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When Social Media Goes Wrong

August 27, 2012 by

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Anyone who has interacted with another human being likely has a few tales of embarrassment. A slip of the tongue, saying something you wish you hadn’t, brain freeze, or simply misunderstanding the conversation, occasionally produces the desire to hop on a plane and head across the country. Embarrassing situations or events captured on social media […]

Too Much Information: Over-Sharing on Social Media

August 20, 2012 by

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Everyone has Facebook, Twitter, and other “virtual friends” who chronically broadcast every detail about their lives. “Just ate a bagel for breakfast,” “962 days until my wedding,” “Hanging out with my girls tonight,” “Addicted to Starbucks coffee lol,” and various mundane updates litter social media channels. Whether it be Facebook and Twitter updates discussing every […]

Are Text Messages Replacing Live Conversations?

August 13, 2012 by

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  Have you ever sent a text message to a friend or family member and in your haste left out a comma or period? Suddenly the text message takes on a whole new tone that may not be perceived in the way you intended. Communicating via text, as opposed to speaking face-to-face or having a […]

Virtual Overload: The Personal Cost of Social Media Overuse

August 7, 2012 by

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Social media has its virtues. It has transformed Internet use from a solitary pursuit to a social networking opportunity. We can check up on old high school friends, send a quick message, or share photos with family members across the country. Yet, dabbling in social media or using it as an occasional way to connect […]