Posted: June 25th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: General Facebook Information | Tags: Facebook, Facebook Proxy, Friendster, MySpace, Proxies, Social Networks, Technorati, Unblock Facebook | 8 Comments »
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After our exam in Literature, I went to the cafeteria to meet the gang and get my thoughts off the grueling exam. I found the group huddled tightly at our favorite table. â€śThatâ€™s weird, they seem to be in one heck of a serious conversationâ€ť, I said to myself as I hurried to join them.
â€śHey! Whatâ€™s up? Everyoneâ€™s so serious! Did someone die or something?â€ť
â€śDonâ€™t you know?â€ť Ken asked glumly. â€śKnow what?â€ť I innocently replied.
Then Ana blurted out, â€śThe school just installed a new firewall! Say goodbye to Facebook, Friendster and MySpace.â€ť
Snap. Is the admin seriously blocking social networks? Can we unblock Facebook?
Just when I felt that my whole social life was starting to crumble, the tech geek Nikko arrived. â€śDonâ€™t worry guys we can use a Facebook proxy.â€ť
He said in a matter-of-fact voice. We all sighed in relief then Ana went goggle eyed and exclaimed, â€śOh! A Facebook proxy! Ummâ€¦ What exactly is a Facebook proxy? Come to think of it, what is a proxy?â€ť
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Posted: April 9th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: General Facebook Information | Tags: Facebook, Facebook Friends, Facebook Policy, Facebook Safety, MySpace, MySpace Safety, Technorati | 1 Comment »
With the advent of the internet came the introduction of many high-tech forms of communication and services. Our socio-cultural awareness has been revolutionized by social networking sites such as Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, Multiply and the like. These online communities have widened our reach from just within our local neighborhood to the entire world. However, in so doing, they have also posed danger to our privacy and safety as they have become a vehicle for criminals to invade our lives through stalking or sexually harassing us, stealing our personal identities or performing similar other forms of cyber-bullying. While some of us just bear witness to these perpetrators, others are unfortunate enough to have become their victims.
Despite this setback, I donâ€™t think that any one of us is ready to rid our system of all these networking sites. What we can do, however, is to look for the safer venue where we can hang out and make friends, and use our heads to make valid decisions.
Letâ€™s examine two of the leading networking sites in the last few years - Facebook and Myspace. Over the years, both sites have battled criticisms regarding the security of their members, and although Facebook has been regarded as the “safer” choice than MySpace, letâ€™s try to probe some more to really answer the question Is Facebook safer than MySpace?
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