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Police looking into Twitter and BlackBerry Messenger to curb rioters

Police looking into Twitter and BlackBerry Messenger to curb riotersBritish police chiefs are taking help of forensic computer experts to trace the accounts rioters on social media such as Twitter.

Rioters have been making use of services like Twitter and BlackBerry Messenger to co-ordinate attacks on police forces and to declare meeting points as well as targets for rioters and looters.

Make new friends based on where you go

Make new friends based on where you goBritish researchers have developed a new approach to suggest which people may become friends on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

The new way developed by researchers at Cambridge University promises to get more friends and followers on social networks by looking at the common places visited by users in the real world.

Researchers formulate new way to find friends on social networks

Researchers formulate new way to find friends on social networksCambridge University researchers have formulated a new way to predict which people may become friends on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

The new way to get more friends and followers on social networks is based on the type of common places visited by users in the real world.

Social networks leading to 'identity crisis', Oxford Prof warns

facebook-twitterToo much exposure to social networks like Facebook and Twitter can lead to decline in concentration span and the inability to make eye contact during conversations, leaving users with an “identity crisis”, an expert has warned.

Microsoft may end Twitter’s integration with Bing

Microsoft may end Twitter’s integration with BingAfter failing renew its deal with Google over stream of tweets alongside search results, Tweeter is now reportedly to woo Microsoft not to follow Google’s footprints.

Parents believe kids can get addicted to Facebook: study

 studyAt least 80 per cent of the parents in the UK fear that their kids could get addicted to Facebook, while a third believe that use of Internet by kid is dangerous, a recent study claims.

A new study, commissioned by Internet charity Nominet, shows that four in five parents believe that their kids could become addicted to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

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