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Home Allegedly Set Afire in Neighbors’ Facebook Feud

I’ve seen some heated arguments on Facebook, but this takes the cake!

With Facebook friends like these, who needs enemies?

Police in Des Moines, Iowa, have arrested 30-year-old Jennifer Christine Harris (pictured left) for allegedly setting her neighbor’s house on fire, according to the Des Moines Register. The suspected motive? Retribution for being “de-friended” on the popular social networking site.

Nikki and Jim Rasmussen awoke to the sound of a loud “boom” around 1 a.m., officials said, and escaped the home just as the siding on their house began to melt.

When asked who might have caused the fire, Jim Rasmussen named Harris as the prime suspect. She and Nikki Rasmussen had a falling out on Facebook, he told police, when a party invitation that his wife volunteered to create for Harris yielded a high number of “declines.”

After a large volume of text and Facebook messages, the dispute escalated to the point where Nikki Rasmussen “de-friended” Harris. She and Harris had been the best of friends before the dispute, according to The Associated Press.

More:   Home Allegedly Set Afire in Neighbors’ Facebook Feud | AOL Real Estate.

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New Study Probes How We Use Social Media

No surprises here– to me, at least.

Based on their survey, NM Incite determined that the main reason people use social media is to “find and maintain” relationships with family and friends, with 88 and 89 percent of users, respectively, saying they used social networking sites for this purpose. The next most popular activity is connecting with new friends (70 percent do this), followed by accessing product reviews (68 percent) and online entertainment (67 percent). Just 16 percent said they use social media for dating and less than a third reported using social networks to find a job.

More:   New Study Probes How We Use Social Media.

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“Lost in the 21st Century” on Facebook

First of all, thanks to all of you who read this blog- regularly, occasionally or by accident.  I’ve had over 38,000 readers since I started this blog a year and a half ago and I’m still amazed.

And I’m still having fun with it…

I would appreciate it, if you read this blog and like it, if you would “Like” my Facebook page.  You will also then get notification of new blog posts in your Facebook News Feed.  You can click the link on the main page or go to this URL:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-in-the-21st-Century/205288282842352

Also, for individual articles, if you click the title, you will see the full article as a separate page as well as an icon, at the bottom,  to share that post on your Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts.  I hope you’ll take advantage of this feature.

Please feel free to share these posts, like my Facebook page and send your friends on  over.

Feel free to comment-I encourage you to do so….

This is really about dialogue, not just my random ramblings…..

The more the merrier.

Thanks, again.



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Mom on Facebook Sentenced in Son’s Drowning Death

She ought to be sentenced to life in prison due to self absorbtion and stupidity….

A northern Colorado woman who was playing a game on Facebook while her 13-month-old baby drowned in a bathtub was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison.

Shannon Johnson, 34, of Fort Lupton, cried as District Judge Thomas Quammen told her he didn’t think she was a bad person or that she killed her son on purpose, the Greeley Tribune reported. But, he added, that doesn’t mean her action wasn’t criminal.

“You left this little boy in a bathtub so you could entertain yourself on the computer by playing games,” Quammen said. “And you left that 13-month-old human being, little Joseph, incredibly for those reasons.”

Johnson pleaded guilty in March to negligently causing the death of her child. The charge carried a sentencing range of four to 12 years, but it also left open the possibility of alternative sentencing, which means she might have avoided spending time behind bars. Authorities rejected both of those options, saying they didn’t want to play down the seriousness of her crime.

According to court documents, Johnson put her son in the tub for his bath a little after 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 20. She then left him unsupervised as she went to another room to share videos, check status updates and play Café World on Facebook.

via Mom on Facebook Sentenced in Son’s Drowning Death.

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I Am Furious at Facebook!

Facebook is blocking my blog posts from being cross posted….

Here’s what’s happening:

When you click on the title of an individual post, the blog takes you to a page specific to that post

There is a Share on Facebook button at the bottom

If I click that link, I get the following message:

“This message contains blocked content that has previously been flagged as abusive or spammy. Let us know if you think this is an error.”

If you try to share on Facebook and get this message, please click the link and report the error.

Here is the url it will ask you for:  http://wp.me/pJje2-12w

I’m hoping this is just a Facebook Bug and not a Republican plot…

I appreciate your help!


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Study: Facebook helps your self-esteem – CNN.com

No need to feel guilty for all the time we spend on Facebook, now!
It’s actually good for us!
Who knew?

(CNN) — Feeling a little down on yourself? Just check Facebook.

A new study suggests that spending time with the online you — the one with the hundreds of friends, the witty status updates and all the unflattering photos untagged — might help your self-esteem.

Researchers at Cornell University, who conducted the study, say looking at Facebook, where we all tend to put our best digital foot forward, appears to provide a quick ego boost.

“Unlike a mirror, which reminds us of who we really are and may have a negative effect on self-esteem if that image does match with our ideal, Facebook can show a positive version of ourselves,” said associate professor Jeffrey Hancock. “We’re not saying that it’s a deceptive version of self, but it’s a positive one.”

via Study: Facebook helps your self-esteem – CNN.com.

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