Monthly Archives: September 2010

FORBES- 8 Tips to Avoid Turning into a Facebook Creep

In Kiri Blakeleys latest FORBES article “8 tips to avoid turning into a Facebook Creep,” Blakeley gives users must have tips to avoid looking like a Facebook stalker.  Some of her tips include “Defining your goals,” “Manage your Facebook time,” “Defriend” and “Have a Signifcant Other conversation.”  Her tips are great, read the full article here

I love that Blakeley touches on some of the main points that we discuss in the issues of New Media Dating. “I’m seeing at least two new clients a week for Facebook issues,” says psychotherapist and Metro advice columnistJonathan Alpert. “Most of the problems I see are connected to relationships, and women present more frequently with these types of issues.” These issues, says Alpert, take forms such as: “Why hasn’t he changed his relationship status?” or “He still has pictures of his ex up!” or “Is his new girlfriend prettier than me?”

These issues represent a sociological shift in how technology is impacting relationships and courtship.  People need to keep up with these changes or there will be serious implications- which I discussed in my latest JMAG column on how social media is impacting the engagement process.

We  love Blakeleys posts on the topic– to read more of her writing, check out her site and her new book here