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When Friends Create Enemies: Potential Risks in Facebook's "Mutual Friends" Feature

When Friends Create Enemies: Potential Risks in Facebook's "Mutual Friends" Feature | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

University of Pittsburgh study shows how Facebook’s mutual-friends feature allows for potential security risks, privacy concerns.

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While friends of friends can't see your protected material, it's possible for them to surmise certain information based on the common friends you share with others. "Attackers" may sometimes connect with several mutual friends to convince you they're part of your social circle, increasing the chance you will respond to their friend requests too. Best practice: don't accept friends you can't remember, even if you see they share "mutual friends" with you. You can always ask one of these shared friends to refresh your memory.

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Never forget a Face(book): Memory for Online Posts Beats Faces and Books

Never forget a Face(book): Memory for Online Posts Beats Faces and Books | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Study finds that memories favor natural, spontaneous writing over polished, edited content, and could have wide implications.
Gina Stepp's insight:

This study is worth pulling up from the archives. My favorite line in this one: "Our minds may better take in, store, and bring forth information gained from online posts because they are in what the researchers call 'mind-ready' formats—i.e., they are spontaneous, unedited and closer to natural speech."

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