Five-Year-Old Obit for Golden Girl Rue McClanahan Goes Viral Yet Again 

Well, it’s time for another round of social-media mourning for Rue McClanahan, despite the fact that the Golden Girls cast member has been dead for five years. And no, you don’t have deja vu—this is, in fact, the second time that McClanahan has been reanimated and subsequently killed by Facebook and/or Twitter. » 6/12/15 11:30am 6/12/15 11:30am

Texas Teacher Investigated For Having a Funny Pinterest Page

Someecards, those wildly popular images that pair vintage illustrations with a sardonic line, still produce content that gets hundreds of thousands of shares on social media. (There’s even one about dad bod!) But one unidentified teacher in San Antonio, TX woman has just learned that not everyone thinks they’re funny.… » 5/27/15 10:10am 5/27/15 10:10am

The Jews Will Be the First to Go: DMs Received Since Making Them Public

On April 20, 2015, Twitter made it possible for everyone to receive direct messages from the general public, should they so choose. Previously, you were only able to message the people currently following you. So several hours after the new feature was announced, I opted in. This was probably a mistake. » 5/19/15 5:55pm 5/19/15 5:55pm

The 'Game of 72' Is the Latest Fake Internet Craze to Scare Parents

The Internet, an enormous mechanism for creating unfounded rumors that alarm your parents and grandparents, has done it again. This time it’s the “Game of 72,” a diabolical contest in which teens run away from home for several days, just to see if they can. Except—surprise, surprise—the Game of 72 is not a real thing. » 5/18/15 6:30pm 5/18/15 6:30pm

American Hero Nonchalantly Adjusts Boobs Before Baseball Game Selfie

Before this video, I thought there were only two reasons to go to a baseball game: One, to eat as many garlic fries as possible before vomiting and 2, arguing with the people in front of you about something of no actual consequence. Now I know there are three reasons to go. The third reason? Glorious, shameless,… » 5/04/15 11:20pm 5/04/15 11:20pm

Who 'Grammed It Best - Martha Stewart or Taylor Swift?

Though their subjects are more famous (not all of us can have Lorde in our squad), celebrity Instagrams are, for better or worse, just like ours. Their posts range from performative to earnest, from screengrabs of texts to perfectly curated spreads of food. Even Beyoncé, whose Instagram account is filled with… » 5/04/15 5:20pm 5/04/15 5:20pm

How to Instagram Your Vacation Without Totally Alienating Your Friends

In four days (and three nights), I fell in love with Paris. It was my first time in Europe and I happily became a cliché. But it wouldn’t be a real vacation if I didn’t sully it with a trivial predicament: How was I supposed to effectively stunt on Instagram without appearing obnoxious?
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Woman Fired Before First Day of Job For Facebook Post About Hating Job

A single mother in a Texas suburb who’d just landed a job at a daycare was fired before her first day—for posting on Facebook about how much she hates working in childcare. Her brand-new employers heard about the posting and told her not to bother coming in. This is the part where we remind all of you to triple-check… » 4/28/15 9:30am 4/28/15 9:30am

Unchill New Twitter Feature Will Allow People You Don't Follow to DM You

In the past several months, Twitter’s announced that it’s going to do more to make trolling less of an issue on their social media platform. A new announcement, however, suggests that the company may be making it easier than ever for strangers to contact you even if you don’t follow them back.
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Coco Rocha's Infant Child Is Your Newest Social Media Influencer 


In her first five days as a baby, Ioni James Conran, the daughter of supermodel Coco Rocha, has proven herself to be a whip-smart, business-minded boon to generation Z. In the equivalent of a single work week, she has amassed upwards of 22,000 followers on Instagram. Her own follows are limited to two—the accounts… » 4/02/15 1:15pm 4/02/15 1:15pm

How To Enjoy Twitter Without Working Yourself Into A Frothing Rage

In general, Twitter is superb. I use it for work, and I love it. As with anything, of course, there are minor aspects that'll make you want to spike your phone/computer into the pavement. But there are incredibly simple actions you can take to minimize the amount of Bad Twitter you have to endure. » 3/23/15 11:05am 3/23/15 11:05am

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