Posts tagged "facebook"

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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

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…

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…

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.

Ami Angelowicz / November 7, 2013

30 Real-Life Relationship Statuses You Won’t Find On Facebook

Relationships are the most unique and nuanced thing in life. So why does Facebook only have a handful of options to describe them? This doesn’t make sense to me. Between single, civil union and divorced there are a zillion shades of relationship situations, which are all supposed to fall under the “it’s complicated” category. That’…

Ami Angelowicz / November 6, 2013

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

Trigger warning on the video  

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…

Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2013

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

Jessica Wakeman / October 29, 2013

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…

Claire Hannum / October 29, 2013

Greatest Grandpa Ever Writes Kickass 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…

Ami Angelowicz / October 3, 2013

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

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…

Rachel Krause / October 1, 2013

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.

Ami Angelowicz / September 27, 2013

How To Unfriend Someone On Facebook With Minimal Drama

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 u…

Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2013

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…

Ami Angelowicz / September 18, 2013

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

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,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 18, 2013
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