Nude photos should obviously not be illegal, but what about posting naked photos that aren’t your own on an app that explicitly states rules against it? More
Topic: social networking
Do you find yourself obsessively checking your newsfeed, posting photos of everything you do and “checking in” at all the places you visit? Being on Facebook all the time can affect how you see yourself, according to a new study. In fact, it can raise your self confidence! Sounds great for folks who normally have confidence issues, sure, but there’s unfortunately a whole other monster to contend with after the fact. More
Social media can take credit for changing many people’s lives, but for Huw Williams, were it not for Facebook, he might not be alive today.
Williams was diagnosed with leukemia in 2008 and desperately needed a bone marrow transplant in order to survive. His initial drug treatment failed and no one in his family was a match, so his chances of getting a transplant looked grim. But one click from a random person on Facebook changed Williams’ life forever. More
Listening is one of the simplest and yet most difficult things to do well and consistently. We often hear or use the phrase “listening is key,” but most of the time we regard the act of listening as an essential part of the communication process, as a simple courtesy, or possibly as a means to getting what we want. But how often do we really consider that the art and practice of listening may have actual and long-lasting mental benefits for us? Not nearly enough, in my opinion. So I asked Dr. Dale Archer, an M.D. and a clinical psychiatrist, for his take on the connection between learning to listen well and better emotional health – and got him to give us eight tips on how to make that important connection last: More
According to the year’s most recent statistics, Facebook has over 500 million users worldwide (that’s one in every 13 humans), and over half of them log in every day; 48% of users aged 18 to 34 check their Facebook page right when they wake up, and one sad statistic says that 57% of people now talk to each other online more than they do in real life. So has Mark Zuckerberg improved our lives (and health) or made them worse? More
February Is American Hearth Month – Here are seven factors that reduce your risk of heart disease, from the American Heart Association. (Los Angeles Times) More
In a (presumably) more sanitized version of popular chat-cam site ChatRoulette, MedGadget recently launched HealCam.com, a social networking hub for people with common ailments to show off their assorted wounds, swellings, and pink eyes on streaming video. “Does this look infected to you?” can now be answered authoritatively by complete strangers.
HealCam is, of course, just the latest tech spin on the age-old approach to wellness and healing: Having a support system in place to offer unprofessional advice. There’s definite comfort in knowing that someone out there shares your list of ailments, though message boards can perform the same function without looking into the possibly-unpleasant face of mutual (and unsightly) illness. More
Is announcing serious health problems on Facebook apropros – or just annoying?
We’ve all had casual conversations about the annoyance (and, often, idiocy) of Facebook oversharers. They usually peter out and involve tips on how to change newsfeed settings, concluding with a loose consensus that it’s irritating to get constant reminders of how your life choices have differed from those of your high school friends since graduation. But when I heard about the tragic story of Shana Greatman Swers, it forced me to stop and seriously contemplate whether it’s appropriate to share health-related personal details on Facebook. More
Last week, Jimmy Kimmel declared today, November 17, as National “UnFriend” Day (NUD) on his show, Jimmy Kimmel Live. “Friendship is a sacred thing, and I believe Facebook is cheapening it,” Kimmel explained. In an effort to restore true meaning to the word “friend,” he’s encouraging everyone to clean up their Facebook page by “cutting out some of the friend fat in your life.”
If you’re an avid Facebook user, then you probably have a stockpile of “friends” who aren’t really your friends. (If you’re not sure, you can try Kimmel’s suggested friendship litmus test: Post a moving announcement, and see how many of them actually show up to help you pack the moving van.) But will cleaning up your friend page really improve your life? Sorry, Kimmel, but we don’t think so. In fact, we think you’d be a Good Samaritan not to. More
Did you overindulge this weekend? We know we had a few too many sour cream and onion french fries (though you could argue that one is too many). Get back on track with Blisstree’s Twitter feed. We’ve got links to exclusive content, contests, and photos. You’ll also get to check out who we follow on Twitter — we’re talking trainers, nutritionists, and doctors.
The weather’s pretty nasty in New York City today; it’s the perfect afternoon to curl up with your laptop and spend some quality time online. If you’re looking for some juicy rainy day material, look no further than Blisstree’s Twitter feed. We post exclusive links, photos, and tons of other 140-character gems. You’ll find more than enough material to suck the life out of your battery. More
Check out this post from Jessie Rosen on Lemondrop.
My mom always said that there are three kinds of friends in this world: Friends for a reason, friends for a season, or friends for life. (My Mom loves rhyming advice.)
Lately, in the age of 500-plus Facebook friends, it’s a question everyone seems to be asking: Is real friendship dying? Which relationships really matter? And is it better to have one BFF — or an army of acquaintances?
I fall somewhere in between. I think we can splinter my mom’s three original categories into a list of the Top 10 friends every girl needs to get by — nay — to succeed, socially networked or not.
After all, you are the company you keep, but shouldn’t the company you keep help advance the you that you are?
Here are my recommendations if we were to take that number from 500 to 10:
1. A Photographer Friend More