a Miranda warning for social network users just as there is for suspected criminals. “Any thing you say, tweet, blog

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24 Jul 2009 // 9:40 AM

It’s foolish to say this without data to back it up, but it feels as though the Facebook fad is losing steam. Critiques of

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23 Jul 2009 // 5:32 AM

The publication of internal documents about Twitter that were filched by a hacker caused fans to express their outrage — before they hunkered down to read

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What has 140 characters or less and no Letterman? Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey talked up Twitter during a witty exchange Tuesday night on “The Late Show

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‘Lifecasters’ part of a growing group of social-networking junkies

FORT WORTH, Texas — It’s just before noon, and Jeni Searcy is sitting in her room, talking to a friend about driving to the Apple

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CHICAGO — You’ve created an account and started following some users. You may have even sent a few tweets out into the world, expressing how

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17 Jun 2009 // 7:00 AM

(Cliff Owen/MCT) WASHINGTON — Sen. Charles Grassley was darned annoyed when he saw that President Barack Obama was having a good time in Paris. So

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CHICAGO — Threadless—the Chicago-based company that supplies ironic T-shirts for the hipster crowd — has launched a new line called “Twitter Tees.” Each shirt, on sale

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1 Jun 2009 // 2:57 AM

Who are the top Tweeters? UCF grads created tracking site

ORLANDO, Fla. — When actor Ashton Kutcher and CNN were racing last month to see who could amass 1 million followers first on Twitter, many people tracked

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28 May 2009 // 12:40 PM

Twitter gives rise to a network of amateur comedians

CHICAGO — For about 20 years, Joe Schmitt kept his wit and off-kilter observations largely to himself, occasionally cracking up his wife and friends, but sharing little

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27 May 2009 // 9:59 AM

CHICAGO — The turning point came around November for Jessi Odenbach. “I noticed I was online more and more often,” said the 26-year-old Chicagoan. “I’d

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20 May 2009 // 6:44 AM

HACKENSACK, N.J. — The 150-year-old coffee brand has tapped into new technology to market itself. It may seem like Big Brother is following you, but

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Tibet House's 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrated Philip Glass' 80th

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"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.

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