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Facebook, Twitter Users Less Likely To Offer Opinions On Major Issues; Social Media May Encourage Self-Censorship

People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

08/26/2014

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Emergency Responders Learn Lessons From Napa Earthquake

Emergency response agencies across the Bay Area are looking at disaster systems and protocols in the aftermath of Sunday’s 6.0 earthquake in the North Bay and the lessons they can learn from it.

08/25/2014

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Hijacked #Napaquake Hashtag Turns Up Images Of Islamic Militant Slogans & Dead U.S. Soldiers

The Twitter hashtag #napaquake appears to be part of Islamic militants’ latest social media strategy for spreading their propaganda across the Internet.

08/25/2014

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Buckling Street Damaged By Napa Earthquake Turned Into Impromptu Skate Park

A buckling street made for an impromptu skateboarding ramp for some residents in a Napa neighborhood damaged by an early morning earthquake.

08/24/2014

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Iggy Azalea’s Stage Fall Goes Viral On Social Media

The Aussie rapper’s tumble at a MTV event is one of the trending topics this weekend…

08/23/2014

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Anonymous Posters On Secret Social Media App Unmasked By Hackers Exploiting Flaw In Software

Users of the popular anonymous social media app Secret have been offering random confessions to their friends with the understanding that they won’t know who it is, a premise that was shattered by hackers who demonstrated that Secret is not secret.

08/22/2014

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Twitter To Remove Images Of Dead People Following Robin Williams’ Suicide, ISIS Beheading

Twitter announced this week its commitment to deal with images of the deceased as requested by their family.

08/20/2014

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Group Launches ‘God Loves Gays’ Billboard Campaign In Kansas To Taunt Westboro Baptist Church

The mysterious comedian behind the “God” Facebook Page is using his divine power to create a billboard campaign that advocates for LGBT rights in and around Topeka, Kansas — the hometown of the Westboro Baptist Church.

08/19/2014

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Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey, Missouri Native, Joins Ferguson Protest

Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and a Missouri native, has joined demonstrators in Ferguson and has been documenting the ongoing protests with a stream of posts and video tweets.

08/17/2014

Actress Zelda Williams and her father actor Robin Williams arrive at the premiere of Magnolia Pictures' 'World's Greatest Dad' at The Landmark Theater on August 13, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Robin Williams’ Daughter Quits Social Media After Being Harassed By Online ‘Trolls’

Zelda Williams said she received photoshopped and altered images of her late father, so she is staying off her Twitter and Instagram accounts for the time being.

08/13/2014

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