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No Graduation for You! High School Senior Expelled After Swearing in a Tweet [VIDEO]

We may live in an era that many feel is dangerously approaching the Big Brother world depicted in the book ’1984,’ but after a high school student was expelled for using profanity in a tweet, lots of people cried foul.

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Is the Department of Homeland Security Tracking You on Facebook and Twitter?

When you’re tweeting or posting on Facebook, you’re probably not thinking about the  Department of Homeland Security. But as it turns out, it may very well be thinking about you.

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Twitter Is Selling Your Tweets and You Don’t Get a Dime

You may not be able to search for your own Tweets on Twitter after a week, but a marketing research company in the UK can now search all the Tweets Tweeted since January of 2010. This is possible because Twitter just sold Datasift the right to sort through them.

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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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Twitter Helps Shy Students Take Part in Classroom Discussions Without Saying a Word

Twitter isn’t just a place for news or idle chatter. In fact, a new study reveals the microblogging service could be a powerful tool for educators, too.

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Twitter Users Completely Freak Out Over the SOPA and PIPA Blackout [IMAGES]

Who would’ve thought that a simple Congressional bill aimed at ending online piracy with the same potential to censor the entire internet community would cause such a mass panic? But that’s exactly what’s going on, especially with Twitter users.

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Is Happiness on the Decline? Let’s Look to Twitter — Health Check

Whether you love or hate Twitter, the microblogging site has revolutionized online communication and some scientists are even using it to ascertain worldwide mood. Though, what they’ve found is kind of a bummer.

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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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