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I quit Instagram and Facebook and it made me a lot happier — and that’s a big problem for social media companies

Why quitting Instagram and Facebook made me happier   3:16 PM ET Wed, 5 Dec 2018 | 03:16 The first time I truly took a break from social media was in 2015, at a summer camp for burned-out adults called “Camp Grounded.” There were three rules: Take a camp name of your choosing, like Luna or Huckleberry, avoid talking about “W,” meaning work, and ditch all electronics at the door. At an arrival ceremony deep in the California Redwoods, volunteers in hazmat suits zipped up our devices into brown bags, leaving…

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Roger, the world-famous ripped kangaroo dies at 12. Social media is heartbroken

Roger, the buffed up kangaroo who lived at a sanctuary in Australia died recently at the age of 12. He passed away because of old age. Roger received worldwide recognition for his impressive physique. Roger was rescued by a man named Chris Barns as an orphan joey while he was still trapped inside his dead mother’s pouch. When Chris found him, he decided to open a kangaroo sanctuary. The kangaroo grew up to be the alpha male at the sanctuary and was an amazing one at that. He stood tall…

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Pro-Russia Social Media Takes Aim at Macron as Yellow Vests Rage

Emmanuel Macron successfully dodged cyberattacks and fake news reports that were widely blamed on a Kremlin effort to destabilize his 2017 presidential campaign. Now, with France convulsed by violent protests, the Russians appear to be back – and may be hitting closer to their mark. Among 600 Twitter accounts known to promote Kremlin views, the top hashtag now is #giletsjaunes, the French name for the so-called Yellow Vests protest movement, according to the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a unit of the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. that monitors those…

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Social Media Roundup: Instagram Close Friends, YouTube Stories, Facebook Giving Tuesday Hits $125M

A man holding a smartphone showing the icons for several social media apps (Photo by S3studio/Getty Images) “Social Media Roundup” is a weekly roundup of news pertaining to all of your favorite websites and applications used for social networking. Published on Sundays, “Social Media Roundup” will help you stay up-to-date on all the important social media news you need to know. Facebook Expansion Of Local Section Facebook’s Today In featureFacebook This past week, Facebook announced the expansion of a new local section on Facebook called “Today In.” Facebook is also starting a…

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Man Arrested For Allegedly Stalking Woman Journalist On Social Media

A man was arrested in Noida Tuesday for allegedly stalking a woman journalist on social media and threatening her of abduction, police said. The man, identified as Gulshan Kashyap, a resident of Gurgaon in Haryana, was arrested near the Sab Mall in Sector 27 after raids were conducted to find him, they said. “The man would stalk her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and keep sending her offensive messages and posting comments. When blocked, he would create a new profile and repeat troubling her,” Inspector Manoj Pant said. “Kashyap threatened to…

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Blue Jays: How social media affects Major League Baseball

How has the introduction of social media changed the landscape in Major League Baseball and teams like the Toronto Blue Jays? The Introduction of a new Digital landscape for Baseball In the late 1990s, the introduction of The Internet created a new platform that utilized a digital landscape for the promotion of almost anything, professional sports included.  Baseball was quick to jump onto the bandwagon once the potential of the medium revealed itself. What did the move to digitization initially offer Major League baseball?  To be perfectly honest, a headache. …

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