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What is FOMO?

Thumbnail image for What is FOMO? by Barbara J. Feldman July 9, 2013

In a recent survey by MyLife.com, 51% of respondents reporting checking social networks more frequently than they did two years ago, and 56% say they experience “fear of missing out” (FOMO) if they don’t check their social networks regularly. In a similar vein, 52% have taken or are considering taking a break from one or […]

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Twitter Adds Double Authentication

Thumbnail image for Twitter Adds Double Authentication by Barbara J. Feldman May 28, 2013

Twitter is the newest social network to add an extra layer of security to their login process by giving users the option to use double authentication (also known as two-factor authentication.) Twitter’s double auth works like this. When logging into Twitter.com from an unknown device, Twitter will text a PIN to your mobile phone, and […]

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What is Goodreads?

Thumbnail image for What is Goodreads? by Barbara J. Feldman April 1, 2013

Goodreads is a social network that revolves around book reviews and recommendations. Founded in 2007, Goodreads has 16 million members, 30,000 book clubs and over 23 million book reviews. And Goodreads recently announced that they are being acquired by Amazon. For me, the best part of Goodreads is their recommendation engine. Rate just twenty books, […]

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What is a Facebook ‘Like’ Scam?

Thumbnail image for What is a Facebook ‘Like’ Scam? by Barbara J. Feldman January 25, 2013

You’ve seen them on your walls, posts liked by one of your friends claiming a sick and dying child wants a million likes, or a friend will get her apartment rent free if she gets a million likes, or my sister Mallory has Down Syndrome and doesn’t think she’s beautiful. The real story behind these […]

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What is a Twitter Chat?

Thumbnail image for What is a Twitter Chat? by Barbara J. Feldman October 8, 2012

A Twitter chat is a an organized event (sometimes occurring at regular times) to tweet on a pre-arranged hashtag. It is similar to a Twitter party, but while a party may only occur once or twice, Twitter chats frequently recur at the same time weekly or monthly. For example, #gtchat is the hashtag for a […]

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Risks of Social Media

Thumbnail image for Risks of Social Media by Barbara J. Feldman September 10, 2012

Hi Mrs. Feldman, I have two daughters, 10 and 12. My 12 year old daughter recently reconnected with a friend she knew from 3rd grade and we took her to the movies with us 2 weekends ago. When I told one of my friends about the outing she pulled me aside and showed me the […]

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