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


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.

Class of 2018 Facebook group

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


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


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


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


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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BONUS: 10 Cool Facebook Status Tips and Tricks

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How to Completely Delete Facebook From Your Life


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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7 Times Facebook Activity Got People Into Legal Trouble


Spending time on Facebook could earn you time behind bars

Just ask Mark Zuckerberg — the site's founder and CEO has seen many a lawsuit thanks to his global platform. There was that time the Winklevoss twins sued him for the site's ownership, and the class action lawsuit that claimed Facebook read user messages. There's even a new lawsuit claiming Zuckerberg lets his company's directors pay themselves too much

However, e-citizens of the Facebook world don't let Zuckerberg have all the fun. Plenty of people have engaged in dubious activity that has netted them lawsuits and jail time Read more...

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The 10 Most Passive-Aggressive Things You’re Doing on Social Media


Being a source of negative energy on social media is more than just starting arguments, posting unappealing content and being a generally unpleasant person.

In fact, you may not realize that what you're doing is maddening to those subjected to see it.

Here are 10 ways you could be ruining your social media presence without even knowing it

1. The sub-post

Talking about someone behind his back isn't new, and neither is doing it in a place where he can hear it. Naturally, this prime method of passive-aggressive behavior has translated to social media — through the sub-post Read more...

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The Evolution of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Profile


Oh, how you've changed, Mark Zuckerberg

Over the years, the head of Facebook has shaken up his site with various redesigns. Sometimes, it was little things, like being able to "Poke" people or displaying user activity on a "Mini-Feed." And sometimes, it was a big change, like the 2011 introduction of Timeline, which allowed users to post "Life Events" and add large cover photos

What better way to reminisce on all of Facebook's changes than to look at Zuckerberg's own profile evolution?

Throughout it all, he's been a chameleon, tweaking and transforming his page to highlight any and all of Facebook's new features. Here's a walk down memory lane with the many faces of Mark Zuckerberg's profile Read more...

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Facebook Has Spent $22 Billion on Acquisitions. That’s Equal to the GDP of Uganda.


Media juggernauts in today's technology sector don't hold back when it comes to spending top dollars on rising startups.

Facebook in particular has spent a whopping $22 billion-plus on disclosed acquisitions since its inception in 2004WhatsApp, Instagram and 45 other companies are now under Facebook's belt. It didn't take Mark Zuckerberg very long to realize buying other companies is the best way to grow his own.

The folks at Marketo created an infographic comparing the $22 billion-plus sum to the gross domestic products of countries, the net worth of celebrities, the price of making movies and values of professional sports teams. Take a look below: Read more...

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