Young People More Likely To Become Facebook Addicts
Younger people are more likely to become dependent on Facebook than older people and women are at greater risk than men. According to a new study, people who suffered from anxiety or social insecurity were heavier users of the website, most likely because they found it easier to use the technology than to communicate with people in person. The study also found that extroverted people were more likely to be addicted to Facebook, while people who were well organized and ambitious were less at risk, using the website primarily for work or networking purposes. (Telegraph)
Some Libraries Not Ordering Best-selling ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Erotic Trilogy
The best-selling Fifty Shades of Grey erotic book trilogy has huge pop culture buzz, even earning a Saturday Night Live parody, but some public libraries are pulling the books from their shelves or not ordering them at all. The books, which feature bondage, domination and other wild sex and hold the top three spots on the New York Times best-seller list, have been called “mommy porn” because of their popularity among women in their 30s, 40s and 50s. Most major libraries are carrying them, but the libraries in Wisconsin, Georgia and Florida that have rejected them say they decided the books were too steamy or too poorly written. But a Random House spokesman says it amounts to censorship, telling AP it, quote, “essentially is saying to library patrons: ‘We will judge what you can read.’”
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Criticized for Wearing Hoodie at Pre-IPO Investor Meetings
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg began appearing at investor meetings this week, embarking on a so-called “road show” ahead of the social networking giant’s upcoming IPO. But all hasn’t been going well, as Zuckerberg has been late or even not shown up at all for some of them, and when he does make it, he’s been wearing a hoodie. That drew criticism from analyst Michael Pachter, who said in an interview on Bloomberg TV, “Mark and his signature hoodie: He’s actually showing investors he doesn’t care that much; he’s going to be him. I think that’s a mark of immaturity. I think that he has to realize he’s bringing investors in as a new constituency right now, and I think he’s got to show them the respect that they deserve because he’s asking them for their money.” For the IPO, the company is expected to price its shares in the $28 to $35 range, with a valuation of $77 billion to $96 billion.
Man Jumps In Vat Of Acid To Save Friend/Coworker
A construction worker who saw his co-worker fall 40 feet into a tank of corrosive industry metal cleaner jumped into the vat in an attempt to save him. The two men were reportedly working on a roof replacement when the rotted roof collapsed and sent one worker into the vat. The second worker dove in after him and pulled his co-worker out with the help of other workers. The man who fell in was taken to St. Barnabas Medical Center where he received treated for life-threatening burns. His rescuer was taken to the hospital but appeared “lucid” and able to “rinse himself off.” The other workers were also treated for burns. (Gawker)