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Facebook is so much more than just Facebook

Facebook CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg posted the following on his profile page earlier today… “I’m excited to announce we’ve completed construction of our first full scale aircraft, Aquila, as part of our Internet.org effort. Aquila is a solar powered unmanned plane that beams down internet connectivity from the sky. It has the wingspan of a Boeing 737, but weighs …

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Facebook Chat Enhancements

Since half the world seemed to freak out over Facebook being unavailable for 30 minutes earlier this week, I figured any news about the platform would be something people would read… All joking aside, this is a cool functionality update. Facebook is releasing the ability to have your chat window minimize with thumbnails on the right side of the screen …

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Is Ello Going to Take Off or What?

Ello, the widely publicized “anti-Facebook” social network has launched. Now what? While there was a surge of media attention about what a big event Ello’s launch was, and how the start-up managed to secure a good amount of funding, the hype train already seems to have slowed down considerably. Let’s be honest, Ello did not reinvent the wheel here. Main …

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Ello – social networking app store?

With the rapid growth and sudden popularity of the new social networking site Ello (ello.co), I took a bit of time this week to poke around the public facing side of the site to see what it was all about. First off, as of 9/30, Ello is getting 40,000 invitation requests per hour.  I was not told how many actual …

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How Facebook Plans to Connect the Whole World

It might seem to us that the Internet has exploded in popularity over the last few years, but about 60 percent of the world’s population still doesn’t have Internet access. Facebook boasts more than a billion users worldwide, and it’s looking to expand business to the people who don’t have ready access to the Web. The social media giant recently …

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Social Media In 2014: Probably More Specific

Definitions of specific

Last week I posted a “life event” on my Facebook timeline: “John Scott Put His Facebook Profile In Neutral.” I decided to leave for three reasons: 1) frustration with Facebook’s timeline algorithms 2) to see what effect my absence had on my blog traffic, and 3) because I really wanted to strengthen my relationship with my folks on Twitter. I …

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Predicting the Top Social Media Trends in 2014

Last year was huge for social media. We saw the rise of certain platforms (Vine) and the demise of others (MySpace). As we welcome 2014, are you curious what will happen with beloved social media sites like Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram? Here are a few predictions for social media trends in 2014. 1.     Tumblr will take a tumble. If …

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How to Find an Out of State Nursing Job

Being a nurse is an extremely rewarding and demanding career. However, it’s not always easy to find a job in the city or even the state that you currently live in. If you’re looking for a nursing position, you may end up having to look for positions in other locations. Why Look Out of State? Image via Flickr by Kevin Hutchinson The first …

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7 Best Apps For Your Next Roadtrip

Your road trip planning efforts can take many forms, from a detailed itinerary to a vague idea of where you want to end up. No matter how you’re traveling, you’re sure to have moments where you face essential unanswered questions such as where is the next bizarre museum? Or who has the best cup of coffee in a five-mile radius? …

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Decoding Facebook’s Privacy Settings

Facebook privacy settings change as often as celebrity hairstyles. Because of their changeable nature, Facebook users are often left confused and unprotected. Here are some tips and tricks to help you decode Facebook’s newest privacy settings. Who Can See Your Posts? It’s important to know who can see each of your posts. Employers are using Facebook to weed-out inappropriate potential applicants, …

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Hands On: Givit

Hands On: Givit (via THE Tech Scoop) Today we take a look at the iOS video editor called Givit version 3.0.4.  I was immediately pleased that although Facebook sharing is included, I was not forced to use my Facebook log in to create a Givit account.  So, immediately I was very pleased with that.  The sign up process was very…  

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