Remember: Facebook is Free

Remember: Facebook is Free

I just got off the phone with a friend of mine who told me that her Facebook profile had been deleted — not hacked, deleted by Facebook. I wondered how this could happen and, unfortunately for her, she posted a picture that Facebook deemed to be inappropriate. According to my friend, Facebook notified her with a ...

Is Twitter A Waste Of Time?

Is Twitter A Waste Of Time? A recent study from Sysomos, a company that makes analytics tools for social media, looked at the number of tweets made over a two month period and found that of the 1.2 billion tweets posted on Twitter, 71 percent were not re-tweeted or replied to by other users.  What does this mean? Is ...

How Will U.S. Respond To A Cyber Attack?

How Will U.S. Respond To A Cyber Attack? In response to the increased threat of a cyber attack in the U.S., the government has recently developed the National Cyber Incident Response Plan. The plan is being tested this week by thousands of cyber-security personal from 11 states, 12 foreign countries, and 60 private ...

Mainstream Media Loves Apple

Mainstream Media Loves Apple Apple is the darling of mainstream media, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. Results showed that Apple gets the largest amount of coverage by mainstream media, the majority of which is positive. The media also favors tech companies like Google, which is the second most ...

Texting While Driving Kills Thousands

Texting While Driving Kills Thousands There have been approximately 16,000 deaths in the U.S. from drivers who were distracted by their cell phones from 2001-2007, according to research from The University of North Texas Science Center. The rapid rise of text messaging is one of the leading causes of deaths while driving. ...

FCC Will Release TV Spectrum For Broadband

FCC Will Release TV Spectrum For Broadband The FCC unanimously voted to release unused Television spectrum for wireless broadband use. This is a major victory for tech-giants like Google, Microsoft and Dell who will now have access to the highly coveted “white space.” Consumers will benefit with faster Internet speeds, ...

The U.S. Government Gets Real

The U.S. Government Gets Real The U.S. government has a new service that provides citizens with real-time updates and alerts. From the new USA.gov website, users can customize the types of alerts they wish to receive by selecting from 6,2000 different topics and 144 federal agencies. Whenever new information is ...

Teen Accidentally Invites 21K People To Her Home

Teen Accidentally Invites 21K People To Her Home A teenager in England intended to invite only a few close friends to her 15th Birthday party, but ended up with 21,000 Facebook RSVPs, the vast majority complete strangers. Rebecca Javenleau published both her home address and phone number on the invitation, but made the ...

Digital Life with Shelly Palmer Episode #38

Digital Life with Shelly Palmer Episode #38

This week on Digital Life: Why do people think it's better to be online during sex than during a wedding? Can you be so addicted to an online game that you'd forget to feed your kids and your pets? And, why did John Mayer dump his Twitter account? Plus, I'll talk with Mevio's Co-Founder Ron Bloom about the explosion in ...

Computer Usage Not Bad For Kids

Increased Computer Usage Not Bad For Kids Kids do not suffer academically from spending more time on the computer, according to a study from the University of Maryland. The study followed 1,000 children over six years and found that there was not a significant correlation between academic performance and test scores. ...