As if Facebook “people you may know” feature wasn’t creepy enough. (Listen, if I really do know them and aren’t friends on Facebook, chances are I don’t want to be!) Anyways, it seems the social media giant crossed the line when one psychiatrist discovered that Facebook was suggesting that her patients friend each other.
It’s true what they say, nothing you post online will ever disappear. This is why it is so important to be mindful of what you post to social media, even private accounts. Time and time again, we have witnessed an epic Facebook rant that went viral and the consequences were brutal. People have lost jobs, opportunities and so much more from sharing a little too much on social media.
Blogging is different from article writing; you have to sense your audience, in order to engage it.
When I first started to blog many years ago, I used to reference other writers’ blog posts. I then used the available technology, in the form of vanity RSS feeds and trackbacks, to stay up to date on mentions or opinions about our own blog. Nowadays, however, the volume of the published content is so massive that vanity RSS feeds and trackbacks are essentially useless. [Read more…]
Kanye West has never been a very traditional figure, whether in his personal life or his artistic life. Continuing his long string of weird career moves, Kanye became a beggar. He took to Twitter to beg Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg (ironic, right?) for money. And not just a little money. Kanye begged Zuckerberg for $53 million dollars.
On February 7, Cam Newton’s 15-1 Carolina Panthers will take the field against Payton Manning’s 12-4 Denver Broncos in what is almost assured to be the biggest football game ever in the history of American football: Super Bowl 50. While the Panthers and Broncos will spend next Sunday battling each other for the better part of four hours, two of the biggest social media networks in the world will be competing with one another for the eyeballs of people who are watching Super Bowl 50.
In recent decades in the United States, the debate over gun safety and how we can respect and protect the 2nd Amendment have been controversial subjects. Just last week, President Obama unveiled new executive actions that are designed to limit who can get his / her hands on firearms, but in a new move, Facebook has decided to ban gun sales from its website as well as its photo sharing app Instagram.
Every new year brings with it a flurry of New Year’s resolutions. (We hope that your resolutions are going well, by the way.) Most of us have relatively simple resolutions. We resolve to go to the gym more often, lose a pound or two here or there and finally get around to working on that perfect work-life balance that people are always talking about. But Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg isn’t really like the rest of us; his New Year’s resolutions are a bit… extravagant.
In the wake of recent terrorist attacks over the last several months in Beirut, Paris, San Bernardino, Aden and several other prominent cities, people are starting to look to an unusual place for help: social media platforms. In this new generation of terrorism, Facebook monitors itself.
As you may have heard by now, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced that they will be donating 99% of their Facebook shares. But, in the strictest sense, that’s not exactly true, and the way the couple is going about giving their money away has raised quite a few eyebrows.
Last weekend, 48-year-old Sinead O’Connor posted one of the strangest and upsetting Facebook status that a celebrity has ever posted. In the Facebook update, O’Connor lashes out at her family after what appears to be a suicide attempt.