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Facebook launches Nearby Friends feature

Here's what you need to know about the new location-sharing feature

Facebook has launched Nearby Friends, a new feature that shares your location with your Facebook friends, and shows you where your friends are as well. Here are the details of the new feature, including how to opt-in and set it up.
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Monday, August 11, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (622)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology2

Facebook 1: The Starter Kit

Suggested course length 2-3 two-hour sessions.

Facebook is the most popular social networking website in the world, with over 350 million active users
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Tuesday, July 01, 2014/Author: Angelia/Number of views (596)/Comments (-)/
Tags: Facebook

Facebook wants to be in the middle of your free Wi-Fi

Like to surf the Internet using free Wi-Fi at the local coffee shop? You might soon find that you are asked to check in via Facebook for the privilege.

Facebook Wi-Fi might be coming to your favorite free hotspot soon. It'll ask you to check in to the business' s Facebook Page in order to access the free Wi-Fi. Using Facebook Wi-Fi can result in posts of your location to your timeline, even automatic posts in future visits. Find out what this means and how you can control your privacy settings.
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Monday, June 02, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (1010)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology2

New in your News Feed: Facebook Trending

It’s what people are talking about on Facebook

Facebook has introduced a new feature you may have noticed on your homepage. Trending, which lies to the right of your News Feed, is a compilation of some of the hot topics trending on Facebook. Each suggested topic has a title and a short explanatory introduction.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (1285)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology2

Older internet users suffer less depression

New evidence supports technology training approach

Michigan State University's Shelia Cotten finds computer use among retirees reduces the risk of depression by more than 30%--using a model similar to OASIS Connections.
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Monday, April 28, 2014/Author: Amy VanDeVelde/Number of views (1712)/Comments (-)/

Facebook axes chat and texting functions from mobile app

Mobile users will have to install stand-alone Messenger app to chat with friends

Facebook mobile users are in for a surprise. Messenger is gone! Facebook has removed the popular texting function from the mobile app and replaced it with the stand-alone Facebook Messenger app. Don't despair, the new app is easy to install and use.
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Friday, April 25, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (2151)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology

Facebook annoyances: auto-play video

Don’t like the videos that Facebook automatically plays in your news feed? Here’s how to turn them off.

Facebook recently updated the news feed to include videos that play automatically. If you aren't a fan, or are concerned with videos eating up too much of your data plan, then here is how to turn them off.
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Monday, April 21, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (1644)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology

Too old for Twitter? You bet your magic beans you're not

Social media an important tool for seniors

I had a lovely surprise this weekend at the movie theater when the preview trailer for "Draft Day" played. See for yourself in this 10 second clip with Kevin Costner and Ellen Burstyn . . .
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Monday, April 07, 2014/Author: Amy VanDeVelde/Number of views (2454)/Comments (-)/

What's New in Connections

Key updates to the Connections curriculum included new content for mobile devices, more short courses, Windows 8, Facebook, job searching and more.
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Monday, March 24, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (1088)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Course updates
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