8 Essential Tips to Survive a Breakup Without Deleting Facebook

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No matter how it went down, breaking up is tough. And let's be real, Facebook doesn't make the emotional aftermath any easier

The social network, which often preserves the digital remains of relationships, has given the post-breakup blues a whole new meaning. During the healing process, many tend to deactivate and delete their accounts to get over their heartbreak faster

But for those who want to pick themselves up and move on without entirely eliminating Facebook from their lives, we're here to help. Below, we've rounded up eight expert tips to help you survive a breakup without deactivating or deleting Facebook. Read more...

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8 Awkward Times the Media Tried to Explain the Internet

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It's easy to forget that the Internet is only 25 years old.

In a short period of time, we've quickly grown accustomed to online jargon and all things in cyberspace. But when the World Wide Web was first introduced in 1989, many found it particularly puzzling. As the Internet has evolved, its meaning and descriptions have changed

We took a look at how the media has covered the Internet from its onset to present day. Some moments are awkward, while others are flat-out hilarious

From the definition of blogs to the rise of Twitter, here are eight memorable times the media tried to explain the Internet. Read more...

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Beyond Millennials: How to Reach Generation Z

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Millennials are so last year.

As the generation that inspired countless thinkpieces eases out of the public eye, marketers are honing in on the next wave of consumers: Generation Z. These folks, born in 1995 or later, make up 25.9% of the United States' population, contribute $44 billion to the American economy and differ from their predecessors in a few key ways.

While millennials — a.k.a. Generation Y — grew up alongside the World Wide Web, Gen Z is growing up with social media. This shapes everything from their academics to after-school activities, with more than half of Gen Z using YouTube for research projects and a third collaborating with classmates and watching lessons online. Read more...

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16 Creepiest Targeted Facebook Ads

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Nope, you aren't the only person who's been inundated with oddly specific Facebook ads.

Whether they're for T-shirts and hoodies touting the dominance of those who share your last name, or products for a private health issue, it's easy to find ads that know as much about you as your friends and family do. As uncomfortable as this might be, it's a byproduct of data mining and tracking cookies, both of which provide ad companies with ample information to post relevant pitches

When a business creates a Facebook ad, it's given several options to help narrow down its audience. It starts with basic demographic data like age range, gender and location Read more...

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10 Dos and Don’ts for Back-to-School Social Media Etiquette

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Back-to-school season is almost in full swing, and with it comes a new set of social media rules

In the age of social network overload, it's easy to forget that one little social media blunder can come back to haunt you. As you meet new people this fall semester, you'll want to navigate the social media world responsibly, and keep your online reputation as clean as possible.

Here are 10 social media etiquette tips to start the school year off right

1. Don't add everyone in the 'Class of 2018' group.

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Join your school's official class group on Facebook. But don't friend request everyone who is a part of the group

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7 Social Media Facepalms You Should Never Repeat

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Social media is a great way to express yourself, but some people take it a little too far

When scrolling through your feeds, you'll probably find, shall we say, "inadvisable" posts here and there. These horrific social media fails can ultimately backfire by drawing unwanted attention from friends and strangers alike.

We rounded up seven epic social media facepalms you should never, ever repeat. And yes, they're real

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10 Things You Didn’t Know You Agreed to via Terms of Service

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The terms of service, also known as the document you're supposed to read before signing up for a site or platform, is a treasure trove of legal guidelines, rules and permissions that few people really care about.

But there are a few things you're agreeing to, hidden within the jargon, that might change the way you use the web. Some permissions, like keeping personal information, protecting copyrights and preventing impersonation, are well-known and relatively innocuous. That said, there's a chance you're violating a term of service without even realizing it.

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The Top 10 Reasons You’re Still Clinging to Facebook

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Top 10 Reasons for Clinging to Facebook

Facebook has us hooked, and most of us aren't saying goodbye anytime soon.

The thought of deleting your Facebook account permanently has probably crossed your mind. But whether it's FOMO or wanting to keep in touch with others, something holds us back and we're unable to escape the social media giant

Here are the top 10 reasons why we're still clinging to Facebook

1. Facebook is one of the best ways to stay in touch.

Facebook allows us to stay connected with each other, no matter how far the distance. In fact, about 67% of social media users say the major reason why they are on social media sites like Facebook is to stay in touch with current friends and family members Read more...

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The 12 Most Self-Destructive Things You Can Do on Facebook

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While Facebook can make us feel connected and socially happy, at times it can put us down and take a toll on our well-being

If you're an active Facebooker, you may be engaging in self-destructive behavior without even realizing it. By identifying what causes these negative feelings, you can battle this virtual self-harm to stay happy and have a better social network experience.

Here's a list of the 12 most self-destructive things we can do on Facebook

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How to Completely Delete Facebook From Your Life

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How to delete Facebook from your life

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If you're seriously considering deleting your Facebook account, you're not alone

Start typing in the letters "dele" into Google and you'll see "delete Facebook account" as a top suggestion. Whether it's to alleviate privacy concerns or avoid digital distractions, more people are trying to figure out how to fully disconnect themselves from the social network giant that we live and breathe

For those ready to call it quits, you're in for a surprise — it's more difficult than you think to erase yourself permanently. With its ever-changing privacy policies, becoming Facebook-free requires more steps than just hitting the delete button and saying goodbye. Read more...

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