Tag Archives: facebook

What If Romeo And Juliet Were On Facebook?

In case you’ve never really understood Shakespearian verse, you can revisit the classic story of Romeo and Juliet as told through Facebook. All it takes are some friend requests, relationship status updates, events, and groups to tell this tragic tale in full. Trace the whole drama of the Montagues and Capulets from Romeo ending his relationship with Rosaline (she comments “I effin h8 u”), to Tybalt and Mercutio’s event entitled “Duel,” and finally to the creation of the groups “RIP Romeo” and “RIP Juliet.” This is better than CliffsNotes. See the full image after the jump. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Guys: If A Hot Stranger Messages You On Facebook, It Might Be Your Girlfriend

OK, guys, here’s your teachable Facebook moment for the day: how not to handle friend requests from unknown women. After the jump, read this unfortunately hilarious Facebook thread. And then get ready to answer a few questions because it’s pop quiz time! We want to see how much you learned. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

8 Signs You Should Unfriend Someone On Facebook

As a moderate Facebook user, I love this “10 Signs You Should Unfriend Someone on Facebook,” written by someone at Cosmo of all places. (They do funny lists now? I thought it was all “how to give your boyfriend the night of his life” advice.) The whole list is so perfect and clever it’s hard to pick a favorite sign, but I especially related to “‘So-and-So added you as a friend on Facebook’ is the most you’ve heard from him in 10 years. Now that you’ve accepted the request you still haven’t connected.” If that’s an indicator that I need to unfriend someone, looks like I’ll be saying “adios” to about a quarter of my friend list. Another good one is: “EVERY WORD HE WRITES IS IN CAPS AND USUALLY FOLLOWED BY TONS OF EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!!!” Word to the wise: writing in caps lock doesn’t make your thoughts any more interesting or entertaining. After the jump, I have a few more signs you should unfriend someone on Facebook. Keep reading »

My Mom Is Better Than Facebook

I used to get the back-home gossip from my mother. In the olden days, when “Men in Black II” came out, she was like a Greek oracle or a Shakespearean seer. With her job in the school district, she always knew what was happening with everyone. Charlie’s a plumber and about to be engaged to Samantha the artist. Bobby, who had that baby so young, is working for the fire department. Mom always knew how to deliver the news; she’s your oldest confidante. She knows that when you’re too old for that kind of thing, you’re still gonna cry when the last strawberry in the floundering patch dies, and about that boy who was soooo cute when you were 15 and gangly. When the news was bad, I was prepared before she spoke because of her deep inhale and too-long pause. After telling me the girl who wore sneakers to the senior prom was killed by a drunk driver, we stayed on the phone together.

Then came the “just the facts, ma’am” Facebook. Keep reading »

Facebook Wages War On The Virtual Dr. Kevorkian

It’s officially gotten to that point in the lifespan of social networking where the promise has turned into a problem for some of us. If obsessive Facebook stalking, TMI Tweeting, and overall virtual insanity are truly affecting the quality of your real life, help is on the way in the form of a virtual suicide. A new site, Web Suicide Machine 2.0, which has already conducted over 900 painless online suicides, offers a Kevorkian-like end to your virtual existence. Created by a group of artists, designers, and programmers in the Netherlands, the site promises to permanently wipe out your Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and Linked In accounts by disabling profile pics and passwords and setting you free from the psychological constraints of social networking. Gordan Savicic, the CEO—Chief Euthanasia Officer—of the organization said the idea “is to abandon your virtual life—so you can get your actual life back.”

Keep reading »

Facebook? Your Bra Color? Something About Breast Cancer Awareness? I’m Confused.

Let’s be honest: It’s Friday afternoon and you’ve probably spent most of the day goofing off on Facebook. So you’ve probably noticed your girlfriends posting colors as status updates, like “Pink!” or “Black and white polka dots!” OK, random … I, for one, had no idea what was going on until I opened a message from a friend:

Some fun is going on for breast cancer awareness … just write the color of your bra in your status. Just the color. Nothing else. Send this ONLY to girls. No men. It will be neat to see if this spreads the wings of cancer awareness. It’ll be fun to see how long it takes for the men to wonder why all the girls have a color in their status. Ha!

Hell’s bells, why do so many “awareness”-raising campaigns for breast cancer have to be so stupid? Keep reading »

Social Media’s A Stage, And We’re All Merely Players

Hey, breaking news, guys: the paper of record has just discovered that social media makes breaking up harder than it used to be. In an article called “Breaking Up in a Digital Fishbowl,” The New York Times reports that in this day of shared email passwords, Facebook, Twitter and various other social media platforms, it’s nearly impossible to truly disconnect from an ex:

[The] idea of what it means to break up is [also] being redefined. Where once a spurned lover could use scissors (literally) to cut an ex out of the picture, digital images of the smiling couple in happier days abound on the Web and are difficult to delete. Status updates and tweets have a way of wending their way back to scorned exes, thanks to the interconnectedness of social media. And breakups, awkward and drawn-out in person, are even more so online as details are parsed by the curious, their faces pressed against the digital glass.

Even for those of us who have been spared messy online breakups, it isn’t exactly news that sites like Facebook redefine (and invent new) dating rituals that are complex and difficult to navigate. Though the article lacks any actual news, it does give us an excuse to revisit the issue, one that brings many questions to the forefront. Like: is the convenience of connection worth the price of our privacy? And: are we merely “performers” on the stage of social media platforms, continually changing our role as our relationships to the other players change and evolve? Keep reading »

Remember Your Year In Facebook Status Updates

It’s that time of year again. Time to look back on your year and evaluate—what were the good moments, the crap moments, and the forgotten moments? Facebook can be annoying sometimes, but last night I rediscovered its brilliance. A genius new app will sum up your year in the most randomly comical way possible—by your Facebook status updates. The Year In Status app randomly selects your Facebook statuses from the past year and puts them together on a customizable page. I called mine “Twas a Tale of Sound and Fury: My Statuses, 2009,” and my roommate and I were seriously cracking up for hours about it. How could I have forgotten the time I was “just got caught eating a piece of cheese with no shirt on.” Don’t ask … long story. Don’t deny yourself this small indulgence before 2010 rolls in. Keep reading »

I’ll Pay For Dinner, But I Won’t Be Your Facebook Friend

If I’ve learned anything from sex scandals, it’s that texting somebody you’re hoping to sleep with can be dangerous. Especially if you’re married. Or famous. But this isn’t about dumb Tiger Woods. This is about the rest of us, and those normal, baby-step texts surrounding a first date that can often go horribly awry. Before, you’d just get a girl’s number, and if it was real, you’d set up a date with her and see her then. But now we have texting/IMing/emailing and, good lord, Facebooking each other. There are so many opportunities to be misunderstood!

These days, if you’re going on a date with someone new, chances are you’ve “talked” to this person electronically before you even get to make awkward conversation about your “crazy” work week over salmon croquettes and the second least expensive bottle of wine on the menu (can’t look completely cheap!). But I implore you: stop. Don’t text me, IM me, Gchat me or — heaven forbid — Facebook me after we’ve established our first-date time and place. Let me explain. Read more Keep reading »

Mark By Avon Takes To Facebook—Is This The Next Thing In E-Commerce?

Avon calling! Or, poking?

Mark, Avon’s trendier, Lauren Conrad-endorsed line, is now selling makeup through Facebook. This is the first time we’ve seen e-commerce really take advantage of the social network. The Mark store essentially operates as a fan page with the standard wall and info tabs, but there’s also a shop tab that lets you browse and purchase products under the same umbrella. This could be a flop—something that their market research team thinks is fail-proof because young girls are, like, always on Facebook, right? Or could this be the beginning of a new social networking trend where everything you do (or buy) online is all within the same structure? What do you think — would you buy clothes or makeup off Facebook? [Mark Girl Facebook Page via StyleList] Keep reading »

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular