The Evolving/Devolving Culture of Connection: Social Media & Friendship

Recently, I had lunch with Louis Peitzman, a writer for Louis and I met once at a college press junket in 2005: we shared a van together to a screening of Brokeback Mountain. Facebook was still shiny and new back then, and all of the college press members eagerly added each other as Facebook … Continue reading

This week in YouTube: racist rants, hilarious rebuttals & Rebecca Black (it’s FRIE-DAY!)

It’s been a banner week for YouTube and viral videos! First some dumb chick at UCLA posted a racist rant against Asians in the library (and in general), then the world learned that Friday comes after Thursday, and Saturday and Sunday after that. That’s right: Rebecca Black, and her viral video “Friday.” Better yet, both … Continue reading

REVIEW: Oregon Trail on Facebook – first days

The (90s nostalgic) world was all aflutter last week  when The Learning Company posted this teaser trailer for a “new” Facebook game: That’s right! Just when you thought you had kicked your Facebook game addiction (I’ve been “clean” more than a year!), TLC is bringing back The Oregon Trail (and Carmen Sandiego, in a few … Continue reading

eHarmony: lawyers, fat hating and phone numbers

What a difference a week makes. Or a day, even. Not 24 hours after my last, exasperated post, I had some communication back, and found myself no longer staring at a page full of “waiting for responses” and “closed.” I don’t know if I just had to wait, or if tweaking my profile did it … Continue reading

Adventures in online dating: I joined eHarmony (oh dear)

Being the glut for punishment that I am, I decided last weekend to try eHarmony, and actually pay for it. Recent experience on OKCupid has me convinced that I am a) old b) fat and c) totally lame, because those are the only explanations for why the only responses I’ve had from three months of … Continue reading

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