Fark To Add 'Misogyny' to List of Bannable Offenses

Hell yes. A major online community is cracking down on instances of abusive language towards women and guess what? It's a really big fucking deal and you should feel good about it. » 8/20/14 11:50pm 8/20/14 11:50pm

​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

Who's Your Facebook Stalker Love Match?

Digital Cupid, a new Facebook app from Charlotte-based ad agency Tattoo Projects, purports to tell you which Facebook friend to get freaky with. There's no mention of how the program determines your match, but we're guessing it's just the Sorting Hat in pretty dress. » 2/12/13 10:00pm 2/12/13 10:00pm

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

How to Chat Online Without Being a Jerk

Instant messaging is kind of a no-man's-land where etiquette is concerned, inhabited by tweens and people who type like them. And yet most of us must use it — often even for work. Let's take a look at how we can do so in a less dickish fashion. » 2/02/12 5:30pm 2/02/12 5:30pm

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

What Were The Top Internet Memes of 2011?

The internet aficionados at Know Your Meme have named their top memes of 2011 in one handy video that features Nyan Cat, Occupy Wall Street, and the resurgence of My Little Pony. I was not satisfied. » 12/09/11 5:10pm 12/09/11 5:10pm

Would You Choose The Internet Over Sex?

According to a study by Women at NBCU, women and men say they couldn't live without the internet or sleep for a month, but when asked for a third item they couldn't live with out, men chose ‘sex', while women chose ‘showers'. » 7/23/11 3:15pm 7/23/11 3:15pm

Woman Sues Gaming Buddy For Dumping Her On Facebook

Cheryl Gray, 50, met Wylie Iwan, 35, on Mafia Wars. The two never met in real life, but now she's suing him for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress because he told her he loved her, requested and accepted gifts from her, and then dumped her. » 7/13/11 5:55pm 7/13/11 5:55pm

Our Avatars, Our Projected Selves

Does a "sexualized" avatar invite disrespectful behavior online? While conducting an experiment to measure human empathy toward human actors compared with digital representations, researchers discovered a strange quirk: men judged the avatar pleading for sympathy more harshly than the actress. » 2/23/10 5:00pm 2/23/10 5:00pm

How Facebook Is Ruining Lives, One Relationship At A Time

Facebook is the self-control killer, as many of us already know. But will it end your relationship? Some UK-based law firms believe the popular social networking site plays an increasing role in petitions for divorce. » 12/21/09 3:40pm 12/21/09 3:40pm