Twitter-Facebook Smackdown

While we find it hard to believe that these researchers actually polled every single person in the world to find out who'd heard of what, we're willing to abide by their final conclusion: Facebook wins. » 2/16/11 6:57pm 2/16/11 6:57pm

The Only Two Golden Globes Speeches You Need To Hear

Let's start with the simple—but powerful—speech from Chris Coolfer, who took home a best supporting actor award for his role on Glee and, in the process, made a lot of folks teary. » 1/16/11 11:29pm 1/16/11 11:29pm

Announcing Your Divorce On Twitter? Tell Your Wife First.

This is apparently the hot new appropriation of everyone's favorite 140-word medium. And it's tacky. Also, not legally binding. » 12/15/10 6:20pm 12/15/10 6:20pm

Golden Globe Nominations: And The Best Cunnilingus Scene Goes To...

This morning, the Golden Globe nominations foretold good things for The King's Speech, The Social Network, and Black Swan, and more. But the probability of someone winning for a scene involving oral sex on a woman is very, very high. » 12/14/10 10:06am 12/14/10 10:06am

BU Student Reminds Us Internet Is For Rating Girls

In case you've already forgotten the lessons of The Social Network, allow Boston University sophomore Justin Doody to jog your memory: the Internet exists to determine which girls are hottest. » 12/07/10 4:45pm 12/07/10 4:45pm

The Royal Family's Facebook Fail

Any Royal-watcher prepared to rejoice (?) at the prospect of friending the Royals had better moderate his expectations. Buckingham Palace's new Facebook page is more "autocratic" than "social." » 11/08/10 1:28pm 11/08/10 1:28pm

Facebook Tells You When You Will Break Up

This graph, from a TED talk on Facebook visualizations, charts breakup cycles as monitored by Facebook. The good news? Christmas Day has the fewest breakups. Otherwise, it's grim — in a fascinating sort of way. » 11/03/10 6:46pm 11/03/10 6:46pm

Why Programming Is Hip Again (Hint: It's Not The Bong Hits)

It's now cool to be a programmer again. But the reasons for our renewed interest in the lives of computer whizzes go deeper than The Social Network. » 10/19/10 2:36pm 10/19/10 2:36pm

The Social Network's "Angry Nerd Misogyny"

Aaron Sorkin is defending The Social Network's portrayal of women, saying it reflects the tech world's misogyny. Others have cited artistic license as in service of a larger critique. But where's the line between glamorizing a world and critiquing it? » 10/12/10 2:56pm 10/12/10 2:56pm

Creepy App Helps You Find "The Ladies." Then What?

As if to prove The Social Network's thesis that much of innovation comes down to dudes trying to score, here is a Foursquare app that zeroes in on critical masses of ladies. Cute or creepy? » 10/05/10 4:57pm 10/05/10 4:57pm

The Social Network, Where Women Never Have Ideas

A white guy invented Facebook. But in Mark Zuckerberg's real-life world, women did more than give blowjobs, and black people said more than "Is this guy bothering you?" So why does The Social Network so badly want to pretend otherwise? » 10/04/10 12:31pm 10/04/10 12:31pm

We Don't Want To Be Friends With The Social Network

Ever since The Social Network was conceived, our main question — besides who green-lighted that "Genius. Punk. Billionaire." tagline — has been, when is some Harvard person gonna come forward with a fellow-undergrad perspective? Well, here's the answer. » 9/09/10 2:00pm 9/09/10 2:00pm