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Facebookers Like The Idea Of A 'Sympathize' Button

The long-coveted "dislike" button may never make its way Facebook. But a Facebook engineer said Thursday that the social network has informally experimented with an alternative to "like": specifically, the "sympathize" button. Read more...

Why Rejection on Facebook Hurts as Much as in Real Life

Everywhere we turn in life we face a gauntlet of rejection. Our colleagues go to lunches without us, family members forget our birthdays, spouses rebuff our sexual advances, neighbors don’t invite us to their barbeques, and friends don’t include us in their weekend plans. It used to be hard enough to get through a day or a week without some incident or another hurting our feelings. But now we have Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, and other social media platforms. While the ability to interact with so many people at once has enriched us in many ways, as we often discover, social media provides just as many opportunities for rejection as it does for connection. Read more...

5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Facebook

Ever heard of Facebook’s secret “Other” folder? You’re not alone. Many were shocked to read reports of a second folder for private messages hidden in their inbox this week. Read more...

Facebook Why Do You Have So Many Unfriend Requests

A recent study has shown that we become sick and tired of a contact’s endless peachy updates is the number one reason for unfriending on the Social Media site. Read more...

10 Facebook Rules for Parents

As parents it is our responsibility to help our kids navigate Facebook. Silently. Below are 10 rules written by tweens and teens for you. Read more...

8 People To Sweep Off Your Facebook Friend List

All week, we’ve been focused on spring cleaning the clutter out of our lives, from our inboxes (guilty!) to our cars to our bad dating habits to our goodie drawers. We’ve swapped unwanted clothing, cleaned up some sex messes, made it simple to decide whether to keep it or toss it. But in this modern age, spring cleaning doesn’t end in the realm of the physical — our online lives could use some tidying up as well. You know what I’m talking about … your Facebook friends list. It’s time to clean house, ya hear? Here are eight types of folks you should unfriend without a second thought. Read more...

IRS may check Facebook, Twitter of taxpayers whose tax returns show "red flags"

The Internal Revenue Service may be checking Facebook and Twitter pages of taxpayers whose tax returns show "red flags." Read more...

10 Awkward Facebook Moments That Will Make You Die of Embarrassment

Ah, Facebook. So many ways to make fun of it. There's the Vaguebookers, the "pay attention to me types", the suspiciously fawning spouses, the Debbie Downers, and the Mommyjackers. But then there's the super awkward things that just kind of happen, even if you consider yourself a conscientious Facebooker. But Facebook is a microcosm of the human condition -- plus, it's there. So we all keep going back where the action is, no matter how much we gripe about it. Read more...