Posts tagged "facebook"

Mommie Dearest: The Facebook Crowd-Sourcing Guide To Sleep-Training, Feeding & Vaccinating Your Baby

My Facebook feed is exploding with new babies. Adorable, squishy, big-eyed baby pictures are popping up all over the place, and most of them belong to first time parents. One…

Avital Norman Nathman | January 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm

This Facebook Page Crowdsourced Thousands Of Puppy Pictures For A Teen Fighting Cancer

Sixteen-year-old Anthony Lyons is undergoing chemo for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in a Phoenix hospital, and one thing that makes him smile through his treatment is man’s best friend. Sometimes he…

Claire Hannum | January 5, 2015 - 5:30 pm

I’m Not That Great A White Person

The thing about being white is you end up with a lot of white friends. They’re people you went to school with, people you worked with, even people you’re related…

Beth Tully | January 5, 2015 - 11:00 am

Yo, Facebook, Please Stop Suggesting I Friend A Bunch Of Random Dudes I Don’t Want To See Again

The other day I noticed something kind of strange about the “People You Might Know” list on my Facebook account. In addition to the usual array of strangers or acquaintances…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 10, 2014 - 11:30 am

Make It Stop: “My Friends’ Social Media Updates Are Making Me Depressed”

I feel like a bad friend. My friends seem so successful and I feel like I’m stalling. All I see are updates about marriages, babies, pregnancies, I feel like I…

Anna Goldfarb | November 21, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Dear Facebook: My Name Is NOT Elizabeth Gallagher

Hi. My name is Ross von Metzke. I’m a 35-year-old gay male living in Southern California. Blonde hair, green eyes, 6’0″. Did I mention I’m male?

But according…

Ross von Metzke | November 5, 2014 - 5:00 pm

7 Proven Ways Facebook Is A Relationship Killer

Infidelity comes in many different shapes and sizes. There is the most obvious kind where someone is sneaking around and physically having an affair with someone other than his or…

YourTango.com | October 31, 2014 - 3:15 pm

You May Be Liable For Your Kids’ Facebook Posts

Parents who don’t already pay close attention to their kids’ Facebook posts may want to start. Georgia’s Court of Appeals says parents may be liable for their children’s online activity…

Newser | October 25, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Facebook Is Still Deactivating Drag Queens’ Facebook Accounts

Even though Facebook apologized for deactivating drag queens’ accounts after realizing that one person had been on a personal crusade to troll the queens, the site is still continuing to

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 17, 2014 - 4:30 pm

We’re Not Alone, Because Mark Zuckerberg Is Also Hella Paranoid About Catching Ebola

There’s being scared about catching Ebola, and then there’s being SO scared about catching Ebola that you literally try and kill it singlehandedly by donating $25 million dollars to stop…

Katie Oldenburg | October 14, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Tech Companies Want To Help Female Employees Freeze Their Eggs, But What We Really Need Is Better Paternity Leave

Apple and Facebook are going to start helping female employees cover the cost of freezing their eggs — some employees, anyway; Apple’s benefits vary depending on your position — so…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 14, 2014 - 3:00 pm

I’m So Tired Of This Sentimental BS About How Social Media Is Bad For Us

Are you buggin’, Prince Ea? Yes. You are buggin’. Social media is not that bad. I am seriously about to headdesk over here over the critiques this video for “Can…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 12, 2014 - 11:00 am

Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community After Realizing One Troll Has Been Causing Most Of The Legal-Names Trouble

Is anyone else surprised that now that the two-week deadline for “real names” on Facebook is up, Facebook has apologized to the LGBT activists who have been fighting it and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 5, 2014 - 9:30 am

Why I’m Switching From Facebook To Ello

Since Facebook announced that it was going to suspend accounts unless users used their legal names earlier this month, many people have been looking for a new place to socialize,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 26, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Facebook Is Giving Suspended Users Two Weeks To Decide If They Want To Change Their Names Or Leave

Facebook met with a group of queer activists on Wednesday to discuss how its policy forcing members to use their legal name as printed on their driver’s license, credit card,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 19, 2014 - 1:30 pm

PurrVerse: We All Have The Right To A Secret Identity

It was two and a half years ago that I presented at South By Southwest  on sex workers and social media, particularly on the dangers of “real name policies.” Sex…

Kitty Stryker | September 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Woman Sues Facebook For $123 Million For Not Removing Her Likeness In “Revenge Porn”

Meryem Ali, 28, of Houston, Texas, is suing Facebook for $123 million for failing to remove her likeness in “revenge porn” photos posted to their site. As she tells…

Jessica Wakeman | August 22, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Make It Stop: “My Friend Is A Charity Humble Bragger!”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a

Anna Goldfarb | August 21, 2014 - 11:15 am

5 People We Should Actually Impeach

Republicans are talking about impeaching President Obama. YAWN. Can I just point out that we talked about impeaching Bush, too? Is this going to be a thing we do with…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 19, 2014 - 10:00 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 12, 2014 - 11:00 am
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