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Are you being manipulated by Facebook? Psychologist reveals the tricks social networks use to get you addicted, and how to take back control

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It can be hard to resist the lure of Facebook.
Social media sites such as this aren't just a way to catch up with friends, but also a tool to affirm our identities - and for many using them has become an addiction.
In an article for The Conversation, Simon McCarthy-Jones, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology at Trinity College Dublin, looks at how these sites are manipulating our behaviour, and how we can take back control.

WeWork acquires real-life social networking startup Meetup

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WeWork has acquired real-life social networking service Meetup that would continue to operate as a standalone company for now. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

“….together, Meetup and WeWork will use technology to create new and innovative ways of building community and we will be able to reach many more people around the globe,” Meetup shared on its site.

Launched in 2002, Meetup is a social networking service that allows users to organize meetings offline related to their shared interests and passions.

How Twitter went from banal to brutal

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OPINION: Last week Duncan Garner quit Twitter in a huff, after a column he wrote about immigration attracted a storm of moral outrage.

Garner complained bitterly about the "verbal abuse" he was subjected to and the "intolerance, hatred and madness" of Twitter users.

Garner's column was objectionable to some people, but some of the feedback he got was also outrageous. It made me wonder how exactly Twitter became the go-to platform for outrage culture.

Twitter offers educators expanded horizons for PD, networking

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Dive Brief:

Twitter has become an invaluable resource for educators looking to participate in professional learning communities, reports EdTech: Focus on K-12.

Through hashtags like #edtechchat, educators can discuss a variety of hot topics, seek advice, share best practices, and build connections with peers across the nation and beyond.

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