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Facebook 'Friends,' Not Friends

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.19.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

What snapped? I don't know. What I do know is that my mouse clicked the "deactivate" button, and for a moment I thought I'd finally mustered up the courage to delete my pixelated existence forever.

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 12.22.2012 | Technology
Shawn Amos

Facebook page admins have been grumbling about a sharp drop in the reach of their pages' posts, meaning that fewer fans are seeing each status update.

Do You Hate Getting Political Posts on Your Facebook News Feed?

Larry Atkins | Posted 11.24.2012 | Technology
Larry Atkins

Personally, I'm OK with sending and receiving politically oriented Facebook posts, even when I disagree with my Facebook friends.

Personal Facebook Cleanse

Shelly Palmer | Posted 11.24.2012 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

I'm going post a simple message to my personal profile, "I'm doing a Facebook cleanse, like or comment here if you want to remain my Facebook friend." If people don't like the post or comment, I am going to unfriend them.

Farewell to Facebook

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 11.19.2012 | Technology
Kayley Kravitz

With all of the negative press against Facebook (going public, anyone?) I can't help but wonder if it's slowly but surely going the way of MySpace.

Insight From Massive Social Experiment Could Sway Voting, Spending and Other Behavior

Kare Anderson | Posted 11.19.2012 | Technology
Kare Anderson

A recent study shows that about one-third of a million more Americans voted in 2010 because of one Facebook message on Election Day.

An Open Letter to My Facebook Friends

Teresa Hsiao | Posted 09.06.2012 | Comedy
Teresa Hsiao

I'm writing this letter to all of you, my 723 closest, bestest, most wonderful friends in the world. It's true that I don't remember who some of you are, but I'm sure we shared an unmistakable bond that led us to become Facebook friends in the first place.

If Historical Figures Had Posted on Facebook...

John Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Napoleon: Hey guys, has anyone ever been to Elba?

Dear Straight Friend: Facebook Ground Rules From Your Gay Friend

William Dameron | Posted 10.29.2012 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

I do read your comments and status updates, and although you think that because you have a gay friend, it's OK to write things like, "I just watched Glee, does that make me super gay?" it's not OK.

Should Expectant Parents Share the News on Facebook?

Larry Magid | Posted 10.16.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

As with anything, you should think carefully before you post the good news that you're expecting. Do you really want to share this with the world? Is there anyone -- perhaps an employer or a family member -- who you're not quite yet ready to tell?

Fearless Friends Fight: 'Some Of My Best Friendships Began With Acrimony'

JJ Keith | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
JJ Keith

We all fear and avoid emotional pain, but sometimes even grown-ups need to be told to send a text message if they're going to stand someone up.

Most People Use Facebook To Creep On Their Ex

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.31.2012 | College

Your ex is probably a Facebook creeper. A recent study found 88 percent of those who have cut ties with a romantic partner in the last year check ...

Millennials' Facebook Usage Dissected (Slideshow)

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.29.2012 | College

The Pew Internet and American Life Project's recent release of data reveals information all about the way in which users’ interact and function on F...

How to Use Your Personal Facebook Profile as a Marketing Tool

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 09.23.2012 | Technology
Penny C. Sansevieri

What I'm going to talk about, largely, is segmenting information out because that's the only and best way to capture some additional people to your message, and perhaps also fans to your Fan Page.

Overnight Facebook Prom Queen: How Did I Get So Popular?

Joanna Popper | Posted 09.23.2012 | Technology
Joanna Popper

Is the Facebook invasion of invisible friends like that sneaky change in fashion when a size 12 miraculously became an 8 to stroke our egos?

For Sale: Celebrity Facebook Friendship

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.18.2012 | Technology

Can you put a price on friendship? How about a Facebook friendship -- with a celebrity? According to the open market of eBay, the correct answer--...

The Two Faces of Facebook

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 08.26.2012 | Home
Jeff DeGraff

Technology will set you free to express the real you -- until you realize that reality places you in the inbox on your smartphone just like everyone else. No worries, its outsmarted most of us.

New Facebook Feature Will Find Friends Close To Where You Are

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 06.25.2012 | Technology

Facebook is testing a feature called Find Friends Nearby, a mobile app that allows users to view friends and other Facebook users in nearby locations....

School District: Violent Facebook Comments Posted By Students 'Posed A True Threat'

Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.15.2012 | Education

In Indiana, three girls were expelled over Facebook comments in which they discussed killing fellow classmates using guns, box cutters and gasoline, W...

Facebook for Dummies: What Were You Thinking?

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 08.04.2012 | Technology
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Think about the words "social" and "media". Media corrupts and wipes away true "social" every time.

Social Media and the Promise of Eternal Life

Julie Flynn Badal | Posted 07.30.2012 | New York
Julie Flynn Badal

Facebook provides a window to the death of people we hardly, if ever, knew. While it may not promise eternal life, Facebook may just guarantee that some distorted image of you will stick around at least until the planet melts.

My So-Called Friend

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 07.26.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

My so-called friend deleted me on Facebook because of an accidental slip-of-the-tongue. She talks about me behind my back and when I try to apologize, she ignores me. What should I do?

Will You Be My Facebook Friend? No.

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 05.29.2012 | Technology

Will you friend me on Facebook? Please? You don't mind if I don't know you right? Or if I'm your boss or like to friend everyone on the Internet right...

Investing in Potential: Don't Walk Backwards Into Your Future

Amanda Slavin | Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

Now, at 26, looking at where my life is now and where I want to go, I started to think: Am I appreciating the people and the things that matter or am I letting the fast-paced life of a New Yorker distract me from what I really want?

Why I Took a Facebook Hiatus

Natalie Thomas | Posted 07.18.2012 | Comedy
Natalie Thomas

Facebook is addictive. You feel inclined to read, stalk and share. Only in this forum would stalking be the more acceptable practice of the three. In this case, it's the sharing that's the problem.