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'I don't even remember what I read': People enter a 'dissociative state' when using social media

Sometimes when we are reading a good book, it's like we are transported into another world and we stop paying attention to what's around us.

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Opinion: Facebook Dating was set to take over the market. Instead it was dead in the water

Facebook Inc, now called Meta, announced its dating application, Facebook Dating, in May 2018. There was real excitement, with people expecting a revolutionary dating app that would soon beat Tinder.

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Crypto's $270 billion meltdown gives way to an uneasy calm

Even by the white-knuckle standards of the cryptocurrency universe, it was a standout week.

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Facebook: from Harvard dorm to global phenomenon

Key chapters in the history of Facebook, the world's biggest social media application, which marks the tenth anniversary Wednesday of its stock market debut.

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An algorithm trained to detect unhappiness on social networks

Researchers have developed an algorithm that can identify the basic needs of users from the text and images they share on social networks. The experts hope this tool will help psychologists to diagnose possible mental health ...

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Google is remaking search, maps for the TikTok generation

Alphabet Inc.'s Google unveiled a series of planned upgrades to its search and maps services revealing the company's augmented reality ambitions—and its appeal to a generation of internet users drifting away from the company.

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Language matters when Googling controversial people

One of the useful features of search engines like Google is the autocomplete function that enables users to find fast answers to their questions or queries. However, autocomplete search functions are based on ambiguous algorithms ...

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Running Twitter may be much harder than Elon Musk thinks

On Tuesday, Elon Musk said he would reverse Twitter's ban of former President Donald Trump, who was booted in January 2021 for inciting violence at the U.S. Capitol, should he succeed in acquiring the social platform for ...