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NEW Twitter Layout + Creeping Your Ex + Canadian Phone Choices

Posted By: Jon Jackson · 9/20/2012 7:45:00 AM

Twitter gets an upgrade

Twitter announced on Tuesday morning to announce a new look for profile pages on the social network and a new iPad app plus updated iPhone and Android apps. There’s now a huge header image that runs across the top, sort of like the banner image that Facebook users have on their timelines. The page itself has been reoriented to play up other visuals as well: Your avatar is no longer tucked in the corner, but will display front and center. The photo stream, too, has been moved up, and will now be accessible on the apps.

Creeping your ex on Facebook – The Facts

A new study has investigated into the science behind the social media creeping that goes on between exes, and determined scientifically that, you guessed it, it’s not a wise thing to do. Essentially researchers determined: Facebook stalking makes it more difficult to get over an ex. “Notably, frequent monitoring of an ex-partner’s Facebook page and list of friends, even when one was not a Facebook friend of the ex-partner, was associated with greater current distress over the breakup, negative feelings, sexual desire, longing for the ex-partner, and lower personal growth.”

Canadian Phone Choices

According to a new survey (Ipsos Reid), Google's Android smartphone operating system is surging in popularity among Canadians. The number of Canadian smartphone users who own Android-based devices grew from 26 per cent to 36 per cent, a leap of 10 percentage points. The number of smartphone users who opted for Apple's iPhones, meanwhile, crept up from 23 per cent to 29 per cent. RIM, once the market leader of smartphones in Canada, suffered significant losses, with Blackberry's share of users falling 14 percentage points from 41 per cent to 27 per cent.

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