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Fashionistas rejoice! Designers are showcasing their new collections as part of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, and also embracing digital. The industry, which has begun to communicate with the everyday customer on Twitter and Facebook, is also streaming their shows to the masses. You do not have to be on the A-List to be a part of the exclusive fashion scene!

The social media world was all about “Instant” last week. Google released its Instant Search feature, which displays live search results as you type. Additionally, a Stanford University student created a YouTube Instant prototype, which allows users to search for videos as results pop up with each letter typed. Lastly, there is an iTunes Instant. Wow- what’s next?

Facebook has overtaken Google in usage. In August, people spent a total of 41.1 million minutes on the social networking site, as opposed to the 39.8 million minutes people spent on all of Google’s sites combined, including YouTube and Gmail. Do you think Google can reclaim the top spot?

Ever wonder what it would be like if your access to social networking websites suddenly disappeared? Students at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will find out this week as the university undergoes a social media blackout. Access to Facebook, MySpace, AOL Instant Messenger and others will be blocked. Stay tuned for the students’ (and professors’) reactions…

Interested in the activities of visitors to your website? Check out SeeVolution which not only offers real-time traffic and analytics for your site but also makes it easy to visualize how visitors are using and interacting with your website. Great tool!

Update your Facebook status with all of your personal whereabouts? Consider this a warning…

Three men in New Hampshire burglarized homes after tracking Facebook status updates of victims who announced that they were not home. Keep this in mind next time you let the world know about vacation plans…

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