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Why Parents Shouldn’t Facebook

For many of us, the rise in popularity of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter means we’re rubbing elbows with family members more often than for Sunday night dinner. Maybe it’s not so strange when it’s a cousin or sister whose lives we’re getting a unique, new peek into, but when our moms and dads start signing up, things have the potential to get awkward. Take, for example, the story of a 19-year-old girl who wrote to Slate’s resident advice columnist, Prudence, after she discovered that her 50-year-old mom had reconnected with an old boyfriend via Facebook. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Alleged Wife-Killer Drew Peterson Heads To The Pokey

  • Drew Peterson was arrested for killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004. [UPI.com]
  • As if Rihanna hasn’t had enough embarrassing photos leaked this year, a new crop featuring a half-naked RiR has surfaced on the web. [Dlisted] — I’m not sure these are real, but the woman looks a helluva like Rihanna. Celebs and their entourages shouldn’t be allowed to have camera phones.
  • You be the judge: Did Rachael Ray get a few toxic injections in her face? [Perez Hilton]
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    Quickies!: Mind Your Manners On Facebook

  • Watch Timmy and Alice’s bad Facebook behavior to learn what not to do. [Your Tango] — Totally hilarious!
  • Kate Moss caught a fungal infection in her toe from a New York nail salon. She’s on antibiotics, so she has to lay off the booze. [Dlisted] — Note to Kate: If you can afford a swanky salon, then avoid the skanky ones.
  • The lawyer defending Tyra Bank’s alleged stalker says Tyra is so “detested” she’d probably lose a jury trial. [Media Takeout] — He’s probably right.
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    Should She Confront Her Date Rapist Via Facebook?

    An interesting, if disturbing question has been posed to Cary Tennis at Salon. “Want Him To Know” writes:

    “Recently while I was on Facebook, the man who date-raped me in college showed up as ‘people you might know.’… I never filed charges, never told people for years afterward, and didn’t even think of it as rape until five years ago. But now that I think about it, it infuriates me that he was able to victimize me without consequences. I don’t want to bring legal action, or shame him publicly, but I do want him to understand what he did was wrong. I’d like an apology…. Should I attempt to contact him, or just let bygones be bygones? Honestly, I could take it or leave it. My only worry is that he will think date rape is OK.”

    Tennis’ advice is lacking, despite being nearly 300 words long — see a rape counselor! Probably wise, but it doesn’t really address her desire to know that the person who date raped her doesn’t do it again. So what do you guys think? Should “Want Him To Know” get in touch with the person in question? Should she move on? Or do you think that any response he gives her wouldn’t give her the peace she desires? Tell us your thoughts in the comments! Maybe she reads The Frisky… Keep reading »

    My Facebook Breakup Was Humiliating — And Helpful

    “So?” he asked me. “Is there anything else you want to say?” Keep reading »

    He Said/She Said: A Guide To Flirting 2.0

    Sure, the Web has made many aspects of our lives easier, but it’s also complicated a few things — specifically, how we date, flirt and meet potential love interests. And while the date movie du jour, “He’s Just Not That Into You,” may seem a few years behind, we’ve pulled together a helpful up-to-date guide to Flirting 2.0. Keep reading »

    Three’s A Trend: British Men Are Scary!

    British men have been in the news a lot lately, but not for their admirable qualities. In fact, these men are rather jealous and insensitive and, oh, have a habit of murdering their partners. More after the jump. Keep reading »

    Face Off: Online Snooping Versus Stalking

    According to a new poll, women are way more likely than men to “stalk” an ex online, with 62% of the 1700 people polled admitting to looking up a former love online. I totally believe that women use the Internet more often than men to garner information on a crush, look up the whereabouts of exes, and check out a former flame’s new significant other. In fact, Catherine and I were just discussing the fact that none of our recent dates seemed to have Googled us, which I kind of find…insulting. But I don’t think “looking up” an ex (or a crush or the competition) online is the same as “stalking.” After the jump, I break down the differences between just snoopin’ and totally stalking when it comes to online behavior. Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Meltworthy Britney Spears, Chris Brown Does Damage Control, & Facebook Users Are Pissed

  • Britney Spears was memorialized. In wax that is. Madame Tussauds unveiled a wax statue of Spears and looks eerily just like her. Can you tell the difference? [Hollywood Gossip]
  • Michael Jackson’s brother, Marlon, is planning to open a slavery themed amusement park in Africa. The resort includes golf courses, casinos, and a memorial for Africa’s former slave trade. So after touring the slave memorial, you can squeeze in a round of golf! I’m sure the ancestors would be so happy with their tribute. [Guardian]
  • Facebook users are in uproar after learning the social networking site has ownership rights to all the site’s content. So even if you close your Facebook account, the site can still do whatever they want with your content — including status updates! — without your permission. No point in deleting those naked pics now! [Switched]
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    Chris Brown Updates His Facebook!

    Attention Chris Brown‘s lawyer. You should probably get your client on the horn and tell him that when he facing allegations that he assaulted a pop music princess, he shouldn’t be responding to those allegations via his Facebook. According to the New York Post, Brown updated his private Facebook page yesterday, changing his status to “single” and putting up the message, “You’ll begin to see her true colors. Believe it!”

    It’s safe to assume he’s referring to Rihanna, which is further confirmation that she was the female involved in the alleged incident and that she and Brown are definitely OFF for now. As we await updates from, you know, the police, I am going to befriend Brown on Facebook so I can keep further tabs on his online alerts. Like he can reject me, BTW, considering he needs all the friends he can get right now. Who else is there? Jordin Sparks? [NY Post] Keep reading »

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