Posts tagged "facebook"

Women, Action & The Media Calls On Facebook To Address Gender-Based Hate Speech

Feminist media group Women, Action & The Media (WAM) has called upon Facebook to address gender-based hate speech on the site, in particular groups and pages that condone rape and domestic violence, such as "Raping Your Girlfriend" or "Domestic Violence: Don't Make Me Tell You Twice." In an open letter, WAM asks that Facebook recognize…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 21, 2013

RIP Society: 3 Teens Post Rape Of A 12-Year-Old Girl On Facebook

Three Chicago teenagers are facing sexual assault charges after they allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl at gunpoint and posted a video of that attack on Facebook. In December, two 16-year-old boys and one 15-year-old boy brought the girl to one of their homes and allegedly took turns assaulting her, including sodomizing her. One of the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 21, 2013

Feminists Take Over A Misogynist Facebook Page From The Inside

Read this story about how six feminists took over a misogynist Facebook page from the inside... [The Daily Dot] Black women are 49 percent less likely than white women to get tested for the mutated genes that lead to breast cancer. Here's what else you need to know about how race impact…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 16, 2013

Facebook Page Run By Active Marines Mocks Violence Against Female Troops

A Facebook page run by active Marines mocking violence against female troops has been taken down after it was publicly outed by a Congresswoman. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) penned a letter to the Secretary of Defense and the commander of the Marine Corps asking them to take action on the page, F'N Wook, which showed…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2013

Today In Facebook Crimes: Woman Harasses Herself, Blames Her Ex And His New Girlfriend

I don't know if this falls under the umbrella of "catfishing" or just plain old bat shit cray revenge, but a Michigan woman is facing felony charges for creating a fake Facebook profile using…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 7, 2013

Anonymous Hacks (Spoofs?) The Westboro Baptist Church’s Facebook Page

Internet hacktivist group Anonymous strikes again! Following the Westboro Baptist Church's announcement that they would protest the funerals of those who died in Monday's Boston Marathon attack, Anonymous seized control of the hate group's Facebook page and made themselves comfortable. Okay, so it's kind of unclear whether this was ever WBC'…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 17, 2013

8 People To Sweep Off Your Facebook Friend List

All week, we've been focused on spring cleaning the clutter out of our lives, from our inboxes (guilty!) to our cars to…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 12, 2013

Facebook Unveils ‘Home’ For Phones

The "Facebook phone" is here and, as expected, it is not a phone built by Facebook. Instead, the company unveiled "Facebook Home," a download that converts an Android phone into a Facebook-centric device, reports CNET. It will be available on a limited basis April 12 at the Google Play store. That's the same day HTC is rolling…
By: Newser / April 4, 2013

Michigan Republican Says Being Gay “Leads To Early Death”

Michigan Republican National Committee member Dave Agema didn't get the memo.  Support for LGBT equality is at an all time high, poll numbers show that gay marriage is widely accepted — especially by younger generations.  OH WAIT and beyond polls and numbers the LGBT community deserves to be treated like every other American with full rights,…
By: Sarah Gray / March 31, 2013

If The Internet Was Actually A Party

We anthropomorphize animals, so it makes sense that we'd anthropomorphize websites, too. And as someone who spends approximately 1,340,000 hours online every day, I can wholly appreciate the spot-on human representations of these sites. I mean, of course Facebook would change her outfit, like, a zillion times a day. And Twitter would just ramble o…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 21, 2013

How To Get Your Ex To Notice You On Facebook

Facebook. How did we exist before it? How did you define ourselves, our relationships with friends and/or boyfriends? How did we let people know, on a large scale, that yes, you ate the four-day-old Chinese food, and now your head is in the toilet while you throw up everything you’ve consumed in the last 48…
By: The Gloss / March 21, 2013

Apparently You Can Learn A Lot About Someone From Their Facebook Likes

The seemingly diverse and random things we like on Facebook, from hard rock bands to politicians to "napping," might be giving away a lot more information about us than we realize. Researchers at Cambridge University were able to accurately predict people's gender, race, sexual orientation, and age based on Facebook likes alone. Some of the…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 16, 2013

Breast Cancer Survivors Tell Their Stories Through Mastectomy Tattoos

Perhaps you missed this, but last week, Facebook was in a tizzy over a topless photo of a breast cancer survivor showing off her chest tattoo. The piece was meant as a celebration of her survival and a means of covering up her mastectomy scars, but Facebook classified the image as "pornographic." The company's official…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 5, 2013

The 10 Biggest Dating Mistakes People Make On Facebook

Facebook abuse is rampant! We all know at least one person whose status updates never cease to annoy or bewilder. Or how about that chick who is constantly inviting you to engage in a mafia war? And seriously, I am thisclose to defriending a friend from junior high who insists on tagging…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 22, 2013

Now You Can Find A Kidney Donor On Facebook

When doctors told Jerry Wilde he would need another kidney transplant, he knew his rare blood type made for a precarious prognosis. "I thought, 'Well this just isn't going to happen,'" he says. "'I'm just going to wither away.'" But everything changed when he mentioned his search for a new kidney on Facebook: Leah Hostalet,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 19, 2013

No V-Day Love? Enjoy This Heartfelt Karaoke Message From Vin Diesel

Here is a surprising thing about Vin Diesel: He's a member of Mensa. Another surprising thing? He is a smooth karaoke singer, with a very nice voice. Here, enjoy his Valentine's Day karaoke tribute, and fall in love with Vin Diesel just a little bit more. [Facebook]…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 15, 2013

Do Not Want For Valentine’s Day: A Starbucks Gift Card Courtesy Of Facebook

Just a friendly reminder to all of you lovers out there that not every  kind of gift is appropriate for the Valentine's Day holiday. This Facebook suggestion was sent to me by an engaged friend of mine. Really, Facebook? The best you can do is suggest that a woman "surprise" her fiancé with a Starbuck…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 14, 2013

Yes, You Can “Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind” Your Ex

Remember the Jim Carrey/Kate Winslet movie "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"? How many times have we all wished we could totally erase our exes, right? Well, thanks to the app Killswitch, you actually can, at least virtually. Killswitch does all the annoying ex-erasing work for you. Users simply pick the offending ex…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 14, 2013

Oh No, Your Facebook Profile Reveals Clues To Your Mental Health

So, it has come to this. Facebook can be an indicator of your psychological state, says a new study done at the University of Missouri. More than 200 college students were asked to print out their Facebook activity and given the option to redact anything they chose from their timeline. The portions that they concealed…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 1, 2013

Girl Talk: How I Learned To Stop Equivocating And Just Remove The Jerks From My Life

In the past couple of months, I've tried something new: I've removed people from my life  who were not adding anything to it. I de-friended on Facebook. I unfollowed on Twitter. I stopped responding to emails. This is so unlike me.
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 1, 2013
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