"People go to Facebook to share personal moments - and they discover the news almost incidentally," Amy Mitchell, director of journalism research at Pew, said in a statement.
Interestingly, only 4% of Facebook users surveyed during the study say that the Facebook news stream is where they obtain their news. These findings reinforce a previous study conducted by Pew that found 34% of people between 18 and 24 consumers through social media compared with 10% of adults between 50 and 64. The study also confirmed that adults between 18 and 29 account for a third Facebook news consumers. The study was conducted August 21 through September 2 and looked at 5173 adults in the US.
As a novelist who often writes about spies and assorted ne'er do wells, you might say that I sometimes get paid to find ways to make people disappear. Not murder victims. I let my less reputable characters handle that dirty job, and the less said about it the better.
I'm referring to the arts of concealment, of evasion, of hiding in plain sight - tactics which I often have to employ to protect my heroes from the v ... Source: Politics - The Huffington Post
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Late Sunday afternoon, a group of around 150 rallied in front of KSDK's offices in downtown St. Louis to show support for Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer accused by police of shooting and killing Michael Brown on Aug. 9.
Some at the rally said it was being held there because they were protesting the station's airing of video showing Wilson's home, the St. Louis Post-Di ... Source: St. Louis Business Journal
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When things pop up online, there will always be negative reactions and people who feel the need to criticize. That is exactly what has happened with the Ice Bucket Challenge, with people saying it is just people dumping buckets of water over their head. First, I am going to start with the facts, then I am going to throw in my opinion.
These come directly from the New York Times!
People have shared more than 1.2 million videos on Facebook between June 1 and Aug. 13 and mentione ... Source: Houston's Hot Hits
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Part III of III
By Avrum Lapin
Show Me the Money…
We all remember that memorable line from the movie Jerry Maguire starring Tom Cruise. While the context was clearly different, the essence was the same. Credibility is established by putting “skin in the game.”
In today’s philanthropic marketplace, the nonprofit Board is the place where the credibility is built. If the Board does not give, many will hesitate to participate, yet others s ... Source: eJewish Philanthropy
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Colombo, Sri Lanka – Neoappz, a mobile application development company, today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Places Around 4.0 for iPhone and iPod touch. Places Around is a user-friendly application which allows anyone to easily find places in their surroundings. It works world wide and provides accurate and concise information. It is ideal for travel.
Places Around features a Category ... Source: MacMegasite
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SINGAPORE - Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, who will head a committee to "re-imagine and develop" the new Science Centre, is encouraging members of the public to come up with ideas. Get the full story from The Straits Times. Education minister Heng Swee Keat posted on Facebook today that the Science Centre is a good place where generations of Singaporeans have been able to "imagine, experience, discover ... Source: Asia One
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Renowned programmer John Carmack has offered to port Minecraft to the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset following Mojang's Markus “Notch” Persson’s revelation that he was over Facebook's buyout of Oculus VR.
“Say the word, ship the source, and I'll make sure it runs well on you-know-what… ,” Carmack wrote in response to Persson’s tweet that he’s “officially over being upset about Facebook buying Oculus.”
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Mike Tomlin: 'Witching Hour' for Injured Pittsburgh Steelers Approaching
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin will sit out six injured players during the preseason game against their in-state rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, on Aug. 21. Tomlin told The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the "witching hour" -- the impending roster cuts -- for injured Steelers is fast approaching.
Detroit Tigers Beat Tampa Bay Rays 8-6 in 11 Innings
The Detroit Tigers, who are neck-and-neck with the Seattle Mariners for the final Wild Card spot in the American League with the Seattle Mariners, benefited from instant replay in their 8-6 win in 11 innings over the Tampa Bay Rays on Aug. 19.
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