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Teens say parents share too much about them online – Microsoft study

Microsoft Blogs – 10.9.19

The new school year is well underway in many parts of the world, and parents may be inclined to share news and photos of their star pupil’s success or involvement in new activities. Before you do, however, know that teens around the world say parents share (or “sharent”) too much about them on social media – so much so that it’s become a concern for more than four in 10.

Source: Teens say parents share too much about them online – Microsoft study – Microsoft on the Issues

It’s time: Nest users can now switch to Google Accounts

Google Blog – 8.20.19 (8.19.19)

Back in May, Nest and Google Home joined together as Google Nest to create a more helpful home. And now, the next step involves you: starting today, you can migrate your Nest account to a Google Account. It’s easy to do and only takes a few minutes—here’s what you need to know.

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How To Help Your Kids Manage Our ‘Culture of Likes’

McAfee Blog – 8.15.19 (8.13.19)

As a mum of 4 sons, my biggest concerns about the era of social media is the impact of the ‘like culture’ on our children’s mental health. The need to generate likes online has become a biological compulsion for many teens and let’s be honest – adults too! The rush of dopamine that surges through one’s body when a new like has been received can make this like culture understandably addictive.

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Making Groups Privacy Settings Easier to Understand

Facebook Newsroom – 8.14.19

As Mark Zuckerberg laid out earlier this year, social networks can serve as the digital equivalent of a town square or a living room. We know people have needs for both public spaces where you can share with a wide audience and private ones where you can share more intimately. For Facebook Groups, people have historically been able to choose between being public, closed or secret settings for their group. To better match people’s expectations and help provide more clarity, we’re rolling out a new simplified privacy model for Groups — public and private.

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14 Leading Apps for Growing Your Following on Instagram

Magisto Blog – 8.13.19

Have you ever wondered how some people are doing so great with their Instagram? How do their pictures look incredible every time? How do they manage to have a consistent and beautiful feed? How do they automate their scheduling? Well, the answer is they are using a ton of apps to optimize their Instagram content strategy.

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