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The Fight Over the Future of Digital Books

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The Problem With Facebook's New 'Frictionless' Sharing Reuters

The Problem With Facebook's New 'Frictionless' Sharing

Humans are social animals. We want to share little bits of our lives with our friends. But we don't want to share every single thing.

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Facebook Timeline: Putting the Auto in Autobiography

A first impression of Facebook's new Timeline tool

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Is Facebook Forever?

The last decade has seen many social-networking sites rise and fall like little empires. Will Facebook follow, or is it here to stay?

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Our Smartphones, Ourselves: An Interactive Map of the New Demographics

What do the phones we use say about who we are and the places we live? Come explore our interactive map to find out.

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9 Charts: Americans and the Social-Networking Sites They Love

Nearly 70 percent of Americans are keeping up with friends and family online. Week two of our special report examines this phenomenon.

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The social geolocation service Foursquare created this colorful data visualization of a week's worth of check-ins around the world. 

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The Ruins of Dead Social Networks

A paean to the preservation of the BBS, the local forerunner of the modern social network

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9 Facts About the Staggering Size of Facebook

Since Facebook launched less than a decade ago, it has grown at an astonishing pace. If it were a country, it would be the third-largest in the world.

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A segment from the 1992 documentary series The Machine that Changed the World looks at the early social web and its implications

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