Should teachers and students be Facebook friends?

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Description: Nkomo Morris is one of many teachers who uses Facebook to communicate with students. Despite the perceived benefits of interacting with students in a comfortable environment, personal and professional lines can quickly become blurred with Facebook usage. Source: cbsnews.com Date: April 19 2012 Should students and teachers ever be friends on Facebook? School districts… Read more »

High school cracks down on students on Facebook

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Description: An Orthodox Jewish girls school in New York orders students to cancel Facebook accounts or be expelled Source: cnn .com Date: March 30, 2012 Questions for discussion: Do you feel that schools should have this right to keep students off of social media? What possible reasons would the schools have in taking this action… Read more »

What Employers Are Thinking When They Look At Your Facebook Page

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Description: Why interview when you can Facebook stalk? Yesterday, I told you about a study suggesting that employers can judge candidates’ future work performance by spending five to ten minutes lurking on their Facebook pages. Source: Forbes .com Date: March 6, 2012 Some readers were outraged by this. “I truly wish employers would stop using… Read more »

Erasing the Boundaries

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Description: The biggest tech companies are no longer content simply to enhance part of your day. They want to erase the boundaries, do what the other big tech companies are doing and own every waking moment. Source: nytimes .com Date: Feb 12, 2012 In the old days, you listened to music on your iPod while… Read more »

Personal Data’s Value? Facebook Is Set to Find Out

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Description: Facebook, the vast online social network, is poised to file for a public stock offering on Wednesday that will ultimately value the company at $75 billion to $100 billion, cashing in on the fuel that powers the engine of Internet commerce: personal data. Source: nytimes .com Date: Jan 31, 2012 The company has been… Read more »

Can Facebook Persuade Advertisers to Forget About Clicks?

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Description: Facebook has also been working on improving its offerings for advertisers, as it tries to generate enough revenue to justify its alleged $60 billion market value. Source: www.businessweek.com Date: Oct 7, 2011 One of the newest moves in this direction is an addition to the Page Insights dashboard, which Facebook provides for brands as… Read more »

Did The iPhone’s ‘Find My Friends’ Already Out A Cheating Wife?

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Description: Welcome to iCheers, where everybody knows your whereabouts. Both Apple and Foursquare are offering new tools for iOS5 that will let us know where our friends are at all times. Source: Forbes.com Date: Oct 17, 2011 Late Saturday night, “ThomasMetz” posted to MacRumors (via 9to5Mac) about how he turned his wife’s iPhone into a… Read more »

Facebook Keeps A History Of Everyone Who Has Ever Poked You, Along With A Lot Of Other Data

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Description: Most of you probably know that Facebook knows a lot about you. But did you know that if you were to print it out, it might take up about 880 pages? Source: Forbes.com Date: Sept 27, 2011 European users can request their information with this Facebook form (instructions here). Max Schrems of Europe v…. Read more »

Police Lesson: Social Network Tools Have Two Edges

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Description: Social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter can be valuable assets for law enforcement agencies, helping them alert the public, seek information about crimes and gather evidence about the backgrounds of criminal suspects. Source: NYtimes.com Date: April 6, 2011 Most social media policies try to balance a police department’s interests against First Amendment protections for… Read more »