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Oh Come On: Best Buy Tweets About “Serial,” Instantly Gets Crap For It

Oh Come On: Best Buy Tweets About "Serial," Instantly Gets Crap For It

It wasn’t the first time, and it won’t be the last, that a brand posts something on social media and instantly regrets it.

For those of you who’ve been listening to the popular “Serial” podcast, about the real-life murder of Hae Min Lee in 1999, you’re aware that there’s an ongoing deliberation about where the crime was committed. One report claims the high school student was strangled in the Best Buy parking lot, before her accused killer used a pay phone at the entrance of the store to make his “she’s dead, come and get me” call to a friend. Keep reading »

Yo, Facebook, Please Stop Suggesting I Friend A Bunch Of Random Dudes I Don’t Want To See Again

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The other day I noticed something kind of strange about the “People You Might Know” list on my Facebook account. In addition to the usual array of strangers or acquaintances with whom I share mutual friends and thus “might know,” Facebook was suddenly suggesting some new faces with whom I shared no mutual friends. A few were unfamiliar at first, until something about their face or name jogged my memory.

First: Wait, is that the guy I went on one date with three summers ago and it was so hot that my ass sweated through my dress in the cab and I had a huge butt-shaped sweat stain and he never asked me out again? Keep reading »

Introducing Thirstie, The App That Delivers Booze To Your Doorstep Within The Hour

Introducing Thirstie, The App That Delivers Wine And Spirits To Your Doorstep Within The Hour

Having a group of friends over in 10 minutes and forgot to pick up the Bacardi? Enjoying your pity party at home, and it’s way too freakin’ cold to trek to the liquor store? Have no fear. I just discovered Thirstie, a wine and spirits delivery app that will bring booze to your doorstep within 60 minutes of placing an order. In other words, the answer to my winter prayers. Keep reading »

Make It Stop: “My Friends’ Social Media Updates Are Making Me Depressed”

Make It Stop: "My Friends' Social Media Updates Are Making Me Depressed"

I feel like a bad friend. My friends seem so successful and I feel like I’m stalling. All I see are updates about marriages, babies, pregnancies, I feel like I can’t keep up. How do I not feel so terrible about it?

Social media is a tool, not a reflection of real life. Like airbrushed models on the cover of “Vogue,” the images and status updates you see posted from friends, family, frenemies and exes are carefully edited to convey a particular narrative. They can be things like, “I’m so in love with my husband!” or “I’m so happy in my new graduate program!” or ““I’m so #blessed!” Keep reading »

You’re An Instagram Addict, But It’s Not Your Fault

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We all know the compulsive itch to check Instagram at the most inopportune of moments (or worse, in our actual free time when we could be doing so many things that are actually constructive). Nir Eyal, author of Hooked: How To Build Habit-Forming Products, recently sat down with Business Insider to explain why the app is so damn addictive. If you can’t tell by the title of his book, the factors are pretty bleak, and were definitely strategized in some boardroom long before you downloaded the app. Keep reading »

Believe It Or Not, The Most Tweeted-About Food In November Isn’t Turkey

Believe It Or Not, The Most Tweeted-About Food In November Isn't Turkey

Over the next several weeks, prepare to be completely inundated with social media photos of people’s Thanksgiving meals. You’ll see so many pictures of sweet potatoes that life will suddenly take on an orange hue, and obviously, you’ll see turkeys en masse, because they’re Thanksgiving’s most important staple.

Somehow, though, last year’s most-tweeted about food during the month of November was NOT turkey, which completely boggles my mind. I’m sure some of you will say Oh, but what about the vegans and vegetarians and blah blah blahbut what if I were to tell you that the most tweeted-about food IS meat and turkey wasn’t even the second most-popular? Check out the top 10 most tweeted-about foods on Twitter from November 2013 after the jump, and feel free to make predictions for this year! Keep reading »

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