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Like This Post! My Self-Worth Depends on It

Linda Flanagan | Posted 09.03.2015 | Technology
Linda Flanagan

This morning I ran into a sad friend. She'd spent the previous evening with a couple of fabulous couples, all strappy sandals and flowery dresses and lively stories about lovely children. Their fabulousness all seemed so effortless, my friend said.

Why You Should Stop Measuring Self Esteem With Likes And Follows

Unwritten | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women
Unwritten

Originally published on Unwritten by Allison Berger. Remember  in elementary school when you wished you could just use a calculator to solve an equa...

Facebook's Terms Of Service Agreement Now That Mark Zuckerberg Is Having A Baby

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.31.2015 | Comedy

It was announced Friday that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, will be having a baby girl. HuffPost Comedy has learned that w...

Don't 'Like' Violent News On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.17.2015 | Science

In the wake of mass shootings like the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, last month, media coverage of the violence is all over social media. Of...

Filter Less, Live More: 6 Social Media and Technology Rules to Live By

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 07.09.2015 | Media
Alyssa Piperis

What's funny about living in this day and age is that most of us seem to simultaneously be dependent on modern technology and be frustrated with how it's transformed areas of our lives that were already stressful enough without it -- i.e. dating, relationships, and confrontation.

23 Things That Feel Better Than A Facebook 'Like'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living

 If there were a logo for self-gratification, it would be a giant Facebook thumbs up.     We live in a culture where it's per...

Gay Men and the Shirtless Selfie

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

Social media let's us pick and choose what we present about ourselves, but how can we tell when it becomes more indulgent and less authentic?

Social Proof: What Your Facebook 'Like' Numbers Really Mean

Michele Lawson | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Michele Lawson

Social media is an extremely powerful marketing tool. Used incorrectly, it will be a waste of time, energy, and financial resources. Used properly, it can be as influential as a billboard in Times Square.

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...

Imagine If Facebook Got Rid Of Everything You Hate

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.30.2015 | Comedy

Dislike button? LIKE. It's been the dream of Facebook users since the dawn of the "Like" button: a "Dislike" button. And though we'd all love to th...

Why Do Some of Your Friends Get More Likes Than Others?

Simone Collins | Posted 05.04.2015 | Technology
Simone Collins

Some of us run small-scale tests and develop theories as to what can garner the most interaction. Others convince themselves to rise above it and attempt to ignore the addictive validation people bestow onto the content they share.

6 Truths I Learned My First Year on Facebook

Ann Cinzar | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology
Ann Cinzar

I was a decade late to the party. This month, as Facebook turns 11, I am celebrating year one on the site. I've learned a lot - and not just from those Buzzfeed quizzes that turn up on my Newsfeed. Herewith, a few truths I've gleaned from my first year on Facebook.

Facebook Knows You Better Than Your Therapist

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Who knows you better than anyone? Facebook, of course. In a recent study of 86,000 Facebook users, researchers compared the results of a personality s...

Carolyn Gregoire

What Happens When You Remove Facebook's Most Popular Feature

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Benjamin Grosser describes himself as a longtime heavy Facebook user. But a couple of years ago, he noticed some disconcerting patterns in how he was ...

A True Friend 'Likes' What You Have to Say

Andrew Cristi | Posted 09.07.2014 | Technology
Andrew Cristi

I was recently hanging out with a friend. On that particular day she was in a sad state, bemoaning her boyfriend problems. She is known for turbulen...

The Fall Of Facebook - And What's Next

Nikita Bier | Posted 08.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Nikita Bier

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMost of us would argue that our online identities are not who we really are. Rather, it's the mask we have to wear in today's social Internet.

There's A Time And Place For Sharing Data

Rajat Paharia | Posted 08.24.2014 | TED Weekends
Rajat Paharia

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhen the process for sharing data is transparent and linked to specific goals, most people don't mind revealing their data. And while most people understand this value at a retail level, another place where this is particularly true is when they're at work.

Curly Fries And Big Data: An Appetizing Path Forward For Responsible Data Use

Jules Polonetsky | Posted 08.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Jules Polonetsky

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgBig Data could lead to the greatest advances society has seen in generations. Or, it could take us down a path of poor decisions and increased discrimination. Eating curly fries (unfortunately!) wont make us smart enough to guide the right decisions, but collaboration between technologists, policymakers, and businesses could.

Navigating the 'Fog of Data Ignorance'

William Hoffman | Posted 08.20.2014 | TED Weekends
William Hoffman

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgEffective transparency is not a one-way mirror that reduces individuals to being spectators on how their data is used. Instead, meaningful transparency requires both inbound and outbound information flows. It requires institutions (commercial and governmental) to listen and act upon the wants and needs of individuals.

Big Data, Democracy And The Path Not Taken

Shannon Vallor | Posted 08.20.2014 | TED Weekends
Shannon Vallor

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgGolbeck succumbs to a dangerous, self-fulfilling fatalism, one all too common among other well-meaning proponents of her alternative solution -- namely, to simply arm individual users with more digital tools to fight back.

Will Computers Soon Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves?

Dominic Basulto | Posted 08.20.2014 | TED Weekends
Dominic Basulto

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMost of us simply find it too tiring, too complex, to pay much attention to all the privacy settings out there. How many of us, for example, actually change the password settings when we are supposed to? We assume, naively, that there must be some kind of law out there that keeps corporations from going too far with all that data they are collecting on us.

WATCH: Stunning Truths Your Facebook 'Likes' Really Reveal About You

TEDTalks | Posted 08.20.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

Are you sharing more than you mean to online? Computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck explains how the simple act of "liking" something on social media reveals more personal information about you than you'd think. Is this what privacy looks like in the digital age - or is there another way?

Take Fewer Photos. Make More Memories.

Braden S. Thompson | Posted 07.16.2014 | Technology
Braden S. Thompson

I sat there alone on the cold ground for the next 15 minutes quietly taking notice of every little thing. It's a memory and image I can still recall with vivid detail to this day. It never got any likes and no one knows what it looked like, but I don't care. I like it better that way.

How to Get More 'Likes' on Your Start-Up's Facebook Page

Fueled | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Fueled

Do you remember your first day of school, your heart pounding and palms sweating in the hope of making a new friend? Starting a business is like going back to school all over again, and it's time to make some friends.

How Facebook Likes Get Bought And Sold

AP | By MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 03.07.2014 | Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube vi...