5 types of people you want to delete on Facebook but can’t

5 types of people you want to delete on Facebook but can’t


Send in your stories!

Send in your stories!

onFacebook’s goal is to collect a thousand stories about Facebook by December 31, 2013. Through this collection, we’ll remove the shame that comes with talking about Facebook. 

I want to know why you can’t live without Facebook but want to and need to(!)…why you hate what your friend as he/she is on Facebook but love them in real life…

Why do puppy photos drive you nuts? You can’t help but stalk your ex, especially after 2am? Why did you deactivate? Are you avoiding your mom? Did your brother-in-law’s best friend find his dog after he posted about it?

Every story is welcome. 

Please click on the link here or at the top of your page to send in your stories. Let’s start the discussion!

Thank you!!


“Everyone bitches about Facebook.”

I told friends over drinks tonight that I want to cover Facebook as a journalist. “I want to just bitch and rant about it,” I said.

“Everyone bitches about Facebook. You’re never going to make money doing that,” one replied.

His reply is exactly why I run this blog.

My (and most journalists’ and writers’) primary goal is never money. My objective is to uncover issues that people face — and no one has done a good enough, meaningful enough, organized and consistent enough job reporting on Facebook’s negative consequences on our lives.

Through this site I share my Facebook experiences and about how the site affects me because I know I’m not alone. I want my posts to spark readers to become self aware of the way Facebook (and other social media) affects and changes their lives. I want readers to share their stories and experiences with me. I want you to share your stories and experiences with me.

Facebook embedding itself in Android phones; who will care?

Brian X. Chen and Nick Bilton of the New York Times wrote this article last week about a Facebook-powered Android phone. They, like me, wonder if there is even a desire for a phone like this.

The idea of a Facebook-powered Android phone is not new. In 2008, Inq, a phone maker based in London, released a phone called the Inq1 that integrated Facebook services into crucial areas of the device. In 2011, it said it would release an Android phone called the Inq Cloud Touch, which had some of Facebook’s services integrated into the home screen.

But early last year, Inq pulled the plug on theCloud Touch, saying it would instead focus on other products. Frank Meehan, the former chief executive of Inq, said in an e-mail interview that the Inq had felt too threatened by Samsung Electronics, now the biggest maker of phones in the world, so it abandoned its plans.

“Samsung was already on a path to crush everyone, and we decided to get out of hardware and turned the company into software only,” Mr. Meehan said.

Facebook’s approach to modifying Google’s Android software is similar to Amazon’s, said a former employee of Facebook who had been briefed on the product. For its Kindle Fire tablets, Amazon removed Google’s apps and promoted its own services, like the Kindle e-book store, Amazon’s video service and Amazon’s own app store. The tablet is essentially an Amazon-powered shopping console.

A smartphone that gives priority to Facebook services is good for Facebook, but it is unclear whether that is something consumers want. Jan Dawson, a telecommunications analyst at Ovum, said the concept was “a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.”

“There are lots of people who love Facebook, but I doubt if any of them feel like they need a more Facebook-centric experience on their phones,” he said. “There isn’t anything obviously missing.”

He agreed that it was unlikely that wireless companies would put much support behind such a device, because they are already worried about the way Google and Facebook are supplanting carriers in people’s minds as providers of content and communication services.”

Facebook truisms that happen to make you LOL

Facebook truisms that happen to make you LOL

Teen gets paid $33.34 per month to quit Facebook

Teen gets paid $33.34 per month to quit Facebook

“It was her idea,” Baier told the Daily Dot. “She wants to earn money and also finds Facebook a distraction and a waste of time sometimes. She plans to go back on after the 6 months is over”

Facebook fatigue

Facebook fatigue