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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 »

#FeministPrincessBride Keeps Using The Word “Feminist,” But Unlike Time, They Know What It Means

Writer Anne Thériault, like the rest of us, was ticked that Time Magazine chose “feminist” as the word to ban in 2015. Her reaction was a lot like mine: 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 »

10 Reasons Bill Cosby Probably Really Regrets Asking The Internet To #CosbyMeme Him

10 Reasons Bill Cosby Probably Really Regrets Asking The Internet To #CosbyMeme Him

Yesterday, Bill Cosby, or Billy Cosby’s PR team, created and posted a Cosby Meme Generator to the star’s website and then tweeted the following request: “Meme me! #CosbyMeme” And oh, did they, but not in the way the “Cosby Show” star and Jell-O spokesman expected. (Here are some examples of what they did expect — YAWN.) But maybe they should have anticipated that people would use the meme generator to draw attention to the more than a dozen women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault or rape over the years. After all, just last week, Queen Latifah canceled an interview with Cosby that was due to air on her talk show because of renewed interest in those allegations. Whoops! Here are just 10 examples of the internet blasting Cosby as a sexual predator using his own meme generator (which has since been taken down off the site, of course). [The Verge] Keep reading »

The Best Tweets Of #ReaderGate (So Far)

Writer Tauriq Moosa tweeted out a link to a conversation he’d had about PS4 specs and firmware versus XBox One on a gaming web site, saying, “at least this is back to boring console dick measurements — not yelling about women.” A follower tweeted back to him wondering what it would look like if #GamerGate had happened to the publishing industry, and from there #ReaderGate was spawned and hilarity ensued. Keep reading »

The Secret To Getting More Twitter Followers Is Already Being Well-Known In Real Life

So you want to be popular on Twitter? Tough titties, I guess. It turns out Twitter is a lot like the American economy: There are a few people with a lot of followers, many of whom have those followers because they were well-known before they even joined Twitter, and the vast majority of users only have a few dozen followers.

It turns out, according to a study from the Technical University of Madrid, that the sort of rote advice you’re bound to be given about getting more followers by having interesting things to say and tweeting often is incorrect. You could have great things to say, but the bottom line is that Twitter users follow people because other Twitter users follow them, not because of their content or ideas, or the frequency with which they post. Case in point: Ira Glass didn’t tweet for six years after he opened his account, and he still has over 100,000 followers. Shoot, I followed him while he wasn’t tweeting. Keep reading »

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