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Please, no

I was scrolling through my dashboard/newsfeed whatever you would like to call it, and I saw something I never want to see again. Yup, that’s what it looks like. Someone “liveblogging” their child birth. There is so much wrong with this. Birth is not something for the entire world to see/hear about! Seriously, gross. Newsflash: [...]

One thing Facebook is famous for is the ability to “like” things, such as statuses, wall posts, photos, famous people and more. So what’s proper etiquette for liking things? First of all, only notification bomb your best friends. A notification bomb is where you like a bunch of things on a person’s profile, usually photos. [...]

Stop That

There is never an excuse to use minority slurs or make sexist remarks through any social media network (or in real life). So quit that. It doesn’t make a person look smart or cool, it’s just annoying and offensive. I personally have started de-friending or un-following people who make such comments. I don’t need words [...]

Foursquare?

Maybe you’ve heard of Foursquare, maybe you haven’t. It’s a location-based social media service that’s gaining more and more users every day. So, is it for you? Simply, yes – if you know how to use it. Simply put, it uses GPS to find where you are, and lets you check-in to different venues. Check [...]

Stop sending your friends game requests. If they don’t respond to your first 20 invites, what makes you think they will on number 21 or 22? I, personally, have most popular games blocked on my Facebook. I’m sick of logging on and seeing that I’ve got 10 people still wanting me to play Farmville. If [...]

Hardly anyone likes their job 100% of the time. But that’s why it’s called work, right? Because it’s work. Everyone complains about work at some point. I’m not denying that. But really, stop doing it on Facebook/Twitter etc! Don’t you realize your employer can see it? Your coworkers can too. And potential employers. Not to [...]

A common misconception floating around is that Twitter is just for people to share what they had for lunch, what TV show they’re watching or how the weather is. This isn’t exactly true. Twitter is about social connections. It’s a way for companies to reach thousands of people, among other things. So, what’s appropriate? Really, [...]

It’s 8 a.m. and you’ve just arrived at work. You turn on your computer, check Facebook and see on the right hand side of your Newsfeed, a couple of your friends have birthdays today. So what’s the proper way to go about this? First, stop and think. Do you know them? How well? Would you [...]

I personally generally have between 450 and 500 friends. Is that too many? Really, it probably is. I certainly don’t keep up with everyone on my friends list. But around 500 is pretty average and pretty acceptable. That, readers, is too many friends. I certainly don’t feel very special being friends with this person. Who [...]

If I wanted to witness family drama, unwanted pregnancy, lovers quarrels and awkward situations, I’d sit in front of my TV for a marathon of Teen Mom and Jersey Shore. I’ve noticed a lot of my Facebook friends like to put absolutely everything about their personal life online. There’s a time and a place to [...]