Facebook Causes One In Five Divorces →
Flirty messages and photographs found on social networking website Facebook are now leading to at least one in five divorces in the US, a survey has revealed. A new survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers also says around 80 percent of divorce lawyers have reported a spike in the number of cases that use social media for evidence of cheating, according to the Daily Mail. Many...
Infographics of Facebook Facts →
Taken from HubSpot.
Boy Meets Girl: How Facebook Functions in Modern... →
Via khaimano: “Seventeen, for its part, reports that 10 percent of people have been dumped over Facebook, and the same number would just change their relationship status to “single” to cut a lover loose. The report also depicts the anguish the site can cause after a breakup, citing that 27 percent of people change their connection to their exes after a breakup via blocking (getEx-Blocker for...
The White Sade: Destruction and Comfort →
sade: I think the internet makes moving on from these relationships that much harder. I see our generation as totally lacking in the self-control department. Or maybe that’s just me. Regardless, when we first meet someone we are connected to them on every platform: text, facebook, twitter, blog, skype, email, etc. It’s because you want to talk to them all the time, you can’t get enough of...
Conman tricks 70 Facebook friends to sleep with... →
khaimano: Taken from The Star: A CONMAN cheated 70 Facebook friends into having sex with him to wash away his bad luck, reported China Press. Last Wednesday, a 15-year-old victim “Ah Sze” from Hong Kong discovered the man known as “Ah Dick” had 1,060 nude photos of at least 70 young girls and more than 10 video clips of him having sex with them on his mobile phone. The daily quoted Ah Sze...
A 45-minute suicide countdown on Facebook... →
Taken from The Star: When Alviss Kong, 22, decided to take his life after his girlfriend of four months left him last week, he posted a farewell status on his Facebook page together with a teary photo of himself. The status at 11.15pm read “Count Down For 45 Mins…What should I do in this 45 mins?” In the ensuing minutes, up to 204 Facebook members “liked” his suicidal status post on his...
(khai)ril.m.bahar: Recently, In The World of... →
khaimano: Quite a bit of Facebook madness going around the interwebs that’s making the news, so thought I’d just put them all together as opposed to 3 or 4 separate posts (which would probably piss of Tumblr-ers who enjoy their posts in tiny chunks). Scorned Lover Puts Intimate Photos on Facebook …
Parents: Watch Your Kids on Facebook →
Taken from The Star: PETALING JAYA: Parents must be more tech-savvy and keep watch on their children’s online activities. Suicidologist and head of Counselling and Psychological Services Centre of Taylor’s University Adnan Omar advised parents to create a Facebook account so that their children could be added as friends. “Some adolescents might be more comfortable talking online. So, ...
More Weirdness In The World of Facebook
Via khaimano: Usually I’d post a link individually as I find it, but this time a whole bunch appeared in my feeds, such as the lawsuit over an employee’s firing due to her comments of her boss on Facebook which has now been settled (amount undisclosed) as well as the high school student who was suspended over comments made on Facebook about one of the teachers. However, saddest of all is that...
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The Ugly Side of Net Vigilantes →
khaimano: Interesting piece in The Star about the infamous poodle bashing video that made it’s rounds around Facebook prompting everyone to hunt down the person responsible. Net vigilante-ism. Interesting. The YouTube video of a poodle being abused that was widely circulated recently caused a lot of fury on the Internet, not just because of the cruelty but also for the abuse of information...
Woman's Reputation Smeared by Facebook Friend →
Discovered via The Star: A woman was shocked when she learned a mutual friend on Facebook had uploaded photographs of her on the social network site and accused her of spending all his money and then dumping him. The man, who called himself Kelvin Tan, claimed that the woman Bong Xiew Mei, 22, of Kajang made him exceed his credit card limit, forcing him to be in debt with loan sharks. ...
Pediatricians Should Discuss 'Facebook Depression'... →
In a nod to the ever-increasing role that social media plays in the lives of kids, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling on pediatricians to incorporate questions about social media usage into doctor visits. In a clinical report released Monday, the Academy offers guidance to doctors — and parents — about how to peek into the online lives of kids without seeming to pry. (More...