January 12, 2013 |
Question: How do I break the news to my friend that I have been seeing her (recent) ex-boyfriend? I'm prepared to lose the friendship, but I want to minimize how hurt she gets, if possible. I guess I'm thinking specifically of altering the timeline, so there's more distance between when they broke up and when we started dating. Answer: The first three letters of "timeline"? TMI. Oh, close enough. To be clear, you and he have already taken the action that hurts your friend, so there's no altering history to cover your backsides.
January 2, 2013 |
High school sophomore Thanasis Narliotis needed cash. So he spread some baseball team caps, old skateboards, a boom box, sunglasses, and a few shirts out on his bed and snapped a quick photo. Minutes after he posted it on Facebook with the caption "See what u want. Make me an offer," the bids started rolling in. Narliotis posted on "One Man's S- is Another Man's Treasure," a Facebook group dedicated to the buying and selling of the necessities of a teenage boy's life: video games, gaming systems, sneakers, headphones, T-shirts, sports equipment, and phones.
December 20, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Instagram, the photo-sharing service, said it will revise a planned update to its service agreement after confusion about its intent led to widespread user complaints Tuesday. At issue was whether users' photos can be part of advertisements, on and off Instagram. The company said in a blog post that it had no plans to put users' photos in advertisements. That said, Instagram maintains that it was created to become a business and would like to experiment with various forms of advertisements to make money.
December 19, 2012 |
A20-YEAR-OLD Kensington man is accused of using Facebook to threaten witnesses who were to testify against his friends in a weapons case. Freddie Henriquez allegedly obtained a witness' statement and posted images of it on Facebook, accompanied with a caption that said "RATS. " Henriquez also posted other threatening messages on Facebook, authorities say. In an August post provided by prosecutors, he wrote, "KILL RATS point blank period. " Those threats came after four of his associates were arrested in February for an alleged conspiracy involving straw purchases of firearms.
December 19, 2012 |
A 20-year-old Kensington man is accused of using Facebook to threaten witnesses against his friends who were charged in a weapons case. The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office alleges that Freddie Henriquez obtained a witness' statement and posted images of it on Facebook, accompanied with a caption that said "RATS. " Henriquez also posted other threatening messages on Facebook, authorities say. In an August post provided by prosecutors, he wrote, "KILL RATS point blank period.
December 17, 2012
Steve Welch was a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate this year The Sunday morning before the election, my daughter and I attended a candidates' breakfast in Chester County. The room was packed with passionate Republican volunteers. The energy level bordered on exuberance, as people believed Pennsylvania was in play in the presidential race. In fact, one ardent political operative for the Pennsylvania Pastors Network told me he believed Mitt Romney would likely win Pennsylvania by 10 points.
December 9, 2012
This website is a handy tool you can use to build your bucket list from travel photos shared by your Facebook friends, as well as a visual portal into your friends' vacations. Name: Traverie.com What it does: Imports travel photos posted by your Facebook friends and organizes them by city and country. You can keep track of where they have been and where you hope to go. What's hot: The "Dream" mode is the most inspirational. Traverie rolls out a location across your screen with a collage of travel photos taken by your Facebook friends.
December 8, 2012 |
Netflix Inc. and chief executive officer Reed Hastings said they may face a Securities and Exchange Commission civil claim over a July Facebook post that coincided with a big gain in the company's stock price. SEC staff alleges Netflix and its CEO violated rules governing selective disclosure, according to a company filing. The July 3 post by Hastings said Netflix viewing "exceeded 1 billion hours" of videos in June. The shares rose 6.2 percent that day. The SEC action highlights the potential for legal trouble when company executives like Hastings, who has more than 200,000 Facebook fans, communicate with the public via social media.
November 25, 2012
Q: Maybe I am just old-fashioned, but all my friends are giving me grief about Facebook and Twitter and stuff. Doesn't interest me. Think I should get on the bandwagon? - Socially Media Shy in Media A: Hey, shy guy, I'm with you. To me, Facebook is like going back to junior high and getting in contact with people you didn't want to be in contact with in the first place. I'm not interested in playing Farmville or Mob Wars or having people send me little smiley faces. Don't send me pictures of what you're eating for dinner.
November 21, 2012 |
Joshua Scott Albert's Facebook posts calling for the killing of police and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams were clearly satire, his lawyer said. Granted, they were stupid satire, unfunny, and in bad taste, said defense attorney Lloyd E. Long III, but constitutionally protected free speech nonetheless. Unfortunately for Albert, satire, like beauty, seems to be in the eye of the beholder. And to Municipal Court Judge Teresa Carr Deni, Albert's Internet witticisms were worth a trial for criminal solicitation to commit murder, terroristic threats, and harassment.