Posts Tagged 'facebook'

Shaming others publicly has been a social practice that far predates social media. When we are not eating, working, or sleeping, hierarchy-happy humans tend to rank, dog-pile, one-up, judge, call out, stereotype, and ridicule. We rephrase it, couch it in clever or passive aggressive phrasing, or slap a hashtag on it to fold it into […]

This post was written with the invaluable assistance of my colleague Rakesh Sharma. Intel security has recently observed a malware spreading through Facebook. This type of malware is not new, but it keeps evolving using new spreading mechanisms. A few days ago, we came across a Facebook post with this subject: [Username] shared a link […]

Mother’s Day Role Reversal for Young Techies Remember those times when you frowned and squinted, tongue held between your teeth, as your mom guided your little hand over the cursive letters? Remember how she patiently spent hours teaching you the alphabets and numbers? This Mother’s Day, acknowledge her extraordinary contribution in creating a literate you […]

Many believe that life is a series of trade-offs. That you actually can’t have it all. You can’t have all the advantages of having children (remind me again!?) and loads of time for yourself. You can’t have a fabulous social weekend and get lots of rest. Well when it comes to online privacy, it appears […]

I am convinced that the mobile device is now an official appendage to the teenage body; an extension of the mind, heart, and hand (okay—let’s say it—even the face). It’s function is to connect, affirm, entertain and educate. Without it, our kids feel lost. Think I’m exaggerating? Just hide your kids’ phone and watch him […]