May 17, 2013 |
Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, a hitchhiker and drifter who became a cyber-culture celebrity, was arrested at the Philadelphia Greyhound bus terminal late Thursday in the slaying of a North Jersey lawyer, authorities said. The arrest followed the discovery Monday of the body of Joseph Galfy Jr., 73, in his home in Clark. Galfy, dressed only in underwear and socks, was found in his bed, apparently beaten to death, the Union County Prosecutor's Office said. An autopsy found he died of blunt force trauma.
April 6, 2013 |
It is not your typical five-minute wait. With each second ticking by, your Facebook page stays the same. Then the red notification flag flashes on your blue screen. Congratulations, you have received your first like on your post. As people post their status, photos, or videos, competition begins with the number of likes or comments they receive. Whether that competition is healthy for teenagers is an open question. For some teens, the problem arises when they realize that their friends get way more likes or comments than they do. Many people have argued that social media websites enhance a person's self-esteem instead of deflating it. Others disagree, saying that social media websites are not a good place for people with low self-esteem.
February 15, 2009 |
It's called "25 Random Things About Me. " It lives on Facebook, the popular social-networking Web site. It's a list you fill with 25 items of personal information, ranging from the trivial to the intimate. Trivial: "I hate tuna. " Personal: "Part of me hasn't grown past the moment of my father's death. " Intimate: "I have been unfaithful, but so far it hasn't mattered much. " You send your "25 Random Things" chain-letter-style to 25 friends, and they fill it out and tag 25 others, and . . . And soon Facebook - a virtual living room where people hang out and tell everyone else what they're doing and thinking - is awash with personal revelations, admissions, info once kept private.
July 12, 2008 |
I'M TRYING TO be down with the whole social networking thing, so I recently joined Facebook. I mean, if I'm going to make a living as an all-around communicator, I clearly need more than just a Web site. I need the kind of Internet mojo that comes with having a profile in every available online community. I have sacrificed greatly to fulfill that need. I sat on my hands when an 18-year-old dressed in Ninja pajamas called me a "wannabe journalist" on MySpace. I repeatedly deleted dirty pictures some nasty girl kept posting on my Blackplanet guestbook.
January 29, 2012
PhillyStage facebook.com/PhilllyStage PopLife facebook.com/PopLifeinq Arts facebook.com/InqArts Restaurants and Food facebook.com/PhillyFood
May 23, 2012 |
With a $16 billion IPO behind it and its billionth user on the horizon, Facebook has made it hard to imagine a world without it. Yet the technology industry is notorious for booms and busts. Can you remember the last time you fired up a Netscape browser, visited a GeoCities website, or invited a friend to join AOL Instant Messenger? I'm convinced that Facebook is as doomed to fail as those ventures. To remain vibrant and relevant, Facebook must overcome daunting challenges. Unless it can deftly incorporate future waves of innovation, it faces the fate of other once-successful technology companies: death.
July 12, 2010 |
Ken Savage's marriage already was strained, but the first sign that something was egregiously, electronically wrong came a year and a half ago, when his wife started taking her laptop into a different room to check Facebook. Once, Savage walked in on her. She asked, startled, "What are you doing?" and shut the laptop with a thump. The better question was: What was she doing? Savage, 38, a computer guy, eventually tracked his wife's Facebook posts and chats to discover she had reconnected with a former boyfriend on the popular social-networking website and arranged a Saturday tryst in a hotel.
June 7, 2011
BERLIN - Better check your Facebook settings before posting a party invitation online. A teenage girl in Germany who forgot to mark her birthday invitation as private on Facebook fled her own party when more than 1,500 guests showed up and around 100 police officers, some on horses, were needed to keep the crowd under control. Eleven people were temporarily detained, one police officer was injured, dozens of girls wearing flip-flops cut their feet on broken glass and firefighters had to extinguish two small fires at the 16th birthday party in Hamburg, police spokesman Mirko Streiber said Sunday.
February 1, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg turns up at business conventions in a hoodie. Cocky is the word used to describe him most often, after billionaire . He was Time's person of the year at 26. So when he takes Facebook public, why would he follow the Wall Street rules? The company filed to sell stock on the open market in what is likely to be the most talked-about initial public offering since Google in 2004, maybe since the go-go 1990s. Around the nation, regular investors and IPO watchers are anticipating some kind of twist - perhaps a provision for the 800 million users of Facebook, a company that promotes itself as all about personal connections, to get in on the action.
May 26, 2012 |
Facebook's share price climbed more than a dollar Thursday, rising above $33, but the sharp drop since last week's high-profile initial public offering continued to cause headaches for the social-networking company, its Wall Street underwriters, and investors. Even brokerages and the NASDAQ stock exchange — blamed for long delays last Friday, the first day the stock was openly traded — are suffering fallout. Facebook and a group of early investors who chose to cash out received more than $16 billion last week from IPO participants who bought shares for the opening $38 price.