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YouTube Community Scrambles to Address Its Creep Problem

Last week, popular YouTube prankster Sam Pepper was justifiably raked over the coals over a video that depicted him forcibly grabbing women's butts and laughing at it like a stoned child after a dental appointment. Days later, news reports raised some serious allegations against Pepper: that he also sexually abused… »9/30/14 3:00pm9/30/14 3:00pm

Fake Tinder Nurse Helpfully Reminds Creepy Dudes to Get Prostate Exams

Nicole is a conventionally cute 28-year-old health care worker who is on Tinder to meet men. But she's not interested in doing sex things to their penises, despite their insistent and creepy overtures (typed with dicks). She's interested instead in reminding them that they should get their butts checked out. And all… »6/02/14 4:20pm6/02/14 4:20pm

Facebook's 'Ask' Button Allows Friends to Bug You About Being Single

Apparently, Facebook really really really really really wants to know who you're fucking. The social network has introduced an annoying new feature it's calling the "ASK button" which will allow your nosy friends to, with the click of a mouse, directly ask you about the relationship status that you have deliberately… »5/19/14 4:00pm5/19/14 4:00pm

Selfies Aren't Empowering. They're a Cry for Help.

Much virtual ink has been spilled over the past few days over the Oxford Dictionary's choice of "selfie" for 2013 word of the year. But I've noticed among the chorus of opinions on the social media self portrait an annoying trend: the selfie evangelist. Selfies are just dandy, they say, because they're a way for… »11/21/13 12:20pm11/21/13 12:20pm

Facebook Quietly Removes Roastbusters Page, Is Still Shitty

Shortly after we wrote about Facebook's refusal to remove a page glorifying the New Zealand Teen Rape Club known as the "Roast Busters," the page quietly disappeared from the social networking site. But don't bake Facebook any fucking cookies; there's still no way for users to report pages for "sexual violence." And… »11/15/13 4:20pm11/15/13 4:20pm

In The Future Everyone Will Have Naked Selfies Online

Back in the bad old days, all it took for a lady to get fired from teaching job or lose an election was flip the bird at or show her areolas to a digital camera. No longer. In fact, as a recent case in Texas shows, we're moving toward a future where the only response to revelations of a "naughty" digital past will be… »10/10/13 11:25am10/10/13 11:25am