The Best Alternative For Every Facebook Feature | WIRED

If you’re ready to quit Facebook, here’s how to replace everything you might miss.

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Should You Accept Mom & Dad’s Facebook Friend Request? [FLOWCHART]

Last we heard, around 48% of parents friend their kids on Facebook. That makes sense — parents love stalking, er, keeping tabs on their pride and joy. But does that mean you have to accept said request — especially if you’re prone to posting embarrassing pics (don’t say we didn’t warn you)?

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Don’t Share This Information on Social Media: Driver’s License, Bank Account, Vacation Pictures | Money

Because ID thieves love it when you do.

The digitalization of information and the popularity of social media may put consumer privacy at risk more now than ever. Some social media users, teenagers especially, may be unaware that the information they share — from their location to their paycheck — could be used for identity theft and fraud. About 92% of teenagers post their real name, 82% list their date of birth and 71% show their city or town of residence on their social profiles, according to Pew Research Center. While oversharing has become a problem, consumers could stop it by being careful what they post on social media.

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Emojipedia

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🙋 Emoticon, smiley, emoji, what’s the difference?

👉 Emoticons and smileys are often used to describe small face-like icons available in instant message services and messaging apps.

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‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia | Technology | The Guardian

The Google, Apple and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who worry the race for human attention has created a world of perpetual distraction that could ultimately end in disaster

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What to Post on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and More

Not all content is suitable for every social media platforms. Here are some ideas on what you can post on each of the six major social media platforms.

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If You Want to Remember Something, Don’t Take a Picture

Last month I went to Outside Lands, a 3-day music festival in San Francisco where musical artists from pretty much every genre out there performed on a bunch of different stages around Golden Gate Park. Regardless of what type of music was being played, each stage had one thing in common: Someone (or lots of people) were standing close to the stage with their phones hoisted to take pictures and shoot video, obstructing the view of everyone behind them. As a shorter person, I experienced the vast majority of the shows during the weekend by watching them through someone’s phone screen. Besides being obnoxious, turns out there’s also not much of a point to filming everything.

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Millions of historical images posted to Flickr [2014] – BBC News

An academic is posting millions of historical photos and illustrations to Flickr where they can be searched and copied without charge.

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