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The Pope Gives Facebook and Twitter a ‘Like’

No one can accuse Pope Benedict XVI of being old-fashioned, even if his beliefs on doctrine are strictly traditionalist. The Pontiff proved he holds his traditional views in a very modern social landscape by praising the usefulness of social media communication.

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Facebook Friends Dumping You? It’s Probably Something You Said [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you recently lost a slew of Facebook friends, it probably wasn’t a glitch. Go back and look at your timeline because the chances are good it’s your own fault.

That’s what a new study from Nielsen seems to indicate anyway. The group surveyed about 2,000 adults to learn why Facebook users add and remove friends, and the results may surprise you.

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Facebook’s Timeline Is Here — So How Do You Use It? [VIDEO]

After a few months in private trials, Facebook launched its Timeline feature to the masses on Thursday. In a nutshell, it lets you view people’s photos and status updates from days long past instead of just showing you what they’ve done or posted most recently. Basically, it’s the Facebook equivalent of being forced to look through your friends’ childhood scrapbooks.

Intrigued? Here’s what you need to know before taking the plunge.

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Best Christmas Lights Display Ever – Hot on Facebook [PHOTO]

Sick of the Christmas lights arms race? Well, this clever family did something about every house on the block trying to outdo each other with over-the-top light displays with this pithy and highly effective message. Check out a photo, which has been circulating on Facebook, of the best Christmas lights display ever below. 

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Could Facebook’s ‘Buffy’ Phone Slay the iPhone?

Facebook plans to enter into the smart phone market in the next 12-18 months with a phone that they have codenamed ‘Buffy.’

And, yes, that’s because Mark Zuckerberg and company thinks the device will be an iPhone slayer.

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Facebook and Twitter Are Harming Our Kids, Says Majority — Survey of the Day

Facebook, Twitter and all the other social media sites have changed the way young people interact with each other, but according to a survey from Poll Position, the majority of Americans don’t think this has been a change for the better.

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Facebook Can Cause Psychological Disorders and Other Issues in Teens

A new study suggests that using Facebook too much triggers the development of anti-social behavior in teenagers.

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Winklevoss Twins Fire Back at Former Harvard President Lawrence Summers’ Scathing Comments

Those who have seen the Academy Award winning film ‘The Social Network’ will remember a scene in which the Winklevoss twins, dressed in suits, meet with then-Harvard President Lawrence Summers to make their case that their fellow classmate, Mark Zuckerberg, had stolen the idea for the social networking website which eventually become Facebook.

In the film, Summers is very dismissive of their complaint. At a conference this week, the real-life Summers was asked about his encounter with the Winklevoss’s, and had this to say:

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