Monday, October 29, 2012

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    • UK Cops Hammered By Online Disputes The Telegraph

      The police are devoting valuable time dealing with squabbles on Facebook, Twitter and other social network sites which could be used to tackle more serious crimes, it has been claimed. While most disputes are brushed off by telling victims to ignore or delete their tormentors from their social media circles, some are so serious they end up in court. According to The Mail on Sunday at least three arrests are being made every day for sending offensive messages via phones and computers, including harassment by ex-partners and hoax threats. ...Read the whole story

    • UK Official Urges: Lie To Facebook BBC

      Andy Smith, an internet security chief at the Cabinet Office, said people should only give accurate details to trusted sites such as government ones. He said names and addresses posted on social networking sites "can be used against you" by criminals. His advice was described by Labour MP Helen Goodman as "totally outrageous". Goodman, shadow culture minister, told BBC News: "This is the kind of behaviour that, in the end, promotes crime. ...Read the whole story

    • Youth Want Diversion, Material Gain From Social Red Rocket Media

      Luke Mitchell, head of youth strategy at research organisation The Beans Group, wrote on that the Youth Insight Report shows how social media users aged 16 - 24 years old do not want engagement. In his opinion, the brands that connect most with young people via social media content are the ones that use interactions to make consumers' lives easier. The reward for those companies that can do it well is clear - 97% of young people use Facebook and nearly half are on Twitter. ...Read the whole story

    FOMO: Fear of Missing Out

    According to new findings from the 2012 Connecting and Communicating Online: State of Social Media study, conducted by Harris Interactive, women are more likely to be a member of Facebook and to login more frequently than ...More