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Does Facebook Help Your Sex Life?

In I heard... on January 26, 2011 at 12:07 pm

And other Facebook Related Stories…

Since there is very little going on in my blogging world other than haute couture fashion week, which quite frankly, is boring me senseless (how much do I really want to talk about fashion that I’ll never come close to without a pane of alarm-triggered plexi-glass separating us), I’m turning to the one thing we all resort to when inspiration lacks; Facebook. Here’s a few Facebook-related bits and bobs to aid in your online procrastination…(and in boosting my blog traffic by simply mentioning the word Facebook…. Facebook, Facebook, FACEBOOK!!). I know, I’m shameless.

 

Does Facebook Help Your Sex Life?

A survey saying it does, shows that women are having sex more quickly because of the influence of Facebook and texting. The poll, conducted by Shape and Men’s Fitness, revealed that 40% of women say text and Facebook messages make them have sex with a new interest sooner than they once would have.

Psychologist Dr. Belisa Vranich has two possible explanations for this:

First, the texting and all the social networking that’s happening . . . creates anticipation. If your goal is to have sex, [texting/ facebook messaging] is actually helpful for that because it makes the correspondence between people sort of more titillating. And second: it [also] gives the false impression that you’ve actually been together for a longer amount of time, so it’s actually OK to have sex quicker. You may have gone out once or twice, but since there’s been so much exchange, either in texting or Facebook, it feels longer. It actually feels like its been longer than just two dates.

Ok so boys, you should be pleased to hear that. I do however, have evidence that proves Facebook can squash a hopeful’s chances of hitting a home run, so to speak.

True story:

DrummerBoy who can either be found, not surprisingly, on his drum kit or (not surprisingly either) searching the streets of Paris for chicks, recently met a girl at a bar. From what I remember, she was attractive and very interested– a good combination. A few days later, girl adds him on Facebook. He accepts and does a routine check of her profile pictures, quickly deciding that she’s ‘not his type of girl’ (these were not his kind words) and ultimately dismissed her as a possible mate.

Moral of the story: Alcohol makes people appear more attractive. Facebook serves as a reality check. Particularly if you’re not photogenic. Try to secure a second date and let your 3D personality shine through before allowing them access to your photo album of awkward pictures. Don’t shoot the messenger, I’m just telling it like it is.

Know Your Facebook Scams

As you may have noticed, Facebook is being plagued by scam surveys, fake applications and bum links. And it’s getting worse by the day as scammers figure out clever new ways to trick unsuspecting users.

Here are three of the most popular scams on Facebook, which you should learn and learn to avoid:

  • Likejacking Worms: Scammers set up a website promising a titillating story, i.e.: “LOL This girl gets OWNED after a POLICE OFFICER reads her STATUS MESSAGE.” Then they trick thousands of users and their friends into “liking” the page, really an empty placeholder. Scammers profit from the traffic.
  • Survey Scams: Similar deal: A super-juicy news story is promised: Ex. “OMG! Look at this rediculous Girl Fight!”. You have to “like” the page and fill out a quick survey before reading the story. Whoops: you just gave scammers a commission for filling out the survey, and helped the scam spread by sending it to all your friends.
  • Fake Applications: Want to see who viewed your profile? You can’t! That hasn’t stopped scammers from creating fake applications that purport to let you see who’s checking you out on Facebook. Instead, the applications just send you to a survey, and automatically broadcasts a link to all your friends. Scammers win again.

Example of a Facebook Scam

 

Like good bloggers, scammers know what gets clicks, (like oh say, ‘Does Facebook Help Your Sex Life?’) allowing scam stories to spread quickly. And now that Facebook is considering letting third-party apps access your address and phone number, the stakes of falling for a scam just got that much higher.  While Facebook claims that its efforts to combat scams have ramped up proportionally (and in actual fact has successfully sued some spammers into oblivion), new scams surface almost daily and sweep across thousands of profiles.

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Mark Zuckerberg Just Got Hacked


Well that’s embarrassing. Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook profile yesterday suggested that he forsake all riches for social good. Doesn’t sound like something Zucky would say considering his current investors include a Russian oligarch, Goldman Sachs and various venture capitalists. Well that’s because he didn’t say it.

The hacked message posted under the Facebook CEO’s own account ID read:

Let the hacking begin: If facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn’t Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way? Why not transform Facebook into a ‘social business’ the way Nobel Price winner Muhammad Yunus described it? http://bit.ly/fs6rT3 What do you think? #hackercup2011

Although it’s an interesting idea mr. hacker, I think if Facebook was to think about the greater social good, it could start by fixing the problem that my Facebook account can now be quite easily hacked into from my local Starbucks coffee shop.

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If Facebook Was Around Since the Beginning

This is what their newsfeed may have looked like?


Thanks for reading! MessyNessy will go back to INSPIRING posts tomorrow! Promise.


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