Posts tagged "facebook"

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'…

By: 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 is "said to be…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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.

By: 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 us (I swear!),…

By: 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…

By: 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,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 18, 2013

10 Signs You’re Shamelessly Humblebragging on Facebook

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 o…

By: Claire Hannum / September 12, 2013

These Boobies Were Banned From Facebook

We know that Facebook has been cracking down on boobs and nipples in the last couple of years, but they've officially taken it too far. When Christmas Island Tourism Board posted an ad for its annual Bird’n'Nature Week with the caption “Some gorgeous shots here of some juvenile boobies,” Facebook blocked it immediately. In this instance,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 7, 2013

Addicted To Facebook? Cure Yourself With The Pavlov Poke!

Robert R. Morris and Dan McDuff, two PhD candidates at MIT, estimate that they waste a combined 50 hours a week scrolling mindlessly through Facebook. In an effort to curb their social media addiction, the pair came up with a novel solution called the Pavlov Poke. Named after the famous physiologist Ivan Pavlov, whose bell-ringing…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 4, 2013

The Love Story Behind That Beautiful Photo Of A Woman Carrying Her Double-Amputee Marine Husband

You might have seen this picture pop on your Facebook newsfeed sometime in the past couple days. A smiling woman stands in a lake, carrying her double amputee husband on her back, as he grins and holds her close. It was posted a couple weeks ago on the photographer's Facebook page, and has since gone…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 28, 2013

8 OMG Discoveries I’ve Made Thanks To Social Media

Have you ever signed onto Facebook and scrolled through your newsfeed expecting mundane day-after-day status updates when BAM! You find out your co-worker who was formerly a he is now a she? Or you see an Instagram photo of your former arch-nemesis sorority sister who is pregnant by her best friend’s boyfriend. Mhmm. Thanks to…

By: Katie Oldenburg / August 28, 2013

True Story: My Picture Was Stolen And Used For A Fat-Shaming, Anti-Feminist Meme On Facebook

I’ve always been someone who wasn’t scared to share pics of myself online or to post a profile picture. In fact, I always enjoyed sharing pictures of myself with friends or in the Facebook pages I helped run for different groups I am involved with at my university. That was until I received an awkward,…

By: Kelly Martin Broderick / August 26, 2013

Muslim Women In India Warned Not To Post “Selfies” On Facebook

Selfies are a plague for the modern social media account — they also pose a conundrum for how religious values correspond with technology. Recently, Islamic clerics in India have indicated to young Muslim women that they should refrain from posting selfies on Facebook and other social networking sites, because it would violate the edict that…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 13, 2013

5 Facebook Fails That Keep You Coming Back For More

It’s hard to deny that Facebook is one of the most addictive guilty pleasures on the Internet. As much as we hate the idiots that clutter our feeds with stupid comments, it does give us something to laugh at. Check out these five Facebook fails that are among the stupidest in recent memory (our memory…

By: TruTV / August 4, 2013

How NOT To Be A Tool On Social Media

Allow me to introduce myself! I’m Katie Oldenburg, the new Social Media Manager for The Frisky, where I’ll serve as your go-to for all Frisky-related things on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. You name it, I’m your gal. This being my area of expertise, I’ve compiled a list of things you DON’T want to do o…

By: Kathryn Oldenburg / July 18, 2013

Dating Don’ts: About Fake-Friending

The scenario is a common one – it’s happened to me and, while writing this piece, I did an informal survey and asked a handful of women in my life if they were familiar with the phenomenon of fake-friending. All them were. And almost all of them – myself included – admitted to having bee…

By: Hanna Brooks Olsen / July 16, 2013
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