Facebook has been the center of controversy many times, but this may be the first time that their changing of the rules may hit them where it hurts. LGBT+ users who are shocked, saddened and offended by Facebook's new "real name" policy are flocking to a new network: Ello.
There are a few people I avoid at all costs. There's the guy whose apartment I projectile vomited the guacamole I had eaten earlier that night, the college roommate who knows I cry every time I poop, and those kids who I had a big falling out with over Brian Eno (If they don't like Brian Eno, they are not your…
Despite the internet being relatively new technology, your attachment to the web is genetic. According to a study conducted at the University of Bonn, researchers have found a biological link between Internet addiction and smoking addiction, pinpointing it to a specific gene—and it's usually found in women.
Your favorite/least favorite social networking site is nearing a settlement with the FTC that would require Facebook to obtain the approval of individual users before making changes that expose their profiles and activities to, well, whomever they like:
"What are friends for" is often posed as a rhetorical question. But a team of scientists believe they have an answer, and that answer is: to keep you from getting eaten.
Many have said Facebook's "poke" function is pointless, but at least it hasn't been at the center of any actual violence. Alas, the same cannot be said for the "like" function. Benito Apolinar of Texas was arrested last week and charged with battery for allegedly punching his estranged wife in the cheek over failing…
A study in the journal Science examined more than 500 million tweets in 84 countries over two years in order to study the mood patterns of these 140-character-writers and what they found out may or may not surprise you.
Finally, there's another way to tell the (Facebook) world you're expecting…if you want to.
"President Nicolas Sarkozy's colleagues have agreed to uphold a 1992 decree which stipulates that commercial enterprises should not be promoted on news programs. Broadcasting anchors from now on are forbidden to refer to the popular social networking site and the microblogging phenomenon, unless it is pivotal and…
Everyone has had a moment where they wish they'd flirted a bit more (or flirted at all) with someone they met in passing. Some of those people post vague missed connections ads on Craigslist, and now some of them can turn to LikeaLittle.com, a new flirting site that has become increasingly popular on college campuses.
Got a lot of friends? Thank your amygdala! A new study may shed light on how this brain structure, often associated with fear, may regulate our social lives as well.