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Study: Only 10 Percent of Users Update Their Facebook Status; Rest Are Too Busy Stalking

The only updates we care about. (Photo: File)

It doesn’t look like a lot of you are going to update your status celebrating Facebook’s birthday. A new survey from Pew Research discovered that only ten percent of its 1.2 billion users change their status daily while just four percent do it more than once a day.

With only a few Faebook users sharing their annoying life announcements, it means that the social network is a one-way conversation “buoyed by Internet voyeurs who relish the ability to document their lives with their friends or the public,” writes the WSJ  Read More

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Pinterest Tops Email When It Comes to Sharing Things, Like Quinoa Pizza Bite Recipes

This looks appetizing to some. (Photo: Pinterest)

When it comes to sharing recipes with Katy, Katie and Cait for things you could just buy frozen at Trader Joe’s, Pinterest has bypassed email as a popular method of distributing items of interest.

The caloric dip look book ranks in third behind Facebook and Twitter as the preferred method for sharing stuff (i.e. articles, links and pictures) according to recent findings from ShareThis.  

The survey focused on people’s distribution habits in the fourth quarter of 2013 and found that people’s impulse to sharing things via Pinterest zoomed up 58 percent.  Read More

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Survey: Using Your Smartphone Before Bed Causes a ‘Hangover’ the Next Day

Picture a kill switch on this. (Photo: Twitter)

At this point, we’re all but convinced that our smartphones are out to kill us. Another nail in our coffin comes from a study that claims using your Dots-equipped device before bed can make you feel “hungover” the next day.

According to researchers from Michigan State University, people who used their phones for business purposes after 9 P.M. saw their energy and productivity levels decrease the next day partly because the phone’s blue light messes with their melatonin levels. Read More

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Online Shoppers Less Likely to Purchase From Someone If They See They’re Black or Tattooed

(Photo: Jennifer Doleac/NYDN)

So much for Obama’s presidency changing all of this: a new study reveals that online shoppers are less likely to purchase electronics from black or tattooed sellers. 

Researchers from the University of Virginia posted 1,200 online classified ads for Apple iPods featuring three different hands: white, black or white with a tattoo. Turns out a lot of the buyers were extremely discriminatory because bids for iPods with the black or tattooed hands showing received 18 percent fewer offers. Read More