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Facebook generation loneliest among all age groups

Facebook generation loneliest among all age groups

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London: Britain’s 16 to 24-year-olds, the so-called Facebook generation, are lonelier than any other age group, even pensioners. One in three said they were bored with their lives, compared to just eight percent of pensioners, and 28 percent complained that loneliness was making them unhappy. More than a quarter revealed... 

Facebook and Twitter say social is the new normal

Facebook and Twitter say social is the new normal

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Boston: The social networking phenomenon has nowhere to go but up as computer use becomes more mobile, according to leading figures in the development of the popular sites Facebook and Twitter. “Two to five years from now, the whole question of what other social networks you use will be moot, because it will all be social,”... 

Pakistani office-goers biggest passtime, Facebook

Pakistani office-goers biggest passtime, Facebook

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IALAMABAD: Facebook is right on top of the list of activities on which office-goers in Pakistan waste their time, a survey said. The Daily Times undertook a survey to find out how Pakistanis kill time in office. It showed that besides gossiping on the office premises, there are a slew of web-based applications that people are... 

Personal info from Facebook passed on to ad firms: WSJ

Personal info from Facebook passed on to ad firms: WSJ

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Washington: ‘Facebook’ has been hit by another privacy row, after it emerged that millions of pieces of personal information from the social networking site were being leaked to advertising firms without users’ consent. An investigation by US newspaper ‘Wall Street Journal’ has revealed that many... 

50pc of Brit women over 55 log on to Facebook

50pc of Brit women over 55 log on to Facebook

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London: A research has found that social networking sites are a guilty pleasure shared by astonishingly high numbers of ‘silver surfers’. Almost half of female Internet users over 55 regularly log on to sites like Facebook and Twitter. Even grandparents are joining the forums and realizing that they are often the best way... 

Microsoft, Facebook team up on search

Microsoft, Facebook team up on search

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Seattle: Microsoft Corp. is starting to incorporate what your friends do on Facebook right into its Bing search engine. The software maker began rolling out a new feature Wednesday that can show what someone’s Facebook friends “like” on the search results page. On Facebook and sites around the Web, people can... 

Social Media’s Geolocation To Get Jump Start By Google’s Search Kingpin

Social Media’s Geolocation To Get Jump Start By Google’s Search Kingpin

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Geolocation is at the forefront of Social Media today – and will be the next ecosystem to scale exponentially. While Foursquare has set the tempo, it could easily be acquired, absorbed or challenged by either of the two major Internet players. And while Google’s has had a long and fruitful eleven year run, Facebook... 

Beware drivers!

Beware drivers!

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Vehicles moving bumper to bumper give this city nightmares, and adding to its woes are erratic drivers. The national capital has now decided to tighten the noose around rule-breakers on the roads. It is common to see lawless drivers closing their eyes to crosswalks, overlooking red light, entering into bicycle lanes to find... 

` iPhone application doesn’t leak users` phone number`

` iPhone application doesn’t leak users` phone number`

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London: Amid increasing allegations over users’ privacy, Facebook has denied claims that private phone numbers could be seen by anyone thanks to its iPhone application. Bloggers said that the social networking giant’s iPhone application to ”sync” information might have inadvertently handed over friends’... 

Facebook, Skype plan to combine services

Facebook, Skype plan to combine services

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Boston: Social networking site Facebook and Internet telephone provider Skype are planning to combine their communications services, according to a media report. Under the partnership, Facebook users will be able to sign into Skype through their Facebook Connect accounts. Those users would then be able to text message, voice... 

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