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“I didn’t know what Facebook was, and now that I do know what it is, I have to say, it sounds like a huge was of time. I would never say that the people on it are losers, but that’s only because I’m polite.” – Betty White

Click here to watch Betty White’s SNL Monologue on Hulu. Airdate: Saturday, May 8, 2010.

“Guess what? Jay Z is here! If I had a dime for every time I’ve said that, I’d have one dime.” – Betty White

As I read through this article, “At Last — The Full Story of How Facebook Was Founded“, I had mixed reactions. I do think that Mark Zuckerberg could have been more helpful to and more honest with the Harvard Connection team. That said, Mark is smart. He did the right thing for his site and while he saw similarities between the two sites, he knew The Facebook was different (and better). I feel sorry for the Harvard Connection team but the truth of the matter is that their vision was limited and Mark saw the big picture.
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I do not, in any way, think that this story should impact how Facebook is viewed. I believe that Facebook is a great tool for people to share content and keep in touch with their friends and family. Facebook was initially created as a college site and over the course of six years, it has grown into a global enterprise. The Facebook team continues to make improvements on the site and expand server size. Businesses are now able to connect to consumers and use Facebook as a marketing/customer service tool.

I know that if I were Mark, I would have done the same thing. I also know that if I were the Harvard Connection team, I would feel upset and betrayed. The most important thing is that Facebook is great. The site is being well-managed and I do not want management to change. I wish Mark (and his team) and the Harvard Connection/ConnectU team success. The reality is, they all went to Harvard and the world is their oyster.

The Vourlis twins awoke on the morning of their 20th birthday and logged on to Facebook, expecting messages from friends but instead discovered the horrific news about the accident that had taken their brother’s life the night before. My condolences to the Vourlis family, the Naylor family and the Coleman family.

Read the Daily Telegraph article here.

Read the CNET article here.

Read the Mashable article here.

This is a true story. This actually happened to a friend of a friend.

When using a public computer, make sure you log out of Facebook before you leave. When you are on a Mac, make sure you actually ‘quit’ the application, don’t just close the internet browser. If this hit my Facebook ‘wall’ my grandma would be mortified to say the least.

Growing up, we are taught not to take candy or rides from strangers. So, I ask this question: Why are people Facebook ‘friends’ with strangers?

Do not feel obligated to accept people’s friendship.  If you question how you might know somebody it is acceptable to inquire via Facebook message and to ask your ‘Friends in Common’. Also, I assume this goes without saying but, do not ‘friend-request’ people who you don’t know. If you don’t know somebody and you request them, you are a Facebook Creep.

If you notice that you are friends with somebody who you don’t know, do not feel guilty unfriending them.

If The Real World Was Like Facebook: A user-created photo contest created by Cracked.

Because “Facebook is full of behavior that would get you punched in the real world.”

On family road trips chaos always ensued.  Do you remember the “I’m not touching you” game? Let me refresh your memory, without actually making physical contact, one sibling makes a poking motion as close to another sibling as possible. If you’re on the receiving end, this game is annoying. This game is the live version of Facebook ‘poking’.

Facebook ‘poking’ is a strange phenomenon. The biggest issue with poking is that different people perceive it to mean different things, including but not limited to: joking, flirting or just saying hello. Personally, I would prefer for one to just make an actual joke, actually flirt (preferably in person) or actually say hello. This would avoid the drama of debating if I am going to ‘poke back’ or ‘remove’ the poke.

Also, if someone has a restraining order against you, I wouldn’t poke that person. Need a reason? Read this article.

This video is very well put-together, it illustrates the rules, that should never be violated, within Facebook ‘Relationships’.

I had no idea that typewriters and 50’s box cameras were so high tech. Good job Big Fuel!

When messaging ‘groups’ you administer, the rule is quality over quantity. If you send too many messages you, and your ‘group’, will lose Facebook credibility.

Humans today are always in a rush. It is best to send clear and concise messages.

Sending too many messages can do a few things: 1. Annoy people. 2. Confuse people. 3. Tempt people to ‘leave [the] group’.

When I get an unexpected ‘message’ I go straight to my ‘inbox’. When I get three messages from the same ‘friend’ and/or ‘group’ every week, I delete the email notification, without opening it, and delete the ‘message’ from my ‘inbox’ later.

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