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Friendster evolves to escape Facebook's shadow

Faded social networking site Friendster will soon delete nearly a decade's worth of user photos, blog entries and other data in a revamp to set it apart from Facebook, company officials said Thursday. Full story

Sina has no immediate plan to list microblog operations: CEO

Sina Corp, China's largest Internet portal, has no immediate plans to list its microblog operations, its chief said on Wednesday. Full story

Poll: Students use social media to aid careers

Sure, social media like Facebook and Twitter are distractions for young people, but college and high school students also use them to make important education and career connections, according to an Associated Press-Viacom poll. Full story

Gang members indicted in online prostitution ring

Three dozen Crips street gang members and two motel owners have been indicted for running a prostitution ring that targeted underage girls through social networking sites including MySpace, Craigslist, Twitter and Facebook, prosecutors said on Monday. Full story

EU: Many children are unsafe on social networks

The EU says many children using social-networking sites don't use privacy settings, making them vulnerable to stalkers and other harassment. Full story

Americans reluctant to share sex and salaries on Web

Although many American workers have embraced social media sites such as Facebook or LinkedIn, they are uncomfortable about sharing information about their sex lives or salaries, according to a new survey. Full story

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  Do pregnant moms overshare?

Psychiatrist Catherine Birndorf and Jewel Peach, a woman who posted her pregnancy results on YouTube, discuss whether pregnant women share too much with the advent of social networking.

  Doctors to talk social media with young patients

The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging doctors to address the potential downside of social networking with their young patients. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.

  Do you use Facebook to find an ex?

Growing numbers of baby boomers are joining Facebook, and many of them are using it to reconnect with an ex. TODAY's Lester Holt talks to YourTango.com's Andrea Miller and the AARP's Hugh Delehanty about the consequences of contacting old flames or crushes.

  D.C. named top Twitter town

Politically obsessed and socially savvy Washington D.C. has been named the best "Twitter town" according to a new Men's Health survey. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

  Group helps homeless reunion on Twitter

A social networking site helps a homeless man reconnect with his family after a decade apart. WNBC's DeMarco Morgan reports.

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