A picture is worth a thousand words, but too many taken of your own mug is worth a thousand words of shit talking behind your back.
According to a new study out of the U.K., posting too many selfies on platforms like Facebook and Instagram can actually make people feel less close to you–despite the oh-so-flattering comments you may get from users like thirsty1356.
If you search for the term “personal assistant” on Twitter, you usually find one of three things: people complaining about how busy they are and wishing they had an assistant, people complaining about being unemployed and saying they’d love to get a job as a personal assistant, and people tweeting at celebrities, offering to work Read More
In anticipation of tonight’s “Gossip Girl” – Dan and Blair as W interns! Fetching coffee for Stefano Tonchi! — The CW today unleashed an interactive Facebook game that’s as over-the-top and campy as the show itself. It’s called “Gossip Girl: Social Climbing,” and it’s not the first time the show has dabbled Read More
“ZOMG we’ve launched!” reads a exclamation on Figment.com, a place where young and still idealistic kids can share their creative writing. This site, which was developed by former Conde Nast editor Jacob Lewis and current New Yorker staff writer Dana Goodyear, did indeed launch today, and judging by the severity of that outburst Read More
On April 15, 2009, the @tombrokaw account sent out the following tweet: “White House says Obama ‘unaware’ of tea parties! LOL!”
This contains vital information, yes, but @tombrokaw has nothing to do with the real Tom Brokaw, the NBC news lifer. The real Tom Brokaw, it turns out, has no Twitter account and Read More
The internet plus alcohol is a tricky combination. Luckily, there are experts who can help.
Dr. Mark Drapeau is the first ever Director of Innovative Social Engagement at Microsoft, a wordy way of saying he’s the ultimate party nerd.
He spends most of his time in D.C. trying to help the government organize Read More
(Anti) Social Media
It’s little more than a week since The New York Times came out with its blockbuster exposé demonstrating the rampant corruption and fraud that has increasingly plagued Foursquare’s “Mayorship” program, casting a cloud of ethical impropriety over all those digital-age Boss Tweeds who’ve been strutting around. It turns out these tinpot chieftains Read More
Pasco County Florida resident Harry William Bruder’s Facebook experience was probably ill-advised from the start. It had nothing to do with Bruder’s age or his not-ready-for-primetime appearance; after all, Facebook is home to all walks of life, from handsy extended family members to beloved teammates from your little league team. No, Bruder discovered the hard Read More
This morning, on May 28, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof challenged a room full of gamers.
“I’m slightly intimidated by being here as the one who knows the least about games,” he said, standing on a stage at the New School’s Tisch Auditorium on West 12th Street in a Read More