The Tricky Art Of Defriending On Facebook

Facebook makes it fairly easy to reach out and catch up with friends. For some people, it also, apparently, makes it incredibly difficult to get rid of them. » 9/05/10 4:45pm 9/05/10 4:45pm

Woman Sues Facebook For Banning Her

In July, Facebook banned Karen Beth Young of Maryland for spamming people about cancer awareness groups and friending strangers. Now she's suing the company for breach of contract and violating the Americans with Disabilities Act, since she has bipolar disorder. » 9/01/10 5:09pm 9/01/10 5:09pm

Man Arrested For Sending An Ill-Advised Friend Request

Floridian Harry Bruder was arrested for sending his estranged wife a Facebook friend request, violating a domestic violence injunction. Bruder, who's prohibited from contacting her, says he also changed her e-mail password because he's angry about having to attend counseling. » 8/20/10 7:50pm 8/20/10 7:50pm

When It Comes To Women's Issues, Facebook Still Hasn't Figured Out How…

According to Dr. David J. Ley of Psychology Today, Facebook has started deleting several "pages of several women and female sexuality organizations," including the page of Self Serve, "a women-owned and run sexuality resources center." » 7/31/10 2:20pm 7/31/10 2:20pm

Filling In The Blanks: The Completely Unnecessary Facebook Bio Box

When you're a kid, you're allowed to change your mind: green can be your favorite color on Wednesday, but it's perfectly acceptable for you to have declared your loyalties to blue by Thursday. In adulthood, however, picking favorites is trickier: » 6/19/10 1:30pm 6/19/10 1:30pm

Dude, Nobody Is Impressed By Your 5,000 Facebook Friends

Facebook, for those of you who don't know, currently has a rule in place that limits users to 5,000 friends or less. And according to the New York Times, this is a serious bummer for certain people. » 5/30/10 2:00pm 5/30/10 2:00pm

The Facebook Trap: How Do You Stay Connected Without Compromising Your…

Over-sharing on Facebook is nothing new; there are several sites devoted to highlighting the worst offenders. But now that Facebook's privacy settings are changing, even those who don't fit the typical Facebook over-sharing mode are scaling back their online presence. » 5/09/10 2:15pm 5/09/10 2:15pm

How Facebook Status Updates Are Ruining Your Post-Election Social Life

Ah, Facebook, that creepy computerized yearbook that allows us all to keep in touch with that kid who sat three rows behind us in second grade and scratched himself in improper places all through math class. » 4/01/10 3:20pm 4/01/10 3:20pm

The Social Media Trust Issue: When You Know Everyone, You Trust No One

Social networking allows us to do many things, though the focus is often on keeping up with the daily activities of friends, random acquaintances, and, in some cases, strangers. But do you really trust these people? » 2/07/10 5:15pm 2/07/10 5:15pm

Is Social Networking Actually Hurting Your "Real World" Social Life?

The Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, head of the Roman Catholic Church in England, claims that "transient relationships" on sites like Facebook and MySpace are detrimental to teenagers and society in general. But is he right? » 8/02/09 4:00pm 8/02/09 4:00pm

Woman Finds Long-Lost Son After 27 Years Thanks To Facebook

The last time Avril Grube saw her son, Gavin, he was three years old. As her marriage broke down in 1982, Gavin's father, Joseph, "took him to Blackpool for the weekend and never came back." » 5/30/09 2:30pm 5/30/09 2:30pm

Why Did Facebook Reject This Lesbian Film Ad?

Ellen Seidler, co-producer of And Then Came Lola, a film described as a "sexy, lesbian romp, loosely inspired by the art house classic Run, Lola, Run," claims that Facebook rejected this ad for the film. » 4/26/09 2:45pm 4/26/09 2:45pm

Has Facebook Made High School Reunions Unnecessary?

The good thing about Facebook is also the bad thing about Facebook: you can connect with people you haven't seen or heard from in years. It's a bit like a reunion that never ends. » 2/01/09 1:30pm 2/01/09 1:30pm

"Un-Friending" On Facebook: Harsh — Or Necessary?

Burger King's bizarre “Whopper Sacrifice” campaign — which offered a free burger if you unfriended ten Facebook friends — has started a debate about the etiquette of giving people the online axe. » 1/29/09 1:00pm 1/29/09 1:00pm

Photoshopped: Why Women Hate Pictures Of Themselves

Women hate » 7/28/08 2:30pm 7/28/08 2:30pm getting our pictures taken. Or, rather, as Leah Hardy muses in her first-person essay in the of London, we hate the way we look once they're taken; over two thirds of women surveyed by Hewlett Packard revealed that they are "deeply embarrassed" by the way they look in pictures. We hate it so much that an…