Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

Michigan Protects Online Privacy of Employees and Students with New Law

Michigan has joined a growing number of privacy-conscious states by passing a bill that “prohibit[s] employers and educational institutions from requiring certain individuals to grant access to, allow observation of, or disclose information that allows access to or observation of personal internet accounts.” To put it simply, employers and schools cannot require you to give up your Facebook, ...

How to Disable Facebook Apps

Who actually likes Facebook apps? For me, few things are more bothersome when browsing Facebook than clicking on an article to discover that a social reader will now take the liberty of broadcasting that I just read an article about the president’s dog to everyone I know. Or, even worse, websites or apps that will ...

3 Reasons to Clean up Your Facebook

Every once in a while, it’s a good idea to clean up your Facebook. We, as consumers of such a popular social networking site, tend to stack up the clutter that accumulates over time. There are many reasons why it would be a good idea to clean it up; here are three. For potential employers ...

10 Online Food Delivery Services You Should Know About

The number of nights where I lay in bed after a final with a petrified mind and body are countless. That being said, the chances that my section of the refridgerator has any consumable food is about zero percent. I realize that there are college students out there who decorate their fridge with a rainbow ...

Job & Internship Opportunities

The pressure to find a job or internship in this market is overwhelming students across the nation. How are some of your friends finding such useful websites? Where are they getting the right resume help, and how are they finding these random applications? Some of your friends probably had their jobs handed to them from ...

Creative Uses for QR Codes

QR codes have been around since 1994. It was the Toyota subsidiary Denso Wave company that invented the two dimensional barcode in order to track vehicles during the manufacturing process. Here’s an image of one (in case you haven’t seen one before): Note: To scan the image above, download the free QR reader application on ...

TweetMemeFace+: Use Social Media to Crowd Source Decisions

I tend to stress over really trivial decisions, particularly when it comes to hair. I know, objectively, that any haircut I’m considering will probably look fine, but I spend hours comparing my options as a way of procrastinating. Tonight, I found a way to work around that tendency: crowd sourced research via Facebook. If you’re ...

TweetMemeFace+: Use Facebook for Easy Gift Shopping

Figuring out what to get people for the holidays is never easy. Fortunately, if you’re shopping for internet-savvy peers who are comfortable putting their every last preference online, it’s just gotten a lot easier with social media and Etsy, the online marketplace where geekery is an official category. Their Facebook tie-in gift finder connects with your ...

TweetMemeFace+: Facebook and the Dunbar Number

[Photo taken by Country Boy Shane. Licensed under CC BY ND 2.0.] A recent study from the University College in London (summarized here) has apparently shown a connection between the size of certain parts of the brain and activity on Facebook. The parts of the brain which increase in size with social network usage are ...