Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook Takes Down Shameful Survey That ‘Suggests’ They’d Consider Allowing Pedophiles to Solicit on the Site

*By now you’ve probably heard that Facebook recently posted a  survey question basically asking people if they would condone pedophilia. They’ve since taken the insulting survey down, but only after a barrage of complaints shamed them into doing so.

The question posed was… 

?In thinking about an ideal world where you could set Facebook?s policies, how would you handle the following: a private message in which an adult man asks a 14-year-old girl for sexual pictures.?

An “ideal world” would be one where pedophilia is an option on FB? WTF were they thinking?

The poll reportedly surfaced over the weekend at the top of Facebook’s homepage. It was spotted by Jonathan Haynes, an editor for The Guardian; who took a screenshot of it (scroll down), as well as his responses to the sick question. Continue reading

UK Study Cites Instagram As ‘Most Detrimental’ to Young Folk

*A public health research firm in the UK has done a study on social media platforms; specifically to see how they impact issues that include depression, anxiety, self-identity, loneliness and body image in young people. If this was a contest, you’d already know from the headline who won. But we’ll do a drum roll anyway.

Instagram!

The social media platform where pictures are, as the old saying goes, worth a thousand words.

Not.

The platform is being criticized mainly for making young people feel like sh** when it comes to how they look. These folks just don’t seem to get it into their heads that there are filters installed that allow you to alter the reality of how you look… for real.

Baby, I’m going to step out on a limb here and admit I was personally thrilled to see the latest image of Janet Jackson wheeling her baby carriage through the park. Continue reading

Five Solid Reasons You Might Want To Think Twice Before Posting Some Things on Social Media

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*I’ll admit, I’m still a bit squeamish when it comes to my social media presence. I’m tip-toeing out there; but it will always be something I primarily use for business and here and there, keeping up with family and friends. I can always tell what people are going through personally and emotionally by the types of things they post. Some folks who are “feeling themselves” on some level will feel free to post guidance suggesting how YOU should be living, thinking, feeling…being. I privately call these folks, “Facebook Philosophers.”

Then there are those who post thoughts about “haters” or just straight out have a need to “vent” randomly. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see its because their environment has attracted certain things that led them to certain conclusions.

I even find myself tempted to post things that I hope certain people will see; people I may not want to confront head on, or those I know are not good at taking criticism (but great at criticizing!)

But in this day and age where online presence is taught to be paramount, and you become “friends” with folks you don’t know and probably never will for reasons of quantity vs. quality, there are some things you might want to think twice about before sharing.

Here’s a few of them.

Your contact information. I know. I know. This seems like a no-brainer. But trust me, I’ve seen it done. Not only by people who think they are doing you a favor by letting you know how to get in touch with “some one” or even themselves; but so-called entrepreneurs (so-called because any experienced entrepreneur already adheres to this rule). It looks desperate people! Even if a “friend” asks, its possible that they are not thinking you are going to respond in “reply” — where the info is available to everyone. Don’t be so quick or thoughtless and do so.

Why? Look at the photo below and then meditate for that answer, OK?

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The correct way to have potential clients or serious friends reach you is by private inbox or message.  Continue reading