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No Facebook for Malia, Sasha: Michelle Obama

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s daughters Malia and Sasha won’t be on Facebook anytime soon, First Lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday. “I’m not a big fan of young kids having Facebook. It’s not something they need. It’s not necessary,” Obama told the NBC Today Show, revealing that neither girl has…

Facebook founder’s fan page deleted after hack attack

Was hacking of Facebook CEO an entry in the Facebook Hacker Cup? Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook and subject of the Oscar-nominated The Social Network, on Tuesday declared that he would like to see his company turned into a charity that would hand over its profits to worthy causes.…

Submission is the wrong lesson

I put this link up on Facebook, just because I saw it on Feministing, and my take was similar to Courtney’s. (Her response: “This, my friends, is so not how we should be conceiving of effective anti-bullying work.”) I decided to post on it because it got a lot of…

Debt collectors using Facebook to stalk and humiliate

It’s not just friends that are noticing your status updates on Facebook. Debt collectors are now combing through social networks to learn about the lives of those who owe them money in order to embarrass them into paying up. One woman in Tampa, Florida felt violated when she found out…

Lame

Yesterday, for obvious reasons, I was in a crappy mood all day. So I turned to my favorite resource for lightening a sour mood, which is Regretsy. After reading a few pages of it until I was all caught up, I looked up at the links at the top and…

Grand Unified Theory of 80s Nostalgia (Plus Prom Shilling)

This post is part of a month-long Friday series promoting the Radical 80s Prom on 12/3. If you’re in New York on December 3rd, please come by the Bowery Poetry Club from 10PM-2AM and dance to some great 80s tunes, for a good cause. If you are coming, I’d love…

Friday Prom Post “It Is My Revolution That I Dance To” Edition

One reason I’m glad the election is over is that it means I can spend more time thinking about and promoting our Radical 80s Prom on December 3rd at the Bowery Poetry Club. Marc made this ad for it that mocks Wham a little, and I have to say I…

New York Readers: Come To The WAM! 80s Prom

Marc made a video for it that features one of the original mash-ups that will be featured: Here’s the Facebook page with the info, where you can also RSVP to let us know you’re coming.…

NOOOOOO!!!!!!!

So I linked on Facebook this article about how actress Lea Michele has caught Incredible Shrinking Actress Syndrome*, and I was mostly making fun of a commenter who said that we couldn’t blame the patriarchy because it was Michele’s “choice” to diet. I said, “How do they think it works…

Facebook Groups dinged for drafting members

Man ‘force-joined’ into pederasts’ group SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook on Thursday was getting kudos for giving members better control of their information but dinged for letting people be thrown into “groups” without their permission. A day after the world’s most popular online social network began letting users form cozy cliques…

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