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Posts Tagged 'friendship'

These are the unwritten rules of Facebook (BPS Research Digest)

From Bryant and Marmo (2012) I should expect a response from this person if I post on his/her profile.I should NOT say anything disrespectful about this person on Facebook.I should consider how a post might negatively impact this person’s relationships.If I post something that this person deletes, I should not repost it.I should communicate with […]

7 January 2013 at 17:42 - Comments

How to: 7 steps to enjoy Facebook and not get paranoid, depressed or crazy

  1. Just check your frickin’ privacy settings. You’ll be happier knowing that your profile is locked down and no nasty corporations are stealing your thoughts. Use this thingamyjig

18 May 2010 at 08:58 - Comments

Facemap! Amazing graphic of world’s profile connections

Pete Warden has mined over 200 million public Facebook profiles and interconnected through their friends and pages. What are the most popular fan pages in Ireland? You can see the map here. Rather unsurprisingly, 1. Petition to have IRELAND Vs FRANCE REPLAYED!!! Next up, perhaps not so patriotically, 2. The X Factor Then again, joyfully conforming to […]

12 February 2010 at 10:47 - Comments

Add/request/suggest – how many Facebook friends is best?

No more than twice the number archaeologically extrapolated from primates’ brains and but no less than would make a genetically unstable population! Otherwise people will think you are a narcissist or otherwise socially undesirable … which mightn’t be nice One factor that makes social networking rather different from offline socialising – and what seems to […]

13 November 2009 at 20:09 - Comments

You don’t want to know how Facebook affects your relationships …

Facebook stalking? Dangerous? No! This was the first Facebook-related psychological article I came across when I started teaching on the Cyberpsychology M.Sc. – ‘More information than you ever wanted: Does Facebook bring out the green-eyed monster of jealousy?’ (Muise, Christofides and Desmaris, 2009). Obviously, even with as ham-fisted a title as that (the authors steadfastly […]

27 October 2009 at 20:32 - Comments