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Facebook's 'Nearby Friends' May Be Trouble

Russ Warner | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Russ Warner

Despite good intentions, Nearby Friends presents challenges for those concerned about cyberbullying, stalking and privacy. Because most teens are not very cautious when adding "friends" on Facebook, this new service could be more of a disservice.

This Man Is On A Mission To Meet His Facebook Friends In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.07.2014 | Good News

Somewhere between the forgotten acquaintances from high school and that guy from work you only know by reputation, Facebook friend lists have swollen ...

What A Vacation From Facebook Can Teach You About Life

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Rasmussen

I think most of us tend to go through life thinking that other people have it so much better than we do and Facebook makes it easy to keep that theory alive. Taking this vacation from Facebook helped me decide to give up on the idea that my life as a whole will be perfect in every aspect. This has allowed me to be a much happier version of myself.

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...

Facebook Will Now Tell Your 'Friends' When You Are Nearby

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.18.2014 | Technology

Facebook has always been creepy. But now it's allowing you to be creepy, too! The site started rolling out an "optional" new mobile feature Thursda...

What Kind of 'Liker' Are You?

Michaela Fox | Posted 05.28.2014 | Technology
Michaela Fox

"Likes" are Facebook's social currency, and there is plenty of thumbs up action going on. After all it feels good to be liked and social acceptance is no exception. But are you a genuine liker, or an automatic one? Do you actually like the things you "like" on Facebook?

The Facebook Lie We All Believe

Scott Dannemiller | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Scott Dannemiller

Wanna know a secret? We're all just fighting for something we already have. Like looking for the pen that's tucked behind my own ear. I scan my page for "likes" in hopes of finding a sense of peace. To drown out the voice in my head. My voice.

Do You Need an Internet Intervention?

Melanie Young | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I find it unsettling that people are spending more time connected with each other online than in person. While I enjoy interacting with my friends on Facebook and have been reconnected with old acquaintances, I am starting to feel disconnected in other ways and have found myself exhibiting some unhealthy habits.

Why I Stopped Using Facebook

Matt Steel | Posted 04.27.2014 | Technology
Matt Steel

By all means, be careful when spending your hard-earned cash; but spend your time with ruthless discernment. The world has great need for your best work, words and wisdom. It has no need for wasteful or addictive habits.

How to Boost Your IQ Using Your Facebook News Feed

Lauren Cahn | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Lauren Cahn

Some people think of Facebook as a time-suck. I am not one of those people. I use Facebook to make myself smarter. I think of it as my own personal "L...

This App Will Uselessly Tell You When You Should Have Gotten Married

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.11.2014 | Women

According to a new app, I should get married in seven months and 26 days -- if I want to keep up with my friends, that is. A new web app brought to...

How to Tell a Facebook Flatterer From a Facebook Friend

Stephen West | Posted 03.29.2014 | Comedy
Stephen West

Sometimes we need someone to look at us and say, "No, you're not going out in public wearing that leather fanny pack. I don't care if you're trying to be ironic."

The Perils Of Facebook After A Split

Tracy Schorn | Posted 03.18.2014 | Divorce
Tracy Schorn

If you want to know what someone's up to now, you can usually find out. Now it's up to a person to exert self-control. You want to untangle the whys of their existence? There are tantalizing clues everywhere on social media.

How Chewing Gum Is Good for Your Eyebrows (or at Least Mine)

Arlene Schindler | Posted 03.09.2014 | Women
Arlene Schindler

My first experiences began somewhere around age 13. I picked on myself when I felt picked on at school or home and late at night when studying for tests because I didn't know the answers or when I worried over upcoming tests.

My 2014 Facebook Posts in Advance

Bob Geiger | Posted 03.04.2014 | Technology
Bob Geiger

Dear Facebook Friends, I'm sure 2014 is going to be a busy year for you. And, because like every other carbon-based life form in the world, my Fac...

How Social Media Killed the One-Night Stand

Brian Hanley | Posted 02.08.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

You can't help but notice that she's dating someone new. Now that you have an open window into her life, you can't help but notice her every move. You find yourself evaluating her new boyfriend. You compare yourself to him and imagine his relationship with her.

How To Find Out If Your Facebook Friends Hate You

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 12.03.2013 | Technology

Facebook tries very hard to have us get along. Like a kindergarten teacher, the website encourages us to "Share" things with "Friends." And despite nu...

If Facebook Goes Down, Here's Your Back-Up Plan

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 10.22.2013 | Comedy

Does the thought of not being able to, "like," "poke" or comment your way through life scare you so much that you need a back-up plan in case Facebook...

This Is Not A Static TV Screen, It's Your Face

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.26.2013 | Technology

No need to adjust your TV: This is what it looks like if you crammed the profile pictures from all 1.2 billion Facebook members into one image. ...

Strangers You May Know: The Sociology of Facebook Friending

Galanty Miller | Posted 11.10.2013 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Facebook, just like real life, involves a social hierarchy. For the "friend requesting" system is not random. It's a popularity contest.

How To Keep Facebook In Perspective

meQuilibrium | Posted 10.23.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Facebook was not designed to be a divine oracle. It's supposed to be fun. It's your own personalized tabloid news feed, except it's people spreading gossip about themselves. Which in itself is laughable. Keep that in mind and you'll be just fine.

Your Facebook Friends Don't Actually Like This

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.15.2013 | Technology

A new study from the U.K. confirms what we've long suspected: Oversharing of Facebook photos is more than just a nuisance, and uploading a hundred "se...

International Friendship Day: Why It's Important to Organize Your Friends

Lisa Haisha | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

Decide who you want to be in the world and what kind of friend you want to be. Then choose your A-list friends accordingly.

When It's Time to Let a Friend Go

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 09.11.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

How do you know when a friendship ends? Especially with the eternally open window that is Facebook? Seeing those images made me realize that those women, once my nearest and dearest, are no longer part of my life.

Facebook Birthday Fun Makes That Special Day Even More Special

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.08.2013 | Media
Michael Sigman

An old friend I'm back in touch with thanks to Facebook loves to rail against Facebook -- on Facebook. When our electronic bond progressed to a real-w...