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

Woman Discovers Her Photos Have Been Used to Catfish Others for Years

Most of our discussions of catfishing are limited to the catfishers and catfishees, but there's a third category we often forget about: the unwitting catfish-complicit, whose pictures and deets make the catfishing possible, and whose lives also get crappy and complicated when sucked into the mix. » 1/26/15 12:30pm 1/26/15 12:30pm

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

The Sad, Weird World of Unseen YouTube Videos

Embarrassing open mic nights, topical parodies, gaming tutorials—these are the YouTube videos we know. The ones we replay and the ones we send to our friends, coworkers, families, and everyone we know. But YouTube has another layer. One where view counts sit at zero and bizarre bits of film rot away in indifference.… » 10/20/14 2:18pm 10/20/14 2:18pm

Forget the Hosts: The New View Is Going to Be All About SOCIAL MEDIA

Regular or semi-regular watchers of The View probably noticed that in the months before and after Barbara Walters' departure, the show started experimentin' a little bit. Most egregiously, they introduced a new thing with viewer selfies, which allowed people to submit photos of themselves with the stars on the screen… » 8/21/14 11:40am 8/21/14 11:40am

Tumblr Refuses to Take Down Ilegal Public Restroom Photos

Former police officer David Cerna was recently arrested for placing a hidden camera in a Mobile gas station bathroom in Chesterfield, Missouri, and then posting the videos on a porn site. Now, after the site has been taken down, stills remain searchable on Tumblr. Yet Tumblr refuses to take down the photos—what gives? » 7/16/14 7:00pm 7/16/14 7:00pm

Horrifying New Details On the 'Viral' Rape of 16-Year-Old Jada

Over the last few days, the stomach-churning story of Jada — a 16-year-old girl whose rape was recorded and then shared and mocked on social media — has shown up everywhere. Now, it Jada's mother and a family spokesperson are claiming that Jada's far from the only girl victimized by the people who allegedly drugged… » 7/11/14 5:00pm 7/11/14 5:00pm