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We Need You! Matching Funds for Mesothelioma

We have some exciting news! We just learned that in honor of #GivingTuesday, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will contribute up to $1 million to Facebook fundraisers. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will provide $500,000 in matching funds, up to $1,000 per Facebook fundraiser, and Facebook will waive up to $500,000 […]


How Many Fake “Friends” Do You Have on Facebook?

by Maja Belamaric, Director of Communications, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
A few months ago, I logged into my Facebook account as I always do first thing in the morning. While I usually receive only a few random friend requests here and there, that morning I woke up to several just overnight.
After a few minutes of clicking […]



Social Media Moment: Hiding Your Friends on Facebook

We have talked before about the importance of not sharing everything on your Facebook page. What tends to be the most common mistake in social media (regardless of the platform) is sharing too much or simply sharing with the wrong people. So it’s always good to take precautions.
Did you know, though, that you could be […]


A Social Media Moment: Knowing Boundaries

Our nurse-practitioner-of-infinite-awesome, Mary Hesdorffer, brought to my attention that on our Facebook page there has been more and more activity appearing, people ranging from mesothelioma survivors to those surviving loved ones lost. She mentioned to me that she got an impression from some new to Facebook that they were not sure what is appropriate and […]