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Five Celebrity Twitter Accounts You Need To Follow

in category of Technology, Lifestyle, Remy Carreiro

How much you enjoy Twitter is directly proportional to whom you follow, and how good of a tweeter they are. If you follow boring individuals, you get a boring feed, full of people talking passively about things they hate. But if you follow interesting and insane stars, you get to read about their interesting and insane lives. Is there anything better than those two things? I think not.

Here, for your consideration next time you are browsing online, are five celebrity Twitters you need to follow.Read More »

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Like a Yam Threw Up on a Stock Market Ticker

Yahoo’s redesign is disgusting.
Yahoo’s redesign is disgusting.

So all you really hear about lately when it comes to search engines is Bing and Google. Outside of that, very few other search engines thought of or even spoken about aloud Thing is, if you flash back ten years, it was all about the Yahoo!.

So what happened?Read More »

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Is Anyone on the New MySpace?

in category of Technology, Lifestyle, meanwhile on the internet, Remy Carreiro

So—is anyone on the new MySpace?

I suppose this could be the first one-word article in history: No.

As of right now I know, literally, not a single person that has been on MySpace since it relaunched.

The first mistake they made with their relaunch was keeping the name MySpace. It reminds a great deal of people of a more juvenile time in social networking, and that does not bode well for the community—not when most social media lovers are now immersed so deeply in Instagram, Facebook, and now Vine.Read More »

How Big Is Twitter?

in category of Technology, Lifestyle, Colleen Walsh-Jervis, social media, twitter

Twitter seems like a social media giant, but according to a new study from Pew Research Center, it comes in a distant second in the social media rankings. Even more surprising is that Pinterest is so close to Twitter in terms of the percentage of American adult Internet users that it could soon take over the runner-up spot.Read More »

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Bad Sleep? Blame Your Phone

In our ever-connected world, we feel the need to have our phones with us at all times. What if there is an emergency? How will you wake up without your phone’s alarm? What if your significant other sends you a romantic text and you don’t respond in a timely manner?

One-quarter of young people feel that they have to be available at all hours. These days, there is less understanding for those who don’t provide an immediate response, so few feel that they can let go of their phone, even while they sleep. Unfortunately, keeping phones nearby wrecks our sleep in a couple of ways.Read More »

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Welcome to the Underbelly

Did you know the Internet has a seedy black market? From child porn to organ sales, the Deep Web has it all.
Did you know the Internet has a seedy black market? From child porn to organ sales, the Deep Web has it all.

If you have never heard of the “Deep Web,” be prepared for a rude awakening. This is the underbelly of the Internet, the black market that is much feared and romanticized in popular media. It’s like something out of a crazy movie – but they do say truth is stranger than fiction.

The Deep Web houses the Internet’s most interesting and (usually) illegal information. These are the websites that search engines like Google and Yahoo! don’t unearth, because they’re mostly anonymous and unsearchable. Read More »

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Tweet Seats

in category of Technology, Lifestyle, Colleen Walsh-Jervis, Stuff you didn’t know, twitter

Tweeting used to be one of the worst things you could do during a live performance. Now, it’s not only encouraged, it’s rewarded. Some theaters are embracing social media by asking their patrons to send tweets from their seats during shows, even giving them free tickets for doing so. As a firm believer in shutting down electronics regularly (I’m easily distracted), I was outraged when I first heard this. But with some careful planning, it might just work.Read More »

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Settle for a Couple Cents

Did you get a sketchy-looking email from someone called “legalnotice” in the last couple of days? Turns out it’s legit – it’s all part of the class action lawsuit against Facebook because of those annoying “Sponsored Stories.” Here’s what it means to you and why you might want to open that fake-looking email – or why it might not be worth it.Read More »

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Alicia Keys Joins Blackberry?

Alicia Keys is switching jobs. Though her music career is still on fire, she is joining BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion, or RIM) as their Global Creative Director. No, not as a spokeswoman or a performer at launch events. She’s not the face of the BlackBerry 10 (though her involvement is definitely getting more press for the new smartphone) – she’ll be plugging away in the background to develop the platform.Read More »

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Work (Even More) from Home

Not all telecommuters are taking three-hour naps instead of actually working.
Not all telecommuters are taking three-hour naps instead of actually working.

The grass is always greener on the other side, especially when you’re looking at it from a cubicle at the office. Having the ability to work from home has many benefits, but few people have looked at the negative side. A recent study has found that telecommuters put in more hours, experience more stress, and have less of a divide between work and home life than their in-office counterparts. These findings really shouldn’t be surprising (especially if you’ve ever worked from home), yet many people still yearn to telecommute.Read More »

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