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The Four Types of Friends You Have on Facebook

Stephen Mariani | Posted 06.19.2014 | 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?)

Here's Why Your Old High School Friends Are Unfriending You On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 04.25.2014 | Technology

If you're on Facebook, you probably have at least one former high school classmate who seems to never stop overloading your News Feed with crazy polit...

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.

What Really Happens When You Look Up Ex-Lovers

John Blumenthal | Posted 07.10.2013 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

Once upon a time, perhaps in high school or college or both, you had a very special sweetheart. Maybe two. Possibly eight. Whatever. At the time, you were madly in love with each of them. You did everything together, mostly sex. For some long-forgotten reason, you broke up. Now, 30 or 40 years later, you wonder whatever happened to them.

How Do You Define 'Friend' for Your Kids?

Dr. Jordan Shlain | Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents
Dr. Jordan Shlain

I fear that our children are witnessing the erosion of the true meaning of the words "friend" and "like.

Face-Blocked: Virginia May Ban Teachers From 'Friending' Students

Newser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Teachers Facebooking students: Usually not a good idea. And soon, in Virginia, it may not be allowed. ...

The elephant in the room: My once-BFF

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION: Hi Irene, I love your blog and read it all the time; you offer such great advice. Now I have some problems of my own and was wondering if...

FBI Uses Fake Facebook Profiles To Spy On Suspects

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — Maxi Sopo was having so much fun "living in paradise" in Mexico that he posted about it on Facebook so all his friends could follow...

Facebook Friends: Reader Reactions

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

What makes Facebook such a lightning rod for reaction? My article last week on Facebook Friends unearthed quite an array of responses, from those agr...

In Defense of Facebook's Hated "25 Random Things" Writers

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jane Devin

If you ever feel that Facebook is "threatening to consume what little remaining free time and privacy" you have, it might be time to shut off the computer and write a list of 25 reasons you've gotten totally ridiculous.

Will You Be My Facebook Friend? (No, Really, I Mean It.)

Pamela Newton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pamela Newton

Through Facebook we can recognize that random aquaintences are at least one thread in the fabric of our lives. It may not be friendship, but it is friendly.