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DOES FACEBOOK MAKE YOU SAD? NEW STANFORD STUDY SAYS YES!

A new study led by Alex Jordan, along with his students in Stanford’s psychology department, examines how college students evaluate moods.  They researched their own moods and those of their peers.  In particular, they studied the mood of users of Facebook.  They got the idea after seeing friends’ reactions to Facebook; they noticed that they seemed really down on themselves after logging onto the site.  It seemed to really upset them when viewing others’ attractive photos, accomplishments and status updates about their happy lives.  They were convinced that everyone else was leading a perfect life.

This study made me think about it more; people really do look happy on Facebook.  They post photos’ of fun trip and of their perfect families, talk about their great jobs, show all the fun outings at the beach, and at parties and with movie stars.  This does look pretty exciting and would put any person viewing them in the dumps.  But in reality, we all take pictures during our high points.  No-one posts a photo after a loss of a loved one, the day they are laid off their job, after the visit to their divorce attorney, after they are told they have a deadly disease, or when they are just having a really bad day.

So while looking at the photo’s or friend’s accomplishments on Facebook, remember everyone has issues and there is no perfect life.

READ MORE HERE: http://www.slate.com/id/2282620/

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GOOGLE BUILDS “SPEAK-TO-TWEET” FOR CAIRO, EGYPT PROTESTERS

Now this is what you call working overtime!  This weekend a group of engineers from Google, Twitter and SayNow (newly acquired site) worked hard to build a speak-to-tweet service, specially designed for the protesters in Egypt.

The service is already live and allows users to send tweets using a voice connection. How cool is this!  What an ingenious way to overcome Egypt’s inability to communicate.  Basically the way it works, is anyone can tweet by leaving a voicemail on one of three international phone numbers: +16504194196 or +390662207294 or +97316199855.  What’s incredible is that Tweets sent using this service, will automatically include the hashtag #egypt.

It also allows users to listen to the messages by dialing the above numbers and by clicking on the links posted to @speak2tweet.

What a great thing to do in a time of crisis.  They really put their brains together to help in a crunch, so a special shout out to the team!  Visit their site to read more.

READ MORE HERE http://mashable.com/2011/01/31/google-twitter-egypt-call-service/

 
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HOMELESS TED WILLIAMS GOES BACK TO THE STREET

I heard on the radio that homeless Ted Williams headed back to his old stomping ground today.  Allegedly, he went back to skid row and had his driver pull up beside his old buddy.  He then jumped out the car and after a heartfelt reunion, and gave his homeless friend a wad of cash.  Ted told him he would help more, once he gets back on his feet.

Although Ted checked out of rehab far too early, it is good to hear he has not forgotten where he came from and wants to help.  It must be tough getting thrown into the spotlight after being homeless for so long.  Hopefully he will get his life together, so he can truly help in the cause to fight the millions living in poverty.  Ted can only help others, once he helps himself.

 
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TOM JOYNER INTERVIEWS MARY HARVEY, DID HE GET COLD FEET? (VIDEO)

TOM JOYNER interviewed Mary Harvey today on his morning show.  It appears Tom had a bit of remorse for allowing it to take place, because he asked her to make amends in private.  It is surprising to me that he would invite her to his show, obviously knowing she was speaking out about Steve Harvey’s infidelity, to then ask her to bite her lip.

It was good to hear her side of the story because she hit on a lot of good points.  Tom was clearly shaken when Mary said she had “no attorney” and countered his questions well.  It was written all over his face.  I question why he felt he is the “chosen one” to decide how she should proceed, by asking her to “come to a settlement and take it out of the public eye”.

When you listen to the interview on the link below, post your comments on your thoughts.  I’m curious to see if you also believe he was shooting for the “big interview”, then back peddled.  Did Steve Harvey reach him somehow and ask him to back off?  It sure sounds like it to me, but that is just my opinion.  Should we now call him Dr. Joyner?

TOM JOYNER  MORNING SHOW -LIVE INTERVIEW (VIDEO)  http://tinyurl.com/4z3muha

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https://brittaj17.wordpress.com/2011/01/24/steve-harvey-a-cheater-video/

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FLORIDA WOMAN SHOOTS HER KIDS (video footage)

Florida woman shoots her two teenager’s for being “mouthy” and is arrested at her home.  Watch video with details on this tragic story.

More details: https://brittaj17.wordpress.com/2011/01/29/woman-shoots-her-teenage-kids-for-being-mouthy-jan-2011/

2011: AZ MOM SLAPS BABY & BLOWS SMOKE IN MOUTH -Another mom gone crazy!

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