Slacktivism: Click here to feel better

Yesterday I noticed a friend on Facebook had become a member of this Facebook group. Titled, For each member who joins, we will donate $0.50 to Haiti earthquake victims, the Group’s founder, Joseph Christopher Samuel, claims to have found 50 companies… Continue reading

The extreme dangers of social networking

Here’s what happened when a guy got grassed up by his sister for having beer in his room. The guy got grounded for three months. What does he do? Searches his sister’s room, finds some incriminating evidence in her diary, scans it, then releases it to their social circle (and the world) via Facebook.

This is either going to wreck her social life completely or make her very, very Continue reading

Facebook Fatigue

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There’s been a number of lengthy newspaper articles in the past couple weeks of people criticising Facebook. Here’s just a couple of excerpts to give some indication that social networking, for some, has not lived up to the hype.

The first of these from the Wall Street Journal entitled How Facebook Ruins Friendships:

But I don’t give a hoot that you are “having a busy Monday,” your child “took 30 minutes to brush his teeth,” your dog “just ate an ant trap” or you want to “save the Continue reading