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Searching for Love On-Line More Popular Than Ever

Valentine’s Day 2012…one week and counting and there’s no need counting the number of gifts you have to buy because you don’t have anyone special in your life.  Sad yes, hopeless no!  Do what more and more people are doing and look for love online?

A study from the University of Rochester finds that short of being set by a mutual friend,  meeting someone online has surpassed all other forms of match making.

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The Pope Gives Facebook and Twitter a ‘Like’

No one can accuse Pope Benedict XVI of being old-fashioned, even if his beliefs on doctrine are strictly traditionalist. The Pontiff proved he holds his traditional views in a very modern social landscape by praising the usefulness of social media communication.

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Facebook Friends More Influential Than Real Friends

Here is a question for Facebook users ….How many friends do you have?  NOT the Facebook kind but the real life human kind?  Chances are you have a lot more of the cyber friends than the flesh and blood variety…and chances are cyber friends actually have more influence on you!  “Facebook blogger Eytan Bakshy, of the site's data science team said that "Social networking technologies like Facebook let us connect to hundreds, even thousands of people - and have fundamentally changed how people get their information.”

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6 of the Worst Tech Predictions of All Time

Predictions about technology are notoriously tough to make. Still, the experts and visionaries often get it right — but when they don’t, they get it colossally wrong. Here are some of history’s most famously bungled insights made by tech giants and industry bigwigs, as rounded-up by Scientific American.

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What Websites Went Dark For the SOPA Blackout? [IMAGES]

On Tuesday, we told you about some of the sites — Wikipedia, Reddit and the Cheezburger network among them — that planned to go dark today in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), anti-piracy legislation under consideration by the US Congress.

They weren’t the only stops on the internet to take a stand — here’s a roundup of some of the most prominent peaceful protestors.

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A New Generation of Shoppers Is Taking Over the Internet — Dollars and Sense

A new survey finds the number of people who leave the house for a day of shopping are dwindling, replaced instead by a new breed of “net-savvy” shoppers.

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Facebook Friends Dumping You? It’s Probably Something You Said [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you recently lost a slew of Facebook friends, it probably wasn’t a glitch. Go back and look at your timeline because the chances are good it’s your own fault.

That’s what a new study from Nielsen seems to indicate anyway. The group surveyed about 2,000 adults to learn why Facebook users add and remove friends, and the results may surprise you.

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Is Your Computer Password Among the 25 Worst of 2011?

Password management app maker SplashData has released its list of the “worst computer passwords of 2011″ based around the most commonly stolen password data. It should come as no surprise that the password “password” topped the list of no-nos.

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5 Black Friday Apps to Help You Survive the Crowds

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Are you pumped for the earlier Black Friday hours? Well, even if you're not, many people are, and that means crowds of clawing and elbowing customers will be looking for the best deals. Wheth

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Video Games Might Be Warping Our Minds — Health Check

Is your kid hooked on video games? New research says simple brain-wiring may be to blame.

Brain scans conducted on 154 teenagers who played video games at least nine hours per week found the structure and activity in the part of the brain associated with reward processing was larger than in those who played less often.

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