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RIP Society: Police Looking For “Roast Busters,” Teen Boys In New Zealand Who Brag About Raping Drunk Girls [NSFW]

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What. The. Eff.

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Several teenage boys in Auckland, New Zealand, who call themselves “Roast Busters” have been raping drunk girls and then bragging about it on social media sites like Facebook, YouTube and Ask.fm.

According to CNN, one boy is the child of a police officer and another is “said to be the son of a Hollywood actor.” Keep reading »

Teen Girl Commits Suicide After Her Parents Wouldn’t Let Her Log Onto Facebook

teen girl commits suicide because she can't log into facebook

Teenagers are known for having … shall we say, dramatic … reactions to things they don’t like. But this story is beyond tragic: a 17-year-old girl in India committed suicide after her parents would not let her log onto Facebook. The college sophomore’s parents chided her for spending too much time online and talking on the phone with her friends (both of which are basically what being a teen girl is all about) and “paying less attention to her studies,” according to the Wall Street Journal. After the argument, the daughter went into her bedroom and hung herself. Her parents are understandably shocked. Keep reading »

Facebook Probably Knows Who You’re Dating, Even If You’ve Never Shared It

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Facebook Probably Knows Who You're Dating, Even If You've Never Shared It

So here’s something kinda creepy – Facebook probably knows who your significant other is, even if you’ve never posted it online before. Yep, I’m freaked out too, but also kind of fascinated. Maybe this shouldn’t be all that surprising. The whole “the internet knows everything about you” rhetoric has been around long enough, but new network analysis developments have made things a little more interesting.

When it comes to friendships of the non-romantic sort, Facebook researchers measure how close two people are by what they call “embededness.” Facebook measures how embedded a friend is by how many mutual friends you share. Generally, the closer people are, the more mutual friends they are likely to have. Makes sense, right? Keep reading »

Greatest Grandpa Ever Writes Kickass Letter Shaming His Daughter For Disowning Gay Grandson

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Grandpa Writes Letter Shaming His Daughter For Disowning Gay Grandson

When a woman named Christine kicked her son Chad out of the house after finding out he was gay, her dad (Chad’s grandfather) penned this awesome letter, which FCKH8 posted on their Facebook page. “You’re correct we have a ‘shame in the family’, but mistaken about what it is,” he begins. “Dad” goes on to call her choice a “hurtful,” narrow-minded” “abomination” that “goes against nature.” He tells her that he has a “fabulous (as the gays call it) grandson to raise” and doesn’t have time to deal with “a heartless b-word of a daughter.” But should she change her mind, she’s welcome to call.

Fuck yeah, Grandpa! How could Christine not change her mind after a letter like that? More Chads should have grandparents like this. [The Hollywood Gossip]

This Study Of Gendered Words Used On Facebook Looks Pretty Dismal On Both Ends

Socio-linguistic analysis of words we use on Facebook

Gender stereotypes: let’s pretend, for a moment, that they exist for a reason, reason being that they are sometimes (sometimes) applicable. The largest analysis ever undertaken of words we use on Facebook, a socio-linguistic study published by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Cambridge University, produced “strong results” emerging from the analysis aligning with “past studies of gender.” It’s up to the individual to draw their own conclusion from what is presented in front of them, and that conclusion may very well be, “holy shit, we are all just horrible boilerplate human Internet stereotypes.” It’s really up to you. Check out the full image, after the jump … [Gawker] Keep reading »

Wife Comes Up With Really Creative Way To Shame Cheating Husband On Facebook

People have a variety of responses when they catch a spouse cheating. But Sonya Gore’s was by far the most creative. She had her unfaithful husband, Ivan Lewis, “prove his love” for her by posting a picture of himself holding a sign that says “I cheated on my wife!!! (and she was ugly!!!)” on Facebook. Gore has agreed to take her estranged husband back (they’ve allegedly been separated for the last two years because of Lewis’ previous infidelities) if her can get 10,000 Facebook likes. He’s currently at 5,457. Keep reading »

How To Unfriend Someone On Facebook With Minimal Drama

You Humblebragger, You!
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Facebook

This weekend, I got dumped. Facebook friend dumped, that is. And I would not have even noticed that I was short one FB friend had the person not emailed me to explain why he was unfriending me.

Justin, as I’ll call him, is an old friend. There wasn’t any ill will between us (I swear!), so when I friended him on Facebook, I thought we’d get back in touch. He accepted my request.

But not for long.   Keep reading »

An Online Dating Site Used Pictures Of Rehtaeh Parsons, The Gang Rape Victim Who Hung Herself, To Advertise On Facebook

An Online Dating Site Used Pictures Of Rehtaeh Parsons, The Gang Rape Victim Who Hung Herself, To Advertise On Facebook

You might remember the story of Rehtaeh Parsons, the 17-year-old girl from Nova Scotia, Canada who hung herself after she was allegedly raped at a party and had a photograph of the incident passed around to her classmates. Her story was unspeakable and horrendous. Now, imagine that you’re one of her friends or loved ones and you’re scrolling through Facebook and you see her face on a popup for an online dating site. That’s exactly what happened to Rehtaeh’s mother, Leah Parsons — she found a picture of her deceased daughter advertising how to “Find Love In Canada!” for dating company called ionechat.com. You can read more of her mother’s thoughts about this tragedy in a piece she penned for XOJane. Keep reading »

The Key To A Non-Depressing Facebook Experience? Stop Lurking.

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Within the past couple years, numerous studies have claimed Facebook is hazardous to our mental health and ruining our self-esteem. There have also been numerous studies that claim the opposite: Facebook is making our lives rich and full and positive and improving our relationships. The New Yorker recently posted a fascinating synopsis of the confusing, contradictory body of research surrounding the social media behemoth, and discovered that whether Facebook makes you happy or sad depends on how you use it. If you’re logging on to actively interact with friends (commenting, messaging, sharing posts, etc.), the site can genuinely enhance your life and make you feel more connected to people (bombshell, right?). If, however, you’re using Facebook the way many of us do, and just passively scrolling through photos and status updates while grumbling under your breath that everyone’s life is better than yours, well, you’re not going to feel very good about yourself. The moral of this story? If you want to have a fulfilling Facebook experience, stop lurking and start engaging. [NPR] [Photo of Facebook logo via Shutterstock]

10 Signs You’re Shamelessly Humblebragging on Facebook

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This week, a really talented high school acquaintance of mine won a reality TV series. She deserved it and my whole hometown is crazy proud. The downside, however, is the namedropping explosion on my Facebook newsfeed about how everyone who only spoke two sentences to her in their life is now her best friend, has been on the edge of their seat weeping with glee because they are so invested in her success, and always knew she’d be a star from the moment they met her at age five. Cool story, guys.

Name-dropping on social media is something we’re all guilty of to some extent. I’ll be the first to admit I’ve done it. I mean, Facebook practically invented the modern-day humblebrag, didn’t it? Most of us can’t help ourselves on some level. It’s in our nature. But some people just know no boundaries when it comes to how far they will go to seem like the Most Important Person You Know.

There is a time and place for name-dropping and humblebragging (Thanksgiving dinner with your parents’ judgmental friends, maybe?), and Facebook is not it. But of course, it’s the go-to place for social climbers and attention seekers alike to share their competitive streaks with the world. Behold, 10 types of Facebook statuses used by name-droppers. If you recognize yourself in these, it’s time to reassess your social media behavior. Keep reading »

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