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Social Cross, a Facebook alternative, seeks to provide Christians with space for free speech

The founder got fed up with censorship on the world’s leading social media site. Aletetia: There are lots of alternatives to Facebook, many of them for specialized communities, such as military personnel, Lego Fans, or beer connoisseurs. And there have been many Christian alternatives as well, such as Christians Like Me and Awestruck. Now there’s a new one, which was founded […]


Pope focuses on best way to use social media

Vatican City, Jan 24, 2013 / 11:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI has asked people to use social networking sites “responsibly” and “with respect,” given the growing number of people who are becoming internet dependent. “These spaces, when engaged in a wise and balanced way, help to foster forms of dialogue and debate which, […]


Catholics weigh in on teens’ excessive use of Facebook, texting

Denver, Colo., Dec 7, 2010 / 02:52 am (CNA).- A new study linking teen’s excessive use of Facebook and texting to alcohol abuse and sexual activity has ignited discussion among Catholics as to whether or not the drastic rise in impersonal communication among young people can be seen as a good thing. But no matter […]


Facebook feeds narcissism, survey says

A national study fresh out of SDSU is confirming that Generation Y really is Generation Me. The jaw-dropping conclusion? 57% of young people believe their generation uses social networking sites for self-promotion, narcissism and attention seeking. Jean Twenge, an SDSU Psychology Professor and co-author of The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement, collaborated […]


Keeping Friends in Today’s Culture

[With] the younger generation, …. Happiness is achieved by having not only a circle of friends but also the technology that enables constant communication with them. Text messages and mobile phone calls, emails and social networking websites, these are essential parts of this friendship culture. As well as holding friends together, this personal communications technology […]