Facebook Will Now Rudely Tell Your Friends That You Blew Off Their Event Invites

Ignoring your friends’ dumb events—no, I will not go to your sock puppet gallery opening—and then pretending you never saw the invite in the first place—wait, what sock puppet gallery opening?—is a time-honored Facebook tradition. It’s just like pretending you never got their voicemail, or claiming you totally sent a… »9/16/15 6:40pm9/16/15 6:40pm

Melissa McCarthy and Others Photoshopped by Thinspo Losers on Facebook

In “dumb things that exist” news: a “thinspo” Facebook page features Photoshopped images of non-size zero celebs such as Melissa McCarthy, Meghan Trainor and model Tess Holliday. The page, titled Operation Harpoon, describes itself as “a collaborative art project open to interpretation,” and allows amateur Photoshop… »8/20/15 11:00pm8/20/15 11:00pm

Here’s An App That Lets You Obsess Over Your Old Relationships

After experiencing a breakup, a common procedure is to get rid of your ex’s stuff, whether you nicely give it back to them, throw it all away or set it on fire à la Waiting to Exhale. But what do you do with the kind of relationship mementos that aren’t tangible? Emails, Facebook photos and Instagram comments from… »7/29/15 11:00pm7/29/15 11:00pm

Facebook Removes Humans of New York's Picture of Gay Teen, Bans Posting

A photo posted to Humans of New York’s popular Facebook page today was deleted by administrators almost immediately after going up. The photo’s content, an interview with a gay teen who discusses his hopes and fears, wasn’t offensive and didn’t feature nudity, so why the quick deletion? And how is this photo more… »7/03/15 2:13pm7/03/15 2:13pm

What Are You Really Looking For in Other People's Baby Photos? 

Remember Unbaby.me, a Chrome plugin that replaced photos of babies in your Facebook feed with photos of cats? When it launched in 2012, it was briefly a viral hit, racking up the likes, although it no longer exists today—probably owing to most people getting hip to Facebook’s “unsubscribe” option. Unbaby.me is a bit… »6/04/15 3:40pm6/04/15 3:40pm

Sheryl Sandberg: 'I Know I Will Never Feel Pure Joy Again'

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has written a pretty extraordinary Facebook note about observing the first 30 days following her husband David’s sudden death. In Jewish tradition, that 30-day period is known as sheloshim. Sandberg observes, “I have lived thirty years in these thirty days. I am thirty years sadder. I feel… »6/03/15 2:45pm6/03/15 2:45pm

Pictures of Children in Bathing Suits Are Not 'Sexy,' You are Gross

My sweet 5-year-old likes to run around naked wearing only a belt, which she ties so that it has a long piece dangling out in front, a piece which she calls her fake penis. She grabs it and shakes it and goes, “fake penis fake penis!” It’s a real gas. I’ve taken a picture of her doing this. I wouldn’t post it on the… »5/30/15 3:45pm5/30/15 3:45pm

The 'Game of 72' Is the Latest Fake Internet Craze to Scare Parents

The Internet, an enormous mechanism for creating unfounded rumors that alarm your parents and grandparents, has done it again. This time it’s the “Game of 72,” a diabolical contest in which teens run away from home for several days, just to see if they can. Except—surprise, surprise—the Game of 72 is not a real thing. »5/18/15 6:30pm5/18/15 6:30pm

Gwar Just Kicked out Vulvatron, Their Coolest Member and Only Woman

Metal band Gwar has unceremoniously ejected Vulvatron, its only female member. Vulvtaron, whose real name is Kim Dylla, joined in September 2014 as a vocalist and was evidently informed of her firing yesterday through a public Facebook post from the band. Gwar — a stagey, jokey band known for over-the-top costumes and… »5/08/15 11:10am5/08/15 11:10am