Posts tagged "facebook"

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 from their…

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

R.I.P. Society: Teenage Girl Says She Will Have Sex With Teenage Boy If He Gets 1 Million Facebook Likes

So this is majorly depressing: Petter Kverneng, a teenage boy in Norway, really wanted to have sex with his crush Cathrine, though she wasn't particularly into it. So she -- allegedly -- told him she'd have sex with him if he could get one million likes on Facebook. Because there's nothing the world cares more…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 18, 2013

All The Amazing Things I Discovered In My Facebook “Other” Folder

Consider me awed and humbled by the discovery of my Facebook "Other" folder. How did I not know about this!? This morning, Julie informed me that in your Facebook messages inbox there exists an "Other" folder. It's like the Bermuda Triangle of Facebook messages. Invites, messages from non-friends and other virtual detritus all get sucked…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 17, 2013

RIP Love: Kelly Hildebrandt Is Divorcing Kelly Hildebrandt

I already kind of suspected love was dead, but now, I know it to be true. I'm sorry, allow me to be more specific about the cause of my angst. Remember that couple with the same name who met on Facebook and ended up getting married back in 2009? Yes, Kelly Hildebrandt(s)! Well they've just…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 15, 2013

Sisters Separated By WWII And 70 Years, Reunited By Facebook

Facebook giveth and Facebook taketh away. For every story about it doing slightly creepy things or haphazardly enforced content restrictions, there’s a story like this. Tanija Delic and Hedija Talic are 88- and 82-year-old sisters who haven’t seen each other since 1941, when their family was separated while fleeing their home in Bosnia at the outbreak of war. Seventy-two years later,…

By: The Mary Sue / January 9, 2013

High Schooler Shares Heartbreaking Online Slutshaming Problem With NPR

Adults blame victims of sexual crimes and indiscretions, asking "Why was she dressed like that?" or "Why did she drink so much?" Adults also use the Internet for humiliation, like stocks in the town square. And lest you forget, children are watching us and mimicking what we do. Don't believe me? Just read this piece

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 8, 2013

10 New Ways To Be That Obnoxious Facebook Friend

Let me ask you something. When was the last time you took a bubble bath? How many minutes did you work out at the gym today? What exactly went into making your breakfast smoothie this morning? Do you find it weird that I'm asking? Well, I find it weird that you tell me. Every single day. On Facebook.

By: The Stir / January 5, 2013

The 10 Most Instagrammed Things Of Every Year Ever

So, the list of the most Instagrammed places in the world for 2012 has been released. The Bangkok Airport came in at #1, and the rest of the spots--Disneyland, the Eiffel Tower, Times Square--are pretty predictable, but focusing on the most popular places leaves out some really iconic Instagram photo subjects. I mean, where are the freshly…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 2, 2013

The Post-Breakup Social Media Survival Guide

Who can resist the urge to look at their ex's Facebook page? Admit it. It calls your name and whispers, "Check me out!" No harm, right? An astute researcher in England begs to differ. A recent study concluded that the more time you spend on your ex's Facebook page, the more psychological distress you experience, the greater your desire for your…

By: YourTango.com / December 27, 2012

Facebook Is Testing A New Service That Lets Complete Strangers Message Your For A Dollar

Facebook Messages are a seemingly simple offering by the social media giant that the company still manages to make somehow complicated. Messages, mobile messages, Facebook email, the Other folder… You mean, you don’t know there’s an Other folder? I don’t blame you, it’s practically invisible. So, the headline for this post that is way too…

By: The Mary Sue / December 25, 2012

Instagram Can Now Sell Your Grainy Manicure Photos

Yesterday, Instagram released an updated privacy policy and terms of service statement that has caused something of an uproar in the land of lo-fi pancake photos. The gist of it? Instagram now reserves the right to sell your photos, it doesn't have to tell you about it, and the only way to opt out i…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 18, 2012

Girl Talk: Why I Stalk His Twitter Feed

I'm not the type of woman to Internet stalk. When I break up with someone, I immediately hide them from my Facebook newsfeed, unfollow them on Instagram and remove them from my Gchat friend list. I feel strongly about this because I know that continuing to follow someone on social media who I have feeling…

By: Anonymous / December 17, 2012

“Hashtag” And 10 Other Internet Words You Should Definitely Not Name Your Baby

So, if the Facebook screenshot above is to be believed, someone decided to name their baby "Hashtag," in honor of their obsession with Twitter (they're also having some serious trouble spelling the word "weighs," but that's another story for another day). In honor of my constantly shrinking amount of faith in the world, I thought thi…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 28, 2012

Shocker: Study Finds Sex More Pleasing Than Facebook

A recent study has concluded that, believe or not, people enjoy having sex more than using Facebook! Crazy, I know. The frightening news for our collective sex lives, though, is researchers did not always believe this to be so: a University of Chicago study was released in October suggesting that people are just as enticed to check their…

By: Daley Quinn / November 25, 2012

The Soapbox: Why Is Facebook So Against Breastfeeding?

For all the pomp and circumstance of having nursed my son until he was three-years-old, I’ve only ever dealt with somebody negatively commenting on it twice. The first time happened when my son was around 18 months old. We were visiting family in southern Connecticut and ended up at a Johnny Rockets for lunch. A…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / November 21, 2012
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