Reverend Cedric Miller, of Neptune, New Jersey, made headlines this week for demanding that his married church leaders stay off Facebook because he thinks it leads to infidelity. The reverend says he has counseled 20 couples in his congregation, at the Living Word Christian Fellowship Church, who are having marital problems because of the social networking site and thinks married folks should just delete their accounts. He explained his theory on the phenomenon to the Associated Press as such: “What happens is someone from yesterday surfaces, it leads to conversations and there have been physical meet-ups. The temptation is just too great.” Keep reading »
It’s wash-your-mouth-out-with-soap time at the Palin household. After people criticized the family’s new TLC reality show, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” on Facebook, little sis Willow Palin busted out with homophobic slurs, put-downs and grammar gone rogue.
“Haha your [sic] so gay. I have no idea who you are. But what I’ve seen pictures of, your [sic] disgusting,” the 16-year-old wrote. “Tre stfu. Your [sic] such a fa**ot,” this charming child wrote elsewhere. Willow also accused commenters of being “jealous of my families [sic] success and you guys aren’t goin [sic] to go anywhere with your lives.” Keep reading »
I think it’s safe to say I don’t have a future in politics, and if the climate stays the same — where anything and everything from your past can and will be used against you or the person you love — then any future spouse of mine doesn’t either. For the last three years, I’ve shared a lot on the internet as the editor of The Frisky, as well as on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Given what’s happened to political candidates like Krystal Ball (whose funny but racy Facebook pics were unearthed by her rival in a Virginia congressional campaign) and Delaware senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell (whose fairly chaste sleepover with a guy three years ago was described in an anonymously penned expose on Gawker.com), people who would be out to smear me wouldn’t know where to begin with what I’ve willingly put on the web. Keep reading »
Anyone who has perused an ex’s Facebook page for signs that he or she is moving on first knows that a lot of wasted clicking goes into hunting down and examining your beau’s rebound. Well, being a good friend, Facebook has decided to make this jealous searching a little easier with “friendship pages.” Keep reading »
Since everyone knows a breakup isn’t official ’til it’s on Facebook, David McCandless, a data journalist king, looked at over 10,000 Facebook status updates to see if there was any pattern to when and why people ended their romantic relationships. This infograph charts his discoveries. Peak breakup season is about five weeks away, so hold on tight. [via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Momma always told me to be myself. Maybe I’ll take her advice this Halloween and wear my Facebook profile as a dress.The best part is that all 697 of your friends will be at the same Halloween party as you. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »