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Schley: Deactivate Facebook and participate

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'A social networking site that kept me from being as social as I prefer to be ... isn't very social, is it?'
I have currently deactivated my Facebook account and plan to delete it altogether very soon. It wasn't a New Year's resolution so much as it was a lifestyle solution. Facebook isn't great and it was not, nor has it ever, made my actual, real voice, touch and scented life any better. A social networking site that kept me from being as social as I prefer to be in "real" life isn't very social, is it?

Debate Continues Over Social Media Addiction

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One psychologist says that "Likes" and comments activate the same reward system in the brain as cocaine use.

As medical professionals and researchers continue to debate whether there is a clinical definition for social media or internet addiction, some experts say that swiping, "liking" and commenting can be just as addictive as cocaine and opioids.

Dr. Tara Emrani, a psychologist at New York University Langone Health, told Fox News that social media interactions can release dopamine in the brain, activating the same reward system as addictive drugs.

Thomson Reuters big data Knowledge Graph delivers social network for finance

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Financial news giant Thomson Reuters has released its Knowledge Graph Feed, a way of instantly visualising the connections between lots of data sources, which it describes as "the first financial social network".

The Knowledge Graph system is an open source, standardised data modelling system composed of Permanent Identifiers (PermID) which connect some two billion relationships.

Facebook DOWN - Social networking site not working for hundreds of users

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UPDATE ONE: The issues affecting Facebook today seem to have been resolved.

Reports on Down Detector of the service being down has fallen from more than 1,600 to just 22.

ORIGINAL: Facebook is down with hundreds of users across the globe saying the social networking giant’s site is not working today.

Independent website Down Detector has received reports from hundreds of Facebook users saying the service isn’t working.

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