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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Ever wonder “is this a friend request to ignore?” Most people have encountered at least one ‘unusual’ Facebook friend request. That said, adding a new friend on Facebook is more strategic than ‘accept’ or ‘ignore.’ After all, admitting someone into your inner circle can also mean exposing them to your private family photos and even your physical coordinates (i.e. Facebook “check-ins”).

Below is a list of seven types of Facebook users you should consider ‘ignoring’ should they hit you up with a Facebook friend request.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

What’s really new about the new iPhone? Rumor has it the iPhone 5 will be thinner than the iPhone 4, but longer. Approximate measurements are 125mm by 58.5mm by 7.4mm—about 10mm more in height, less 2mm in thickness, with the same width.

The most striking feature, however, is a new rear casing – which some see as a major change – a flat metal panel, themed for the symmetrical artsy design of the iMAC. The back is almost totally made of aluminum alloy, though we’re unsure if it’s for functionality sake or for design.
 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

If you live in the NYC area, you probably complain about the NYC Subway, the LIRR and Metro North. You’ve likely missed a train because it arrived too early or were late to an appointment because it arrived late. A study last year showed that only 71% of riders reached the train on time +/- 5 minutes.

It’s nothing unique to New York City, it happens in almost every metropolis in the world. The same thing happens in Europe and in Asia. No one really knows when a train or bus will arrive.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Fox News LIVE (live.foxnews.com) with Adam Housley (@adamhousley)

SheBytes founder Renee Schmidt on Fox News LIVE discussing the Facebook debacle and IPO troubles, mobile advertising challenges, Microsoft So.cl, Windows 8, and what a Silicon Valley VC lawsuit may mean for women in technology (read more here).

May 24th, 2012 – 2:00PM Segment

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt
The world is changing. Social technologies are behind a social media revolution and it’s just the beginning.
  • Facebook tops Google in weekly traffic.
  • 1 in 5 couples meet online.
  • 1 in 5 divorces are blamed  on Facebook.
  • If Facebook were a country, it would be the worlds 3rd largest.
  • Twitter, Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn are not welcome in china.
  • Today kindergarteners learn on iPads NOT chalkboards.
  • Many universities have stopped giving out email accounts since everyone uses social media.
  • eReaders have surpassed book sales.
  • Social gamers will buy $6Bn of e-goods this year; movie theaters will sell only $2.5Bn of physical goods.
  • YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine in the world.
  • If Wikipedia were made into a book, it would be 2.25 million pages long and it would take 123 years to read.

Welcome to the social media revolution.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

What is Facebook up to this week? Oh, just releasing a new app –no big deal.

Facebook Camera debuted this week; it’s an IOS standalone photo app that allows you to take pictures, filter and share them individually or in sets on your Facebook feed. The Facebook camera allows you to quickly select a photo or a bunch of photos, apply filters and tag your friends. You can also add a location, a caption and a description. The app is great for travel or sharing party pics!

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Windows 8, Facebook IPO troubles, mobile advertising challenges, and what a hot lawsuit against a Silicon Valley VC means for women in technology.

Read on to see the stories making headline news on the tech scene this week!

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

New Google Glasses revealed. You’re now likely to meet people wearing rather futuristic glasses while they talk to themselves. Don’t panic!  They aren’t Bellevue escapees; most likely, they are Google employees testing new augmented-reality glasses. Google’s top secret project is called Project Glass.

 
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Posted by Cynthia Sycip

It’s easier these days to become whatever you desire to be. Technology has become a medium to becoming a millionaire, a global sensation or an instant bestselling author. Though many believe women lag behind men when it comes to getting promoted, on the Internet it isn’t quite so.

There are many stars today catching their break via social networking (ex: Tila Tequila, who found fame through MySpace). Many regular folk use YouTube, for example, to display their talent, only to be later discovered by the Oprah or Ellen show –becoming celebrities overnight.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Virgin Atlantic teams up with Telenor’s Aeromobile to offer in-flight calls to passengers on New York to London flights. Now you can stay connected even in-flight!

Picture this: you just boarded a plane and are about to take off. Just a few minutes before take off you remember something important and have to call or text it now because you’ll be out of pocket for the next eight hours. Wouldn’t it be amazing to use your smartphone without restraint?  Well if you are a Virgin Atlantic passenger, there’s good news in store for you.

 
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