Posts tagged "facebook"

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

14 Friends Everyone Has On Facebook

If you’re like us, you’ve had a Facebook profile for years and have somehow accrued hundreds and hundreds of “friends.” Maybe you only see about 20 of them in real life. So what? You feel connected to all of these people’s lives, even if you can’t remember who they are anymore. Facebook friends can be…

By: Alyson Penn / July 15, 2013

More Brides Are Choosing To Keep Their Maiden Names, According To Facebook Study

A wife taking her husband’s name is pretty much the essence of traditional marriage. But an increasing number of women, especially young women, are choosing to keep their own last names when they are married, according to a study by Facebook.

The social networking site took the names of women whose relationship statuse…

By: Mary Odell / July 8, 2013

Hitched: I’m So Glad I Didn’t Have An “Unplugged” Wedding

It’s in The New York Times, so I guess “unplugged” weddings are a thing, at least among the handsome and affluent people who see themselves in the Paper of Record’s style section.

In a column called “This Life” (imagine saying it the way you’d say “This guy! Can you believe this guy!?” and…

By: Andrea Grimes / June 19, 2013

True Story: My Ex-Boyfriend Announced That He’s HIV-Positive On Facebook

This piece originally appeared on Role/Reboot. Republished here with permission.

An email arrives from an old friend with the name of your ex-boyfriend in the subject line. In the body of the email, just this: “I’m totally shocked. When was the last time you talked to him?” You sigh, what now? Is he…

By: Emily Heist Moss / June 18, 2013

Facebook Vows To Revisit Policy On Violence Against Women Following Feminist Campaign

Facebook has vowed to update its policy on gender-based hate speech following a successful campaign by feminist media group WAM, in which 15 companies and counting pulled their advertising from Facebook. Activists pointed out to companies how their ads are running alongside content that depicts sexual violence against women. You can read Facebook’s statement on hate…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 2013

Quiz: Are You Ready To Make Your Relationship Facebook Official?

It’s official — you’ve met someone. YAY! But should you alert everyone you know to this unicorn’s special place in your life by updating your Facebook status to “in a relationship”? Before you step up to the virtual loudspeaker, take this quiz to make sure you and your boo are actually ready for such a big step…

By: Alison Leiby / May 28, 2013

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…

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…

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 impacts breast…

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 her ex-boyfriend’s info and using it to make it appear that he and his new girlfriend were harassing her.

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’s actual Facebook page, or if…

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 our bad dating habits to our goodie drawers. We’ve swapped unwanted clothing, cleaned up some sex messes, made it simple to decide whether to keep it or toss it. But in this modern age,…

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
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