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Facebook’s ‘Like’ Button Is Getting Some New, More Expressive Friends

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 01.27.2016 | Technology

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Only 4 Of Your Facebook Friends Really Matter, New Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 01.25.2016 | Technology

Having lots of friends online doesn't mean you'll have more people to pick you up when you're down. Research published last week in The Roya...

The Ingeniously Creepy Ways People Are Stalking You on Facebook

Thrillist | Posted 12.28.2015 | Technology
Thrillist

Some of us are a little more dedicated than others when it comes to digging up juicy digital dirt. Gird thy privacy settings, people, because it's about to get weird.

Anatomy of a Breakup: Why I (Almost) Called It Quits With Facebook

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.08.2015 | Media
E. Nina Rothe

The best way to get back to the roots of Facebook, I decided, was to unfriend. As I went through the list of my "friends" striking left and right, I realized at least 70 percent of them I didn't even recognize.

A Rare Argument for Facebook (Or How I Learned to Stop Hating High School)

Bryan Behar | Posted 11.23.2015 | Comedy
Bryan Behar

As anyone who's caught a glimpse of my biceps can surmise, I'm not a violent man. The closest I came to playing a contact sport was Model U.N. Yet, ...

When to Turn Away? A Globetrotter's Sentiments After Tragedy: Remember the Good in the World (and Keep Surfing)

Candace Loy | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Candace Loy

It's hard to turn away and pretend nothing bad has happened. Paris and Beirut have suddenly become close next-door neighbors in a little village, in...

In Defense of the 'Too Happy' Facebook Profile

Amy Heinz | Posted 10.27.2015 | Parents
Amy Heinz

How about we don't compare? Or assume that things are picture perfect all the time, no matter how far down we scroll to prove otherwise? How about we see each post a friend shares for what it is? A moment of happiness.

In Defense Of Facebook Bragging

Allison Gauss | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Gauss

We love to complain about friends who constantly post about their fabulous relationships, jobs, and experiences on social media, but research shows these expressions of gratitude can actually make people happier.

The Beauty of Vain, Gay Passive-Aggressive Facebook Users in One Post

David Toussaint | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Toussaint

So what will it be, people? Are you going to prove to me that you care or are you going to disappoint me, like so many in the past? If you do respond, and your word impresses me, I might even go out of my way and "like" the comment.

Dear Other Parents, Here's The Audio For The Photos I Post On Facebook

Gail Cornwall | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Gail Cornwall

In parenting, as in all else, looks can be deceiving.

Things No Self-Respecting Adult Should Be Doing on Facebook

Thrillist | Posted 09.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Thrillist

Welcome to the Internet in the 21st century: where teenagers pretend to be 30-year-olds, and 30-year-olds act like teenagers. Let's change that, OK?

To My Non-Posting Friends on Facebook

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 08.28.2015 | Technology
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

The truth is I wish you posted more on Facebook. It's a fact that I feel closer to my friends who post regularly on Facebook than I do to those who rely only on phone calls or visits for sharing their lives with me.

If Your Friend's Annoying Facebook Status Was Used In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.27.2015 | Comedy

It's the reason you never see your friends' Facebook statuses anymore. You unfollowed them and hid them from your feed, because their statuses are so ...

5 Ways That Facebook Success Is Nothing Like Real-Life Success

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 08.26.2015 | Media
Eva Lesko Natiello

We browse our Facebook feed and see extraordinary things happening all around us. A Facebook friend just climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. A friend of a friend won The Great Food Truck Race. Someone else was named Chicago's Teacher of the Year. It seems to happen all the time.

5 Reasons Why Facebook Can Be Dangerous for People With Depression

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

Last week I fell into panic mode. It started with intense chest pains each time I logged onto Facebook to check the groups I belong to as well as scro...

he Maze of Facebook

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

She wasn't much for fashion, even when she was alive. However, that truth did not stop me from pausing at the sight of her name, after which I clicked on the site and ordered two pairs of shoes.

Allies Are Not Like Facebook Friends: US Should Drop Useless And Dangerous Alliances

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.25.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

If America ends up at war, it almost certainly will be on behalf of one ally or another. Washington collects allies like most people collect Facebook "friends." The vast majority of U.S. allies are security liabilities, tripwires for conflict and war. Alliances should be based on interest, not charity.

How Facebook Stalking Could Lead Women To Objectify Their Own Bodies

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women

Facebook stalking is real, people, and it has real effects on your body image. A new study has found that Facebook usage is positively correlated with...

Please #FindMe -- A #Hashtag Story

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 05.04.2015 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

This is a story that started out as one thing and ended up as another. It was happening in real time. I was writing about hashtags while multi-tasking on Facebook and Twitter where another story was unfolding.

What I Don't Want To See On Facebook -- Ever

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 04.29.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Everyone knows someone who shares way too much on Facebook. Too much information about the awards your children have won or too many pictures of the food you're about to eat. So I offer this advice: there are the 10 things that you should avoid posting on Facebook.

Friends Are for Facebook

Nicki Gilbert | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicki Gilbert

The beautifully captured moments are definitely truthful moments, but I don't forget what's behind them. Nobody I know leads a life of only rainbows and butterflies, hot tubs and wine. Friends are for Facebook. But also, friends are for Life.

The 4 Types of Couples On Social Media

Stephen Mariani | Posted 04.11.2015 | Technology
Stephen Mariani

The oversharers: Whether these two are fighting, doting on one another or checking in to their bed on social media, they can't stop talking about each other. They're the type to post a #wcw on Instagram, and follow it up with a post on Facebook.

How Real Are Facebook Friendships?

The Atlantic | Jacoba Urist | Posted 02.05.2015 | World

Editor of the New York Times Book Review Pamela Paul’s recent column “How to Be Liked By Everyone Online” describes how social media “has upen...

Beware: New Facebook Feature Makes It Easier To Find Embarrassing Posts

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.17.2014 | Technology

Get ready for your college status updates to come back to haunt you.

WARNING: Facebook Is Trying To Get You To Friend Your One-Night Stands

Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Noah Michelson

All of a sudden I noticed that my "People You May Know" box was overrun with a decade's worth of guys that I've dated or hooked up with and then promptly forgot about (or actively took great pains to avoid).