For all its benefits, the rapid development of social media has brought with it new occasions for exploitation and harassment — and oftentimes these offenses go unpunished. But women are mobilizing to combat one especially pernicious form of online sexual violence: revenge porn.
If you disrespect Bernie Sanders, you’re going to get a visit from his social media goons. They are passionate about campaign finance reform, staying active in one’s 70s, and being very, very manly.
A school shooting in the western Canadian province of Saskatchewan on Friday left four dead and others wounded, according to the the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Zac Efron, former High School Musical heartthrob and star of the upcoming Dirty Grandpa, was thankful for two things yesterday: Martin Luther King Jr. and reaching 10 million followers on Instagram. Before it was deleted, his tweet read, “I’m grateful for a couple things today: Martin Luther King Jr & 10 million…
It probably will not surprise you to learn that your favorite beauty blogger or reality television star is almost certainly getting paid to post that perfectly lit selfie with an artfully placed tooth-whitening kit or meal replacement shake on her Instagram account. What you don’t know, really, is how much money they…
European lawmakers are considering a modification to the European Data Protection Regulation which would ultimately kick a majority of teenage users off of social media. If passed, the regulation would require teens under the age of 16 to get parental consent in order to participate on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and…
If, post-breakup, you find yourself overwhelmed by the task of digitally disentangling yourself from your former beau, take heart. Someone is willing to take this emotionally fraught bout of unfriendings and unfollowings out of your hands. Her name is Caroline Sinders, and she is at your service as a “Social Media…
Glamour’s January cover features besties and stars of the forthcoming movie Sisters, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. It’s also an issue devoted to “social”—also known as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and all those other platforms the cover stars don’t actually use.
The Centers for Disease Control released a report showing a nationwide increase in sexually transmitted diseases for 2014 — particularly, chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. There were approximately 1.4 million cases of chlamydia reported, which is the highest number the CDC has ever seen. Syphilis and gonorrhea were…
Vogue’s creative director Grace Coddington thinks people posting about food all the time on Instagram are “pathetic” and she’s obviously right. But whatever, look at that cat. #cats #catsofinstagram #cutecats #catstagram #kittycats #catlove #catowners #catladies #meowmeow.
Someone who must really hate the president and wants every last square inch of his hair to turn gray has launched a Facebook page for him. He hopes it will be “a place where we can have real conversations about the most important issues facing our country.” Barack doesn’t use the ’net much, huh.
R.I.P. Hipster Barbie™. The 20-year-old Portland native who created the satirical account to take jabs at Instagram’s try-hard community, is saying peace to her 1.3 million followers.
When reformed Instagram “influencer” Essena O’Neill tearfully turned her back on social media this week for being “fake,” her *former* friends, YouTube celebrities Nina and Randa, put up their own video to prove that actually Essena is fake, hello! Teens, am I right? Wrong: guess how old Nina and Randa are?
On Halloween night, comedian Akilah Hughes was at a bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when, she says, a man in an afro wig began to harass her and her friends. They left, and by the end of the encounter, she alleges she’d been punched in the face outside the Crown Victoria, a bar just a block away, as security guards…
Eighteen-year-old Australian Instagram star Essena O’Neill has publicly turned her back on a lucrative #fitspo-filled social media platform, a move that is apparently the teen equivalent of taking a swan dive into the smoking pits of Mordor.
The Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has reportedly been refused a shipment of Legos he ordered because the company “cannot approve the use of Legos for political works.”
On Thursday, Pew Research Center released a survey entitled “Teens, Technology and Romantic Relationships,” which seems to have been written specifically for out-of-touch parents who say things like, “Twit me later!” and, “What are you Facebooking about today?” and, “Let’s take a selfie of the Grand Canyon.”
Immediately prior to Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco’s official split from her husband of just 21 months, Ryan Sweeting, both parties removed all Instagram evidence of their relationship. Sweeting also disabled his Facebook page.