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Facebook Wastes Limited Time

Have you ever stopped to think about how much time you spend, or should I say waste, using the computer? If you’re anything like me, the answer is entirely too much. If I spent half as much time being productive as I do procrastinating on the computer, I probably wouldn’t be rambling about it in […]

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‘Peeping” : An Outlet for the Lonely

By Jessica Shearwood Lurkers, stalkers and posters fill tiny towns and busy streets, according to Hal Niedzviekcki, who gave a keynote presentation on the subject at UMW on March 31. Neidzviekcki is the author of Peep Diaries: How We’re Learning to Love Watching Ourselves and Our Neighbors. He traveled from Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Fredericksburg […]

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According to Amanda…Sometimes Facebook Friends Linger Too Long

“Amanda, Please stop deleting your wall.  If not for yourself, then for me.  It’s creepy.” This was a Facebook message from a concerned friend.  The same friend who called me a renegade social networker. The truth is, I am a bit extreme – and not just because I periodically delete all of the posts on […]

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Single, White Unemployed Female: Facebook is Great, But Friendships Need Effort

Ten years from now, the class of 2010 will reunite in Fredericksburg to reminisce about the good times in college. As early as a year from now, some of us will be going to a five-year high school reunion. The only reason I ever wanted to go to any of my high school reunions was […]

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Classes Embrace the Virtual: Follow the Blog

By Megan Eichenberg For students in assistant professor of Spanish Shara Voisard’s Grammar and Conversation course, logging on to Facebook involves more than updating statuses and posting on walls. Since Sept. 18, Voisard and the students enrolled in her SPAN 318 speaking intensive course have been utilizing the social networking tool to respond to and […]

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Susannigans: Facebook Relationship Statuses Create Gossip

BY SUSANNAH CLARK Editor-in-Chief Susannah Clark is now in a complicated relationship. So read my Facebook page last week. I changed my relationship status to “It’s complicated” half as a joke and half as a social experiment. The reaction from my friends was immediate; “OMG r u ok?” “What happened with u and ur bf??” […]

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Facebook has Potential to Remain Professional and Avoid Falling Prey to MySpace-like Antics

BY DAWN ROBEY Staff Writer Have you checked your wall today? I have, and so have most of the 82 people on my friends list. The social networking craze has taken me under, and I am thoroughly addicted. MySpace and Facebook need their spot in Webster’s because they have found their way into the daily […]

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Susannigans: Changes to Facebook Show Public Obsession

By SUSANNAH CLARK Last Thursday, while embarking upon the Facebook portion of my paper-writing-procrastination routine, my computer screen suddenly became bombarded with outraged status updates: “Jennifer Jupiter hates the new Facebook.” “Samantha Spade thinks the new Facebook is ugly. Why is my name in blue?” “Booger Jenkies Wtf Facebook?!” Facebook changed its layout again, and […]

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Yearbook Uses Web

MEGAN MCDONOUGH Sophomore Rebekah Blackwell was alarmed when she opened a copy of the 2007 University of Mary Washington yearbook and saw a picture of herself. She recognized the photo right away — an unflattering shot of Blackwell dancing with her boyfriend at Spring Formal that a friend had posted on Facebook. Blackwell hated the […]

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