Should You Accept Your Parent’s Facebook Friend Request [Flowchart]

Only a few days ago, I came across this interesting flowchart on Mashable. The main idea of the flowchart is to guide Facebook users about whether or not they should accept their parents’ friend requests based on certain criteria.

Since we are very intrigued by the many ways social media affect parenting, we thought we’d share the flowchart here in order to lightly point out the dilemma parents might be facing due to the infamous Facebook!

Accept or Not... That is the Question!

You can read more about this topic here: When Mom or Dad Asks to Be Facebook Friends.

As parents and as offspring, what do you think of this flowchart? Do you think it can help build the relationship between parents and their children or wreck it? Do you agree that Facebook users should follow it?

Looking forward to your comments down below…

Hashable: Tracking Personal & Professional Social Interactions

Hashable in Beta

Only a few hours ago, Mashable rolled out the carpet to a new startup aiming to simplify and track personal and professional social interactions: Hashable.

As we understood it, Hashable links your social media accounts through hashtags. “It helps you document real-world connections with friends and professional contacts by using hashtags to describe interactions. Hashable tracks actions, connections, salutations, props and any other type of hashtag you can dream up.” ~ Mashable

Some Features of Hashable:

  • A Hashable user can introduce any two Twitter users or e-mail contacts using the “Make an #intro” feature. Hashable publicly (or privately) notifies both parties via Twitter or e-mail and follows up to verify a connection was made.
  • The “Post a connection” feature lets you specify a hashtag and the e-mail addresses or Twitter names of the people you have connected with offline. With this feature, you can use the system to quickly document all types of exchanges with hashtags such as #justmet, #meeting, #breakfast, #lunch, #dinner, #drinks, #coffee, #tennis and #thanks.
  • Hashable also supports Twitter and e-mail and will soon support iPhone-app connections. The service employs game mechanics to inspire user engagement, rewarding users with points in the form of “Hashcred” for making introductions and receiving connections; super users are highlighted on the “top connectors” leader boards.

Hashable’s ultimate aim is to create a new data set around person-to-person interactions.”

Things to Think About:

After reading this post on Mashable, 2 things came to mind:

  1. How come Mashable does not mind that Hashable sounds exactly like it in a way that is so confusing and annoying at the same time! To me, they sound like brother and sister: Hashable and Mashable.
  2. How come none of those who read the post on Mashable understood how Hashable really works?

Thank you for being good listeners (or readers in this case) :)

Looking forward to your comments, feedback and insights in the comment section below…

The Facebook Breakups Chart! [video + infograph]

McCandless and his team scraped 10,000 status updates for the phrases “break up” and “broken up,” and made the following discoveries:

The Blacklist: Google’s Response to Defamation Conviction

Only some days ago, a Paris court convicted US search engine giant Google and its chief executive, Eric Schmidt, of defamation over results from its “suggest” function. Google’s response: The Blacklist!

Digg Users Declare “Quit Digg” Day!

Digg Users Declare “Quit Digg” Day!

The 30th of August, 2010, might be a day to remember for years to come: The day that Digg pays its dues and is sentenced to obsolescence for its repetitive crimes against its loyal users.

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Target’s Super Bowl & Valentine Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

Target’s Super Bowl & Valentine Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

In support of the charity for kids

If you go to Target's Facebook page and click on the Super Love Sender tab, you are able to begin the process of sending a "JibJab-like, NFL- and Valentine-themed" greeting card. Before you start creating the card, you can choose from one of five charities that you think should get the most money.

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10 Tips on How to Get Your Writing Groove Back!

10 Tips on How to Get Your Writing Groove Back!

Likeable Supervisor Cartoon

If you're a writer and a blogger, your writing muse is very valuable! Therefore, and strictly from experience, I decided to share with you the top ten tips of getting your writing groove back!

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Top 10 Hottest Male Geeks on the Web!

Top 10 Hottest Male Geeks on the Web!

David Karp - Founder of Tumblr

The two Thoughtpick ladies decided to spice things up a bit for you and bring those handsome irresistible geeks to you within a top ten list and introduce you to them!

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Mashable Open Web Awards: Free Advertising by Thousands of People

Mashable's yearly cycle of Open Web Awards have gain big momentum through the web this year providing them with free advertising from thousands of social media experts!

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TechCrunch vs. Mashable Review – Part 2: Alexa, Quantcast & Content Comparison

TechCrunch vs. Mashable Review – Part 2: Alexa, Quantcast & Content Comparison

Google Trends: Mashable vs Techcrunch

In our first TechCrunch vs. Mashable review post, we compared and contrasted TechCrunch and Mashable in terms of general stats, interface & reviews. Here in part 2, we will be comparing these two sites in terms of Alexa and Quantcast stats and quality and type of content.

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