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Who can you trust?

Throughout much of America’s history, the media was highly trusted by the American public as a reliable source of news. Unfortunately, those days are long gone. In an age in which fake news is more common than ever, it is necessary to get information from reliable sources and double check stories that seem unreasonable.

Facebook adds "legacy contact"

Facebook recently added the legacy contact feature, which enables users to designate someone to have access to their memorialized account, or their account once they have passed away. A legacy contact is able to write a pinned post that appears at the top of the deceased's profile, respond to friend requests and update cover and profile pictures.

Facebook's expanding horizons

To keep itself competitive, Facebook has started moving in the direction of health management, following trends set by fellow tech conglomerates like Google and Apple.

#RealChange from Hashtag Activism

Social media has redefined traditional social activism.

Essays? Check. Recommendations? Check. Social media pages?

But while they perfect their essays and worry about teacher recommendations, many seniors don't realize that they have another thing they should be thinking about: their social media.

Instagram killed the vine star

With the new addition of video to Instagram, the Facebook Corporation killed off Vine with their own weed killer and in turn delivered a vital punch to the Twitter Corporation.

TechnoLogical: Facebook advocates for the worst kind of home

With the proliferation of smart phones, data plans and social media in the past few years, Facebook users will initially be thrilled at the idea of connecting these three things together in Facebook Home, the new application that will move Facebook to the center of your phone.

TechnoLogical: Face-to-face with Facebook

Facebook's newest product, the Graph Search, promises to revolutionize the social network. The idea of personalized search, however, is nothing new.

TechnoLogical: Social media: a crime stopper

Many police forces all around the country are using social media pages to investigate criminal activity.

TechnoLogical: Facebook fails again

In an attempt to monetize the company, Facebook has recently introduced a way users can buy and send gifts for their friends through the site.
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