Posts tagged "facebook"

Make It Stop: “My Friend’s Facebook Posts About Her Kid Are Totally TMI”

When I’m scrolling my feed in public, I don’t want to see half-naked babies popping up on my screen.”

Anna Goldfarb / October 2, 2015

Sarah Palin Hates On Ahmed Mohamed’s Clock, Still Thinks It’s A Bomb

9th grader Ahmed Mohamed, who got arrested for building a clock and bringing it to school, may have been invited to the White House, but he’s still receiving slack from the Right. Because of course.
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin decided to echo her daughter, Bristol’s sentiments with further hatred and stupidity o…

Katrin Higher / September 20, 2015

Facebook Celebrates Women’s Equality Day With A Little Historical Inaccuracy

Yesterday, in addition to being National Dog Day, was also Women’s Equality Day. If you logged on to Facebook, you were no doubt greeted with a personalized version of the message above. A nice sentiment, sure — who doesn’t want to celebrate women’s equality, right? — except it’s also hugely inaccurate, in that the majority of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 27, 2015

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Mary Engelbreit, Children’s Illustrator

Mary Engelbreit posted some anti-racist art on her Facebook page, and the majority of her weird, middle American fans did not respond well.

Megan Reynolds / August 10, 2015

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Wife Priscilla Chan Expecting First Child

Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are expecting their first child according to a post on his own Facebook page.
The billionaire CEO and philanthropist revealed yesterday that Pricilla’s latest pregnancy was not without its complications, citing three previous miscarriages in the last few years.
Their decision to share the miscarriage…

Katrin Higher / August 1, 2015

Russia Thinks Facebook Pride Emojis Might Be Gay “Propaganda”

The Russian government is investigating whether or not Facebook’s pride emojis break its laws about gay “propaganda.” A Russian Senator, Mikhail Marchenko, wrote an appeal to Roskamnadzor, the state’s media watchdog. The complaint has been passed on to the Young Guard for investigation.
Young Guard chairman Dennis Davydov has stated that the group will consult…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 31, 2015

Apple, Facebook, Nike And Others Are Backing The Equality Act

The Equality Act, a piece of proposed legislation that would provide employment, housing, education, and financial protections for LGBT Americans, has found some very powerful friends in the form of corporate support. Apple, Nike, Facebook, American Airlines, General Mills, Levi Strauss, and Dow Chemicals are all coming out in favor of the act.
The legislator…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 28, 2015

Most Irish Citizens Believe Abortion Should Be Decriminalized

And: Afghanistan’s first female Supreme Court nominee wasn’t approved by its Parliament, Facebook made a feminist tweak to the “Friends” icon, and Martha Washington used to be featured on American currency.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 8, 2015

True Story: Adventures In Internet Racism & Body-Shaming

I know that there is a strong correlation between people who defend racism on the internet and people who, when challenged, will resort to misogynist attacks. Here is one such example.

Elizabeth Blumberg / July 8, 2015

There’s A Cuss-, Porn- And Gay-Free Facebook That Sounds Just As Bad As Regular Facebook

Brazilian developers have created a social networking site called Faceglória for Christians that blocks erotic content of any kind whatsoever, and also swear words, and also gay stuff. It’s attracted 100,000 members in its first month.
The upside to not having sex and gay stuff and swear words on Faceglória is that instead of just…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 6, 2015

Facebook’s Research Vs. Academic Research: Why Oversight Matters

Facebook’s research is way less ethical than it could and should be.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 27, 2015

I Hereby Declare Today, April 6, Unfriend Every Dude You’ve Banged And No Longer Care About Day!

Facebook has been seriously up my ass about dudes I’ve slept with lately. First, the People You May Know feature managed to get access to my iPhone contacts so suddenly one night stands — hell, even guys I just made out with — were suddenly suggested “friends.” But then, for whatever reason, I started noticing far too many status updates from…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2015

Down With Being “Chill,” Up With Being In Love

The imperative to be “chill” in relationships is killing the actual process of falling in love with someone, which is a decidedly un-chill thing to do.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 3, 2015

76 Percent Of Ferguson Residents Are At The Mercy Of A Racist Police Force

The most shocking finding from the DOJ report on Ferguson is that more than 75 percent of Ferguson residents have standing arrest warrants.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 16, 2015

Facebook Has Removed Its “Feeling Fat” Emoji

Facebook has removed its “feeling fat” emoji, hurrah! [The Verge]
Doxxing and revenge porn have now been explicitly banned on Twitter. [Gizmodo]
Part of the sexism problem in tech is sexism toward female entrepreneurs. [The Atlantic]
What do men know about masculinity? This writer went to a masculinities conference to find out. [The Guardian]…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 12, 2015

The University Of Oregon Is Using A Rape Victim’s Counseling Notes For Their Investigation

The University of Oregon is claiming that they can access a rape victim’s counseling records from the help she sought on-campus after her assault as part of their investigation — and technically, they’re right.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 4, 2015

Make It Stop: “Everyone Flaked On The Surprise Party I Threw, And I’m Pissed”

Let this be an example of why Facebook invitations SUCK.

Anna Goldfarb / February 27, 2015

Facebook Has Serious New Suicide Prevention Tools

Yesterday, Facebook announced new measures to help users who might be at risk for self-harm. It’s become too common that we hear stories about Facebook users who speak to their distress and end up hurting themselves or worse, and in the meantime, their friends don’t know what to do.
Facebook’s new tool will allow friend…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015
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