Facebook can be used for many things… from connecting with former classmates to stalking creditors, but whooda thought it could help put a halt to an armed robbery in progress?
When three hooded robbers invaded the home of a University of Georgia student last week, he hit up Facebook in a desperate plea for help, and luckily someone heard his cry and took him seriously!
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I mean seriously… y’all aren’t all online ALL the time are you? [insert side-eye]
Well according to a study by Men’s Health, if you’re in the “A” you’re probably tweeting or facebooking right now – just like my friend @UbringMeJoi in the photo above!
Atlanta ranks as the second most socially networked city in the United States and falls right in behind Washington, D.C., while Denver, Minneapolis and Seattle round out the top five.
The number of people Facebook and LinkedIn users per capita, followed by Twitter users. Online traffic generated from sites such as Myspace, Friendster, Reddit, Digg and chat rooms also were included in the research.
According to the AJC, the study doesn’t identify specific reasons we’re more wired than others. But our number could be larger due to our ever-grinding hip-hop community and the amount of colleges and universities in the area.
It also doesn’t hurt that Atlanta is considered a recent “it” city status among filmmakers.
Now tweet that!!!
Facebook is so popular these days that just about everyone has their own lil profile… but the next time you update your status, your “friends” may not be the only ones watching!
While you’re posting photos of your brand new Porsche or of you and your friends popping bottles in the club, consider who’s keeping track of that information.
What if one of your new Facebook “friends” started posting reminders on your wall that you should pay your bills? Would you cuss them out and keep it moving?
OK… How about a debt collector contacted your family members’ via Facebook asking them to deliver you a message? Or perhaps hit up one of your former classmates inquiring about you?
One company did just that and is now suffering from legal issues! Continue Reading…
Look at that dang Facebook… causing trouble again! Two students were recently suspended and one student expelled after they posted negative remarks on their Facebook pages about a teacher.
The students were facebooking from their home computers and apparently the comments caught the watchful eye of someone at the school. School officials said the three students violated the disciplinary code. Continue Reading…
I know I wouldn’t. That’s a true violation, but a man in Baltimore was recently asked for his social media passwords when he reapplied for his former job as a corrections offer, and to make matters worse, he had to watch as his personal page and its postings were perused by an investigator during the interview!
These dayum jobs are going way to far! What’s next? Bank account and voice mail PINs?
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