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 Tuesday 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

Knock(ed) Down, Drag Out - Facebook to Drag Queens: Use Legal Names

Facebook, the home to over 50 gender identity options, has taken a bit of a bigoted turn this week by suspending the profiles of drag queens whose accounts are under their stage names. Artists are being forcefully logged out and left messages providing instructions on how to change their stage names to their legal… » 9/14/14 1:55pm 9/14/14 1:55pm

Facebook Plans 'Satire' Button To Help Identify Joke Articles

If you're tired of having to explain over and over to clueless relatives things like "no, President Obama didn't really run over Jimmy Carter last night, that's a piece from The Onion. It's a satire site," there's hope. Facebook is reportedly testing a "satire" button to clarify what's real and fake news. » 8/18/14 9:45am 8/18/14 9:45am