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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...

Study: More than a third of new marriages start online

More than a third of recent marriages in the USA started online, according to a study out Monday that presents more evidence of just how much technology has taken hold of our lives. Read more...

Prom Dress Wars: Girls Use Social Media to Get Dibs on Gowns

What's worse than getting doused with pig's blood like Carrie on prom night? Showing up in the same dress as another girl, apparently. According to the New York Post, teenagers are using Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media to make sure they will be wearing a unique outfit to the big dance. Brooklyn Technical High School's Facebook prom page reads, "Welcome to the page where you tell people you will physically hurt them over formal wear." Read more...

 

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