Journalists were all about Facebook Wednesday, as the company conducted its first-quarter earnings call. The social network returned the favor Thursday, offering up best practices for journalists and best practices for media companies’ pages, as well as a case study highlighting the successful run on Facebook by Slate.
When Facebook first launched and opened up to college students throughout the country, you were considered cool if you had access to the social network. Now that it is free for anyone around the world to use, you might be considered suspicious or a sociopath if you don’t have a Facebook account.
Many a Facebook wall has filled up with birthday wishes on the appropriate day, but David Plotz, an editor for Slate, questioned the sincerity behind most of those birthday wishes, so he created three different birthdays in July to see what would happen.
Where do you draw the line between what’s acceptable to post on Facebook and what’s considered too much information, or TMI?