News Stories relating to "facebook"
Monday, December 9, 2013
One of the most common complaints about social media is the banality of some status updates. Do we really need to know what our friends had for breakfast, or whether they couldn't get the stain out of their favourite shirt? It can be difficult to think of an endless supply of snappy statuses which are guaranteed to entertain and delight our...
Monday, March 4, 2013
In today’s technology-thirsty society, it’s rare to not see someone with their head down texting on their cell phone or reading the latest status updates on Facebook.
However, too much texting and tilting your head down can become a pain in the neck for some people. An excessive amount of leaning your head forward and...
Friday, November 16, 2012
There is a surprising amount of false information
on Facebook. Some of it is advertising masquerading as social posts. Some of it is even political propaganda: For instance, during the election, a Facebook page that seemed to be from a hospital turned out to be an...
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
false information could put you in jail. During Superstorm Sandy
, a Twitter user spread misinformation by tweeting that the New York Stock Exchange "is flooded under more...
Friday, October 5, 2012
Most people join social networks like Facebook
in order to MAKE friends, but in the process, they often end up LOSING them instead, because people tend to become surprisingly nasty to each other online, texting things they would never say to someone face to face.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Online daters intent on fudging their personal information
have a big advantage: most people are terrible at identifying a liar. But new research is turning the tables on deceivers, using their own words.
Communications expert Catalina Toma says, "...
Monday, February 13, 2012
has not only shed its stigma, it has surpassed all forms of matchmaking in the United States other than meeting through friends. According to one industry estimate, social networking attracted 25 million unique users around the world in April 2011 alone....
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
If you want your last words
to be remembered, put them on Facebook. The Facebook app "If I Die" makes sure you can still send out your last wishes and post messages to your friends even years after you die (at least this is information that...
Friday, January 20, 2012
It's because we LIE to OURSELVES about what turns us on--you have to meet that special one IN PERSON for your hormones (and your libido) to ramp up. Even the sexiest description just won't work. No matter how much people say they're looking for someone smart, who they can trust and laugh with, what they REALLY WANT is a sexually attractive partner...
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
We know there are spies on Facebook
, but worms too? A security firm warns that a computer worm has stolen 45,000 login credentials from Facebook, mostly from Facebook accounts in the UK and France. The same worm has been around since 2010 and is also responsible for stealing...
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Are you lonely
? Join he club: Although the average Facebook user
has some 130 "friends," in reality, Americans have, on average, slightly more than two confidantes, down from three 25 years ago.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
When it comes to appearance, we are sometimes informally issued a number from one to ten. What if we lived in a world in which everyone is assigned a number that tells everyone ELSE how influential we are, and this number determined whether or not you got a job
, a hotel room upgrade or free samples at...
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
We told you that there are spies on Facebook
, but what's dangerous is sex offenders lurking on social media sites. Students and young adults are highly susceptible to being contacted by internet sex offenders from the very first time a chat session is initiated. A recent...
Thursday, May 19, 2011
We've all learned that there are spies on Facebook
, but despite this, the company has recently admitted that it secretly hired Burson-Marsteller, a PR firm whose clients include Microsoft, to generate stories critical of the privacy mistakes being made by its rival Google,...
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
A recent survey by divorce lawyers found that one in 5 divorces in the US were triggered by Facebook because a rising number of people are using social media to engage in extramarital affairs. Networking sites may be great for meeting someone, but once you're married, maybe you should close your computer!
Men who used to surreptitiously...