The unemployment rate in the U.S. is currently at 7.8 percent. With a large number of people competing for available jobs, you have to do everything you can when applying for a job to set yourself apart from the pack. Technology innovations have led us to Internet-connected mobile devices, driverless cars, wearable gadgets and so much more.
Facebook is good for a lot of things. It helps us connect with friends and loved ones who live far away. It gives us a chance to network with other professionals. It allows us to follow our favorite products, play games and waste a little time when we are bored. But there is a darker side to Facebook as well. Many people who use the social networking site feel Facebook envy, comparing their lives to others and experiencing sadness, frustration and anger. And, for people who are genuinely troubled, Facebook can be an outlet for negative thoughts, feelings and emotions. Facebook posts have, for some, replaced the suicide note as a final message to the world.
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On Thursday, Pope Benedict XVI urged Catholics to use social networks like Twitter and Facebook at the 2013 World Communications Day Message. The Pope says that social networking sites are not a virtual world that Catholics should ignore, but instead a real world they should engage in if they want to spread their faith to the next generation.
Orangutans at the Smithsonian National Zoo are now using iPad apps to learn and play. The zoo has decided to launch a program called Apps for Apes, an initiative from the conservation organization Orangutan Outreach, which has provided tablet devices for the primates in 12 other zoos, including zoos in Houston, Atlanta, Toronto, Utah and Milwaukee. With a simple tap of a finger, keepers are introducing the zoo's six orangutans to iPads, providing unique stimuli.
I'll admit it: I am addicted to Groupon. One day, I swear this website will make me go broke as its amazing, reduced price everything seems to be something that I truly need and fast. In fact, this holiday season I bought all of my loved ones the perfect gift through this budget-friendly platform.
For anyone planning to watch this year's Super Bowl, they know the only thing that could rival with the anticipation of the game, the A-list halftime show and the million-dollar ads are the abundance of very special Super Bowl snacks being shoveled into viewers' mouths. Everyone loves Target, gaming and snacks, right? That's exactly why the company developed an all-new, limited-time-only mobile game to connect with customers through relevant content and promotions.
When it comes to content online, two of the best places to turn have to be Netflix and YouTube. YouTube gets more content than anyone around, and Netflix can provide its content without commercial interruption. But the two companies are out to be more than just providers of content; thanks to a recent development called the DIAL protocol, they're out to get a hand in both discovery and control.
The proliferation of mobile devices and photo enhancing apps such as Instagram has led to one thing we can't seem to live without: food porn.
In the words of English superstar Ellie Goulding, The queen has been overthrown. There is always something going on in the wonderful world of pop music - mix in social media, and you've got yourself quite a strong celebrity cocktail. A recent milestone of today's YouTube star-turned-teen pop sensation, Justin Bieber, has been officially confirmed. The quickly maturing teen heartthrob, who turns 19 this March, outshined the world's most monstrous musician, Lady Gaga, to become the most-followed person on Twitter.
One website you can find pretty much anything to peak your interest is Amazon. The overwhelming site contains products ranging from MP3 players, Kindles, iPhones and books to movies, music, games, beauty supplies and even sporting equipment just to name a few. In order for developers to expand their footprint as well as the profitability they see from apps and games being downloaded, Amazon has just today revealed it will revamping its in-app purchasing infrastructure and making is accessible via Mac and Windows computers in addition to Web-based games.
For those who are concerned about Net Neutrality-the principle that claims that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally and not discriminate or charge differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, and modes of communication-this is a kind of public service announcement arising from an interesting piece in Forbes by Ewan Spence.
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