Facebook usage can make people feel more self-confident, but a study from the University of Edinburgh Business School shows that it can also lead to higher levels of stress, as users add more people. The simple reason is that as more people are added to a user’s social circle — friends, relatives, co-workers, classmates — there’s more of a chance for embarrassment or some other kind of faux pas.
Using Bing to find the best sushi place in town? Now you can integrate your friends into the search. Bing announced Monday that it is enhancing its Facebook ties, allowing users to tag friends in searches and post queries instantly to their timeline.
We all know that Facebook has massive amounts of users’ personal data. Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Technology Review recently delved into the issue of what Facebook can do with all of that information, in a post by writer Tom Simonite that deftly explores the fascinating yet largely unknown world of Facebook’s in-house and bookish social science arm. Will Facebook use it for good or evil?
Mothers over the age of 40 tend to have more Facebook friends than their children, and also know how to capitalize on those contacts better.
Facebook has updated the way search results are displayed, including how users browse through friend lists.
Ever heard of “Super-logoff” or “whitewalling”? They are ways to designate what some teens have been doing in order to have total control over who posts what (and when) on their Facebook page.
You might say that you don’t care whether your friend Sally checked into the bar tonight, or that your friend John commented on a photo of you, or that your friend Mark posted a super clever comment about your status update, but these seemingly worthless interactions are important for our social relationships.