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Is Facebook Good Or Bad For Your Self-Esteem?

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Is Facebook Good Or Bad For Your Self-Esteem? I think you will enjoy this post from Psychology Today "Does  Facebook  enhance your  self-esteem  or does the popular method of connecting with people and "making friends," actually detract from a strong sense of self? There appears to be conflicting perceptions and evidence regarding this question. Facebook has more than 750 million users worldwide. It facilitates people keeping in touch online with a network of "friends" and the size of these networks varies from a handful to hundreds of thousands. One of the things that has not been clear is whether there is any relationship between the number of friends a person has and the number of their real-life friends. Some experts have observed anectodally that social network friends are very different than real-life friends. To provide a more scientific perspective, researcher Geraint Rees, and his colleagues at the University College of London exam

Making Friends For The Facebook Generation

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 Making Friends For The Facebook Generation This is fun and somewhere in here is tiny kernel of truth but don't take it too seriously.  Not that I think you would, of course. This is from evmoneyTV http://www.twitter.com/evmoneytv http://evmoneytv.tumblr.com/   Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com  and find out more at  http://wisewolfcoaching.com Related articles A Peaceful and Relaxing Meditation for Winter Friday Recipe - Walnut Crusted Fish - Something Healthy A Course in Personal Time Management From Brian Tracy

The Dangers of Social Media

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I love social media –  Twitter (you can follow me as @WWisewolf),   Linkedin , Facebook  etc.  Those I’ve tried, I love, most of the time! Of course, I’m aware of the dangers and, yes, I have come unstuck before.  There are a number of us using Twitter who were taken in by a fraudster claiming to do good works.  I learned the hard way not to take people at gravatar value. I know about the dangers of meeting up but by following the rules about first meetings in public, etc, I’ve met some smashing people and made some real friends. But today I had my first really negative experience.  I realised the power of the medium and felt quite intimidated by it. I received a series of what I considered to be fairly “spammy” messages from one particular network (not one of those named above).  I tried to unsubscribe from these particular messages but it wasn’t easy and for some reason it didn’t work.  In all honesty I don’t think the originator of the messages intended them to be anyth