Despite extensive efforts by Facebook and other social networks to curb behavior such as cyberbullying and online harassment, a new survey by Pew Research Center found that malicious behavior continues to thrive on the Internet, with 73 percent of respondents having witnessed such activity and 40 percent being on the receiving end of it.
The U.S. political spectrum can, for the most part, be divided into conservatives and liberals, but which group is more likely to see like-minded political content on Facebook from news organizations, groups and friends, and which group is more likely to block or defriend users over political posts? The answers, from the latest research by Pew Research Center, may come as a surprise.
The most likely Facebook friends to be unfriended are random people from high school, according to an ongoing study of unfriending on the social network by University of Colorado computer science PhD student Christopher Sibona, as reported by Vox.
The newest version of Facebook for BlackBerry, v3.3, is now available via BlackBerry App World, and new features in the application include integration with BBM, easy unfriending, viewing of photos in higher resolution, and an overall revamped look and feel.
It takes only a couple of clicks to break off a Facebook friendship, often causing an irreparable rift in a real-life relationship. Dr. Jennifer Bevan, an associate professor of communication studies at Chapman University in Southern California, wanted to explore this in more detail. She teamed up with two Chapman undergraduate students for a study, discovering what happens emotionally when someone is unfriended.
Unfriending can be a delicate, dramatic task. There are a variety of reasons why people do it: Maybe someone is an oversharer, or an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend, and you’d just feel better off disconnecting. Cambridge University recently published a study showing why people unfriend each other on Facebook.