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 6:30pm 5/18/15 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 11:10am 5/08/15 11:10am

David Goldberg, Husband of Sheryl Sandberg, Passes Away

David Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, passed away suddenly at age 47. His brother Robert Goldberg announced the tragic news via Facebook, asking for those who knew David to share memories and photos of him to his profile in lieu of donations. The cause of death, which… » 5/02/15 4:20pm 5/02/15 4:20pm

Man Arrested After 'Liking' His Own Wanted Poster On Facebook

A Montana man who had two warrants out for his arrest could not resist the temptation of “liking” his own wanted poster on Facebook. Could we really blame him? He was obviously seduced by the image of his own mug staring back at him causing his trigger finger to go straight towards it like a magnet. 23-year-old Levi… » 4/30/15 11:45pm 4/30/15 11:45pm

Woman Fired Before First Day of Job For Facebook Post About Hating Job

A single mother in a Texas suburb who’d just landed a job at a daycare was fired before her first day—for posting on Facebook about how much she hates working in childcare. Her brand-new employers heard about the posting and told her not to bother coming in. This is the part where we remind all of you to triple-check… » 4/28/15 9:30am 4/28/15 9:30am

Hundreds Attend Little Girl’s Party After Classmates Turn Down Invite

Residents of a Minnesota town got together to help make a little girl’s birthday unforgettable when no one showed up to her party. After receiving “no’s” from every single classmate that was invited to her daughter’s 10th birthday party, a woman named Jenny Moretter turned to Facebook to air her grievances, resulting… » 4/19/15 5:55pm 4/19/15 5:55pm

Rabid Moms Attack Other Mom for Posting Too Many Baby Pics

In this ninth circle of social media hell where most of us reside, we all deal with a fair amount of oversharing. Sometimes we are the clueless oversharer while other times we’re on the other side of the Facebook wall, gouging out our eyes with forks upon the viewing of yet another drunken Coachella photo or the… » 4/15/15 11:15pm 4/15/15 11:15pm

Talking to Meghan Daum About Selfishness, Being Childless by Choice

Today, 19 percent of women end their potential childbearing years without having had any children—making childlessness as common as it is irrationally controversial. We had the chance to talk about the topic with Meghan Daum: author, LA Times columnist, editor of the forthcoming essay collection Selfish, Shallow and… » 3/30/15 3:30pm 3/30/15 3:30pm

Frat Bro On Facebooking Pics of Naked Passed Out Women: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

As previously reported on Jezebel, a bunch of unparalleled assholes from Penn State's Kappa Delta Rho were suspended this week after a former brother exposed the fraternity's two Facebook pages containing photos of brothers hazing, conducting drug deals, and unconscious women. And now one of these neanderthals has… » 3/19/15 9:50am 3/19/15 9:50am

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