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Depressed? Get off Facebook

Forget therapy. The way to beat teen depression is kicking the online addiction. Nina Strochlic on one man’s crusade to get kids off social networks and into meaningful relationships. See complete post … 

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Cities turning to social media to round up delinquent fines

About a year ago the city of West Point started a pilot program aimed at getting folks with overdue court fines to pay up. The initial phases called for the names of those with delinquent court fines and those with active arrest warrants to appear in the local newspaper, and advanced to the point that a handful of them drawn ...

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Apple integrates Facebook into iPhone software

SAN FRANCISCO — Fresh off a disappointing initial public offering, Facebook is getting a big boost from Apple, which is building the social network deep into its iPhone and iPad software. With the next version of Apple Inc.’s software, users will be able to update their Facebook status by talking to their phones. Users will also be able to “Like” ...

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STODDER: Blooming interest in Pinterest

Once belittled as an insubstantial electronic scrapbook with narrow appeal, the 2-year-old website Pinterest is maturing into a marketing monster. Visits to the site have increased more than 4,000 percent in less than a year, vaulting it to the No. 3 spot in social-media popularity behind only Facebook and Twitter. Some big-name retailers are taking not only notice, but also ...

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Expert: Social media isn’t a free way to advertise

The biggest recent development in social media is the conversion of all pages to what Facebook calls the Timeline. Previously individual and business profiles were similar. But on March 30, Facebook began instituting the Timeline format for individual users and a separate pages function for businesses. Frank Owen, social media director, Mad Genius, Ridgeland, said “pages”’ for businesses is a ...

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Returning to EXPO pays off

Many businesses are taking advantage of Facebook to connect with customers. But you still can’t beat face-to-face interactions with customers, business associates and vendors like the opportunities provided by participating in the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO April 5 at the Trade Mart in Jackson. Now in its 28th year, the EXPO has become a valued business reunion for veterans ...

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‘Crowd-funding’ changing the start-up game

Thirty-four-year-old Matt Hoggatt has been a Jimmy Buffett fan since childhood. Thanks to his use of social media, Hoggatt is awfully close to becoming a regular touring partner with the music legend. Hoggatt, a detective with the Gautier Police Department, won a contest held by “American Songwriter” magazine for his song, “Dear Jimmy Buffett.” Thrilled, Hoggatt posted a link to ...

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Low tech is still good tech…

I would, somewhat vainly perhaps, consider myself a social media savant. I was blogging on Xanga when WordPress was still in beta testing. I was on Facebook before it was cool. Way before. Twitter has finally grown on me and I’m up to about 200 Tweets since last fall. Skype has been a great way to keep up via video ...

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Judge puts Mississippi Facebook suit on hold

OXFORD — A federal judge has put a hold on a Mississippi woman’s lawsuit against Facebook. U.S. Magistrate S. Allan Alexander agreed to stay the lawsuit at Facebook’s request. The Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation is deciding whether to consolidate the suit with at least 11 other identical lawsuits against Facebook. The Mississippi lawsuit contends that Facebook violates wiretap laws ...

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