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Study Finds Decreased Social Media Use Among Many Younger People

A study by technology research firm Gartner, which recently surveyed 6,295 people between the ages of 13 and 74, reveals almost a quarter of 18- to 29-year-olds use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter less than when they first signed up for the services, with many saying the services simply aren’t that much fun anymore.

“The trend shows some social media fatigue among early adopters,” says Brian Blau, research director at Gartner. “And the fact that 31 percent of younger consumers indicated that they were getting bored with their social network is a situation that social media providers should monitor, as they will need to innovate and diversify to keep consumer attention.”

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Christine O’Donnell Calls Piers Morgan ‘Sexist’ and ‘Creepy’ on ‘Today’ [VIDEO]

Christine O’Donnell appeared on ‘Today‘ this morning to explain why she walked off the set of a CNN interview with Piers Morgan, an incident which made headlines yesterday. In a live interview with Savannah Guthrie, O’Donnell called Morgan’s line of questioning “creepy” and edging on “sexual harassment.” 

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Insulting Tweet Gets Diner Booted From Restaurant

Twitter user Allison Hiromi wasn’t impressed with the bartender at the Down House restaurant in Houston. So, while she was still in the establishment, she sent out a Tweet calling him a “twerp” and also used the hashtag #jackoff in her message.

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Google to Buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion

Google announced on Monday that it would acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings for $40 a share, or $12.5 billion. The offer is the search engine giant’s largest acquisition in its history.

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Bernie Madoff’s Pants Recycled Into iPad Cases

Back in June, possessions belonging to the notorious Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff were auctioned off, with the proceeds going towards his victims. Among the books, chairs, and Rolex watches were his pricey clothes, many of which were purchased by entrepreneur John Vaccaro, who has turned Madoff’s cashmere sweaters and designer pants into iPad cases.

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Hacker Group Anonymous Threatens to Destroy Facebook on November 5 [VIDEO]

Members of notorious hacker clique Anonymous have their sights set on taking down Facebook — and they even set a date: November 5.

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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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Striking Verizon Workers Hit the Picket Lines over New Contracts [VIDEO]

Two unions representing 45,000 Verizon workers went on strike Sunday over stalled contract negotiations.

The Communication Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represents service techs, customer service reps and operators at the New York-based phone company. The unions plan to hold more than 100 rallies from Massachusetts to Washington D.C. on Monday.

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‘Anonymous’ Hacking Collective Steals Law Enforcement Data

The loose-knit international hacking collective known as Anonymous claims it hacked into around 70 US law enforcement websites, stealing 10 gigabytes worth of data.

To prove it, this weekend the group posted items such as police emails, tips that seemed to come from members of the public, and credit card numbers.

Anonymous said the move was in retaliation for the arrests of its sympathizers in the US and Britain.

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Another Piece of the Space Shuttle Columbia Found in Texas

Authorities in the East Texas city of Nacogdoches have found an object about four feet in diameter that NASA believes to be a power and water tank from the space shuttle Columbia.

“It’s one of ours,” said NASA spokeswoman Lisa Malone. “We’re looking into whether we’ll send a team out or local authorities can.”

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