Posts tagged "facebook"

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2013
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