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lastrealindians: Facebook Doesn’t Believe in Indian Names by Dana Lone Hill This is the message I received from Facebook when I tried to sign in. At first I had thought it was because I switched my name to my father’s last name, which I had gone by up until high school when I received my […]

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Threema Could Be Better Than Whatsapp – But Only With You

I like social media platforms like Facebook and twitter to keep up with life, friends, and the world. I also like the simplicity of messaging services/apps like ICQ, Skype, Facebook messenger, WhatsApp. In exchange for their convenient service, I exchange the convenience for an increasing amount of data that the companies then use for advertisements […]

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The researchers found more-frequent Facebook users did not differ from the others in their reaction to the egalitarian message. However, they “were more positive toward the messages with racist content—particularly the superiority message,” they write. Why would this be? “Frequent Facebook users are likely susceptible to negative persuasive messages because they engage in less critical […]

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Facebook’s Obvious Limitations.

I’m currently attending a conference at the University of Freiburg on the topic “newest media under control” (Neueste Medien unter Kontrolle)  One of the many interesting and challenging talks today dealt with the problems and possibilities that arise when using social media- specifically facebook – as a tool of Holocaust remembrance. (Here’s a German abstract.) […]

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Clarity & Chaos on Facebook

I created a facebook page for my experiments in poetry clarityandchaos.blogspot.com. Hope you like it – I do. 

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<param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2n8Ma7y4 A LIFE ON FACEBOOK. (by maxluere / via knicken) (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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if Robert Zimmerman, of small-town Hibbing, Minnesota, had had a Facebook profile, could he really have re-created himself as the New York beatnik Bob Dylan? Jaron Lanier, quoted in “Six Reasons Why I’m Not On Facebook,” Wired.com (via somethingchanged) Well, he could’ve deleted his Robert Zimmerman profile and re-created his Bob Dylan identity with a […]

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Being “friends” on Facebook is more of a fantasy or imitation or shadow of friendship than the traditional real thing. Friendship on Facebook bears about the same relation to friendship in life, as being run over by a car in a cartoon resembles being run over by a car in life. Facebook is friendship minus […]