Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

Even though SU alum Dennis Crowley founded Foursquare and SU was found to be one of the most active schools on Twitter, Syracuse has now ranked among the ten least social cities in the United States. NetProspex, a sales and marketing company, calculated the social media presence of cities throughout the country. The Salt City claimed the title of No. 8 “least social cities,” while Anchorage, AK took the top spot.

Many students in the Syracuse area are on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, but NetProspex only included those who use a corporate email. It seems that many people were left out in the calculations. It’s worth noting that many of the cities on the least social list are in obscure places. Also, the majority of the most social cities are on the West Coast.

Want to see the full list, click here. Do you think Syracuse deserved to land on the least social list?

-Nicole Fisher

Has anyone seen the new changes on Facebook? If you haven’t, go try and change your relationship status. There are two new categories for relationships on Facebook in an attempt to add more diversity or “gay friendliness” to the site. One category is “ in a domestic partnership” and the other is “in a civil union.” When Facebook started the only options for statuses were “single” or “in a relationship.” Over the years more categories such as  “its complicated” or “widowed” have been added as the age group and diversity level of users has shifted.

These new categories are only available in the US, UK, France and Canada.  (Ironic how the US is still one of the least gay friendly countries yet we have these new statuses, huh?) In addition to the new category options there have been other changes made on Facebook due to requests and in support of the gay teen suicides that have occurred this year on/or due to social media and other forms of bullying.  Now I am all for adding more categories and giving people more options but as someone who is gay I don’t forsee myself ever putting “in a civil union with” as my relationship status. “Hey guys did you see Marcy and Mary are finally in a “domestic partnership” on Facebook? Now it’s official!” It will be interesting to see what new Facebook statuses exist in a few years.

– Alicia Aiello

Recently, I decided to make a giant leap forward and do something I had been avoiding for at least five years: I decided to friend my mom on Facebook. Why? Maybe I could no longer ignore the fact that she also knew how to use a computer. Or maybe I just don’t care if she sees that I Like “Lower the Drinking Age,” or that I occasionally enjoy dropping the f-bomb in my statuses.

Anyway, this has been making me think, how do I adapt to a world where my parents, and every other person I’ve ever known in my life, are on Facebook? Easy, just follow this helpful guide I found today on how not to fail on Facebook. These fails must be seen because in a world where Facebook is not just a trend, but a part of daily life, it is important you use it properly:

http://www.uproxx.com/feature/2011/02/the-eight-accidental-shame-inducing-moments-of-facebook-a-guide/#page/1

We are running out of IP addresses. You know what this means?

It’s all over. No more internet. No more tweets, Facebook statuses, or internet incited protests for democracy. I’m lying, of course. (more…)

Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Sign

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You may know Mark Zuckerberg as the founder of Facebook. And soon, you’ll know him as Mark Zuckerberg, the not-so-silent crusader for the American public education system.

On Friday morning — the same day The Social Network debuted at the New York Film Festival — Zuckerberg talked with Oprah and formally announced his donation of $100 million to the city of Newark, NJ. He appeared alongside newly elected New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker to discuss his foundation Startup: Education.

Of the start-up Zuckerberg says, “I’ve spent a lot of the last year just researching myself what the most leveraged ways are to impact the education system across the country…[I had to] go into a place that is ready for real reform, that has great leaders to invest in.”

His conclusion: Newark is perfect! As a native Jersey girl, I can attest that Newark is indeed a shithole, a city decaying with every passing day. Like other New Jersey cities Camden, Paterson, and Trenton, it has fallen victim to crime, drugs, poverty, and corruption.

Now, hear me out. I believe what Zuckerberg is doing is incredibly admirable, albeit a little ironic considering he created a website that has essentially become the greatest distraction to students across the globe. However, his choice of Newark as the first test for this start-up is foolish.

Zuckerberg claims that Jersey has great leaders to invest in, but he clearly hasn’t done his research. Gov. Chris Christie is plain and simply using Zuckerberg to save his own ass. Back in March, Christie announced a radical plan to reduce the state’s $10.7 billion deficit, by cutting the education budget $820 million.

Zuckerberg is a smart man; he’s a billionaire at 26, but this decision is clearly showing his youth. Look up Christie on Facebook. Under interests I’m sure you’ll find things like greed, narcissism, and douchebaggery.

~Dee Lockett

Don’t you hate when your friends tag the least attractive pictures of you on Facebook? Apparently, so does this guy.

What’s your least favorite picture of yourself on the internet?

~Krystie Yandoli, Blog Editor