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Now You Can Blame Your Jealousy On Facebook

I’ve seen some things on Facebook that I wish I hadn’t. Last night, I was cruising my homepage when some pictures of my ex popped up in my newsfeed. We broke up years ago, so I thought to myself, “Why not? You can look. Who cares?” Apparently, I do. When I saw the pics of him and his girlfriend looking madly in love, I became insanely jealous. WTF? I’ve been over this guy for forever, so why was I so upset? Well, blame it on Facebook. According to a new study, the more time one spends on Facebook, the more likely she is to feel jealous toward her romantic partners, leading to more time on Facebook searching for additional information to fuel the jealousy. It’s an escalating cycle that may become addictive. So, I’m restricting my Facebook usage, lest I become like that girl who sent crazy emails to her BF while he was away in Europe. [Eureka Alert]

After the jump, cautionary tales of Facebook-inspired jealousy. Keep reading »

Airbrushing Facebook Photos Is The Vainest Thing I’ve Ever Heard Of

Airbrushing: It used to be only for average-sized women on ladymag covers and Gisele’s pregnant belly. Now, according to The Sun, some Facebookers are touching up their personal photos to plump boobs, flatten bellies, and whiten teeth. One British photography shop said customers who want their photos airbrushed have increased 550 percent. Keep reading »

Massive Twitter Outage Effs Up Our Day

Twitter is down for the count. The massive social stalking site, depended on by 45 million bored office workers, celebrity-obsessed girls and tech-savvy geeks, is down due to “a denial-of-service attack.” People who perpetrate attacks like this use millions of computers to access a specific site. The site can’t handle the massive increase in new users and has to shut down. I could let this slide if the rest of my social-networking sites were working. But, horror of horrors, Facebook and LiveJournal are having issues, too! This is kind of like a social apocalypse. Looks like I’m going to have to work on that report I’ve been procrastinating on after all. Or pretend it’s 2003. I wonder how Friendster’s doing? [Washington Post]

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No More Searching By Relationship Status On Facebook

Ever logged into Facebook and gotten excited about a new friend request, only to be greeted by a pervy stranger who is coincidentally also single? Well, those days are behind us ’cause Facebook has removed the option to search members by their relationship status. This is great news for those of us who want to use the site to meet … people we already know. But for those of you who looking to score a date (or whatever), Facebook isn’t leaving you too high and dry—there are still several Facebook dating apps that can help you sort through hotties. I am just so glad to see a social networking site listening to its members. I guess they finally learned a thing or two from Craigslist. [All Facebook] Keep reading »

Facebook Status Off

One of my favorite things to come from social networking isn’t so much seeing how old high school nemeses have aged or e-stalking ex-boyfriends — though that can certainly be entertaining — it’s watching people make virtual fools of themselves in an attempt to garner some attention and perhaps even score a date with that cute friend of a friend they’ve been crushing on from afar. From Twitter updates to Facebook statuses — and endless photo tags, personality quizzes, and wall comments in between — social networks are ripe with endless possibilities for flirting, bragging, and showing off how witty one can be. As we’re all too well aware of, though, these antics are often more embarrassing than charming. The short film above called “Facebook Status Off” illustrates this point hilariously — check it out. Keep reading »

Cheerleader Sues Coach And High School For $100 Million

Why do cheerleaders have the most scandalous lives? Like, I know they really want their team to win and they’re willing to shout and kick their legs as high as possible to make that happen, but after that, can’t they just be normal? I guess not.

The latest cheer drama comes to you from Mississippi, where Mandi Jackson, a soon-to-be junior in high school, and her family are suing her former coach, Tommie Hill, and Pearl High School for the upwards of $100 million! Keep reading »

Real Dating Advice For The Technological Age

Yesterday, I did an interview with CNN Live about Leonora Epstein’s article, “Automatic Online Dating Dealbreakers.” (You can watch it after the jump, if you’re so inclined, but please know the style department will be doing more about my hideous under-eye circles and lighting the next time around.) That same day, Julia Allison, blogging “sexpert,” was on MTV’s “It’s On With Alexa Chung” discussing the similar, but broader topic of dating in the realm of new media – texting, Facebook, online dating, etc. You can watch the segment above. She had five tips prepared for Alexa and then provided two others prompted by viewer questions. Some of her tips I could get behind, while the others kind of blew my mind. I’ll give it to you straight, after the jump… Keep reading »

Couple With The Same Name Ties The Knot

When I Google my name, all I get is websites about Spain. But when Kelly Hildebrandt entered her name in a Facebook search, a cute guy in Texas with the exact same name popped up. Wanting to tell Texas Kelly about the funny coincidence, Florida Kelly wrote him a message. After exchanging a few more increasingly flirtatious messages, Texas Kelly left the Lone Star State to visit the “cute girl” in the picture. A short while after their encounter Kelly Hildebrandt proposed to Kelly Hildebrandt. The Kellys shared their story with NBC’s “Today Show”—just beware of Jenna Wolfe’s cheesy “name” jokes. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

A British Diplomat Is Caught In A Speedo

When British ambassador, diplomat, and spy Sir John Sawer isn’t in the office or engaged in covert activity, he likes to romp on the beach in super tight bathing trunks. At least, that’s what the pictures his wife posted on Facebook showed. Some Brits are freaking out that the soon-to-be prez of the Secret Intelligence Service is on Facebook in swimwear. They think it’s compromising his family’s safety, because the personal info posted about them on the site could be used by terrorists. [NY Times] Keep reading »

Are Facebook And Hookups The New Frontier Of International Relations?

Cultural conservatives and grannies alike are bemoaning the end of an era. They wax on about a time when people wrote letters on parchment with fountain pens instead of posting OMG’s and WTF’s on Facebook walls. They reminisce over the days of proper courtship, when holding hands was considered forward. Many adults these days see the rise of internet communication and “hookup culture” as the undoings of society as we know it. While I love a good old fashioned postcard and swoon when I get taken out on a real date, I don’t think Facebook and hookups are going to lead civilization astray. In fact, I boldly assert that modern technology and modern “relationships” are the new frontiers of international diplomacy. Keep reading »

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