4 Easy Steps to Control Your Facebook Privacy

Have you been worried about how many people can see your New Year's Eve party pictures from last year that your friends thoughtfully posted and tagged?  You know, the that shows you with a drink in your hand, dress cut low for the occasion, and with dark red lipstick where you're giving the photographer the finger - all in good fun?...more

Our Lips Are Sealed

I’m a pretty private person. I know that seems weird to say, considering I write this blog now, but in the non-virtual world I’m pretty good at keeping things about me to myself, only sharing with close family and a few select friends....more

Millennial Women Addicted to Facebook -- Or Not?

Between May 27 and June 3, 2010, the Oxygen Media Insights Group commissioned Lightspeed Research to survey a nationally representative sample of 1,605 U.S. adults who use social media. The survey included questions about consumers' usage and attitudes toward social media. And? Millennial women like Facebook. A lot. ...more
It's an addiction, no matter what the percentage.  I mean, if you don't think so, try going one ...more

Quotes on Millennials and the Future of Privacy

The Pew Internet & American Life Project recently released the results of one of its surveys on the future of the Internet. This particular survey asked a selected group of experts and the highly engaged Internet public, "Will the willingness of Generation Y / Millennials to share information change as they age? 67% of the experts and 69% of the total respondents said no, even as Generation Y matures and has families they will continue to share information online. ...more

Your Panties Are Not Safe: The Scoop on Underwear DNA Tests

My mother's grandmother once gave her a piece of unsolicited advice: if you want to cheat on your husband, don't worry, just dispose of your underwear. My grandmother had her own ideas –- which she dispensed to me herself, also unsolicited –- that one should make best friends with the staff because they're the ones who change your sheets and thus know all your "comings and goings." My mother and I thought of these ideas in the same way we think of antiques: cute, if totally outdated. Outdated, that is, until an e-mail stumbled into my inbox from a a scientist friend at USC, the subject of which read: "DNA tests underwear to prove infidelity." ...more

what a disgusting and disturbing thought. I wonder what else can our panties be tested for ...more

TMI FTW: Why I Need to Show You What's Been Ravaging My Body

LOOK. SEE! THIS IS WHY I HURT! THIS IS WHY I COMPLAIN! -- that's really the message I'm sending when I take shots of my IV-laden arms that make me look like a junkie or my kids making me smile in my hospital bed. ...more

...with "loss of control" .. that's exactly what blogging gives me.. the only control I have ...more

Facebook's New Privacy Settings: Simpler Than Rocket Science, But Not By Much

Last week Facebook responded to the screams of anger over their privacy policies. On the Facebook blog, Mark Zuckerberg explained Facebook's new rules. Supposedly, the steps Facebook is taking will make monitoring your privacy settings simpler. ...more

to explain the settings, don't you? If you don't understand exactly what each one does, you may ...more

Showering After a Stroke: Naked Hopping, Not As Exciting As It Sounds

I haven’t been inside my shower since November 2009. Today I sat outside the door and looked in. ...more

After an excruciating back injury I was pretty helpless for a few months. Even the little ...more

You’re in Control with New Facebook Privacy Settings

Users protested and Facebook listened. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook has just rolled changes to make it easier for users to configure their privacy settings and to retroactively control access to content that has been previously posted. In essence, Facebook has given the user more control in the information available to everyone — both past and present....more


Recently, Facebook has been hammered again for its default privacy settings. For the nth time, Mark Zuckerberg became the butt of his global brainchild  with his critiques digging something from the gossip mill that he had once blurted a long time ago  that "people will  trust him."...more