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Oh, hello, Frisky readers! I’m back! I just spent a week in Oregon with my new spouse. Both my personal and work computers were jacked up, and Michael forgot to bring the charger for his computer, so it was smartphone-only for us, internet-wise, and the vast majority of our data wound up being used byREAD MORE »


News

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,… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Since Facebook announced that it was going to suspend accounts unless users used their legal names earlier this month, many people have been looking for a new place to socialize, and Ello has been gaining traction. Ello is another status-based, at-reply-based social network, with a minimalist aesthetic and, mostly importantly, no ads, and anonymized data… READ MORE »


Entertainment


Ever wonder just how fast the Internet moves? PennyStocks put together one of the scariest, most mind-blowing GIF charts I’ve ever seen, illustrating just how much activity happens in each second online. This realtime infographic can show you how many people are Instagramming, Snapchatting, tweeting, pinning, and everything else digital under the sun. I can’t decide… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Feeling like Pinterest and Instagram aren’t really covering your demographic? Too many decadent desserts and not enough … cats? Then Catmoji might be your image posting site of choice. Founded by two Malaysia developers and cat fanatics, the site offers users the chance to upload their favorite cat pics, and browse the cat pics of… READ MORE »


Entertainment

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. READ MORE »


News

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 back to look at… READ MORE »


Celebs

Lady Gaga, the first celebrity to register 18 million followers on Twitter, will soon launch her own social networking site devoted entirely to her fans. LittleMonsters.com is still in the incubation process, but will soon be available to monsters around the globe. Future users are beckoned to register using an email address which will add them to… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Above, recently retired cartoon heroine Cathy. But the words are not hers (as penned by cartoonist Cathy Guisewite); no, they’re words I wrote on Twitter recently. You see, I am convinced that Cathy — over-the-top archetype of sad single gals in their 30s — is alive and well in the Facebook status updates and Twitter… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Facebook! I love it. I hate it. Sometimes I need a martini and a break from it. But let the record show, that Facebook has brought me many joys, sometimes cookies (more on that in a sec), and occasionally allowed me to reconnect with my 7th grade crush. Who is now an evangelical self-published author. READ MORE »


Entertainment

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Have you guys started using Google+, Google’s social networking site, yet? I have, but I must admit I don’t quite get the point of using it over, say, Facebook. (Of course, I didn’t get the point of using Facebook when there was MySpace or MySpace when there was… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Over the weekend, my brother from another mother — and The Frisky’s Mind of Man — John DeVore posted a link to a funny slideshow on Dumb as a Blog called “10 Reasons You Should Be Banned From The Internet.” Such reasons include “you still check your MySpace account,” “you stalk your ex,” and “you… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Single. In a relationship. Engaged. Married. “It’s complicated.” When it comes to declaring your relationship status on social networking sites, there always a handful of options, but the latter is the only one that hints to a situation that strays from traditional coupling up. How unfair. Shouldn’t, say, “Friends With Benefits” be an option? READ MORE »


Celebs

Lindsay Lohan has had a rough week. She’s facing felony theft charges and she’s getting criticized for dressing inappropriately for court. It’s no wonder she’s a little out of it and is confused about where she’s social networking. At least she didn’t say she was on Friendster? [Twitter] … READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Way back in the stone age when I was a kid, there were only a handful of popular ways you could wish someone a happy birthday. There was the face-to-face method. There was the tried and true phone call. And there was the always-thoughtful greeting card. These days, with email, text messaging, e-cards, and social… READ MORE »


News

This weekend, “The Social Network,” a scripted movie about Facebook’s origins, opens nationwide. In honor of this momentous-ish occasion, we’ll be re-running some of our Facebook-related content that you might have missed, illustrating the good, bad, and ugly things the social networking site has brought into our previously status update-free lives. The piece below originallyREAD MORE »


News

This weekend, “The Social Network,” a scripted movie about Facebook’s origins, opens nationwide. In honor of this momentous-ish occasion, we’ll be re-running some of our Facebook-related content that you might have missed, illustrating the good, bad, and ugly things the social networking site has brought into our previously status update-free lives. The piece below originallyREAD MORE »


Love & Sex

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… READ MORE »


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