Posts tagged "myspace"

Science Says Facebook Is An Actual Epidemic, And It Will Die Out Sooner Than You Think

You know those moments when you roll your eyes and half-joke to your girlfriends that Facebook is a social disease? As it turns out, that's exactly what it is -- at least, according to researchers. John Cannarella and Joshua Spechler of Princeton University compare the social network to a plague. Its rapid growth in popularity…
By: Claire Hannum / January 26, 2014

7 Important Life Skills We Learned From Myspace

So apparently Myspace is trying to reinvent itself. Again. And while its redesign is apparently quite beautiful and it's got Justin Timberlake as a mascot, I'm going to wait to break out the champagne. To me, Myspace is a time capsule, in both a literal sense (have you guys ever gone…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 26, 2012

Quickies: Justin Timberlake Hired By MySpace & Kate And Wills Are On Our Side Of The Pond!

Justin Timberlake has been hired by MySpace as ... a publicity stunt, it would seem? [Celebitchy] A friend of Jonathan Rhys Meyers denies he tried to commit suicide this week by overdosing on pills. Instead, the pal says the alcoholic actor simply relapsed. [PopEater] Oh my. I never thought I…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2011

The Frisky’s Guide To Social Networking: Make The Most Of Facebook

Social networking on the Internet is the easiest way to keep in touch with your pals, tell people what you're up to without, you know, talking to them, promote your parties, and bask in your buddies love. Back in the day, MySpace was like the Wild West -- you could post, do, and say anything…
By: Simcha / October 1, 2010

“Unfriending” Is Oxford Dictionary’s 2009 Word Of The Year

First Facebook took over your personal life; now it's taking over your dictionary. Well, only the New Oxford American Dictionary. Those wordy peeps have chosen the verb "unfriend"—as in, I unfriended Joey so he'd stop pestering me to play that stupid Mafia Wars game!—as their 2009 word of the year, which means it's bee…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 17, 2009

Shun, Shag, Or Marry: The Founding Fathers Of Social Networking Sites

Where would we be without social networking sites? We'd never know that the cheerleader who made fun of us in high school got fat, or that the boy who pulled our pigtails in elementary school got married to the girl who gave our boyfriend chlamydia in college. You'd have no idea that the world wa…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 5, 2009

The Bachelor’s Melissa Rycroft Is Sad To Be Dumped

Regardless of which one of these MySpace pages belongs to Melissa Rycroft, who got her ass dumped on "The Bachelor" finale last night -- take your pick -- she appears to be super sad! Or, you know, totally humiliated. "Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 3, 2009

Quickies!: Jessica Simpson Isn’t A Cover Girl

Jessica Simpson will not be gracing the cover of Self magazine as previously planned. Jess has been making a lot of headlines for her recent weight gain, but Self claims that's not why the pop star won't be on the cover anymore. They claim she's too busy. [Popeater] -- Doing what, making straight…
By: Persia Ali / February 5, 2009

Lori Drew On Trial For Breaking MySpace’s Rules

A big trial is going on right now in Los Angeles. Lori Drew, 49, the woman who is accused of using harassing a 13-year-old girl on MySpace, leading to her suicide, was charged with one count of conspiracy and three counts of accessing computers without authorization, to which she pleaded not guilty. The trial i…
By: Catherine Strawn / November 20, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Sex Offenders, The Tuatara, And Wednesdays

The MySpace profiles of 370 Missouri sex offenders have been removed in recent months. The internet is getting safer by the minute. [KansasCity.com] The tuatara, a spiny reptile that's about 30 inches long, could become extinct. Because of rising temperatures, the endangered tuatara may produce all male offspring by 2085, as nest temperature…
By: Catherine Strawn / July 2, 2008

I’m Too Sexy For Insurance

What’s sexier than a security blanket? Pretty much everything. But that hasn’t stopped the insurance industry from trying to loosen its image. Sexy Insurance, a new networking site catering to insurance industry professionals, is giving MySpace a run for its edgy market share. Instead of Tom, they’ve got Sean, a self-proclaimed…
By: Simcha / June 2, 2008

Poll: How Soon Do You “Friend” Guys You’re Dating?

A friend of mine has been dating a guy for three weeks. They hang out a few times each week and are sleeping together, yet they're not "friends" on Facebook. My friend thinks this is weird. It's not as though he doesn't use Facebook. In fact, when she was last at his apartment, he wa…
By: Catherine Strawn / May 16, 2008

E-Venge: The Scary New Trend In Breakups

Internet bullying isn’t just for kids anymore, grown-ups are responsible for the growing trend of online torture. A gaggle of scorned ex-girlfriends have set up websites, revised online profiles, sold their stuff on eBay, and posted unflattering accounts of their experiences on the internet in an attempt to wreck their former loved one…
By: Simcha / May 8, 2008

Ashley Alexandra Dupre Could Be A Pop Star!

There are a number of talentless singer-wannabes who put their tracks on their MySpace pages but will never get a record deal. For the most part, that's a good thing. However, there are many MySpace musicians who are more talented than "real" musicians -- and we're not just talking about Lily Allen and friends. Ashley…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 13, 2008

Teenage “Nancy Drew” Tracks Down Her Mugger

Muggers, don't mess with Yudelka Polanco! The 16-year old was walking home in Brooklyn, NY, when a juvenile delinquent snuck up behind her and stole her cell phone, which was equipped with a SIM card. When Yudelka later bought another phone, she had her information from that SIM card transferred to her new phone. Withi…
By: Simcha / February 29, 2008

Who’s Your Celebrity Soulmate?

Hey guys! Head on over to The Frisky's MySpace Page and take the Celebrity Soulmate Quiz. Mine turned out to be Will Smith (for men) and Kate Beckinsale (for women), but I was super jealous when Designer Emily got Brad Pitt AND Angelina Jolie. Lucky! Who's your Celebrity Soulmate? [Psst! And while you're…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 14, 2008

Facebook Will Lead To The Downfall Of Romance And Mystery!

I've decided that Facebook and MySpace are dangerous for couples. Here are some examples of what I mean: 1. My fiance and I are both on Facebook, but were not "friends" until recently because, as he said, "I hate Facebook. I only am on it for work networking reasons." Which explains why, I guess, he…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 14, 2008