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Posts Tagged 'relationships'

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

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

How to deal with your relationships on Facebook

A Seattle couple, Jason and Kelli Krafsky, have written an entire book about the problems of managing your current and previous relationships on Facebook Husband and wife write book to help couples navigate Facebook This is a more serious issue than you might think, but as I have previously posted, you don’t want to know […]

1 May 2010 at 19:23 - 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