Facebook Banner Taunting: You Want Candy, Little Girl?

'm a cynical skeptical sarcastic person who has a hard time believing or trusting anything (or anybody). I’ve never bought anything from an infomercial, I think timeshares are for suckers, and I don't believe in the lottery. I walk right by the animated Oxyclean demonstration at the street fair, turning my nose at the crowd that fell for it. But despite my false sense of obstinacy, one of Facebook's psychologically conniving advertisers succeeding in pushing my buttons just enough to push theirs. ...more

On the Count of Three We All Stop Fighting Over Politics

I posted this message on my blog today, and I thought some (or many) of the women at Blogher might relate: ...more

Using Facebook to help others

I used to see Facebook as a tool for family and friends but not for business, however that is changing a great deal now. There are people like Mari Smith with WhyFacebook? and Jason Alba with I’m on Facebook, now what?, along with many articles about using Facebook for business.  Some of them are: ...more

You're not in a relationship until you declare it on Facebook!

My friend Andi has recently started seeing a nice young man named George. They have been "seeing" each other for a little over a month. Although, today George talked her into changing her Facebook status from "single" to "In a relationship". She was so anxious and stressed over it I kept saying it's no big deal, it's just a Facebook status, no one will even notice. But, I quickly learned I was very VERY wrong. ...more

I watched friends of my daughter negotiate the relationship change when they broke up. ...more

Your Facebook Professionalism Policy: Balancing Your Relationships On and Off the Clock

For many Gen-Yers and young professionals, Facebook started out as a social network. Then, high-schoolers were allowed in. Now, understandably, more and more people are joining that range in age - and in relationship to you. Point in case: ...more

Has it really come to this?

I've been having a great time on Facebook lately.  It's been so much fun reconnecting with old friends, classmates, family and interacting with current friends.  That's part of the reason why I adore the Internet.  The miles between people are so few.  In a few minutes, I can upload new pictures of the girls that can be seen instantly by the family, friends and loved ones we have spread around the country. ...more

Facebook...Do You Want to be Where Everyone Knows Your Name??

It's a rare day when you run into someone who doesn't have Facebook. It seems everyone and their dog has an account. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Facebook. It's a great way to keep in contact with people you might not have otherwise been in communication with. But Facebook is so public to all your family and friends. For me that has proven to be bittersweet. I am a blogger. I have used Facebook as my main place to blog. But what happens when you want to blog about stuff that you don't want people closest to you to read, ie: your parents, mother-in-law, sisters...etc.) ...more

Wow, it must be incredibly tough for your mother. Is she blogging, too? An outlet is an ...more

Generation MySpace

Point and click... Upload, download... Chat, search engine, e-mail... ...more

Managing social media and multiple personalities

Problogger's 'social media love-in' has me thinking once again about what exactly I'm doing with all this social media stuff. ...more

Are You Drowning in Technology?

Do you feel as if you are drowning in the sea of new technology? Linked In, Jott, Twitter, Second Life, Ning, FaceBook, MySpace, YouTube, Google Docs... It can be overwhelming if you feel as if you must do it all. Before you give up and sink completely, let me throw you a life vest. ...more