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Facebook Is The New Closet, When It Comes To Coming Out

According to the LGBT community, Facebook is useful for more than just sharing photos and favorite pastimes; it’s also great for coming out. Instead of doing it the old fashioned way—face to face—coming out of the closet now only entails checking a box on your Facebook profile page. Friends can then discover your sexual status at the comfort of their own computer, and you can avoid spending precious time engaging in what could be uncomfortable exchanges.

Gays, lesbians, and bisexuals talked to Time about the new Facebook trend, explaining that it has turned what used to be a tedious process into a convenient and liberating one.

“I just came from a courthouse where they practically want you to undress to be approved for official gender reassignment,” said Herrald, a practicing bisexual. “But on Facebook, I could do it myself and under my own terms. I made that announcement in my own town square.”

Oh Facebook, how we rely on you.
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Cheating Vs. Not Cheating In A Virtual World

Most of us have some version of ourselves on a social networking site. We seem to lead a real life, in which we interact with significant others and coworkers in person, and an online life, in which we have the possibility of catching up with our best friend from sixth grade or rekindling a first love. At some point, our real life melds with our online life, especially in regards to affairs of the heart. Keep reading »

11 Reasons Facebook Is Really Dead

A new Vatican website, Pope 2 You, has launched, and on it you’ll find an application called “The pope meets you on Facebook.” Yes, the pope is on Facebook. The Vatican is using social networking tools in an attempt to reach young believers. But you can’t “poke” him or write on his wall, so what’s the point? Lately, we’ve been asking the same thing about Facebook in general. After the jump, 11 reasons why Facebook is really dead. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Bruce Jenner Is Going To Get His Mug Fixed

  • Twenty-five years ago, Bruce Jenner had a botched partial facelift and a nose job. Now, he plans to correct the surgery with another facelift for his 60th birthday. [Dlisted] — Stop making him the butt of all those jokes. This could happen to anyone!
  • Ryan Seacrest and British chef Jamie Oliver plan to give healthy makeovers to the most unhealthy places in the U.S., among them city schools and workplaces, on their ABC reality series. [Perez Hilton]
  • You might want Carrie Prejean to disappear down the rabbit hole, but think about it for a minute. Without her, how would we have learned that fake, diamond-encrusted earrings aren’t cute? See what other lessons you can learn from Miss California. [College Candy]
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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 »

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