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Facebook Empowers Friends to Prevent Suicide

December 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

by Larry Magid When Anne Collier and I wrote our long out-of-print book,  MySpace Unraveled, we pointed out that MySpace was the largest referrer to the National Suicide [...]

How to hide your Facebook friends list

December 16, 2009 // 569 Comments

by Larry Magid Facebook last Wednesday announced new privacy settings that give users some additional control over what information they share, while taking away the ability [...]

Facebook details new privacy settings

December 14, 2009 // 28 Comments

Facebook users are about to see an unfamiliar screen when they sign on to the service–a request to configure their privacy preferences. But it’s not really a [...]

Avoiding social networking scams

November 22, 2009 // 164 Comments

by Larry Magid This post originally appeared in the San Jose Mercury News More and more people are using social networking sites, including, sadly, criminals seeking to take [...]

Predator Panic a risky distraction

February 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

by Larry Magid I’ve been an Internet safety advocate since 1993 and right now I’m discouraged and angry about what’s going on in this field. I’m angry [...]