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Posts Tagged 'friends'

How Facebook might reveal users’ attitudes toward work and relationships with coworkers.

How Facebook Might Reveal Users… [Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI. With the spread of Facebook among people in many  countries, some companies have started using applicants’ Facebook profiles as a criterion of personnel selection, in an effort to identify good workers among job applicants. However, how using Facebook is connected to […]

2 January 2013 at 12:20 - Comments

Facebook vs. Google Plus: That’s +1 to Google

It’s probably not the best time to lash up a hastily planned blog post, being after 8pm on a Friday evening, and I really should be elswhere. But I’m sure you are all eager to hear what I think of Google’s new social network – positively frothing at the mouth, I expect. In that case, […]

1 July 2011 at 21:13 - Comments

The commodification of emotion: Celeb/rating

I read recently of an curious turn of phrase, which, as these phrases often do, belied an interesting idea – ‘commodification of emotion’ – which in itself had an interesting history. It came from the mouth of one Carmen Hermosillo, an early victim of cyberspace. Hers is a very sad story, which I could never […]

9 June 2011 at 08:38 - Comments

Quality versus quantity: What does ‘friendship maintenance’ mean?

For the notion of friendship ‘maintenance’ is ambiguous— I might speak of ‘maintaining’ my garden, when by this I mean throwing some water on it just often enough to keep it limping along, or I might refer to my sustained and careful efforts to nourish and tend to it lovingly, to ensure that every part […]

18 February 2011 at 19:58 - Comments

Family, Facebook and the future of social networking

  As I mentioned the other day, Facebook set the stage for a big announcement yesterday. What they have announced, a new version of Facebook Groups, has apparently been in the pipeline for some time. Although Zuckerberg is typically ebullient when he says that they have been ‘completely overhauled‘, it’s hard not to see this development […]

7 October 2010 at 19:09 - Comments