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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.
This article compares the top trends for 2009 on Facebook and Twitter. The fact that Lady Gaga didn’t make the Twitter list and Michael Jackson didn’t make the Facebook list is astonishing to me but the article is far more fascinating than the lists of topics. The article reminds me of the difference between Facebook and Twitter.
I have said before that Facebook is a place for you to connect with people you actually know. For this reason, on Facebook, the exchange is personal. Simply put, Twitter is an information exchange. Twitter has greater search capabilities and less privacy options [than Facebook] so they have the ability to gather more information. I do not care if you know all of the people you ‘follow’ on Twitter and vice versa.
I like it like this.
Pete Cashmore caught my attention on Mashable today with this article. The article describes the situation of “A Canadian woman [who] claims she lost her health benefits after her insurance company used her Facebook pictures as evidence that she was no longer depressed.”
I am the biggest fan of ‘status updates’. I love Facebook and I love Twitter. However, TMI is TMI. There are ‘comments’ that scream “elephant in the room” and ‘status updates’ that whisper “awkward turtle”. Let’s try to keep those to a minimum.
Your ‘friends’ thank you in advance for following this rule.
[*The t-shirt above is available for purchase at this website.]
People are always in a hurry and they want information quickly. Sites that provide a quick laugh are on the rise. Sites that achieve this goal are: FML (F##k My Life), Fail, MLIA (My Life Is Average), TFLN (Texts From Last Night) & AFP (Awkward Family Photos). Lamebook has joined this group of quickies to point out the faux pas people commit on the Facebook.
I suggest you visit the Lamebook the next time you get annoyed with poor Facebook Etiquette, it will make you feel better to know that you’re not the only one left with common sense.