Tag: Social networking

Friend Poaching: How Do I Handle Feeling Left Out?

Published: November 5, 2021 | Last Updated: November 5, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Friend Poaching: How Do I Handle Feeling Left Out?

Friend poaching occurs when someone introduces two friends and they form a relationship that excludes you. Ouch!

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How to find friends with the click of a mouse

Published: June 10, 2011 | Last Updated: July 6, 2014 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Here are some suggestions for making friends online with the click of a mouse.

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Buried treasure: Finding Long Lost Friends

Published: August 17, 2008 | Last Updated: December 17, 2020 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Here are some tips for finding a long lost friends—on Long Lost Friends Day or any day of the year!

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Friend Poaching or Social Networking: What’s the Difference?

Published: August 10, 2008 | Last Updated: November 5, 2021 By | 27 Replies Continue Reading

Friend poaching is complicated. The distinctions between friend poaching and social networking can even be murkier.

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Facebook fast becoming a laboratory for the study of friendships

Published: December 18, 2007 | Last Updated: December 11, 2008 By | Reply Continue Reading

An article by Stephanie Rosenbloom in yesterday’s New York Times, On Facebook, Scholars Link Up with Data, explains how the popular social networking site is increasingly being used by academic researchers to study friendships. Rosenbloom quotes Nicholas Christakis, a Harvard sociology professor: “Our predecessors could only dream of the kind of data we now have.” […]

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The evolution of friendship in a digital age

Published: October 27, 2007 | Last Updated: October 28, 2007 By | Reply Continue Reading

Some people worry that digital technology is eroding the face of friendship as we now know it—that time spent in virtual relationships detracts from real ones. A new report provides evidence to the contrary. Among Americans: 48 percent of those interviewed said that social networking sites help them build new relationships 44 percent said that […]

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Just for Fun: Facebook Top Friends

Published: October 14, 2007 | Last Updated: May 17, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

No surprise. People on Facebook are consumed with friendship, BFFs, besties, and like to rank their friends. Hmmm….wonder how I got there? An article in this week’s Australian PC World ranks Top Friends (developed by Slide) as the top Facebook application. Among 46 million active users on the site, more than 3 million have signed […]

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Friendship and self-disclosure: The times they are a-changing

Published: October 6, 2007 | Last Updated: June 30, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

Female college students are twice as likely as their male peers to use social networking sites like Facebook (their favorite) and MySpace (ranked second), according to a market research survey from Anderson Analytics. The findings, reported in Advertising Age this week, examined the likes, dislikes, and media preferences of college students between the ages of […]

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Friends in the Digital Playground

Published: August 24, 2007 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

There is a lot to learn about friendships from what has been called the "largest-ever global survey" of how kids interact with digital technology. MTV and Nickelodeon, in association with Microsoft Digital Advertising Solutions, used both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to talk to 18,000 “tech-embracing” kids (ages 8-14) and young people (14-24) in 16 countries. […]

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On the Blogosphere: Second Life Friendships

Published: July 7, 2007 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Canadian Jenny Bullough calls her blog The Newbie: The adventures of a wide-eyed innocent in the digital world. Since I’m a bit of a newbie to the blogosphere myself, I was interested to read Jenny’s take on Redefining Friendship. She writes: “I’m stoked to be going shopping in Second Life twice in the next few […]

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