Posts tagged "facebook"

Here’s A Beautiful Friendship Between A Teenager And A Potato That Looks Like A Baby

“She is richer and more powerful now,” said the teen who discovered the potato. …

Megan Reynolds | November 12, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Mark Zuckerberg Will Kill Candy Crush Invites Even If It Kills Him In The Process

Soon your relationship with these monsters will be private, just as it should be. …

Megan Reynolds | October 29, 2015 - 2:00 pm

#Problematic: Planned Parenthood Under Fire, Matt Damon Can’t Do Anything Right & Tina Fey Effs Up

Welcome back, guys. I hope your weekend was spent watching old episodes of Buffy and letting your cat watch you masturbate—which is my version of “Netflix and Chill.” Maybe you…

Chloe Stillwell | October 5, 2015 - 9:00 am

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 - 1:00 pm

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…

Katrin Higher | September 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 27, 2015 - 2:15 pm

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 - 3:30 pm

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…

Katrin Higher | August 1, 2015 - 12:00 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 31, 2015 - 10:30 am

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 28, 2015 - 5:15 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 8, 2015 - 5:00 pm

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…

Elizabeth Blumberg | July 8, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Do You Want To Know Who Defriended You On Facebook?

Good thing or bad thing?

Robyn Pennacchia | July 7, 2015 - 12:35 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 6, 2015 - 12:30 pm

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 - 1:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 6, 2015 - 4:30 pm

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 - 6:15 pm

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 - 4:36 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 12, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Colorado Asks: Are IUDs Contraception Or Abortion?

Colorado, you ARE high.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 6, 2015 - 5:40 pm
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