Social Media

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Palladino: Athletes Do Themselves A Disservice By Utilizing Social Media

By its very nature, the media has given even the most modest of users an overinflated sense of self-importance. It has turned the egotistical and self-absorbed athlete into an even larger bigger-than-life entity.

10/23/2013

British Street Artist Banksy Announces A Month Of New Works On NYC Streets

Banksy Fever Grips New Yorkers As Daily Hunt For Street Art Continues

As elusive street artist Banksy continues his month-long “residency” in New York, devoted fans are watching every day to find out where his latest work might turn up.

10/09/2013

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Social Media Awash In Tributes For Street Fixture ‘LES Jewels’

Tributes to a notorious Tompkins Square Park street figure have been appearing on social media, amid reports that he was found dead this weekend.

09/15/2013

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Will Your Facebook Friend List Stop You From Getting A Loan?

How’s this for a status update? Your Facebook friends may affect your eligibility for a loan with certain companies.

08/27/2013

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Social Media & The Workplace: Don’t Let Your Facebook Update Get You Fired

Social media has become an integral part of our lives — but what you put on sites like Facebook and Twitter could get you fired.

08/12/2013

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Giglio: With Social Media, Fans’ Voices Are Now Heard More Than Ever

Some of the most controversial decisions in the world of professional sports are being influenced by just how many people can see, react and share what they are feeling within minutes.

08/02/2013

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Survey Finds Internet Makes People Rude; New Yorkers Agree

A recent national survey called rudeness a “national crisis,” with 70 percent of respondents blaming technology for the spike in disrespect.

08/01/2013

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Seen At 11: The Quest For The ‘Inner Gap’ Could Push Young Women To Dangerous Extremes

A disturbing new trend has left teens and women dangerously infatuated with thin legs and thigh gaps, now some of them are going to risky extremes in their quest for ‘the inner gap’.

07/29/2013

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Can Your Social Media Image Affect Your Chances of Getting Into College?

How many admissions officers are using the internet to screen applicants? What kind of online behavior affects a student’s admission to the college of their choice?

07/22/2013

The NYPD is learning the language of the Internet, cracking code words on social media sites to help catch gang members. (Photo: CBS 2)

Exclusive: Gang Members Beware — NYPD Now Knows Your Social Media Lingo

Call it a sign of the times. Police officers with the 44th Precinct — an area that includes the south Bronx and Yankee Stadium — are turning to the Internet to help fight crime.

06/20/2013

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Should You Blame Facebook For Your Relationship Problems?

Andrea Syrtash, relationship expert and c0-author of It’s Okay To Sleep With Him On The First Date And Every Other Rule Of Dating Debunked, stopped by The Couch to weigh in on the effect of the Internet in the world of dating.

06/10/2013

Dennis Mamrosz has been charged with making a bomb threat against Seton Hall's South Orange campus. (credit: Essex County Prosecutor’s Office)

Suspect Charged In Bomb Threat That Shut Down Seton Hall’s South Orange Campus

Authorities announced an arrest warrant has been issued for Dennis Mamrosz, 24, of Yonkers. Mamrosz is currently in Westchester County jail on unrelated charges.

06/03/2013

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West Islip Students Accused Of Using Facebook To Cheat

The superintendent for the West Islip school district said 12 students used Facebook to cheat on their biology homework and exam.

05/24/2013

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Social Media Makeover: The Internet & Your Job Hunt

Christie Garton, founder of UChic, tells us how to clean up your online image.

05/10/2013

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Clarkstown Parents Seek Police Help Investigating Online Threats

On the attack against cyberbullying, concerned parents in Clarkstown have been calling police and school officials after some recent anonymous online postings.

04/18/2013

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