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Is Tweeting About Abortion Effective?

There’s no denying that Twitter has become a monumental social networking tool — and of late, it’s become a part of the abortion debate. In recent days, Twitterers have taken to their accounts in support of a woman’s right to choose. The #ihadanabortion hash tag encourages women to openly discuss their abortion experiences, in an effort to demystify and de-stigmatize abortion. Keep reading »

5 Celebrity “Just Kidding” Marriage Fake-Outs

Over the weekend, Eddie Cibrian tweeted a very confusing photo. It showed him, on bended knee, holding LeAnn Rimes‘ hand, as she used her free hand to cover her mouth in excitement. The whole tableau took place before a buggy labeled “White Chapel Asylum,” and the words, “I couldn’t resist,” accompanied the image. The photo got tongues wagging about whether these two were actually tying the knot. It would have been perfect timing, as Shape magazine’s editor-in-chief had just called LeAnn a “husband stealer.” But alas, the photo was a fake. A source says that the offer wasn’t for real and was just a little “Halloween fun.” [The Huffington Post]

Check out a few other couple who had some “fun” with the idea of marriage by faking us out. Keep reading »

According To Stephen Fry, Women Only Have Sex To Get A Relationship

British Actor Stephen Fry is the latest in a line of celebs to quit Twitter, but is the first to do so because he didn’t like being called “sexist.” The actor, who’s not such a big deal in the U.S. (though I loved him as Oscar Wilde in the 1997 film Wilde) is a mega personality in England, an accomplished actor, comedian, writer and host of BBC quiz show “QI.” The Twitter kiss-off to his 1,910,676 followers was in response to getting called out by bloggers for the following remarks he made in an interview with Attitude magazine recently: “I feel sorry for straight men. The only reason women will have sex with them is that sex is the price they are willing to pay for a relationship with a man, which is what they want.”

Oof. Keep reading »

Ashton Kutcher Thinks Twitter Is For Wooing

“A lot of times my wife and I sit across from each other and tweet… it’s the same reason you send roses to a woman at work. Sometimes people like to be adored in public.”

Ashton Kutcher on why he and his wife, Demi Moore, are so public about their relationship on Twitter. People especially like being adored in public when the public thinks your marriage is an annoying sham. [Reuters] Keep reading »

Tweet In Case Of Emergency

Behold the first public Twitter booth brought to you by the Russians. R.I.P. phone booths. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

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 ran in Jan. 2010.

We’ve already complained about the most annoying people and couples on Facebook, but even the most awesome human being can abuse their privileges on social networking sites like FB and Twitter. After the jump, the 13 most annoying and egregious misuses of Twitter and Facebook ever. Keep reading »

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