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Can Wasting Time Online Improve Employee Productivity?

In a study that anyone who works in an office will heartily embrace, researchers found that spending small parts of the day wasting time on the Internet makes workers more productive because it acts to mentally refresh them.

“Browsing the Internet serves an important restorative function,” concludes the report from the National University of Singapore.

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Study Finds Decreased Social Media Use Among Many Younger People

A study by technology research firm Gartner, which recently surveyed 6,295 people between the ages of 13 and 74, reveals almost a quarter of 18- to 29-year-olds use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter less than when they first signed up for the services, with many saying the services simply aren’t that much fun anymore.

“The trend shows some social media fatigue among early adopters,” says Brian Blau, research director at Gartner. “And the fact that 31 percent of younger consumers indicated that they were getting bored with their social network is a situation that social media providers should monitor, as they will need to innovate and diversify to keep consumer attention.”

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City of Forney, Facebook
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Tween Girl Gridlock! Justin Bieber Gets a Street Named After Him by 11-Year-Old Mayor [VIDEO]

What do you get the teen idol who has everything (including his own 3D movie and nude bronze sculpture)?

Pop star Justin Bieber joined the ranks of Duke Ellington and Oprah when he had a street named for him on Tuesday. Main Street in Forney, Texas was t

Dallas City Workers Get Counseling for Using Facebook Too Much On the Job
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Dallas City Workers Get Counseling for Using Facebook Too Much On the Job

Technically, Dallas city workers aren't allowed to do personal business when they are on the taxpayer's dime.

Which is why two dozen workers at Dallas' city hall are in hot water after a probe revealed that they were spending a good chunk of their day on Facebook.

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Yeah, I can see how people would get them mixed up...
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This is Not the Casey Anthony You’re Looking For

There are times when I am mildly entertained by the name my parents chose for me.

Particularly, I enjoy going to the doctor’s office and watching the face of the nurse as she first struggles to pronounce my first name and then as she finally says it and sees me in all my goatee-d glory stand and head her way.

Amused or not, however, if someone searches for my name on a social networking site or the Internet in general, it’s a pretty sure bet it’ll be me you find and not some poor unfortunate soul who shares the same name.

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The Winner of KQVT's Summer Photo Contest
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Best of The Summer Photo Contest, The Top 10

The contest ended on at midnight last Thursday night but we definitely just had to share the finalists with our readers. We wanted to thank all of our Facebook friends, listeners, and readers for their photo submissions and let you all know to be on the look out for more contests like this one

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Johnny Depp Electrifies Crowd By Joining Alice Cooper On Stage [VIDEO]

For alt-rock fans with long memories, Johnny Depp isn’t just a world-famous actor, he’s also the guy who played guitar and bass for Butthole Surfer frontman Gibby Haynes’ short-lived group P. But for pretty much everyone else, the sight of Depp rocking out with Alice Cooper on a London stage comes as a shock.

Depp joined Cooper for the latter’s show in London’s 100 Club over the weekend, an appearance teased by Cooper when he posted a backstage picture to his Facebook account with the caption “Johnny Depp!! Waiting to jump on stage with Alice for ’18′ and ‘Schools Out!’”

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images / bummy2810, Flickr
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How Many Grandparents Are Tweeting and Facebooking? More Than You Might Think

If your grandmother has recently friended you on Facebook or followed you on Twitter, you’re not alone.

The website myvouchercodes.co.uk recently conducted a survey in which it asked people over 60 about their social media habits. It yielded some interesting results.

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British Citizens Dress Like the Undead for Zombie Awareness [VIDEO]

A group of about 200 concerned citizens dressed as zombies this weekend and marched through the British city of Leicester to highlight the city’s lack of preparation for an uprising of the undead. After Leicester resident Robert Ainsley learned (via a freedom of information request) that the city did not have a zombie contingency plan built into its emergency preparations, he and 26-year-old politics graduate James Dixon used Twitter and Facebook to mobilize the masses. The demonstrators walked from the famous Haymarket Memorial Clock Tower to the offices of city council in protest.

Videos of the zombie march below:

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Woman Attempts to Hire Hitman on Facebook [VIDEO]

We’ve all updated our Facebook and Twitter accounts with messages we’ve later regretted, but most of the time they’re completely legal. Such wasn’t the case for 20-year-old Eley London, a mother from Philadelphia who told Facebook she’d “pay a stack” for someone to kill her baby’s father.

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Smiling in New Facebook Photos
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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Smiling in New Facebook Photos

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Sunday posted two new photos to her Facebook page, offering the first official look at the congresswoman from Arizona since she was shot in the head in January.

The two photos, which were captured by P. K. Weis on May 17, show a smiling Gifford at the TIRR Memorial Hermann, where she has been receiving treatment. In one photo, Gifford is seen sitting and smiling alongside her mother.

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Teacher Keeps Class Calm By Singing During Gunfight
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Teacher Keeps Class Calm By Singing During Gunfight [VIDEO]

Not even gunfire can stop Barney.

A kindergarten teacher in Monterrey, Mexico named Martha Rivera Alanis has become a hero after she sang the purple dinosaur's 'If All the Raindrops' while a gang shootout took place outside.

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