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

The REAL Power Couples of Social Media

On Wednesday, the New York Times style section released a list of the 10 biggest power couples on social media. Included are Kim and Kanye, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Lena Dunham and that pair of glasses she's dating — which, yeah, sure, is all well and good, but only if you're okay with things that are completely… » 8/15/14 3:00pm 8/15/14 3:00pm

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

Court Rules Woman Must Stop Ranting About Her Kids and Ex on Facebook

A New Jersey appellate court has ruled constitutional a judge's decision to ban a woman from ranting about her children and ex-husband on Facebook. Unfortunately, this is not a light-hearted story about some lady who just wouldn't shut up about Junior making poopy in the potty. (Those people are still allowed to use… » 5/29/14 7:10pm 5/29/14 7:10pm