Posts tagged "social networking"

10 Things That Are Great About Life Off The Internet

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 by

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 21, 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

Why I’m Switching From Facebook To Ello

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 26, 2014

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…

Claire Hannum / June 5, 2014

Catmoji Is Pinterest For Crazy Cat People

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…

Julie Gerstein / January 6, 2013

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.

The Stir / January 5, 2013

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 back to look at…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 26, 2012

Lady Gaga Is Launching Social Networking Site For Little Monsters

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. 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…

Tiffanie Drayton / February 7, 2012

“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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 23, 2011

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.

Julie Gerstein / July 18, 2011

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 wa…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 17, 2011

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 11, 2011

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?

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 5, 2011

Lindsay Lohan Is Confused About Social Networking

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]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2011

Do You Believe In A Birthday Greeting Hierarchy?

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…

Wendy Atterberry / October 27, 2010

13 Super Annoying Ways People Abuse Facebook And Twitter

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 originally

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 3, 2010

The Top 10 Gifts Facebook Has Given Us

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 originally

Wendy Atterberry / October 2, 2010

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…

Simcha / October 1, 2010

The Ten Commandments Of Facebook

For all the negative things one can say about Facebook, it would be hard to deny how easy the social networking site makes it to keep in touch with people. But wouldn’t it be so much nicer if all those people had to abide by a few rules of etiquette? After the jump, my proposed…

Wendy Atterberry / August 23, 2010

Frisky Rant: I Hate Foursquare

I remember the first time I saw a Foursquare update pop up on my Facebook homepage. “Dick* has just checked into the Seaside Inn.” My heart dropped into my stomach. I DID NOT want to know that my ex-boyfriend Dick had just checked into a hotel with his new girlfriend. Screw you, Dick, for being…

Ami Angelowicz / August 12, 2010