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What Happened When I Got a Facebook Request From the Father I Don't Really Know

Dee Rene | Posted 05.21.2014 | Women
Dee Rene

I first learned my dad's birthday when he sent me a request on Facebook. For years, it was one piece of information that haunted me. When had the person that had given birth to me received life? I contemplated it as much as wondering the exact day he decided to leave me behind.

Link In Or Get Deleted

Gil Laroya | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business
Gil Laroya

So consider actually connecting with your network, and perhaps weeding out those contacts who are no more than numbers on your contact list. And consider deleting contacts who don't share your desire to have a strong, helpful network.

What Is Technology Doing to Your Children's Friendships?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.20.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

With social media, the goal is to accumulate as many so-called friends as possible. The message that children who spend a great deal of time in these forms of social media is that quantity trumps quality. So children may come to value friendships in terms of numbers rather than depth.

You've Got a Friend

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 03.18.2013 | Women
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

No photo, witty posting or apt political cartoon can match sitting on a park bench with a friend. No amount of clicking "like" stands in for keeping me company before a scary mammogram. Friends take that seat next to you so you don't sit alone.

For Kids to Play Well in the Same (Digital) Sandbox, Parents Must, Too

Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD | Posted 01.27.2013 | Parents
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD

Think about how powerful it will be if we all stop doing things like texting and driving, putting away the digital devices at dinner, and not using our cell phones in public spaces. Think about how powerful it would be if we started paying attention to the offline connections that matter.

Is Facebook Worthwhile or Worthless?

Donna Flagg | Posted 07.10.2012 | Technology
Donna Flagg

Facebook has 900 million users and we can't figure out, let alone agree on, whether it has any value or not. And if it does, there seems to be an equal amount of confusion about what that value actually is.

Katy Hall

Claiming Baby's Domain Name, Friending Coworkers

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 07.31.2012 | Technology

I’m a few months pregnant, and my husband and I are debating baby names. We’ve narrowed it down to a few, and he brought up the idea of reserv...

Facebook Blocked Me From Friending: That is Soooo 7th Grade...

Katie Goodman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Entertainment
Katie Goodman

Is this what my adult life has come to? Is Facebook really in a position to take away my car keys and TV privileges? This is like the best Firm Parenting Class for teens ever. Facebook does not get tired or annoyed and cave in, and there's no way for me to contest it. What's an anti-authority political satirist to do?

Facebook And Social Media: What Would Jesus Do?

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 06.20.2011 | Religion
G. Elijah Dann

Would Jesus unfriend Judas on his way to appear before Pilate? Would Jesus already be unfriended by all his disciples and all those who once clamored to be on his profile?

Virtual Rejection

Lloyd Garver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lloyd Garver

For the past couple of months, I've been feeling a great deal of shame and embarrassment. Now it's gotten too difficult for me to hold those feelings ...