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Social Media's Impact On Kids: Pediatricians Weigh In

In today's online edition of Pediatrics, a new clinical report on The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families, presents the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of social media on the lives of our kids.

Color Your Social Network With Complete Strangers

Like Blanche DuBois' famous line in Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire," sometimes you just "have to depend on the kindness of strangers." Not to be lumped together with anti-social networks such as Avoidr, Color.com does however have the ability to allow its users to connect with strangers. And on the heels of coming off a $41 million round of funding, apparently investors feel that 'people you don't know' do have something in common - if only being at the same place, at the same time.

Catch the Bieber Fever with These iPod Apps for Beliebers: Part Two

We've covered most of the basic background stuff on Justin Bieber in Catch the Bieber Fever with These iPod Apps for Beliebers: Part One so why don't we cut the chitchat and go straight to the apps in this post?

Catch the Bieber Fever with These iPod Apps for Beliebers: Part One

Peer into the world of the down to earth seventeen-year-old international pop sensation this one time and you might come to the realization that maybe Justin Bieber really was born to be somebody. Young girls all over the globe are pining to be his baby, just waiting for him to find somebody to love and hoping that Justin would make one less lonely girl out of them. Here's part one of a collection of apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch featuring the one and only Justin.

GroundLink, A Car Service App That Circumnavigates The Globe

While car service apps like Uber and Flinc seem to be populating our mobile devices in rapid number, GroundLink appears to be the only one that has global coverage around the clock - allowing geek cred to 'virtually' replace the old school street cred of hailing a cab.

Facebook Search vs Google Search - Battle for Internet Domination

Before the recent All Facebook report, titled “Facebook Testing Web Search Box At Top Of Site” was changed to “Facebook Not Testing Web Search Box At Top Of Site (update)” I can imagine the reaction from Google's top brass. There has been a lot of speculation about Facebook potentially adding social media search to its core product, presenting the Big G with its first major threat in over a decade. Is that day close at hand?

Self Defense Meets Social Media: Japan's Army Takes To Twitter

Japan's army – officially the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force – is reaching out to the world through social media. Plan A in the internet charm offensive: set up the JGSDF Twitter page.

Relief Yourself - A One-Stop Disaster Relief Center

A new application has been designed to provide as much disaster relief as possible in one place.

Kids Become Jewelry Designers By Goldsmith Mia van Beek

This has to be one of the coolest things I've seen in a while, and every parent needs to get their hands on one of these neat accessories. Throughout history, children have loved bringing home their crafts for their parents, including jewelry. The only problem with the childhood creations is that they tend not to withstand the tests of time - so there's a goldsmith offering a solution!

Leica ShutterBug Necklace: The Photographer's Best Accessory

If you're a photographer, you know that your best accessory is your camera. You can't take it everywhere - but with a special little accessory that's newly available you can make people think you're doing just that!