Death by iPod… True Story

A few weeks ago we published a post entitled: If You’re a Regular Facebook & Twitter Updater… Be Ware of the Consequences! At the point, I was trying to show our readers how the use of social media can be dangerous and even fatal at times. However, what I was lacking was numbers for proof.

Just 2 days ago, I read an article online which backs up that point and further stresses the point that social media and technology could kill you:

iPod Death Ad

iPod Death Ad

A 46-year-old woman has been reportedly wearing headphones when she was knocked down and killed by an ambulance last Saturday night. There is speculation she might not have heard the ambulance siren when crossing Parramatta Road at Mallett Street at Camperdown.

Facebook FINALLY Surrenders to Criticism & Adds “Panic Button”

Facebook Bows to Pressure!

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article entitled: Why is Facebook Panicking about the Panic Button? Thoughts & Insights. The main reason for that post was trying to figure out why Facebook was refusing to add the Panic Button and speculating the reasons behind such a decision.

However, it seems that Facebook has finally bowed to the pressure and began providing a new application which allows young users to report suspicious behavior.

What Does This Application Do?

This application allows all Facebook users to access an advice center from their home page where they will be able to report suspected grooming or inappropriate sexual behavior.

Joanne Shields, Facebook’s vice president, acknowledges that the new app likely won’t be a “silver bullet” of social networking safety. She insists that the industry, the parents, the police and the young people themselves need to be well educated about their online activities and the threats that might face them as a result.

The Addictive Psychology Behind Facebook’s Use & Popularity!

“Just as alcohol, drugs and cigarettes tend to have an addictive quality in their nature, Facebook too can be extremely addictive!”

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