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Dork Cool: Brought to You by Twitternew

Four Macbooks and a motley assortment of cups clutter the table at The Bean and Leaf here on a cloudy Wednesday morning. The monitors flash with Twitter and Facebook updates while multiple conversations are being held over the din of the coffee house.
New Haven Advocate  |  Rebecca Lucente  |  03-30-2010  |  Tech

ChatRoulette is Hilarious, Disturbing, Entertaining and Oddnew

After a while, you become immune to the wieners. Because, after a few days, I found that there can be a lot more — more weirdness, more normal people, more frat boys, more interesting conversations — to than just perverts.
The Inlander  |  Leah Sottile  |  03-05-2010  |  Tech

Twin Cities Musician Finds New Life - and a Kidney - Through Social Networkingnew

When Chris Strouth found out he had kidney disease, he named his sickness Harold. It was a way to deal with something that might kill him, and the name was a lot easier to remember than IGA Nephropathy. When Harold overstayed his welcome, Strouth turned to Twitter.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Hart Van Denburg  |  12-09-2009  |  Tech

Social Networking is Ruining Your Summernew

Warm weather is supposed to be about perching on a saggy lawn chair during a backyard barbecue, swatting at mosquitoes and waiting for a turn at the beer-pong table. Unfortunately, I find myself struggling to balance my beer between my knees and my overstocked paper plate on my thigh as I furiously poke at my BlackBerry.
Boston Phoenix  |  Sara Faith Alterman  |  07-23-2009  |  Tech

The Iranian Uprising: Tiananmen 2.0?new

It took several weeks for the demonstrations in Tianamen Square to elicit international attention in 1989. Today, as hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Iran, we are marveling at the new tools of social networking and political orchestration.
Boston Phoenix  |  Peter Kadzis  |  06-18-2009  |  Commentary

Maybe It's Time to Commit Facebook Suicidenew

Blue-collar jobs that take place outdoors, involve manual labor, and don't interact with computers probably aren't at risk of Facebook abuse. But white-collar office jobs are a different story.
East Bay Express  |  Rachel Swan  |  01-15-2009  |  Tech

Embracing Skepticism in a World of Networked Identitynew

The real purpose of networking sites, we think, is to make it easier to stay close to the people you want to be close to, rather than perform for the world, and for that reason I actually Facebooked up last week. And will not, after consideration, blog next year. Facebook will work if I do nothing to it -- a blog entry is obsolete immediately.
Boulder Weekly  |  Dave Kirby  |  12-29-2008  |  Commentary

Exploring the Philanthropic Potential of Social Networkingnew

Against a backdrop of a Wall Street meltdown, ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the most expensive presidential campaign in history, reaching out has become much more than a process of tapping tried-and-true donors. So nonprofits around Charleston are increasingly tapping the philanthropic potential of social-networking sites like Facebook and MySpace.
Charleston City Paper  |  Dan McCue  |  11-05-2008  |  Tech

Welcome to the Twitospherenew

You've heard it mentioned by mainstream media. Maybe you even signed up for an account. What the hell is this Twitter thing all about?
San Diego CityBeat  |  Kinsee Morlan  |  11-05-2008  |  Tech

All That Twitters Is Not Goldnew

Now that the Rocky Mountain News has distinguished itself by Twittering a three-year-old's funeral, it might be time to dial down journalism's latest fad.
Boston Phoenix  |  Adam Reilly  |  09-25-2008  |  Media

Has Social Networking Created a Monster?new

It's easy to let our Luddite tendencies overwhelm us and lead us to think those on the cutting edge of technology have got some sort of neurotic obsession that needs a cure. Facebook took a while to catch on; so did cell phones, so did email, so did laptops and software and floppy disks and modems and faxes and IBM Selectrics.
New York Press  |  Bobby Julian  |  06-12-2008  |  Tech

Free Local Digs Help Couch Surfing Reinvent Hospitalitynew

The four-year-old non-profit Couch Surfing is taking intercultural exchanges beyond your token social networking tool. The web-based initiative facilitates connections between like-minded travelers intent on experiencing life abroad at a safe distance from all handicams and fanny packs.
Montreal Mirror  |  Michael-Oliver Harding  |  04-11-2008  |  Travel

Ask Hiba!new

How Facebook spawned an unauthorized Ann Landers at Middlebury College.
Seven Days  |  Cathy Resmer  |  08-30-2007  |  Tech

Hyperlocal Networking Site Prompts City Response to Violencenew

Burlington police crack down on violence thanks to an increasingly popular online social networking tool.
Seven Days  |  Ken Picard  |  07-13-2007  |  Media

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