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How Many Of Us Are Online At Any Given Second?

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 whether I’m inspired by the vastness of how connected we all are or just guilty over all the computer time I clock in every week. [Gizmodo via PennyStocks]

 

Catmoji Is Pinterest For Crazy Cat People

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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 others, offering the ability to tag pics according to the emotions (hence the name Catmoji) they inspire.

So stop clogging up your regular Facebook feed with pictures of your cat Mr. Fluffers stretching out in the sun, and get ‘em over to Catmoji. [Catmoji.com]

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.

Look, I’m not really your friend. That term is used very loosely on Facebook. Odds are we met in elementary school and I only really talked to you once or twice during recess. That said, I don’t need a play-by-play of your oh-so-fascinating life.

That obnoxious Facebook friend. We’ve all got them — we hate them, but we don’t defriend them. They’re like a car crash: you just can’t look away. Read more…

7 Important Life Skills We Learned From Myspace

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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 your pages? Oh sweet mercy is that a weird experience) and a figurative one: its rise and fall encapsulated so much about the people who used it and the world we lived in. These latest whispers about Myspace coming back from the dead got me thinking about the site and all the useful (and not-so-useful) things we learned during those fleeting years we spent perfecting our “About Me” sections and fielding messages from sexual predators. For example… Keep reading »

Lady Gaga Is Launching Social Networking Site For Little Monsters

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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 a list to be officially invited when the site is finished Keep reading »

“Cathy” Is Alive And Well On Facebook And Twitter

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 feeds of many gals like me. Keep reading »

5 Weird, Crazy Things I Have Done With Facebook

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. After the jump, all of the creative ways I’ve used Facebook, that I really recommend. Keep reading »

Google+ Circles You’d Actually Use

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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 Friendster, so give me a few months.) One unique aspect of Google+ is the ability to sort your contacts into different circles, like “Friends,” “Family,” and “Acquaintances.” But you can also create custom circles for more specific groups of people. Like, say, the ones above or “Ex-boyfriends I hate but still want to stalk” or “Future ex-boyfriends I will someday hate but will still want to stalk.” I’m a sucker for organization so props to Google for that one. [Happy Place] Keep reading »

15 Reasons You Should Be Banned From The Internet

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 obsessively Google yourself.” Fair enough, DeVore. I guess I’m banned. But before I accept my fate and disconnect from the internet entirely, here are 15 other reasons why the rest of you should be banned from the Internet (too). Keep reading »

Can’t “Friends With Benefits” Get Some Respect?


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? The stars of the film of the same name (opening July 22), Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, think so and they’re asking likeminded fornicators on social networking sites like Facebook to donate their status to this incredibly important cause. Grab your FWB and watch the PSA above, then check out the official “Friends with Benefits” site to find out how to donate your status. [Friends With Benefits Official Site] Keep reading »

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