Topic: social networking

The Real-Life Dangers Of Using Social Networks

The Real-Life Dangers Of Using Social Networks

I was just forwarded me a scary article warning of the dangers of accepting strangers on Facebook. In this Forbes article, a college-aged girl accepted a stranger on Facebook, who she began talking to regularly, and planned to meet. Fast-forward to her finding out that this young woman was actually a man. If this young woman had actually met this man, her life could have been in real danger. More »

Best Study Results Ever For Slackers: Occasional Websurfing Actually Makes Workers More Productive

Best Study Results Ever For Slackers: Occasional Websurfing Actually Makes Workers More Productive

Marie Claire just reported that a recent University of Melbourne study found that workers who who browsed the Web in moderation were 9 percent more productive than coworkers who did not. According to the article, this is attributed to “the concentration restoration that occurs during web-surfing micro-breaks, plus the autonomy of knowing your employer trusts you to manage yourself.” Additionally, Marie Claire reports that the more enjoyable the website visited, the more efficient you will be doing actual work. More »

The Twitter Hug Shirt Is Creepy

The Twitter Hug Shirt Is Creepy

Not all Twitter clothes are creepy. These “Follow Me” Twitter stockings aren’t creepy, they’re just shameless self-promotion. And the Fail Whale necklace is kind of cute. But when there’s a device that you attach to your clothes that tweets for you every time you are hugged, that’s just shameful. I get annoyed when people have conversations on Twitter (that’s what text messaging is for!), so I can’t imagine if people started wearing this device and overused it to the max by hugging people all day just to tweet about it. More »

How to Stay Friends When You Grow Up

How to Stay Friends When You Grow Up

Yesterday, TresSugar posted an article about how to stay friends with your high school friends once you’re in college. But for those of us who are well past our college years, staying friends with someone often means navigating marriage, kids, faraway moves, and demanding jobs. So how can you stay friends with someone you’ve known for years even when you’re all grown up and living on opposite sides of the world? Here are a couple of things to keep in mind: More »

Gallery: Facebookers Say the Darndest Things

Gallery: Facebookers Say the Darndest Things

Facebook is a place where we can share our true feelings and thoughts with all our friends and family. We can update when we’re mad, when we’re sad, when we’re in love or when we’re in hate. Even though no one really cares how we feel, they still have to read about it on their news feeds. Unfortunately for some, they haven’t yet discovered the privacy settings and don’t realize they are sharing their innermost, eloquent thoughts with the entire world. Via Openbook, we have gathered some of the most beautifully said words in social networking. More »