The Conversation published my article on stalking one’s Ex on Facebook, and tools that might allow for some personal insight into how one us using Facebook. Co-authored with SJC Journalism student Chelmin Lim.
We briefly reported that on Tara Marshall’s finding that Facebook surveillance of ex-romantic partners may disrupt post-breakup recovery and personal growth, and Veronika Lukacs finding that almost 90% of people keep tabs on their exes using Facebook.
We then went on to discuss whether stalking is endemic to Facebook, based on danah boyd’s four features of networked publics. We ended the article with a brief round-up of Facebook tools to use for personal insight, including Jeremy Keeshin’s Facebook Friends Rankings bookmarklet, Wolfram Alpha’s Personal Analytics for Facebook, and the iPhone app Gabi.
Read the full article:
Rintel, S. & Lim, C. (2012, September 21). Stalking your ex on Facebook is creepy … and bad for you. The Conversation (Online).
Also syndicated in:
Rintel, S. & Lim, C. (2012, September 23). Stalking your ex on Facebook is ‘bad for you’: Research. SBS (Online).
Rintel, S. & Lim, C. (2012, September 21). Stalking your ex on Facebook is creepy … and bad for you. Real Clear Technology (Online).