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[24 Aug 2012 | 5 Comments | ]
Teens Standing up to Cyber Bullies on Facebook

It’s Back to School & Cyberbulling
It’s back to school time. Many schools will be starting this week or the next. It’s the time to think about new classes, new teachers, perhaps new friends, but also a time to think about the many issues in present youth culture.

One of the biggest is cyberbullying. According to a new study, 1 in 4 kids claim to be targets of cyberbullying, nearly 2 of 3 teens have witnessed cruel behavior online, but only 10% of parents are aware that their own teens are one of the recipients. Most of these attacks happen on Facebook where a whopping 92.6% of teens say cruel behavior takes place.

Internet, Video »

[21 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Apple iPhone 5 Promo Video’s Social Commentary

I found this iPhone 5 Promo video, hilarious, but in the same time a bit sad as it pokes fun at our media-centric culture. Although some of the lines were meant to be hyperbole, the social commentary can be poignant…

Watch & share what you think!

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[21 Jul 2012 | 11 Comments | ]
Can We Live Without Smartphones? Statistics Says You Will Panic

QUESTION:
How much time you spend a day staring at your smartphone?
How many of you have an iPhone but really don’t need it? Honestly.

Is it the first thing you grab for when you wake up in the morning?
The last thing you look at before you go to bed?

54% of people say they do all of the above. You?

Internet, Social Media »

[5 Jun 2012 | 16 Comments | ]
Should Children be Allowed on Facebook?

News is spreading.

Facebook is considering allowing children under the age of 13 to have accounts on Facebook.

Previously anyone under the age of 13 were not allowed to have accounts, though a Consumer Report study estimated that out of 20 million minors on Facebook, 7.5 million of these children were younger than 13. Among these users, 5 million were 10 years or younger and were not being supervised by their parents…

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[15 May 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
South Korea Undisputed King of Internet Speed. Again.

Last year we learned that South Korea was the King of Internet Speeds. Korea owned 6 of the top 10 fastest cities in Asia and the country AVERAGED 14.6 Mbps. Meanwhile only 4.4% of users in the United States were above 10 Mbps.

So what has changed since then? Have other countries caught up? Did someone steal the throne of the internet?

Nope.

Internet, Social Media »

[10 Apr 2012 | 14 Comments | ]
How the Internet is Ruining Your Brain [Infographic]

Internet Use & Depression Statistics
This has to be the ugliest, most mind draining infographic ever made. However, the statistics are interesting a relevant so put on your thinking caps, take off your creative sensibilities and check out the statistics below! Highlights written out for the faint of heart.

Internet, News »

[5 Apr 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
Best April Fools Day Jokes Roundup 2012

It has become commonplace for internet firms to get in the April Fools media fun. Last year we saw a few hilarious April Fools Jokes from Starbucks introducing the 128oz Plenta & 2oz Micra Sizes to Animal Translate by Google.

So what happened in 2012? Here are a few of the funnier ones from 2012. Enjoy.

Internet, Social Media »

[12 Mar 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
How Much Data does Your Child Use Per Month?

DID YOU KNOW:
Teens ages 13 to 17 use on average 320MB of data per month?
Adults ages 25-34 use on average 578MB of data per month?

During Q3 of 2011, female teens had reached 3,952 texts per month. Male teens were at a “paltry” 2,815 per month. Some people argue that social networks and easy communication access is lowering children’s ability to socially connect with others. Well…

Internet, Social Media »

[29 Feb 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
Is Being Hyperconnected Hurting or Helping our Children?

Why do high tech employees and internet executives not want their child online or using technology?

Does being Hyperconnected online through technology potentially hurt child development and even adult development?

A recent survey released by Pew Internet Projects asked technology experts about this issue… read on!

Art & Design, Internet »

[9 Feb 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
We Don’t Copy Apple’s iPhone & iPad Designs!

Apple has had a great impact on the design of mobile phones and tablets through the iPhone & the iPad.

Sometimes pictures speak louder than words. It was not that long ago that you could walk into a “cellphone” store and find some hundred varieties of phones that all looked completely different. Flip phones, slide out phones, long keyboards, no keyboards and so on. Apple has already disrupted the computer industry, the music industry, mobile industry and perhaps soon the TV industry, but in doing so, they have also become a leader in design. See for yourself.

Internet, Social Media »

[3 Feb 2012 | 13 Comments | ]
How Do I Get a Pinterest Invite?

How do I get a Pinterest Invite?
So people have been asking. This Pinterest thing seems to be the newest fad and Pinterest growing pretty fast. How can I get an invite so I can try it out or at least figure out if it is something worthwhile?

Here are two quick ways to do it!

Internet, Social Media »

[2 Feb 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Twitter to Censor Tweets by Country – You be Quiet!

Twitter has announced through it’s blog that it could “reactively withhold content from users in a specific country”. Basically, Twitter is saying it has the right to remove content if it is against the laws of a particular country or if needed by special request…

So the question is…
Is upholding Freedom of Speech important enough to break local laws?