The modern way of computer-assisted grief is surreal. Because so many of my brother's friends communicate by way of Facebook, I found (and still find) myself in a state of having to deal with something that is deeply personal and deeply complicated in a public way. Show More Summary
I stopped sending my env-econ.net posts to my facebook account (I'm sure some of my facebook friends get annoyed by them... some "friends", right?). The link for our blog site is here: https://www.facebook.com/environmentalecon. I think all of our posts are arriving via RSS Graffiti (if anyone knows of a...
When I find out a friend or acquaintance is getting married, I’m happy for them, but I definitely don’t sit around waiting for my invitation to the wedding to arrive. I enjoy weddings, but the only ones I actually want to attend are the ones being held by people who I really love and know [...]
Used to be that a list of my friend's birthdays was found on the Events page. Now it's gone. Darn it! Where'd it go on Facebook? The post How do I find my friend’s birthdays on Facebook? appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.
After a social media fast, I made a tentative return to Facebook. I returned mostly aware of what I would find. A complete archival record of every child of every Facebook friend. Images of food my digital confreres had just consumed or shortly would consume or perhaps simply hoped to, someday, consume. Show More Summary
Recently, a friend posted a story on my Facebook page: “How Being a Doctor Became the Most Miserable Profession,” Oh no. “Another article on miserable doctors,” I thought. I’m an expert on miserable doctors. I used to be one. Why should I read this? What could I possibly learn? I decided to ignore it. Continue reading... Your [...]
If you’re my Facebook friend, it’s ridiculously easy to find out every book I read, every song I listen to, and many of the movies I watch. Having linked my Goodreads, Spotify and Netflix accounts to my Facebook page, it’s probably difficult to NOT see the media I’m consuming. Plus, if something I’m reading or... Read More
This idea was birthed, naturally, from a Facebook post. My high-school friend Nathan Goldstein, avid fan of both the NBA and music, offered up a simple metaphor: “Derek Trucks is the Larry Bird of blues music.” It was a great line. I, like others I suspect, LOLed. It was also ground zero for an all-consuming thread that almost threatened my divorce. Show More Summary
Similar to Apple's Find My Friends app, Nearby Friends can notify users if friends are close by. Facebook stresses the feature is optional. Facebook is rolling out a feature to help users find and connect with online friends in real life. Read Full Story
From time to time, I share my personal revelations and life lessons on Instagram or Facebook. Recently when I shared one, a friend encouraged me to blog about it and share my truth here on Afrobella.com. That inspired this new series, Last Week’s Lesson. Show More Summary
A friend shared the Thai clip on Facebook. I failed to “like” it, so when I wanted to show it to my husband, I couldn’t find it. Thus began the journey that led to my discovering this video. I channeled my inner terrier, but it was “search” that I had my teeth sunk into, not [...]
This is the face of evil, my friends. The smiling, genial face of evil. Will Ferrell posted this photo to Facebook last night, urging the uninsured to go online and find health insurance. As of press time, 4,656 almost entirely angry conservative comments have flooded his page as a result. Show More Summary
A growing number of my friends have taken it a step further, and I won't stand for it. I don't know how new parents find out about these scammy little contests, but soon enough new parents are URGING their Facebook friends to vote for their baby in some random cute baby picture contest. Show More Summary
It takes effort to be a real friend and to find a true friend. I have many people in my life and many sets of friends, but there are only few that I consider to be true. My friends are more than an "accept" button on Facebook, and over...Show More Summary
A friend of mine posted this on Facebook the other day: "Sometimes I really wish I could trade my life. Start somewhere new. Have that chance to do it all over again. But then I wonder if it would be worth it. If I would be doing itShow More Summary
Is Facebook trying to tell me something? In my “Find Friends” section, more and more names of sixtyish-and-older actresses keep appearing and I am reminded of the legendary Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’ remark at 90 as a beautiful woman passed by, “Oh, to be 80 again!” Following the lead of my teen-aged grandson [...]
My grandfather recently passed away, and while he wasn't participating on social networks, he was a popular topic on my Facebook feed these last few days. People used to find out about a family or friend passing in the newspaper or through a phone call, but today Facebook or Twitter are regularly used to spread news. Show More Summary
My friend Jacob reports on Facebook about a call with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland: Me: I don't have that information, can you please call me back in 10 minutes and I will find out? BCBS: This is a call center, we do not have the ability to call you back. Show More Summary
Being on Facebook now, oh how I had resisted, I find myself much more informed and aware of what's going on in the world of disability than I was before. As most of the people who have 'friended' me know me because of my work and writing, most of them are connected in some way to the disability community. Show More Summary
If you have an account on the popular social networking site, it is possible that your clients will find you and send you a friend request. Should you accept the request?