Some good facebook news.

One of the founders of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, will be donating one hundred million dollars to improve the schools in that city. The Newark school system, which has been under the control of the state for fifteen years, consistently has some of the lowest test scores and graduation rates in New Jersey. Local control and the cash infusion should do a lot to help those served by Newark schools.

More facebook foolishness.

Um, can you imagine being a lawyer these days? Just surf,click,  print, and get paid (though if I caught my husband with another chick, he would NOT be leaving town alone with my kids). Wow.

When reality and online life collide.

We all know someone who has gone out and made a complete idiot of himself or herself utilizing social media. MySpace was the original home of incriminating photos and all kinds of other foolishness, but these days, it’s all about Facebook and Twitter. I’ve seen people incriminate themselves in so many ways on both. According to the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (yep, the divorce attorneys), 81 percent of their members have used or faced evidence pulled from social media (including MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube) over the past five years. Here are some of the highlights.

— Husband goes on and declares his single, childless status while seeking primary custody of said nonexistent children.

— Husband denies anger management issues but posts on Facebook in his “write something about yourself” section: “If you have the balls to get in my face, I’ll kick your ass into submission.”

— Father seeks custody of the kids, claiming (among other things) that his ex-wife never attends the events of their young ones. Subpoenaed evidence from the gaming site World of Warcraft tracks her there with her boyfriend at the precise time she was supposed to be out with the children. Mom loves Facebook’s Farmville, too, at all the wrong times.

— Mom denies in court that she smokes marijuana but posts partying, pot-smoking photos of herself on Facebook. (I have personally seen some people mess themselves up with so-called party photos. There IS such a thing as too much information. )