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

Recently, I had lunch with Louis Peitzman, a writer for tv.com. 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

Why you should “like” Mavenity on Facebook

I know, I know. I feel a bit dirty, trust me. But the thing is, Facebook has changed.  We all know I’ve had my ups and downs… and downs with the site, like one has in one’s first long term relationship. That’s right — Facebook and I are on the sixth year of our Internet … Continue reading

The Best (aka: Worst) of Slutty T(w)een Halloween Costumes (hosted on Facebook)

In honor of last year’s Slutty Halloween 2.0: Teen Edition post, here is the 2011 “update”: photo gallery with snarking! Hosted on Mavenity’s Facebook Fanpage. Click on the image to go to the gallery, and “like” Mavenity to get more Facebook exclusive content! Expect lots of fun stuff in the future — photo galleries, video … Continue reading

Should Facebook be responsible for protecting children?

In yet another move in totally and completly turning into my mother, I was struck dumb today by a UK report that a British child protection organization is pressuring Facebook to add measures that would protect children from abuse. Namely, they feel Facebook must do more to actively regulate and provide children with help from … Continue reading

Internet induced OCD: Formspring.me will either be hopelessly boring, or unrelentingly evil

Gawker has written quite the “review” of the latest in micro-blogging/over sharing/social networking: Formspring.me. Honestly, Gawker says it best… full attribution: “The newest sweet, cracklike, habit-forming oversharing platform combines the powers of Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook, and mainlines them right to your face.” Quite the endorsement! And of course, like a giddy little lemming, I … Continue reading

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