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Tuesday Morning Roundup: Latest Social Headlines (Oct 23 2012)

This is not the most comforting of news, especially for parents, but we need to make people aware of the dangers.  A recent study conducted by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), which was carried out over a 47-hour period during four weeks, found that 88 per cent of nude or explicit photos and videos posted by teens online are re-posted without permission.

After looking at 12 224 “suggestive” teen images and videos online, ranging from 68 websites (like Facebook, etc.) it was found that a shocking 10 776 of them had been re-posted on “parasite” porn sites without permission.

The scary thought is that once an image or video is online, you can almost always guarantee that you will never be able to entirely remove it.

Read more on this shocking study here.

 

Facebook

  • Sheryl Sandberg expresses disappointment in Facebook’s stock market debut. Facebook plans to charge businesses for “upscale services”.
  • Avenuesocial’s new social shopping game allows players to use their Dynamics ePlate credit card to influence game play with their everyday purchases. Read more about this AdventureShoppingGame.
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s unhappy confessions lead to increase in share price.
  • Facebook pushes e-commerce with a cleverly designed “want button”.

Twitter

  • Twitter blocks German neo-Nazi group with new “country withheld content” tool.
  • Social networks on Ventura County’s emergency management plan
  • America’s presidential debate generates more than 7 million tweets and almost crashes twitter.
  • Twitter Trolls taunt pop sensation Adele and her healthy baby boy.
  • Twitter agrees to remove French tweets of anti-Semitism.

LinkedIn

 

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