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When People Are Most Likely To Break Up

Since everyone knows a breakup isn’t official ’til it’s on Facebook, David McCandless, a data journalist king, looked at over 10,000 Facebook status updates to see if there was any pattern to when and why people ended their romantic relationships. This infograph charts his discoveries. Peak breakup season is about five weeks away, so hold on tight. [via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Just Be Yourself This Halloween

Momma always told me to be myself. Maybe I’ll take her advice this Halloween and wear my Facebook profile as a dress.The best part is that all 697 of your friends will be at the same Halloween party as you. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Teachers And Students Should NOT Be Friends On Facebook

On the list of people you should not be friends with on Facebook … let’s add teachers and students, shall we? In the last six months, three New York City public school teachers have been fired for inappropriate Facebook activity with students. Cringe. Cringe. Cringe. Keep reading »

Aaron Sorkin Responds To Critiques Of Misogyny In “The Social Network”

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“The West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin is just like you—when he is pissed off about a blog post, he takes to the comments section! Sorkin, who wrote “The Social Network,” left a long comment on a blog post written by TV writer Ken Levine, who reviewed the movie. Another commenter, calling themselves Tarazza, posted a comment which said she loved the Facebook movie except for “the lack of a decent portrayal of women.” With the exception of Rashida Jones‘ character, Tarazza wrote, the women in the movie “were basically sex objects/stupid groupies,” adding “kinda makes me think that Aaron Sorkin (though I love his writing) failed the women in this script. Kind of a shame considering he’s written great women characters like C.J. Gregg!” (The female communications director on “The West Wing.”)

Sorkin then took to Ken Levine’s blog himself. Keep reading »

15 People You Should NOT Be Friends With On Facebook

Even though the Facebook empire is taking over the world and everyone you know in it (even your grandparents), that doesn’t mean that you are obligated to accept every friend request or suggestion that comes your way. In fact, there are some people who are best left out of your social network. After the jump, the people you should never friend on Facebook. Because not all friend requests are created equal. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: To Friend Or Not To Friend My Therapist?

With the movie “The Social Network” debuting last week amid much hype, I find myself with an interesting Facebook-induced dilemma: whether or not to “friend” my therapist. We’ve never met in person, yet her perky face keeps popping up on my computer screen. Keep reading »

What Your Facebook Photo Really Says

You can’t fool us with that “artistic,” intentionally vague sideways Facebook profile pic of yourself. Fast Company’s hilarious breakdown of Facebook portrait poses tells us exactly what your oblique photographs mean. [Fast Company] Keep reading »

Behold, Facebook’s Latest Stupid Meme For “Breast Cancer Awareness”

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I like it on the kitchen table.

I like it on the couch.

I like it on our bed.

Seen any Facebook status updates like this yesterday? No, your friends aren’t more randy this October than usual. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there is yet another Facebook meme circling the social networking site that purports to “get people talking” about breast cancer. Keep reading »

13 Super Annoying Ways People Abuse Facebook And Twitter

This weekend, “The Social Network,” a scripted movie about Facebook’s origins, opens nationwide. In honor of this momentous-ish occasion, we’ll be re-running some of our Facebook-related content that you might have missed, illustrating the good, bad, and ugly things the social networking site has brought into our previously status update-free lives. The piece below originally ran in Jan. 2010.

We’ve already complained about the most annoying people and couples on Facebook, but even the most awesome human being can abuse their privileges on social networking sites like FB and Twitter. After the jump, the 13 most annoying and egregious misuses of Twitter and Facebook ever. Keep reading »

The Top 10 Gifts Facebook Has Given Us

This weekend, “The Social Network,” a scripted movie about Facebook’s origins, opens nationwide. In honor of this momentous-ish occasion, we’ll be re-running some of our Facebook-related content that you might have missed, illustrating the good, bad, and ugly things the social networking site has brought into our previously status update-free lives. The piece below originally ran in Feb. 2009.

Facebook, the social networking site that has connected more than 150 million of us with people we wouldn’t recognize if we bumped into them on the street, turns five today! In honor of the big day, I’d like to reflect on the gifts that Facebook has given to us over the past five years. After the jump, the top ten gifts for which you can thank Facebook. Keep reading »

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