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Flurking Facebook
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word, growing in popularity among pre-teens and teens, to describe the act of lurking or creeping on social media sites like Facebook.

ARTICLES | FEBRUARY 10, 2017

Facebook and Digital Abuse
Despite security measures, it is surprisingly easy to create a fake social media account in order to torment a victim.

ARTICLES | FEBRUARY 2, 2017

Cyber Psychology & Gender Switching
Surprisingly, it is men who more often engage in gender swapping, though some women will also experiment.

ARTICLES | JANUARY 21, 2017

Shopping Mall Selfies - Really?
While it may seem like harmless fun, taking shopping mall selfies could actually put you and others in danger.

ARTICLES | DECEMBER 1, 2016

We’re Still Not Ready for Social Media
Parents have allowed computers and smart phones to become electronic babysitters, and a punishment tool.

ARTICLES | APRIL 2, 2017

The Narrative, Psychopaths and Social Networks
Surprisingly, it is men who more often engage in gender swapping, though some women will also experiment.

ARTICLES | APRIL 5, 2017

How Social Networks Have Changed Our World
When you look at the state of social networks today, it’s amazing to see how far they’ve come in just five short years.

ARTICLES | APRIL 1, 2017

Can You See Me Now?
While it may seem like harmless fun, taking shopping mall selfies could actually put you and others in danger.

ARTICLES | OCTOBER 1, 2016

The Era of “Me”
So what is feeding this need to be seen?  Some experts would have you think it’s an addiction.

ARTICLES | NOVEMBER 1, 2016

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ARTICLES | SEPTEMBER 2, 2016

Social Networking vs. Social Engineering
Some may pooh-pooh the notion that big business or government or some combination of the both is trying to run our lives but, in fact, if you look closely you’ll see that this is legitimately being put into practice.

ARTICLES | FEBRUARY 4, 2016

Disinformation and Alternative News Sites
Some of the links in online posts are designed to send viruses to your computer that can allow hackers to gain access to your personal information.

Does Social Media Affect Personal Relationships?
With the membership base of popular social networking sites running into hundreds of millions, it is safe to say that an extremely large number of people in the world are drawn into the addictively exciting world of social media.

Social Media Relationships
Studies show that a significant number of social networking website users spend more time with their online friends than they do with their offline friends.

Internet Addiction Disorder
Certain activities performed on websites, especially gaming and social networking sites, have the potential to significantly alter normal functioning of the mind.  This is not good news for teenagers and young adults whose minds are still growing.

ARTICLES | OCTOBER 20, 2015

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ARTICLES | JULY 11, 2015

ARTICLES | AUGUST 1, 2016

Social Networking and Privacy
Social networking privacy concerns are relevant issues in today's world. No matter how careful you are about the information you choose to share, it is possible for your private conversations to be distributed worldwide.

Social Networking - A Time Trap?
You click on links and read one post after another. Hours can pass without you even being aware of it.

ARTICLES | JANUARY 15, 2016

Video Mobile Dating - Developing dating apps for phones made sense because of the popularity of online dating websites like Match.com and Plenty of Fish.  The mobile apps have only been around for a couple of years, but there are already dozens of different ones to choose from.

ARTICLES | JANUARY 16, 2015

Social Media and Mental Health
What do online social networks do to the brain? Is it safe for kids to be “connected” for hours on end? Here’s what parents need to know about the subject.

ARTICLES | JANUARY 8, 2015

How Mobile Social Apps Work
The popular online dating websites also have mobile apps. Match.com, which started online in 1995, and eHarmony, which has been around since 2004, have apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and other Smartphones.

ARTICLES | JANUARY 17, 2015

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What Is Social Networking?
When it comes to online social networking, websites are commonly used. These websites are known as social sites, and function like an online community of internet users.

ARTICLES | DECEMBER 19, 2012

Should You Join a Social Network?
Parents have allowed computers and smart phones to become electronic babysitters, and a punishment tool.

ARTICLES | DECEMBER 19, 2012

Creating Your Profile
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Although it may seem easy enough to create a profile, there are many internet users who are unsure exactly what they should and should not include.

ARTICLES | JANUARY 13, 2012

Finding Love Online
What sets online dating websites apart from traditional social networking sites is that all the members in a dating website community are generally looking for a relationship.

ARTICLES | JANUARY 13, 2012

Mobile Social Networking
According to surveys conducted in 2010, 30% of smart phone users accessed various social networks using their cell phones.

ARTICLES | JANUARY 13, 2012

Creating Your Own Social Site
Are you thinking about developing your own  social site or creating a stand-alone community social site?

ARTICLES | JANUARY 23, 2013

Cyber Bullying
Cyberbullying is a form of harassment that makes use of the latest technology. Primarily the harassment occurs on the web, but today's smart phones are being used to harass people, too.

ARTICLES | MARCH 1, 2013

Is Your Child a Bully?
Problems at home can cause children to act up at school. A divorce or death in the family has a tremendous impact on children and teens.


ARTICLES | APRIL 6, 2013

Social Networking for the Dead
Technology has changed our lives in many ways.  It has even changed the way we share the news of a death and what the dead are able to leave behind.

ARTICLES | APRIL 9, 2013

ARTICLES | MARCH 11, 2013

Social Sites That Help
There are social sites for everything from helping to make you smarter to educating people on the truth about alcohol and marijuana to ending world hunger and poverty.

ARTICLES | MAY 19, 2014

Social Networking and Crime
There are social sites for everything from helping to make you smarter to educating people on the truth about alcohol and marijuana to ending world hunger and poverty.

ARTICLES | MAY 1, 2014

Cyber Stalking
According to The National Center for Victims of Crime, "cyber stalking" is threatening communication or unwanted advances directed at another person using the Internet via social networking or dating sites.

ARTICLES | APRIL 1, 2014

Social Networking for Work
Getting "connected" is a very important aspect of job hunting and equally important is portraying a positive online persona.

ARTICLES | MARCH 1, 2014

Identity Theft
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our goal at all times should be to protect your personal information, your social security number, mailing address, bank account numbers, credit card numbers and your passwords.

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