Advertisement
You are here: Home>Collections>Facebook
IN THE NEWS

Facebook

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
June 5, 2012 | By Ernest Wilkins, RedEye
Remember on "The Simpsons" when Helen Lovejoy would yell, "Will someone please think of the children?" Apparently the folks over at Facebook were listening. The Wall Street Journal reported this week that the social networking giant is developing a way for children under 13 years old to use the service that won't open them up to being skeezed on by pervs. I'm pretty annoyed by this development, but not for the reasons you think. See, it's kind of crappy that all my current Facebook friends weren't around to witness my entire development.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
April 2, 2014 | Jordan Monroe Schultz, @MonroeSchultz and Web editor
Early yesterday morning, I played a pretty terrible April Fools' Day prank on myself. Nursing a lingering groin pull, I accidentally applied Icy Hot to my nether region. Ouch. But hot-and-cold genitals were somehow less painful than the April Fools' Day pranks that I rubbed up against on social media. Case in point: a friend changed her Facebook relationship status to “engaged.” She, in her mid- to late 20s, has been dating a younger-than-21 year old for just over a month.
Advertisement
NEWS
November 17, 2011 | By Jen Kim, For RedEye
When my mom joined modern-day society, my world changed. It happened when I saw a familiar message pop up on Facebook. "Jen's mom" wants to be friends with you. Do you accept? That lady in the picture looked an awful lot like the lady who gave birth to me, but there was no way she knew what Facebook was. She didn't even know how to turn on a computer. With an immediacy of a wild mongoose, I clicked "no" and closed my screen, hoping the friend invite was just a glitch in the universe - a momentary black hole whose vortex happened to be in the center of my little apartment.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2014 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ernestwilkins and RedEye
*** 1/2 ( out of 4) "This joke doesn't connect to anything I've talked about and won't connect to anything else I'm doing, aw hell, let's get into it. " That setup (followed by an unprintable punch line) may seem odd, but if there's anyone on Earth who can take a that vague sentence and turn it into a great line about palm readers and masturbation (told you we couldn't print it), it's Hannibal Buress. In his third stand-up special (after 2012's "Animal Furnace" and his breakout 2010 special, "My Name Is Hannibal")
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2012 | Anna Pulley and RedEye's sex columnist
I have met this girl a couple times and I find her to be very cute. The last time I ran into the girl, I got tongue-tied and didn't want to make myself look dumb. Now I was thinking that I could go and search for her on Facebook and see if I can do introduce myself that way. What do you think? Or should I go about it in another way? - Lost and confused It's not the most direct route, but Facebook is a perfectly acceptable gateway to your crush's heart. I know because I've done it m'self a few times.
NEWS
December 10, 2013 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ernestwilkins and RedEye
Time to air a grievance: I'm becoming less and less interested in Facebook. What started off as a way to stalk possible hookups and find out what new poor life choices your friends are making has become a race to the absolute bottom of humanity. That woman you watched the Super Bowl with once in college is sharing some BS link about how President Obama seriously once said that once guns are illegal, the Romulans will take over or something. That guy who used to bone your cousin got laid off, and he blames people who work at McDonald's...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2013 | Anna Pulley, @annapulley and RedEye's sex columnist
I recently found out my husband found ex-girlfriends on Facebook two years ago and they are friends. He said he kept them secret because he knew I would be upset. Well, I am upset by his disregard for my feelings. Now when they pop up on his news feed, it's a reminder to me that his curiosity or whatever was more important to him than my feelings and our marriage. I want them gone in every way possible. He says they are his past. I say they are in our present, in our marriage. He brought them in, and now I think he needs to take...
NEWS
August 12, 2013 | By Matt Lindner @mattlindner and For RedEye
Imagine being on the other side of the world, having enemy soldiers trying to kill you and finding out that, while you were in a relationship when you left for battle, you're not going to be in one when you get home. “I'd say a solid half of the guys in our unit had relationships and marriages that fell apart via Facebook and electronic communications during our deployment,” said retired Army Spc. Matt Marcus. “You get bad news over Facebook I think a lot easier than you get bad news over a letter.” “The...
NEWS
April 11, 2012 | By Jessica Galliart
RedEye joined Facebook in 2007 and has steadily grown its following since then--thanks to you! Last week, we hit the 15,000 "likes" mark, and we'd like to say thank you for following us throughout the years.  Meet us at the newly relaunched Rockit Burger Bar in Wrigleyville Thursday night (April 12) for a quickie, after-work get-together to celebrate our Facebook milestone. Here's the kicker: Show up, tell them RedEye sent you and get a special treat, courtesy the Rockit and RedEye crews.  Here the details--pass...
SPORTS
April 6, 2012 | By Tony Peregrin, for RedEye
Who got fat? Who came out? Who got divorced or married (or divorced and married)? Those sorts of questions make high school and college reunions irresistible. But in an era of digital photo albums and Facebook status updates, has the idea of in-person reunions become as appealing as the prospect of watered-down drinks served in a dimly lit gymnasium? Not according to Cyndi Clamp, president of the National Association of Reunion Managers, who says there is no clear correlation between Facebook participation and reunion attendance.
NEWS
February 21, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
Dead users' Facebook profiles won't be private anymore.  In an announcement Friday , Facebook announced "memorial" pages for deceased users would no longer become private and only accessible by friends. Instead, the company said, privacy settings they chose before their death would be kept.  "Starting today, we will maintain the visibility of a person's content as-is," the company said in an announcement. "This will allow people to see memorialized profiles in a manner consistent with the deceased person's expectations of privacy.
SPORTS
February 11, 2014 | Ernest Wilkins, @ernestwilkins | RedEye Sound Board
Say what you want about Martellus Bennett, at least he's consistent. The Bears tight end has released a new mixtape of original raps with the clever title of "Year of the Orange Dinosaur. " This release follows 2011's "Fast Food. " If you're concerned that this new venture will be a distraction, fret not: Bennett took to Twitter to let everyone know not to expect a long rap career from him. "I am not a rapper or musician nor do I want to be. I'm just c reative trying to express myself in as many ways as...
NEWS
January 18, 2014 | RedEye staff
Juan Pablo Galavis, the star of this season's "The Bachelor" on ABC, is causing some controversy. And no, it's not about to whom he did or did not give a rose on the show. The star attended an ABC party Friday night in Pasadena, Calif. and interviewed with some media outlets, according to this Los Angeles Times story. But it was the interview with Sean Daly from The TV Page that sparked quite a bit of negative reaction. (Listen to the full interview here via TheTVPage.com)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2014 | RedEye
The Date Report reports: What is the best profile pic to use with your dating site profile to get maximum attention? Dating website Zoosk conducted a study to answer that question. It found that outdoorsy pictures are best for men while women get more attention from indoor shots. Oh, and full-body pictures are best. Read the full story: thedatereport.com . Need to give your dating life a boost? Sign up for RedEye Dating . Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page . 
NEWS
December 10, 2013 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ernestwilkins and RedEye
Time to air a grievance: I'm becoming less and less interested in Facebook. What started off as a way to stalk possible hookups and find out what new poor life choices your friends are making has become a race to the absolute bottom of humanity. That woman you watched the Super Bowl with once in college is sharing some BS link about how President Obama seriously once said that once guns are illegal, the Romulans will take over or something. That guy who used to bone your cousin got laid off, and he blames people who work at McDonald's like they told him to...
NEWS
November 19, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
It couldn't be spelled out more clearly.  "VENTRA SUCKS" reads a string of what appears to be more than 300 magnetic stripe CTA cards in a photo shared on Facebook late last night. It appears to be taped up with blue painters' tape at the Logan Square Blue Line stop. It's unclear if the makeshift protest is still hanging around, but it likely took quite a bit of effort -- and tape -- to express such emotion. "Saw this as I was getting on my bike at the Logan Station to ride home tonight," writes Deborah McCoy on Facebook.
NEWS
July 28, 2012 | By Jessica Galliart, @jessicagalliart and RedEye
Life is hard, man. Besides the daily struggles with paying those student loan s, waking up on time for work and always missing that Red Line train by just a few seconds, we counterintuitively struggle with Internet and social media dependency while constantly side-eyeing each other over passive aggressive Facebook statuses and mixed message tweets. Is anything real these days?! Sigh. OK, it's not that bad. But it's definitely annoying. Social media allows us to let our freak flags fly 24/7, but it also gives us free reign to fake happiness for others, hide behind emoticons and straight up...
NEWS
November 19, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
It couldn't be spelled out more clearly.  "VENTRA SUCKS" reads a string of what appears to be more than 300 magnetic stripe CTA cards in a photo shared on Facebook late last night. It appears to be taped up with blue painters' tape at the Logan Square Blue Line stop. It's unclear if the makeshift protest is still hanging around, but it likely took quite a bit of effort -- and tape -- to express such emotion. "Saw this as I was getting on my bike at the Logan Station to ride home tonight," writes Deborah McCoy on...
NEWS
November 19, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
What WOULD you say? A new Facebook app developed by Princeton students in a 36-hour hackathon is making the rounds, and it's eerily accurate at copying how users talk on the social networking site. What Would I Say asks users to login using their Facebook, and using fancy terminology like bigram and unigram probabilities, trains a “bot” to mimic any given users way of speaking. Past comments and status messages are mashed up, and the results range from dead-on accurate to hilariously bizarre.
NEWS
November 4, 2013 | By Jen Kim, @thisjenkim and For RedEye
Dear Facebook, You have been present for so many of my  relationship milestones. I was with you when I experienced my first "poke. " You were basically the reason I was able to stalk any of my crushes (thank you for that). You were the first I confided in that I was "in a relationship. " And I was with you when I discovered that my ex was cheating on me. We've been through so much together. And I freely admit (albeit with a bit of embarrassment) that you've played a major role in helping me with my love life.
RedEye Chicago Articles
|
|
|