Posts tagged "facebook"

I’m So Tired Of This Sentimental BS About How Social Media Is Bad For Us

Are you buggin’, Prince Ea? Yes. You are buggin’. Social media is not that bad. I am seriously about to headdesk over here over the critiques this video for "Can We Auto Correct Humanity?" poses. Let me tell you a story about my childhood. When I was very young, my dad commuted by train,…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 12, 2014

Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community After Realizing One Troll Has Been Causing Most Of The Legal-Names Trouble

Is anyone else surprised that now that the two-week deadline for “real names” on Facebook is up, Facebook has apologized to the LGBT activists who have been fighting it and said that they’re “taking measures to provide much more deliberate customer service” to the owners of flagged accounts? I’m not. Facebook apologizes for everything,…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 5, 2014

Why I’m Switching From Facebook To Ello

Since Facebook announced that it was going to suspend accounts unless users used their legal names earlier this month, many people have been looking for a new place to socialize, and Ello has been gaining traction. Ello is another status-based, at-reply-based social network, with a minimalist aesthetic and, mostly importantly, no ads, and anonymized data…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 26, 2014

Facebook Is Giving Suspended Users Two Weeks To Decide If They Want To Change Their Names Or Leave

Facebook met with a group of queer activists on Wednesday to discuss how its policy forcing members to use their legal name as printed on their driver’s license, credit card, or student ID discriminates against members of the LGBT community, and trans* people and drag queens in particular -- and didn’t budge on the…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 19, 2014

PurrVerse: We All Have The Right To A Secret Identity

It was two and a half years ago that I presented at South By Southwest  on sex workers and social media, particularly on the dangers of "real name policies." Sex workers are using social media, not only to talk to fans, but to talk to each other, to create community while still maintaining…
By: Kitty Stryker / September 18, 2014

Woman Sues Facebook For $123 Million For Not Removing Her Likeness In “Revenge Porn”

Meryem Ali, 28, of Houston, Texas, is suing Facebook for $123 million for failing to remove her likeness in "revenge porn" photos posted to their site. As she tells Cosmopolitan.com, a man she had hung out with three times created a fake profile with photos of Ali's head photoshopped onto pornographic…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 22, 2014

Make It Stop: “My Friend Is A Charity Humble Bragger!”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh.
By: Anna Goldfarb / August 21, 2014

5 People We Should Actually Impeach

Republicans are talking about impeaching President Obama. YAWN. Can I just point out that we talked about impeaching Bush, too? Is this going to be a thing we do with every President? It’s 2014. In terms of eight-year terms, his is almost over. Politicians will start officially announcing their candidacies in February…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 19, 2014

Mother Charged After Helping Her Son Take The “Fire Challenge”

A North Carolina mother has been charged with "contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile" after she assisted her 16-year-old son in taking what's called the "fire challenge," one of those absurdly dangerous stunts kids these days are doing for attention. The fire challenge is quite simple: you light yourself on fire and film it…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 12, 2014

Win This! Enter The Frisky’s “Style My Space” Photo Sweepstakes For $300 To HomeGoods

From decorative accent pillows and cozy throws to colorful end tables and chic ottomans, we're firm believers that any space—even the tiniest— can look like a million bucks if you know how…
By: Katie Oldenburg / July 30, 2014

Meet Pikinis, A New Creepily Voyeuristic App!

It's a special day. Pikinis, an app that syncs with your Facebook friends list and allows you to search exclusively for bikini pics, is now available for download. According to the app's creator, Ted Kramer, Pikinis is for both men and women who want to see those they desire is a state…
By: Jana Pollack / July 28, 2014

Dating Don’ts: Should You Unfriend Your Ex?

There’s a perverse pleasure in keeping tabs on your ex-paramours on social media. Perhaps you monitor their Twitter feed before you to go bed to see if you can gauge whether there was a more salacious reason behind their sudden decision to end things. Maybe after a couple glasses of wine and watching half of…
By: Megan Reynolds / July 22, 2014

Study: If You Post A Sexy Profile Picture, Your Peers Will Get Judgey

According to a new study from Oregon State University, young women who post sexy pictures on social media are seen by other women as less attractive and less competent. In the study, which is ominously titled "The Price Of Sexy," 118 ladies between the ages of 13 and 25 were shown two Facebook profiles for…
By: Claire Hannum / July 21, 2014

Another Day, Another Server Fired For Complaining On Social Media

Kirsten Kelly, a Texas Roadhouse waitress from Ohio, has been fired for complaining about bad tippers on Facebook. Kelly told Toledo News Now that the post read, "If you come into a restaurant and spend $50 or more, you should be able to tip appropriately for that." She claimed she did not name Texas Roadhouse in her status,…
By: Claire Hannum / July 8, 2014

Dating Don’ts: On Not Losing Yourself In Your Relationship

The other day, my friend and I got into a discussion about whether or not it was appropriate to use a picture of her and her boyfriend as the lock screen on her phone. “It’s a cute picture, but I feel weird,” she told me. “I don’t know if I should keep it up.” “Do…
By: Megan Reynolds / July 1, 2014

Frisky Rant: Please Stop Bragging About Your Husband On Facebook

When women brag on Facebook about having the "best hubby in the world," I want to buy advance tickets and popcorn to their inevitable divorce. If you really and truly love your husband and you're actually that happy, why do you need to show off? Is Facebook your own personal delusion billboard? Like when did…
By: Sara Benincasa / June 25, 2014

Aunt Befriends Niece With Fake Facebook Account; Niece Allegedly Asks Her To Murder Family

An Alabama woman's duplicitous attempt to befriend her niece with a fake Facebook account may be what saved her life. The niece was allegedly looking for someone to murder her entire family, including the aunt who set up the fake account. Read more on Huffington Post...
By: Huffington Post Weird News / June 12, 2014

Frisky Rant: Stop Calling Social Media Managers “Professional Tweeters”

I met a man last night who, upon telling him that I'm a Social Media Manager, replied by saying, "So you're a professional tweeter. Aren't all girls?" Not only was his comment sexist and untrue (so don't even get me started on that), but if I were a goddamn professional tweeter, I would have said…
By: Katie Oldenburg / June 11, 2014

Do You Think Instagram Is More Personal Than Facebook?

I don't spend much time on Facebook or Twitter, but it's not because I'm "above" social media -- I just happen to pour all of my social media obsession into Instagram. Yesterday, when my friend sent me an article called "You're Using Instagram All Wrong" (um, I didn't know there was a…
By: Claire Hannum / June 6, 2014

True Story: Unfriending My Ex-Boyfriend On Facebook Was One Of The Most Empowering Choices I’ve Ever Made

I did it. I actually did it. What may sound unsubstantial, I experienced with a great deal of deliberation ending in elation. I felt heroic even. What I had always imagined was simple for others felt practically impossible to me. Yes, I'm talking about the ex-boyfriend unfriend.
By: Meghan Murphy / June 5, 2014
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