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  1. Quiz

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Are you a Facebook addict? Researchers from Norway have developed the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale, a new instrument to measure addiction to the social networking site. Dr Cecilie Schou Andreassen, a psychologist who heads the University of Bergen's Facebook addiction research project, found that symptoms of Facebook addiction ...

  2. Facebook IPO 'unliked'

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff writer NEW YORK- A lot of people seem to be unfriending Facebook lately. Many of them lost a lot of money on the company's IPO. An IPO (initial public offering) is when a company first offers shares for sale to the public. Many people eagerly anticipated Facebook's IPO, but technical problems at the stock exchange meant trading started half an hour late. ...

  3. Wall comes down briefly for Facebook users

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Some mainland internet users were able to gain access to Facebook, the world's largest online social network, for more than seven hours yesterday. ... time when the system was updating.' Facebook was not accessible everywhere, however, with internet users in Sichuan, Guangxi and Xinjiang reporting that it was still blocked yesterday. ...

  4. Mums and dads like to friend their offspring on Facebook

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan A study has found that many parents have started using social networks like Facebook to better understand their children. In a recent survey, Hong Kong Christian Social Service ... on their children's posts and activities. They said they used Facebook to gauge their children's mental and emotional state. But they preferred to let children sort their problems out with the help ...

  5. Our best brainstorm apps

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... before I post something I might regret on Facebook: say, passive-aggressive status updates, usually in the form of lyrics. This app would clean up my online profile, so to speak. Candace Kwan 5. ... People can write any app that caters to their needs, and all they have to do is just click a few buttons. Simon Leung 8. Spam Avenger The app would shield people from Facebook spamming. ...

  6. Issues, not personalities, stir net users to action

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Scholarism, a group of high school pupils opposed to the introduction of national education in Hong Kong schools, which was founded on Facebook. ...

  7. What your updates say about you

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jamie Carter lifestyle@scmp.com Social media is great for deepening bonds, making friends, or finding that special someone. Or is it? Facebook use is more rampant in Hong Kong than ... contribute much more content than the average Facebook user, are unwittingly revealing undesirable personal traits to their peers. The recent study also suggests that Facebook is not good for those ...

  8. Lai See

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... hope the gold is just as good. A question of face The Financial Times Lex column had 'a bit of a larf' yesterday at Facebook's expense. Under the heading 'Facebook- social ... of the chief executive's nose.' Facebook is about US$24 below its initial listing price- a decline of about one-third, putting it on a forward price earnings ratio of 50 times. Presumably ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Digital Lifestyle: a post-mortem web presence

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... birthday will continue to pop up on the wall of your Facebook friends, who will regularly receive reminders to reconnect with you. Compromising photos and videos of your carousing will remain ... to be sent by Twitter, for all your e-mails to be deleted or sent to an authorised person, for your Facebook account to be deleted and other services. Lai says Perpetu can help you control your ...

  10. Students' obsession with trivia on social network can damage career prospects

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of collaboration and Google has become synonymous with the act of seeking out information and is now used as a verb. Most notably, Facebook has become our strongest connection to others. ... it seems that Facebook may be detrimental to social interaction. Ironically, it hampers this kind of communication. It is a common sight nowadays for some families to be sitting silently ...




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