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Social media helps reunite stolen property

Surrey police are using a dedicated social media site to help reunite stolen property with its rightful owners.

A large amount of property has been recovered following a search warrant in Croydon last month.

It includes property thought to be stolen from across the south east and some from burglaries in Sussex.

Images of all the property seized are now featured on a Surrey police page on social media site Pinterest.

Detective Constable Andy Robinson said: "We have spoken to Surrey Police about the site they have set up and carried out a number of enquiries to try and establish if the property has been stolen from Sussex."

Has Facebook's bubble burst?

It was a real novelty, being able to contact family and friends at a moment's notice, when and wherever your were. Social media sites on the internet have been all the rage for the past few years.

But as with many new crazes over the years, there are signs that we're getting fed up of Facebook and tired of tweeting.

Is it the end of an era, or the start of another one? Andrew Pate speaks to "Techno Gran" Brenda Meakin and Lisa Harris and Fiona Harvey from University of Southampton.

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The future of Facebook: your views

Love it or loathe it? Credit: Press Association

Has Facebook fatigue set in? Or can't you live without it? A report suggested figures were dropping. But Facebook claims more and more people are going online.

ITV News Meridian has been carrying out an investigation into the social media site's popularity - with some interesting results.

It shows people aged 50 and over are increasingly going on Facebook and Businesses and Universities are also logging on to its potential.

What do you think? Well here are some of your views so far.

Jamie Raynor It's a great way to stay in touch with people but I find when you meet up with them you have nothing to talk about as its all on here

Elisha Middleton I love using my fb, beacuse it is the only way of catching up with people and family who live abroad, and see friends photos of who we don't see often. I'd be lost with out it! My other half tell me all the time to come off it and travel abroad to see my family and friends.

Debbie Lindsey I suffer with O.C.F.D (obsessive, complusive, facebook, disorder), I love it as Im nosey and keeps me in touch with family & friends aboard but housework has suffered, I am trying to reduce time spent on it but I can't go a day without checking it much to my husband & kids annoyance

Joy Simpson Costas I use Facebook as I live on the Isle of Wight and my family are on the mainland. It's great if used for keeping up to date and cheaper then ringing

The pitfalls of social media: an expert's view

Is Facebook finished? Or is it an essential part of your life? A report suggested figures were dropping. But Facebook claims more and more people are going online.

ITV News Meridian has been carrying out an investigation into the social media site's popularity - with some interesting results.

It shows people aged 50 and over are increasingly going on Facebook and Businesses and Universities are also logging on to its potential.

Here, experts Lisa Harris from the School of Management - Digital Marketing and Fiona Harvey from the University of Southampton give their advice on the pitfalls of using social media sites.

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