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The Four Types of Friends You Have on Facebook

Stephen Mariani | Posted 08.19.2014 | Technology
Stephen Mariani

Through the years, you've probably accumulated a laundry list of "friends" from different stages of your life. Some "friends" you keep around because you want to see what they're up to, others you want to keep in regular contact with and the rest you're just too lazy to "unfriend." (Why do they make that so hard to do?)

Social Media During Tragedy

Jason Boucher | Posted 11.30.2013 | College
Jason Boucher

Social media can be our best friend during a tragedy by helping search and collect information fast. But social media can also make our institution lo...

Weeklings!: The 7 Deadly Facebook Sins (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Virtel

2013-09-18-Screenshot20130917at10.26.06PM.pngHere's the unlisted #8: announcing that you're leaving Facebook. You think you sound like Dave Chappelle in '04, but you actually sound like David Caruso in '94.

Teen's Post On Facebook Leads To Arrest

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.05.2013 | Technology

If there's a surefire way to get caught for committing an offense these days, it's airing the details on social media. Jacob Cox-Brown, an 18-year...

Would You Tell Facebook About Your Pregnancy? New "Expecting A Baby" Feature Lets You

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents

Single, in a relationship, engaged, married and now, expecting a baby? Facebook is now encouraging people to share that next big life event -- pre...

Check Out Facebook's New Gay Feature

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Facebook is adding to its ever-growing list of gay accolades with the introduction of new marriage icons that depict same-sex couples. The Gay and...

Why You Shouldn't Post Facebook Statuses About Your Hangover Or Hating Your Boss

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 06.26.2012 | Technology

The posts on the new website We Know What You're Doing read like a list of exactly the things most people would never want strangers to know they're d...

10 Most Annoying Ways Couples Use Social Media For Their Weddings

Natasha Burton | Posted 08.20.2012 | Weddings
Natasha Burton

We get it: you're engaged, you're happy, and you want to tell the world. Who can blame you for that? In the age of social media, however, there's a fi...

The 7 Most Annoying Types Of Facebook Friends

| Ashley Brooks | Posted 02.18.2012 | Home

Although Facebook has dramatically changed the rules of social interactions, there are some things that are still not allowed. This includes writing ...

Facebook IPO Reveals Potential Threats to World Domination Strategy

Paul_Johnson | Posted 04.10.2012 | Comedy

We estimate 50 percent of married users ages 28-35 joined Facebook for the sole purpose of trying to track down and potentially hook-up with an old high school boyfriend/girlfriend.

4 Things I Wish I Hadn't Seen On Facebook

HelloGiggles | Posted 02.06.2012 | Women

I wasn't aware of fellow HelloGiggles contributor Bobby Box's previous post on the top ten most inane Facebook statuses when I hit a social media wall...


Mateo Gutierrez | Posted 03.14.2012 | Good News
Mateo Gutierrez

There's no question that a good positive quote will get shared. And there's no question that a positive observation will be shared wildly in the social web. The more interesting point is that the negative posts often get corrected.

Your Facebook Status Update: The New Way To Write That Novel

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 12.01.2011 | Technology

Users may love Twitter for its brevity, but now Facebook is taking the opposite approach by increasing the character limit on status updates to a whop...

Message To Facebook: I'm Taking Back My Happiness

Amy Gutman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Gutman

Facebook: Good or bad? Is it nurturing our families and communities by bringing us closer together? Or is it a dangerous threat -- a technology that fosters isolation, anxiety and narcissism?

Happy Facebook Status Updates Make Others Feel Sad

TIME | Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Have other people's blithe Facebook updates ever made you feel like a total loser? Or have you ever felt that your best friend's life is perfectly eas...

What Your Facebook Status Messages Say About You | Matt Rosoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Last week, Facebook's data analysis team published some interesting facts about its users based on an analysis of 1 million status updates from Englis...

An Open Letter To My Facebook Friends: Your Status Update = FAIL

Joseph Satto | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Satto

By updating with minutiae and daily grind stuff, you run the risk of triggering the "boy who cried wolf" label. However, use your updates sparingly and they are likely to reach a larger audience and to much greater effect.

Facebook's "Gross National Happiness Index" Measures How Happy We Are

Posted 05.26.2011 | Technology

A team of Facebook data scientists are using Facebook -- and the information we share about ourselves on the site-- to create a "Gross National Happin...