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More Facebook friends means more stress

A report from the University of Edinburgh Business School has found that the more groups of people in someone’s Facebook friends, the greater potential to cause offence. In particular, adding employers or parents resulted in the greatest increase in anxiety.

Stress arises when a user presents a version of themself on Facebook that is unacceptable to some of their online ‘friends’, such as posts displaying behaviour such as swearing, recklessness, drinking and smoking.

Ben Marder, author of the report and early career fellow in marketing at the Business School, said: “Facebook used to be like a great party for all your friends where you can dance, drink and flirt. But now with your Mum, Dad and boss there the party becomes an anxious event full of potential social landmines.”

Sounds like as good a reason as any to unfriend some people tonight.

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Twitter’s Official Blog is BS

Read this crap from Twitter’s blog:

It’s no surprise that the @DallasCowboys, aka America’s team, and phenom rookie QB @RGIII placed the Cowboys / Redskins game as the most mentioned on Twitter for Week 12. Meanwhile, the other NFC East team, the @Giants, ended the@Packers’ winning streak with a big 38-10 victory over Green Bay.

Here are this week’s most buzzed-about games:

1. @DallasCowboys vs. @Redskins 
2. @Packers vs. @Giants 
3. @HoustonTexans vs. @DetroitLionsNFL

Twitter used to update their blog with meaningful updates about the service.

Now their blog is desolate wasteland, filled with meaningless entertainment highlights.

When Twitter will realize it’s turning itself from a realtime social network into the 11 o’clock news?