Look Out for Online Survey Scam

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Beware of online messages claiming they’re from Suddenlink, including pop-up ads that promise a reward in exchange for completing a survey.

Suddenlink does not send customers surveys via pop-up ads. All Suddenlink surveys are initiated by phone or email, and we will never ask you to provide information like your username, password, social security number or credit card via email or online ads.

If you see these pop-up surveys, please do not reply or click on any embedded links. Your computer may have been infected with malicious adware (malware), which sometimes can happen when installing free software for video recording, managing downloads, etc.

Learn more, including how to remove such malware, here.

For Many, Social Media is a Primary News Source


Recent findings from The Pew Research Center indicate that people are turning to social media for more than connecting with friends. According to an article from Fast Company, “63% of users consider Facebook and Twitter a source of news.”

The research center surveyed 2,035 adults age 18 and above for the report. Resulting data shows people across all demographic groups now use social media to stay updated on current events, in addition to more traditional news sources.

The full report is available online.

Research Shows TV is Still Top News Source

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The findings of a recently published digital news report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism may come as a surprise. Despite living in an age of smartphones and constant Internet access, a survey of more than 20,000 people from 12 different countries revealed that the vast majority of individuals still rely on television as their primary news source.

The survey, involving participants of all ages, found that even the 18-24 demographic prefers TV news to news via social media or other platforms.

The full report is available online.

Where to Find Trusted News on Libyan Uprising

Inaccurate reports of Moammar Gadhafi’s death that recently flooded Twitter are a reminder that, in the race to deliver the latest updates via social media, misinformation can spread quickly. To help newsies get a more accurate minute-by-minute fix, Mashable offers a list of reliable online news sources, including live blogs sponsored by several major news outlets.