social networking

Who Has a Facebook Relationship Status and Why: A Casual Case Study

When I started by Facebook account, I was freshly out of a relationship, so I filled in "single" in the relationship status field. A few minutes later, I decided I didn't want any status whatsoever. So I removed it. Then Facebook alerted my fledgling group of friends that "Cristen Conger is no longer single."

Status Update: Facebook Is Stressing You Out!

Yesterday, I had a red letter day for a number of reasons. At one point, I found myself practically bouncing up and down in my office chair with glee, trying to think of the best way to broadcast my A-plus fantastic mood to the rest of the world via Facebook. Why would anyone care that I had a chocolate cupcake kind of day? I don't know. But after agonizing over how to communicate all of this, I finally gave up and decided to keep my good fortune to myself. I was suffering, apparently, from Facebook-related anxiety.