Facebook makes it fairly easy to reach out and catch up with friends. For some people, it also, apparently, makes it incredibly difficult to get rid of them.
According to Dr. David J. Ley of Psychology Today, Facebook has started deleting several "pages of several women and female sexuality organizations," including the page of Self Serve, "a women-owned and run sexuality resources center."
When you're a kid, you're allowed to change your mind: green can be your favorite color on Wednesday, but it's perfectly acceptable for you to have declared your loyalties to blue by Thursday. In adulthood, however, picking favorites is trickier:
Facebook, for those of you who don't know, currently has a rule in place that limits users to 5,000 friends or less. And according to the New York Times, this is a serious bummer for certain people.
Over-sharing on Facebook is nothing new; there are several sites devoted to highlighting the worst offenders. But now that Facebook's privacy settings are changing, even those who don't fit the typical Facebook over-sharing mode are scaling back their online presence.
Ah, Facebook, that creepy computerized yearbook that allows us all to keep in touch with that kid who sat three rows behind us in second grade and scratched himself in improper places all through math class.
Social networking allows us to do many things, though the focus is often on keeping up with the daily activities of friends, random acquaintances, and, in some cases, strangers. But do you really trust these people?
The Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, head of the Roman Catholic Church in England, claims that "transient relationships" on sites like Facebook and MySpace are detrimental to teenagers and society in general. But is he right?
The last time Avril Grube saw her son, Gavin, he was three years old. As her marriage broke down in 1982, Gavin's father, Joseph, "took him to Blackpool for the weekend and never came back."
Ellen Seidler, co-producer of And Then Came Lola, a film described as a "sexy, lesbian romp, loosely inspired by the art house classic Run, Lola, Run," claims that Facebook rejected this ad for the film.
The good thing about Facebook is also the bad thing about Facebook: you can connect with people you haven't seen or heard from in years. It's a bit like a reunion that never ends.
Women hate getting our pictures taken. Or, rather, as Leah Hardy muses in her first-person essay in the Times of London, we hate the way we look once they're taken; over two thirds of women surveyed by Hewlett Packard revealed that they are "deeply embarrassed" by the way they look in pictures. We hate it so much that…