Posts tagged "facebook"

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"…

By: 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.

By: 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

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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"

By: 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 masks and Dunkaccino…

By: Katie Oldenburg / February 13, 2014

Courageous Breast Cancer Survivor’s Naked Facebook Photos Reveal The Reality Of Fighting Cancer

A breast cancer survivor in Australia posted powerful, naked photos on Facebook to show the hidden effects of breast cancer on a woman’s body, which is something that goes largely unmentioned when we think about breast cancer. Her goal is to raise awareness about cancer prevention, and expose the reality of the disease, as opposed…

By: The Gloss / February 13, 2014

Science Says Facebook Is An Actual Epidemic, And It Will Die Out Sooner Than You Think

You know those moments when you roll your eyes and half-joke to your girlfriends that Facebook is a social disease? As it turns out, that's exactly what it is -- at least, according to researchers. John Cannarella and Joshua Spechler of Princeton University compare the social network to a plague. Its rapid growth in popularity…

By: Claire Hannum / January 26, 2014

Woman Posted Bloodied “Selfie” On Facebook After Domestic Violence Attack

On Monday, December 30th, Facebook friends of Kentucky resident Susann Stacy would have seen a post of her bloodied face and the message "Help please anyone." Susann had been beaten over the head with a handgun by her husband, Donnie Stacy. At some point, the landline phone allegedly got ripped out of the wall. So…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2014

Here’s A Resolution: Stop Complaining About People Taking Over Your Gym, And Encourage Them Instead

It’s safe to say that if you’re a human between the ages of 18 to 65 with a Facebook account, your friends’ New Years Resolutions have been popping up on your news feed from the moment the ball dropped. Some hope to cut back on their vino intake, others are trying to become more domestic,…

By: Katie Oldenburg / January 3, 2014

Facepalm: Woman Was So Engrossed In Facebook That She Walked Right Off A Pier

A woman in Melbourne, Australia, got so caught up on Facebook on her phone this week that she walked right off a pier and into the water. The tourist was so engrossed in her newsfeed that she forgot where she was and kept on meandering right off the edge of St. Kilda Pier and into…

By: Claire Hannum / December 19, 2013

Facebook Feed: 15 Most Talked About Topics Of 2013

Facebook is the social media hub people log on to, to check in with their loved ones, keep up with the world and share details of their lives. During this year, the world was mostly concerned with Beyonce at the Superbowl, surprisingly Syria and everyone’s favorite (non) twerker, Miley Cyrus. Check out what else you

By: Hello Beautiful / December 15, 2013

The 4 Types Of Awkward Facebook Encounters

If you have a Facebook account (which is pretty much everyone but people over 90 and religious fundamentalists), then you are familiar with the awkward and uncomfortable feeling that occurs when the social media site betrays you. I was just reading today about a girl whose private messages from a college hookup were posted on

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 14, 2013

Meadow Rain Walker’s Fake Facebook Message Hoax Revealed

In a matter of hours Meadow Rain Walker’s heartfelt message to fans regarding the death of her father Paul Walker has gone viral. Four hours ago Meadow Walker supposedly wrote, “When I was little he taught me to walk, taught me to smile, and taught me to never give up. I loved him even before…

By: Celeb Dirty Laundry / December 2, 2013

Italian Law Student Is Selling Naked Pics Of Herself Over Facebook To Buy A New Moped

Times are hard. But one Italian law student whose moped is about to break is getting entrepreneurial: she's selling naked pictures of herself over Facebook to raise money for new wheels. The student known only as Mary posted a picture of herself holding a sign in Italian, which obscures her face but puts her lovely…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 2, 2013

Picture Of High School Coach Getting Her Boob Grabbed Gets Her Fired

Laraine Cook, a high school basketball coach in Idaho, was fired in late October for posting this picture on her Facebook page, which features her fiancé, Tom Harrison (who is also a coach at the same school), giving her bikini-clad boob a squeeze while on vacation.

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 7, 2013
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