Posts tagged "facebook"

Mother Charged After Helping Her Son Take The “Fire Challenge”

A North Carolina mother has been charged with “contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile” after she assisted her 16-year-old son in taking what’s called the “fire challenge,” one of those absurdly dangerous stunts kids these days are doing for attention. The fire challenge is quite simple: you light yourself on fire and film it…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 12, 2014

Win This! Enter The Frisky’s “Style My Space” Photo Sweepstakes For $300 To HomeGoods

From decorative accent pillows and cozy throws to colorful end tables and chic ottomans, we’re firm believers that any space—even the tiniest— can look like a million bucks if you know how to style it. The Frisky wants to give YOU the chance to make over a space in your home that could use…

Katie Oldenburg / July 30, 2014

Meet Pikinis, A New Creepily Voyeuristic App!

It’s a special day. Pikinis, an app that syncs with your Facebook friends list and allows you to search exclusively for bikini pics, is now available for download.
According to the app’s creator, Ted Kramer, Pikinis is for both men and women who want to see those they desire is a state of partial…

Jana Pollack / July 28, 2014

Dating Don’ts: Should You Unfriend Your Ex?

There’s a perverse pleasure in keeping tabs on your ex-paramours on social media. Perhaps you monitor their Twitter feed before you to go bed to see if you can gauge whether there was a more salacious reason behind their sudden decision to end things. Maybe after a couple glasses of wine and watching half of…

Megan Reynolds / July 22, 2014

Study: If You Post A Sexy Profile Picture, Your Peers Will Get Judgey

According to a new study from Oregon State University, young women who post sexy pictures on social media are seen by other women as less attractive and less competent. In the study, which is ominously titled “The Price Of Sexy,” 118 ladies between the ages of 13 and 25 were shown two Facebook profiles for…

Claire Hannum / July 21, 2014

Another Day, Another Server Fired For Complaining On Social Media

Kirsten Kelly, a Texas Roadhouse waitress from Ohio, has been fired for complaining about bad tippers on Facebook. Kelly told Toledo News Now that the post read, “If you come into a restaurant and spend $50 or more, you should be able to tip appropriately for that.” She claimed she did not name Texas Roadhouse in her status,…

Claire Hannum / July 8, 2014

Dating Don’ts: On Not Losing Yourself In Your Relationship

The other day, my friend and I got into a discussion about whether or not it was appropriate to use a picture of her and her boyfriend as the lock screen on her phone.

“It’s a cute picture, but I feel weird,” she told me. “I don’t know if I should keep it…

Megan Reynolds / July 1, 2014

Frisky Rant: Please Stop Bragging About Your Husband On Facebook

When women brag on Facebook about having the “best hubby in the world,” I want to buy advance tickets and popcorn to their inevitable divorce. If you really and truly love your husband and you’re actually that happy, why do you need to show off? Is Facebook your own personal delusion billboard?

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Sara Benincasa / June 25, 2014

Aunt Befriends Niece With Fake Facebook Account; Niece Allegedly Asks Her To Murder Family

An Alabama woman’s duplicitous attempt to befriend her niece with a fake Facebook account may be what saved her life. The niece was allegedly looking for someone to murder her entire family, including the aunt who set up the fake account. Read more on Huffington Post…

Huffington Post Weird News / June 12, 2014

Frisky Rant: Stop Calling Social Media Managers “Professional Tweeters”

I met a man last night who, upon telling him that I’m a Social Media Manager, replied by saying, “So you’re a professional tweeter. Aren’t all girls?” Not only was his comment sexist and untrue (so don’t even get me started on that), but if I were a goddamn professional tweeter, I would have said…

Katie Oldenburg / June 11, 2014

Do You Think Instagram Is More Personal Than Facebook?

I don’t spend much time on Facebook or Twitter, but it’s not because I’m “above” social media — I just happen to pour all of my social media obsession into Instagram. Yesterday, when my friend sent me an article called “You’re Using Instagram All Wrong” (um, I didn’t know there was a “right” and  “wrong”…

Claire Hannum / June 6, 2014

True Story: Unfriending My Ex-Boyfriend On Facebook Was One Of The Most Empowering Choices I’ve Ever Made

I did it. I actually did it.

What may sound unsubstantial, I experienced with a great deal of deliberation ending in elation. I felt heroic even. What I had always imagined was simple for others felt practically impossible to me. Yes, I’m talking about the ex-boyfriend unfriend.

Meghan Murphy / June 5, 2014

What Happens When I Change My Relationship Status On Facebook? Sadly, Not A Whole Lot

One night last week, I was doing a final sweep of online headlines before I allowed the Xanax to sink in and take me away, Calgon-style, when I came across a story about Facebook introducing a new button feature that allows users to ask anyone about their relationship status. My first thought was, Is this

Leslie Simon / May 29, 2014

The Soapbox: Hating On Social Media Is Trendy, But It’s Also Wrong

It seems like lots of people lately wax poetic about the good old days before we were all staring at computer screens. Take, for example, the popularity of the “Look Up” spoken word video. I hear these complaints from mostly people my age, maybe a bit older, so we’re not that far apart in our…

Kitty Stryker / May 9, 2014

Facebook Removes 40-Year-Old Woman’s Boudoir Photo For Being “Obscene”

Amanda Schoonover seems like a pretty rad lady: she’s covered in tattoos, she loves her body, and she’s an actress who appears frequently on the Philly stage. For her 40th birthday, she decided to do a boudoir photography shoot and post one image a day for 40 days. “I wanted to do something that promoted…

Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2014

New App Figures Out Who Your Happiest Facebook Friends Are

TIME magazine has created a new app which hooks into your Facebook account and measures the happiness of your friends based on the language they use in their posts. I’ve learned two important things about myself. One, with 502 posts, I use Facebook entirely too much. And two, The Frisky’s Mommie Dearest columnist Avital Norman

Jessica Wakeman / April 15, 2014

Proud Mama Announces Son Is Transgender In The Most Awesome Way Possible

Las Vegas hairstylist Proud mama Jodi Gholson Oliver is definitely in the running for mom-of-the-year, at least in my book. Oliver recently took to Facebook to announce her 19-year-old son as a transgender person, and she did it in the most amazing and beautiful way possible. Along with a cute illustration of a baby-carrying white stork and the word…

The Stir / April 8, 2014

Facebook Is Trying To Stop You From Humiliating Yourself

Acts of self-destruction on Facebook have apparently become so rampant that the site is getting involved and testing a reminder system to try to save you from yourself. When you’re about to post something that might lead you to expulsion, firing or just general humiliation from sharing with an unintended audience, the system employs a…

Claire Hannum / March 29, 2014

Beyond “Male” And “Female”: Facebook Now Allows More Inclusive Options For Gender Identity

The gender options on Facebook have worked well enough for those of us who identify as “male” or “female.” But what about folks who wish to publicly identify as something else? Until now, their only option has been to leave that option blank or be mis-gendered. After working with LGBTQ activists, Facebook announced an “Other”

Jessica Wakeman / February 13, 2014

Take A Pic And Show Us Your Snow Day!

Holy crap, you guys. It looks like Jack Frost’s wet dream outside.

Here in New York, the snowstorm is so bad that I’m pretty sure even the Dunkin’ Donuts near my apartment is closed. If you know anything about Dunkin’ Donuts, it’s that those guys would power through an apocalypse with gas mask…

Katie Oldenburg / February 13, 2014
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