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Facebook Is A Double-Edged Sword

Some Average Joe ending his marriage isn’t newsworthy. Similarly, someone changing their Facebook status isn’t remarkable. But when these two events combine, we take notice, especially when the wife is unaware her marriage is over, and dozens of others find out before she does. One day, Neil Brady of Lancashire, England updated his Facebook status with this message: “…ended his marriage to Emma Brady.” He obviously thought his wife wouldn’t notice. But a concerned friend in Denmark let Emma know she was single by asking a seemingly innocuous question: How was she handling the breakup? Let’s just hope Emma didn’t read the comments regarding her husband’s new status because one read: “You are better off out of it.” Although Neil claims his wife was having an extra-marital affair, we think this was an effed up way to dump her. Adults should be able to handle adult situations without the use of a social networking site.

Facebook is great for finding old friends, classmates, and that guy you met in the bathroom stall at that club. It also lets you keep track of your not-so-close friends. But since everyone, including relatives and current/past employers, is on Facebook, it’s also the perfect place to embarrass yourself or someone else. After the jump, other Facebook mishaps. Hopefully you’ll think before you post another drunk photo or update your status with your favorite sexual position. Keep reading »

Mind Of Man: 25 Things About Me, John DeVore

1. I think I’m awesome, but seriously, why do you think I’m awesome?

2. I can speak dolphin. Which is how I help them.

3. I don’t have a driver’s license and I don’t know how to drive a car. But I know how to drive the ladies wild and I have a license to freak, freak you sweet and spicy, freak you like a jungle cat made out of lava.

4. I write poetry. Here’s a sample, “She walks in beauty, like the night/Of cloudless climes and starry skies/And all that’s best of dark and bright/Meets in her aspect and her eyes.” I just made that up, right now, on the spot.

5. Yes I can, did, will, etc. Keep reading »

What Are Your Rules For Friendship On Facebook?

Burger King ran a promotion this month called “Whopper Sacrifice,” in which a free burger was offered to anyone who deleted 10 friends on Facebook. When Burger King started sending notifications to castoffs letting them know they’d been dumped for a tenth of a whopper, Facebook suspended the campaign. All this got me thinking: what else besides the lure of free fast food makes people un-friend someone? And how do people decide whom to friend in the first place? In an article in the Times this week, a recent graduate of Harvard (where Facebook got its start) advised “culling your friend list once a year to remove total strangers and other hangers-on. Keeping your numbers down gives you more leeway to be selective about whom you approve in the first place,” he said. Keep reading »

Are You An Internet Snoop?

If you’ve been guilty of snooping through your luvah’s internet history, you’re definitely not alone. A recent UK survey found that a whopping 70 percent of Brits regularly check their partners’ online activity. These aren’t isolated incidents — respondents admitted to snooping at least once a month to see if their partners had been surfing porn sites, trading sexy photos or love notes with anyone, or had been up to any other sneaky activities. “There really is nowhere to hide on the web anymore; especially now that people are so active online, with social networking sites and forums. People can post pictures or inappropriate comments that, when taken out of context, can lead to serious problems at home,” said study author, Steffen Ruehl. Keep reading »

Quickies!: D-Listers Invade Sundance, Facebook Causes Political Controversy, & A Political Courtship

  • The Sundance Film Festival used to be all artsy and stuff, but now it’s where D-listers go to show off their horrible fashion nonsense. [Dlisted]
  • Your boyfriend might possess all the qualities you look for in a BFF, but you really should have other friends. You know, for moments when you just want to vent about what annoying thing he did again. [Dear Sugar]
  • Former Danity Kane member Aubrey O’Day is wearing a lanyard in one of the first photos from her Playboy shoot. Thank god she’s not posing with that damn dog again. [Mediatakeout]
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    Top 10 Facebook Relationship Etiquette Rules

    Facebook, like nuclear technology, is a tool that can be used for good as well as evil. And there are clearly some people who lack the ability (or desire) to use either responsibly. One of my all-time favorite Facebook stories involved a recent college graduate backtracking it to the old Alma Mater (it wasn’t Tucker Max) on a recruiting trip. He went to a neighborhood watering hole, flashed some of that first-year cash and, later, worked on his night moves with a fine, young coed. Unfortunately, he knew she was going to Facebook (it’s a verb now) him and he still had a few days in College Town, USA. So, he did the prudent thing and changed his status to Single. He and his old old girl were on the rocks and he thought he’d enjoy the rest of the trip. This was how now ex-girlfriend found out. She was dumped by Facebook. And because this is neither Vietnam nor the Wild West, we decided to implement some rules of etiquette for Mark Zuckerberg’s handiwork. After the jump, the top 10 rules of etiquette for using Facebook responsibly in and around relationships. Keep reading »

    Can I Get Some Privacy Please Facebook?!

    Every time I go to check my email, this feeling of fear passes over me. Not because I’m worried about getting an email from my boss, or a Dear John type letter from a guy who’s just not that in to me. But because Facebook is going to send me a message that says “One of your friends tagged you in a photo.” WHAT! Why are my friends tagging me in photos for all of my other Facebook friends to see? Have I approved these photos to get posted? What am I doing in the photo – am I drunk? The big question is, how do I look in the photo? If we are going to remain Facebook friends, you cannot tag me in a pic where I look like I could go outside and frighten small children. That’s like an unwritten rule. But how did my social gatherings with friends and personal details of my life now become a public viewing spectacle and a topic of thread discussions on the Internet.
    It brings up the point, can you have any privacy with a Facebook account? Can any part of your life remain to yourself? It was designed to be this wonderful tool for staying in touch with people in your past and present, but come on let’s be real. Facebook puts our lives on full display for everyone to read, gawk at and talk crap about. Privacy no longer exists if you have a Facebook account. Keep reading »

    Why Facebook Has No Heart

    Six months after putting up a Facebook profile, I’m utterly bored. I’ve said it. I’m sure I’ll be assaulted by the Facebook cultists, but it’s true. Keep reading »

    Five Things You Didn’t Know About Whitney Casey

    Whitney Casey’s The Man Plan: Drive Men Wild… Not Away promises to help you find Mr. Right or a bunch of Mr. Right Nows. How? We’re not sure, but as a “relationship expert” on Match.com, a TV personality and international journalist, Casey, we’re sure, has a wealth of knowledge regarding the opposite sex. Check out some facts about Casey and other ways to find her relationship advice after the jump. Keep reading »

    Facebook, A Place For Couples

    Don’t you just hate it when a friend starts dating a guy and she does absolutely everything with him? She can’t go to the grocery store without him, she can’t do her laundry without him, and she certainly can’t update her Facebook status without including his name. We’ve been noticing that a bunch of couples are doing joint status updates, i.e., “John and Jane are ringing in the New Year!” or “Kelly and Josh just got the most amazing espresso machine.” We don’t like it. Isn’t the internet the last refuge for lonely singles? Keep reading »

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