​Supreme Court To Decide Importance of Intent in Online Threats

Yesterday, the Supreme Court announced it will be hearing arguments on a case involving a Pennsylvania man convicted in 2010 under federal law for posting violent and graphic threats directed at his ex-wife and coworkers on Facebook. They will be deciding "whether, as a matter of statutory interpretation, conviction… » 6/17/14 4:30pm 6/17/14 4:30pm

Don't Even Worry About Those Drunk Pics of You Streaking. Your College…

For a long time, when you googled my BFF, now a successful literary manager, one of the first things that popped up was a review of a production of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra that she directed in the basement of a pizzeria. The review was, how do I put this, fucking awful and specifically called my friend out… » 12/27/12 6:50pm 12/27/12 6:50pm

Women Are Awkwardly Attempting to Go to Lunch With New Internet Friends

Let's just be honest for a second: making female friends is hard in a new city. You want to be like, "Hey, want to get a drink sometime?" and then you don't because you're scared, and then a few days later she Tweets something about how much she likes Dane Cook or how much she hates abortion, and you're like… » 7/14/12 3:45pm 7/14/12 3:45pm

Dudes on the Internet Will Try to Bang You Even if You Act Completely…

If you're a lady, dating online is nothing like an eharmony commercial, where a polite queue of nice men in navy sweaters and bouquets of daisies send you well-punctuated messages asking about your favorite place to go hiking. The reality of online dating, for women at least, is more like sauntering down the sidewalk… » 5/30/12 6:40pm 5/30/12 6:40pm

The Perfume-Spraying Robot That Tells You How Popular You Are Online

With our various electronic devices always pinging and beeping to notify us of various developments in the world, be it a "liked" Facebook status or a breaking news alert, you wouldn't think we'd need MORE ways to gauge how well-received we were online. And yet, apparently we do. That's why Benjamin Redford invented a… » 5/15/12 5:15pm 5/15/12 5:15pm

Online Dating Will Now Be Slightly Less Dangerous

Finding love on the internet is complicated enough, it would sure be nice to know that you don't have to worry about ending up on an awkward coffee date with a registered sex offender. Now, thankfully, you're about to have a little more protection in that department. Three big dating sites—Match.com, eHarmony, and… » 3/21/12 9:30am 3/21/12 9:30am

Facebook Means Always Having to Look Your Best

It's easy to laugh at the endless series of duckfaces, peace signs, and other assorted poses struck in the bathroom-mirror that fill most teenage girls' Facebook feeds. But behind those kissy-faces made into laptop cameras in the middle of a Tuesday afternoon is a something darker: They're always in front of the… » 3/08/12 11:20am 3/08/12 11:20am

I Sold My Panties Online, and My Mom Found Out

I spent a period of time last year selling my "well-worn panties just for you!" online. It was definitely a profitable enterprise; I just didn't have the entrepreneurial fortitude to take it to the next level. I would find myself yelling aloud at people not in the room as I read the emails of potential customers and… » 2/03/12 1:15pm 2/03/12 1:15pm

Zappos Hacked; Shoe Addicts Seek Shelter


Someone hacked Zappos, and now a nation bites its nails, worried that our shoe shopping habit is in danger. But, thank God, it is not. Your access to sale-priced sneakers and stylish stilettos will not be denied—but you will need to change your password if you want to keep safely procuring three pairs of the same… » 1/16/12 9:30am 1/16/12 9:30am

Your New Internet Boyfriend May Only Be Interested In Your Wallet

If you've never actually met the guy you hooked up with on an online dating site and were surprised to find that he has a British accent when you first talked on the phone, we might have some bad news — particularly if he asked you to send him some money so he could fly out to see you, then claimed that all flights… » 12/21/11 10:34pm 12/21/11 10:34pm