Please Don’t Reply To Stupid Facebook Memes

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Let’s try this again. Everything I asked people not to do in the initial post, they did when the post was shared on social media, which is just so much fail I don’t know where to start. So, I’ve deleted the text of the original post and the picture, and now I’m just telling you: There [Read More...]

Facebook Offers Something Useful

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I didn’t put “for a change” in the headline, but it’s implied. After a disaster, phone lines can be stressed to breaking by people checking on loved ones. Now, Facebook offers Safety Check, so people can alert loved ones to how they’re doing following a disaster, and others can check on the status of friends [Read More...]

How Social Media Is Messing With Your Brain

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The hard thing about social media is to use it without being used by it. I like it just fine to keep in touch with friends, family, and a network on fellow travelers in a variety of interests. It gives me a place to post pictures of my dog, like this: Oh stop, you know [Read More...]

Facebook Users: Please! Stop! Doing! This!

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This is a kind of thought virus used to promote a business or product: Companies that want you to pay attention to them come up with some dumb meme and then challenge you to disprove it. It is always something insanely easy to disprove, such as “Name a day of the week that ends in [Read More...]

Facebook Acquires Oculus Rift: What Does It Mean?

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Among gamers, the surprise acquisition of VR headset maker Oculus Rift by Facebook is being treated as a harbinger of the end times. Many are investing a great deal of hope in the next-gen virtual-reality tech being developed by Oculus Rift, believing it may kick gaming to the next level. To have that very tech [Read More...]

Things That Happen Only On Twitter

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This:  Garry Kasparov is a Russian opposition leader and vocal foe of Vladimir Putin, as well as the greatest chess player in the history of the game and thus one of most brilliant minds on the planet. He’s also a fan of the conservative bloggerAce of Spades, and now understands what the word “bro” means. And then [Read More...]

Facebook’s “Shadow Profile” Problem

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Sometimes it takes a big screwup to reveal a bigger problem. The news that Facebook maintains so-called “shadow profiles” of both users and–some allege–non-users is not new. Privacy groups started raising red flags about the policy at least two years ago, but the details remained obscure. A “shadow profile” is, basically, extra data on you [Read More...]


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