The AAP Social Media Clinical Report: what it’s really about

By now you’ve seen all the headlines about last spring's new AAP clinical report and “Facebook Depression”. I’m sure those sound bytes and headlines caused you to stop your channel surfing and click on a webpage or two, which created a firestorm of media buzz. Unfortunately, it also created a great deal of confusion that I’m certain I can help with. How can I be so certain? Because I’m the lead … [Read more...]

New Facebook Changes: helpful or annoying?

Like many of you, I woke up today with an interesting email from Facebook that immediately grabbed my attention, in a good way:         The euphoria was not to last long, though. Checking Facebook shortly after I was done with email, I found myself scratching my head. Instead of the usual newsfeed was a new format which I found rather cumbersome. The folks I wanted to … [Read more...]

National Unfriend Day: you in or out?

Jimmy Kimmel named today as NUD...National Unfriend Day...on Facebook, that is. Check out Jimmy's initial plug for NUD: I have to admit, Jimmy has a point. How many "friends" do we need online? Are we really connecting with these people? It's healthy to "trim the fat", as Jimmy puts it, once in a while and makes sure our connections make sense. This is actually one of the social media … [Read more...]

Mass Teacher Fired Over Facebook Post…A sign of the times for all?

Mis-postings are not just for teens and kids...just ask Dr. June Talvitie-Siple. A teacher in the Cohasset, MA school system for 30 years, she was fired over a post she made on her Facebook page that she says now was "stupid" and "out of frustration" when she called residents of Cohasset "arrogant and snobby". As reported by the Boston Channel, she indicated that she thought she was sharing her … [Read more...]

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