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Fear of Being Alone: Social Media in Entertainment

I remember this special, magical time in my youth spent with my Sega Master System, where I would need nothing but a controller and my little composition book. My mother had started this trend of writing down notes about the various games I was playing to help me if I ever got lost or found…

Buying YouTube Views - Worth it?

Is Buying YouTube Views Worth It?

At LockerGnome.net, Lizc asks: Can you really buy YouTube views? The short answer is yes. There are a myriad of ways that you can buy YouTube views. You can pay someone to utilize nefarious methods (think spam) to escalate views on videos uploaded to your account. Without going into the ethical implications of doing so,…

Firefox and Google

Why Chrome and Firefox’s Adoption of WebRTC is a Good Thing

Google and Mozilla have been seen as competitors for several years in the browser space. Despite both of their browsers being built almost entirely on open source code with the help of active and supporting communities, the two browsers have been trading blows for market share since Chrome’s initial release in 2008. Competition is good….

Google Plus

Why Should You Use Google+?

Jarrett Lyon writes: I know that you’re into Google+ and was wondering if you would be willing explain how to efficiently use the service. I’m pretty well tied into Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, yet have no idea how to use Google+ considering it isn’t as well implemented by my peers. Good question, Jarrett. Google+ is…

Would You Pay $1 to Message Anyone on Facebook?

Facebook recently posted this statement: “Imposing a financial cost on the sender may be the most effective way to discourage unwanted messages and facilitate delivery of messages that are relevant and useful.” Last year, Facebook made this statement: “a rumor on the Internet caught our attention. We have no plans to charge for Facebook. It’s…