Don't Quit the Social Networks You Hate. Bend Them to Your Will

We get it: No one likes Facebook. Twitter is full of trolls. Social networks can be a pain, but they're also great ways to stay in touch with friends and talk to new people. Even so, every few weeks we hear from someone who wants to just "quit" Facebook altogether. Here's why that's a silly idea, and what you can do… » 2/04/15 1:09pm 2/04/15 1:09pm

Actual Idiots Need to Be Told Not to Call 911 About Facebook Outage

Last night, the internet suffered a devastating blow when both Facebook and Instagram went down for a short period of time during my nap. While I wasn't personally affected, apparently lots of other people were. And they were so worried that they'd miss someone's meal that they began calling 911 to demand Facebook be… » 1/27/15 7:45pm 1/27/15 7:45pm

Facebook Is Sorry You Relived Painful Memories With “Year in Review” App

By now you've probably shared or at least noticed that Facebook has compiled a Year in Review video for every user, allowing us to reminisce over the highlights of the past year, as calculated by Facebook's algorithm. While some people's highlights included a wedding or a trip, others contained more devastating… » 12/27/14 4:45pm 12/27/14 4:45pm

Duh, Iggy and Beyoncé Won this Year's Internet Popularity Contest

It's the end of year, which means the social networks are rolling out their annual year-end recaps telling us who and what "won the Internet" in 2014. If you were sitting around Googling diamond-encrusted butt plug this year (per Mark Shrayber), then sorry you do not have your finger on the pulse of what's happening… » 12/16/14 6:15pm 12/16/14 6:15pm

A Tactical Guide to Avoiding Someone on Facebook

Facebook has circulated a new video instructing users on how to block (and quickly unblock) an ex. This is a great start, but it's simply not enough, because everyone knows that when it comes to putting distance between you and that mouthbreather you once called your lover, there is nothing but breathy shades of gray. » 12/12/14 8:10pm 12/12/14 8:10pm

If You Have a Ton of Facebook Friends, You Stay at This Hotel for Free

Do you remember a few years back when Jimmy Kimmel started encouraging people to delete their surplus Facebook friends? Because, let's face it, none of those 3,567 people you "friended" because they went to your college (or were fake Facebook friends with your college buds) are actually your friends. Turns out, doing… » 11/25/14 1:50pm 11/25/14 1:50pm

Facebook Apologizes For Discriminatory "Real Name" Policy

Facebook sparked a fierce backlash three weeks ago when it began enforcing a "real name" policy against performers and members of the LGBT community. The company initially dug in its heels, refusing to stop requiring people to use their legal names, inciting hundreds of thousands of people to flee to the… » 10/01/14 12:15pm 10/01/14 12:15pm