Posts tagged "facebook"

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…

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…

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

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 –…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 4, 2015 - 6:10 pm

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 - 12:20 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 27, 2015 - 10:00 am

Virtual Reality Facebook Sounds Like A Dystopian Nightmare To Me

Facebook’s developers are working on a virtual reality version of the social network. Oh my god, just kill me now.

Facebook acquired Oculus VR last year, and at…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 19, 2015 - 4:45 pm

6 Things I Learned From Deleting All Of My Facebook Activity One By One

Over the last five months, I’ve been going the Nick Briz Facebook escape route and, instead of “deleting” my profile with the possibility of coming back to it later, I’ve…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 17, 2015 - 9:00 am

You Can Now Appoint Someone To Manage Your Facebook When You Die

Planning for our eventual demise is never a fun thing. I don’t know if I know anyone who has gotten around to getting a will together yet. I certainly haven’t.

Robyn Pennacchia | February 12, 2015 - 5:00 pm
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