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To Keep People From Unfriending You On Facebook, Don’t Be A Douche

FB Friend Dealbreakers
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Facebook Stalker?
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Facebook ruins self-esteem
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Last week, we shared some of our biggest Facebook friend dealbreakers. You know, like Thou Shalt Not Post Status Updates About Your Child’s Poop. Stuff like that. This week, there’s a study about how to keep people from unfriending you (in case you haven’t been able to figure it out on your own). A survey conducted at Arizona State University and published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships found that to keep your Facebook friendships intact you should respond to messages, avoid disrespecting people and don’t post photos that are going to embarrass or offend. More specifically: Wish your FB friends a happy birthday, don’t stalk, don’t post your highly personal emo poetry and take it easy on the inside jokes. These “rules” vary slightly by  age group and may shift depending on how close you are to a Facebook friend in real life. But generally speaking, these unspoken rules all fall under the umbrella of “Don’t be a douche.” Any further questions? [Live Science]

20 Facebook Friend Dealbreakers

Facebook ruins self-esteem
A new study confirms it. Read More »
Are You A Facebook Stalker?
Here are 5 warning signs. Read More »
Deleting Your Facebook Profile
This guy had better luck dating when he got rid of Facebook. Read More »

This past week, I unfriended an old friend from high school because he posted a really douchey comment on my Facebook page, and the whole debacle got me thinking about Facebook Friend Dealbreakers: those annoying/offensive/stupid things that always send us searching for the “unfriend” button. I polled the rest of the Frisky staff and we came up with 20 dealbreakers–from major infractions to minor pet peeves–that will get you kicked off our friend lists. Check ‘em out after the jump, and please add your own in the comments section! Keep reading »

“Duh” Of The Day: Facebook Is Ruining Our Self-Esteem

Are You A Facebook Stalker?
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Facebook Turn-Offs
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Deleting Your Facebook Profile
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Anyone with a Facebook account knows there’s nothing like a late night tour of your friends’ seemingly perfect lives to shatter your confidence. Now a recent study has confirmed that for people struggling with low self-esteem, Facebook is bad news. Researchers collected recent status updates from undergraduate volunteers who had also completed a self-esteem survey. The volunteers in the low self-esteem group often posted about negative feelings and events, creating a sort of Debbie Downer feedback loop that made others hesitant to interact with them. People with healthy self-esteem were more likely to post about positive events and feeling of gratitude, but researchers say Facebook can pose a danger to the self-esteem of both groups by inviting us to compare various aspects of our social lives with others. With that in mind, I’m off to peruse my friends’ photo albums and have a good cry. [NPR]

Women Leave “Vagina Updates” On Virginia State Senator’s Facebook Page

Meet Virginia State Senator Ryan McDougle! He is one of the state lawmakers who has come out to ardently support the state’s mandatory transvaginal ultrasound bill, almost as if he had no idea what was really entailed in women’s health decisions that are usually made by women. He is pictured above speaking with some of his constituents, and he invites other constituents to visit him on his Facebook page! Some of them have, and they have some questions that concern their vaginas, ovaries, and uteri they have felt compelled to share with him, what with his sudden interest in the reproductive goings-on of strangers! Want to come take a look? There are screenshots!

Prompted by just one of the disturbingly numerous state-sponsored bills that require women to jump through a variety of “shaming hoops” before getting a (federally-legal and medically-safe) abortion, women have started flooding the Facebook page of Sen. McDougle with updates about the daily activities of their lady business. Graphic updates. Well, you know, since he’s volunteered himself to be so involved in making health decisions for women, they had every logical reason to seek him out. For advice! The comments have been, predictably, deleted from the page — but not before screenshots were captured. Read more…

Bigamy + Facebook = Big Problems

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Facebook Turn-Offs
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Deleting Your Facebook Profile
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Here’s a jingle: When you cheat /It’s not so neat/‘Cause in a beat/Facebook will recommend your first wife friend your second! Eh, I’ve never been great at rhyming. Perhaps Alan O’Neil would have thought twice about joining the social networking site while being married to two women at the same time if I had written this jingle just a few days earlier. Instead, he’s facing bigamy charges. You see, Facebook’s “People You May Know” feature busted his cover when it suggested his first wife “friend” his second. Wife number one clicked on number two’s profile and looked through her pictures to find Mr. O’Neil standing by a wedding cake which his other bride. Apparently, he had changed his name to Alan Fulk after marrying the second woman to avoid his past, and when he didn’t “sort out” the divorce, wife numero uno called the cops. Let this be a warning to other bigamists — Facebook is not a good idea for you. [Reuters]

Only 16 Percent Of Your Friends Are Seeing Your Clever Status Updates

Deleting Your Facebook Profile
This guy had better luck dating when he got rid of his Facebook profile. Read More »
Facebook Stalker?
5 signs that you're a Facebook stalker. Read More »
Facebook Turn-Offs
These Facebook behaviors turn him off. Read More »

Bad news, status update wordsmiths and chronic oversharers: turns out the average Facebook post is only seen by 16% of your friend list. A few factors contribute to this number, including the simple fact that it’s unlikely for all of your friends to be online at the same time and the newsfeed is constantly updating. More interesting, though, is the complex and mysterious algorithm Facebook uses to rank updates by relevance and importance. That post about the salad you had for lunch, for example, might not make it onto most of your friends’ newsfeeds. Says Facebook’s Director of Product Marketing Brian Boland: “There are pieces of content you create that are interesting, and there’s some that are not.” Here’s what I know for sure: 16 percent of my friends are in for some brilliant material about the grilled chicken wrap I just ate. [TechCrunch]

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