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Many New Mothers Spend More Time on Facebook After Giving Birth

June 4, 2012

Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan A small, exploratory study suggests that many first-time parents--particularly mothers--actually increase the amount of time they spend on Facebook after the birth of their child. Full Story

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