• Rise in Plastic Surgery Attributed to Social Media
    Social media seems to be driving an increase in plastic surgery, according to an annual survey of 752 members of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery conducted in 2012.
  • One in Three Social Marketers Dissatisfied with Results
    One in three marketers who use social media for advertising say they aren't satisfied with the results, according to a new report from Kenshoo Social, based on a survey of 105 social media advertisers who spend more than $100,000 per year on social ads. Out of this group 69 (66%) said they were satisfied with social media ad performance, versus 36 (34%) who felt it wasn't delivering.
  • Younger Investment Pros Get Info from Social Media
    Younger investment professionals are more likely to use social media as a source of information for investment decisions, according to a survey of 120 stockbrokers, financial and market analysts, financial advisors, individual traders and fund managers conducted by Marketwired.
  • Moms Stressed Out by Pinterest
    While Pinterest might seem like a place for caring and sharing, the female-dominated social network is actually stressing a lot of users out, according to a Today.com survey of 7,000 U.S. mothers: in fact, 42% of respondents said they suffer from "Pinterest stress," stemming from anxiety that they can't live up to the ideal suggested by images of domestic perfection posted on the site.
  • Social Media Makes It Harder to Move On When Relationships End
    Whether you are dumped or the dumper, most people will readily agree that it's difficult to move on from a failed relationship. It turns out we may be making it even harder on ourselves with social media, which has a way of constantly shoving painful reminders in your face in the form of photos, messages and the like. And for those inclined to wallow -- and I think we've all probably been there at one time or another -- social media is a virtual treasure trove of mementos suitable for morose, unshowered contemplation.
  • Terrorism Study Examines Self-Radicalization via Social Media
    The Canadian government is funding a study that will examine how individuals embrace radical ideologies leading to acts of terrorism under the influence of social media. The study, led by Canadian defense analyst and researcher Arnav Manchanda, is being funded by a grant from the Kanishka Project, a memorial foundation set up to honor the victims of a terrorist attack that downed an Air India plane, killing 329 people, in 1985.
  • Small Biz Embracing Social Marketing; Location-Based, Not So Much
    Small businesses have embraced social media marketing in a big way, but aren't nearly as keen on location-based social media like Foursquare, according to a new survey from Constant Contact, which provides digital marketing services to small biz owners.
  • Woman Facebook Stalks Self to Frame Ex's New Girlfriend
    Oh, what a tangled web we weave in pursuit of love! Or maybe not that tangled; actually, just stupid. Ahem. Oh what a stupid web we weave in pursuit of love! One Cheryl Nelson, 52, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been arrested and charged with stalking herself on Facebook in an attempt to frame her ex-boyfriend's new love interest.
  • Nine Out of Ten Execs Use LinkedIn
    Roughly nine out of ten (88%) business executives use LinkedIn "often" or "very often," according to a survey of 139 suits by DHR International, a corporate headhunting and management consultancy, as reported by BusinessNewsDaily. What's more, 73% said that LinkedIn is their favorite social network, leaving Facebook and Twitter in the dust.
  • Social Media Use Can Cause Marital Dissatisfaction
    While social media offers obvious benefits in terms of meeting potential spouses, it can also pose a threat to marital stability, according to a study of 24,000 married people by the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford. The study examined the impact of "media multiplexity," or the ability for individuals to communicate via multiple platforms, on married relationships. The theory holds that the more ways people have to communicate, the stronger their relationships should be. However the study discovered a contradictory phenomenon, as additional communication channels not only failed to correlate with greater marital satisfaction, but actually seemed ...
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