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Is Facebook the New Online Shop?

Facebook is good for many things. Stalking ex-boyfriends, staying up to date on which of your old classmates got married or had kids, and generally wasting time.

But while you’re using it to stay in touch with friends, brands and stores are using it to gain even more consumers. Everyone has their own fan page, but lately, people are getting creative with Facebook. Louis Vuitton streamed their runway show live, but in order to see the newest collection, you were forced to become a fan. Hello, hundreds of new followers for LV.

While everyone has come to use and abuse the site for procrastination, it’s a gold mine for a retailer. According to Facebook, if you have 10,000 fans, you’ll reach 1.5 billion people on the site. How’s that for an audience? While many brands like Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, and Forever21 promote sales and coupons on their fan page, 1-800-Flowers has actually begun to sell their products via Facebook.

So how long before the social networking site is an official retail location for stores across the world? And will you shop via Facebook? [WWD]
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Reason #463 Not To Be Friends With Your Dad On Facebook

Emily wouldn’t ever buy a car that wasn’t American. Sure, she drives a Volvo, but her parents paid for that. Dad apparently doesn’t like Emily’s attitude and says he’ll sell her car if she’s not going to appreciate it. Oh, she appreciates it. She let Darius splooge all over the seat. LMAO! Oops. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Shun, Shag, Or Marry: The Founding Fathers Of Social Networking Sites

Where would we be without social networking sites? We’d never know that the cheerleader who made fun of us in high school got fat, or that the boy who pulled our pigtails in elementary school got married to the girl who gave our boyfriend chlamydia in college. You’d have no idea that the world was so small, that your best friend is currently “totally stressing,” or that your mother knew how to upload pictures. And who do we have to thank for these little joys? The men of MySpace, Twitter, and Facebook, of course, who all happen to be smart, wealthy and hot! Even though Rupert Murdoch (who bought MySpace for $580 million) said the site is for stalkers, and Facebook is rife with Obama haters who want him dead, and Twitter hasn’t earned a single dollar in revenue, these are our boys. And we know just what to do with them.
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Do You Suffer From Facebook Relationship Status Anxiety?

The other day I was reading the personal blog of an old acquaintance of mine who’s currently going through a rather painful breakup. She’s in her mid-30s, has been married at least once before and has children from two different men, so clearly this is a road she’s at least a little familiar with, which is why I was so surprised by her most recent breakup confession. She wrote on her blog that the hardest thing she’s done so far — that one thing that has made this breakup “real” in her mind — was changing her Facebook status from “in a relationship” to “single.” Really? I thought. It wasn’t telling him you can’t see him anymore, or getting the key to your apartment back from him, or returning the clothes he kept in the corner of one of your dresser drawers that made you realize how over and done your relationship is? It was changing a line in your Facebook profile that sealed the deal for you and made it real? Keep reading »

Parents Blame Facebook For Their Daughter’s Suicide

Here’s the saddest news ever: Holly Grogan, a 15-year-old Catholic schoolgirl in Britain, jumped off a road bridge and killed herself last week, allegedly after a barrage of mean messages on her Facebook wall appeared. Her parents blame “cyberbullying” and said in a statement, “Holly struggled to cope with the huge pressures placed upon her by the modern complexities of ‘friendship groups’ and social networking. Every responsible parent will empathize with our constant battle to instill self-belief and confidence in our children.” [NY Daily News] Keep reading »

“That’s Not Cool”: A Very Cool Website For Teens In The Digital Era

Gossip is to high school as dry kindling is to fire—it doesn’t take much for things to get heated. And now with technology and the internet, we can only imagine that it’s like throwing kerosene on the blaze thanks to IM, Facebook, Twitter, you name it. That’s where ThatsNotCool.com steps in, a rad website for teens looking for help with uncomfortable online disrespect or textual harassment. In the mix: videos of “Crank Yankers”-type puppets considering questions like, “What should I should I do if my girlfriend texts too much?” and “My boyfriend keeps asking for nude photos, what should I do?”

Uh … OK, so maybe we’re reading That’s Not Cool because we have the same issues, too. We’re especially loving on the Callout Cards section which features cheeky sendables, à la Someecards style, with phrases like, “Now that you’ve violated my e-mail account, I won’t feel bad dumping you,” and “You must be proud to have nothing to do but IM me all day.” Like, yeah. [ThatsNotCool.com] Keep reading »

Are You A “Retrosexual”?

Before you watch the “Good Morning America” clip above, take a guess as to what a “retrosexual” is. According to the fine folks of morning TV, is it:

A) A person who fetishizes “Mad Men”?
B) Someone who dates a past love whom they reconnected with via Facebook?
C) A person who has sexual relations in the manner done during ancient times?

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Most Embarrassing Facebook Status Ever

Poor Tracy! Overwhelmed with the excitement of getting laid over the weekend, she quickly sent a Facebook message — or what she thought was a message — to the lucky guy who broke her sex drought, not realizing she accidentally updated her status with the racy note. “I must admit,” she wrote, “I haven’t had sex in a while, so getting mounted by such a strong and powerful man was a pleasant surprise after so many long months of abstinence.” About an hour after posting the update, Tracy wrote in a comment beneath the update: “Oh no! Somebody please tell me how to erase this!!! I wrote inside the wrong box! How embarrassing :( ” It turns out Tracy mistakenly invited all her friends to “the love-cave-between-my-legs.” Oops! [via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

British Girl Locked Up For Facebook Bullying

Troubled British teen Keeley Houghton, 18, has scored three months in a young offenders’ institute for bullying Emily Moore, via the internets. Keeley used her Facebook page to call Emily numerous names and even threatened to kill her. One of her attacks said, “Keeley is going to murder the bitch.” It’s unclear why this crazy girl has such a vendetta but she’s been targeting Emily since the two were 14. Keeley has previously gotten into trouble with the law for assaulting this same girl and kicking in the front door of her house… Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Dating As A Bisexual Woman

One of the first times I went on a date with a girl, she asked me, “Are you bi or gay?”

“Well, I’m still figuring that out,” I told her.

Her response was: “I knew you were too good to be true.” I then fell all over myself in an effort to explain to her that, although I was unsure about how to define my sexuality, I was definitely into girls, more so than I’m into guys. I am not and have never been bi-curious, bi for attention or bi only when men are around. Since then, I’ve figured out that I’m solely into girls. So I guess I wasn’t too good to be true, huh?

But, alas, in parts of the gay community, being bi or being a lesbian who has hooked up with guys in the past is like having horns or an incurable disease.
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