Posts tagged "facebook"

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 photos of me…

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 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?

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…

By: YourTango.com / December 27, 2012
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