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A survey by the Pew Research Center in conjunction with Rutgers University has found that social media doesn’t encourage discussion on controversial subjects. It may, in fact, cause people to stay quiet.


The survey, conducted among 1,801 U.S. adults, asked people about their willingness to discuss the Edward Snowden leaks on social media and in person. Social media users demonstrated a particular hesitance to discuss the topic — 86% of those surveyed said they wold be willing to have an offline discussion on Snowden, while only 42% of Facebook and Twitter users said they would post about it online.

You can learn more about the study here.

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This Themed Thursday our theme is…Drones!
Drones can do everything from filming weddings, examining pipelines, carrying advertising banners and even playing music! 

Throughout the day we will be posting and reblogging our favorite drone news and projects. To start, here is a primer on drone laws.

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Photographer Jim Golden's new project Relics of Technology is a collection of still images and animated GIFs that feature forgotten contraptions of the past.

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A new infographic from Lab42 indicates that 92% of parents are Facebook friends with their kids — 72% even have their kids’ Facebook passwords. 
Our recent report on Teens, kindness and cruelty on social network sites shows that 66% of parents of online teens have checked to see what information about their teen is available on the internet — and more than half of parents say they use parental controls to manage teens’ internet access (another third use parental controls on teens’ mobile phones).
The report also shows that teens rely most heavily on parents and peers for advice about online behavior. Score 1 for parental discretion.

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A new infographic from Lab42 indicates that 92% of parents are Facebook friends with their kids — 72% even have their kids’ Facebook passwords. 

Our recent report on Teens, kindness and cruelty on social network sites shows that 66% of parents of online teens have checked to see what information about their teen is available on the internet — and more than half of parents say they use parental controls to manage teens’ internet access (another third use parental controls on teens’ mobile phones).

The report also shows that teens rely most heavily on parents and peers for advice about online behavior. Score 1 for parental discretion.