Posts tagged "social media"

Is It Necessary For Your Life Partner To Like All Of Your Instagram Pics?

If you are in a relationship and you have Instagram, chances are you have strange and unyielding expectations, rooted in very little, that your partner tosses you a spare like here and there. If that pic of your iced coffee, a Chapstick and Sunday’s New York Times Magazine is languishing in single-digit Instagram-like limbo, a…

Megan Reynolds / August 24, 2015

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Kills At Box Office

The much anticipated hit ‘Straight Outta Compton’, the biopic about N.W.A., the early 90s hip hop group, proved highly successful at the box office on its opening day.
The Dr. Dre produced film saw huge success due in part from a powerful social media campaign which I’m sure many of you saw on your timelines, whereby an app wa…

Katrin Higher / August 15, 2015

50 Cent To Pay An Extra $2 Million In Sex Tape Lawsuit

The rap star 50 Cent, nee Curtis Jackson III, has been ordered to pay an extra $2 million in punitive damages to Lastonia Leviston, the woman who was featured in a sex tape that 50 posted online in an invasion of privacy. This makes the total damages up to $7 million.
The invasion of privacy…

Katrin Higher / July 25, 2015

Kim Kardashian: “I Guess People Would Call Me A Feminist”

Plus, Ben and Jen will continue to live together post-split, and President Obama has no love for guacamole with peas.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 1, 2015

Hillary Clinton Is Now On Instagram!

Learning to speak Millennial, one day at a time.

Claire Hannum / June 10, 2015

School Furious At Dad For Posting Pictures Of His Bullied Son Online

Officials at an elementary school Methuen, Massachusetts are simply aghast at a parent for posting a picture of his bruised and bloody child on social media, after that child was assaulted by other students at the school, He is in second grade.
The father, Charles Nesbitt, 35, says that his son was being bullied for weeks and the…

Robyn Pennacchia / May 1, 2015

Frisky Reads: Read Bottom Up Is All of Us And It’s Great

My Gchat history is a wasteland of eight plus years of frantic missives sent to friends — often copy/pasted for maximum broadcast efficiency — dissecting the date I had last night (or if we’re calling a spade a spade, the drunken flirtation and half-handy I gave last night) and how to best fake casual disaffectedness i…

Beejoli Shah / April 8, 2015

I Hereby Declare Today, April 6, Unfriend Every Dude You’ve Banged And No Longer Care About Day!

Facebook has been seriously up my ass about dudes I’ve slept with lately. First, the People You May Know feature managed to get access to my iPhone contacts so suddenly one night stands — hell, even guys I just made out with — were suddenly suggested “friends.” But then, for whatever reason, I started noticing far too many status updates from…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2015

How Do You Cope With Internet-Induced Opinion Fatigue?

Jess Zimmerman published a very good article today about opinion fatigue, or the exhaustion that comes from feeling like you constantly have to participate in the deluge of opinions-expressed-online, whether or not you have any background or expertise on the topic at hand. Or, as Zimmerman puts it:
“It’s tiring to lug around your armor…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 12, 2015

The University Of Oregon Is Using A Rape Victim’s Counseling Notes For Their Investigation

The University of Oregon is claiming that they can access a rape victim’s counseling records from the help she sought on-campus after her assault as part of their investigation — and technically, they’re right.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 4, 2015

Facebook Has Serious New Suicide Prevention Tools

Yesterday, Facebook announced new measures to help users who might be at risk for self-harm. It’s become too common that we hear stories about Facebook users who speak to their distress and end up hurting themselves or worse, and in the meantime, their friends don’t know what to do.
Facebook’s new tool will allow friend…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015

This App Will (Maybe) Make You Love Yourself

If you’re a believer in affirmations, or considering dipping your pinky toe into attempting them, an app has arrived to help you get started. 30 Days Self Love aims to empower users to genuinely love themselves, and encourages them to do so through telling themselves exactly that. It began when actress and model Sarah Karges grew tired of the negative thought…

Claire Hannum / February 20, 2015

Make It Stop: “My Sister Totally Ignores Me On Social Media”

Just toss me a like! Is that so hard?

Anna Goldfarb / February 20, 2015

Virtual Reality Facebook Sounds Like A Dystopian Nightmare To Me

Facebook’s developers are working on a virtual reality version of the social network. Oh my god, just kill me now.
Facebook acquired Oculus VR last year, and at first everyone was like, “Why?” Well, now we know. Facebook wants us to dive deeper into the biggest timesuck humanity has ever known. Facebook’s CPO, Chris Cox,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 19, 2015

Pat Robertson: Satanic Covens Use Facebook To Curse Unborn Children

Pat Robertson, who is still somehow not dead yet, fielded a question on Tuesday morning from a viewer concerned over her daughter’s predilection for posting her ultrasound pictures on Facebook.
Cynthia writes:
My daughter is pregnant with her first child (my first grandchild) and obviously there is a lot of rejoicing and excitement. Young parent…

Robyn Pennacchia / February 17, 2015

6 Things I Learned From Deleting All Of My Facebook Activity One By One

Over the last five months, I’ve been going the Nick Briz Facebook escape route and, instead of “deleting” my profile with the possibility of coming back to it later, I’ve been deleting all of my activity on Facebook so that there’s just nothing there. Briz’s web site offers codes that you can plug in to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 17, 2015

Make It Stop: “My Ex Won’t Stop Liking Every Thing I Post On Social Media”

My ex, who I’ll call Tom, favorites all my posts, tweets, and Instagrams and it’s driving me crazy! I don’t know if he’s doing it to get my attention or what. I told him we could be friends when we broke up six months ago, but I didn’t mean, “Feel free to inundate my…

Anna Goldfarb / February 13, 2015

I’m Not Praising Twitter For Wanting To Eradicate Trolls Until They Actually Do It

Two weeks ago, writer Lindy West appeared on This American Life to talk about internet trolls, confronting one particularly cruel troll of the hundreds who verbally abuse her online, and the torrential downpour of abuse that comes to those who use the Internet, from writers to casual users. The heartbreaking interview quickly went viral, even outside…

Beejoli Shah / February 6, 2015

Mommie Dearest: The Facebook Crowd-Sourcing Guide To Sleep-Training, Feeding & Vaccinating Your Baby

My Facebook feed is exploding with new babies. Adorable, squishy, big-eyed baby pictures are popping up all over the place, and most of them belong to first time parents. One of the great things about social media is that I have easy access to an array of newborn cuteness, from friends across the globe. At…

Avital Norman Nathman / January 20, 2015
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