February 19, 2013 |
Cubs fans and irrationally overreacting to the team's moves go together like an overpriced Old Style and the Wrigley Field bleachers. Enter @facebookcubs, a Twitter feed devoted to taking a magnifying glass to the funniest overreactions to the team's moves on Facebook. "As a Cubs fan, there's a gold mine of opportunity to feed off the comments on their page," said Mike Shoro, an Elk Grove Village native and the brains behind the feed. The 18-year-old, who is studying broadcast journalism at the University of Nebraska, created the account last week after seeing a similar Twitter feed...
January 9, 2013 |
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 them out. What do you think?
December 12, 2012 |
The requisite year-end reminiscing has begun, and thanks to Google and Facebook, we can relive all the things from this year that we didn't really actually live but watched on the Internet. Google released its list of things people had time to search for between watching cat videos and deciding if "The Walking Dead" is for them, and Whitney Houston topped the worldwide results, followed by "Gangnam Style" and Hurricane Sandy. Topping other lists were Jeremy Lin, athletes; "Hunger Games," films; iPad 3, electronics; and One Direction...
November 26, 2012 |
Guess what? That thing your friends, weird coworkers and confused relatives have been sharing on Facebook is pretty much a useless chain letter. Surprised? You shouldn't be. That thing I'm referring to, specifically, is the “copyright notice” being copy-pasted into Facebook statuses for the past few days that claims to claim copyright of the poster's content on Facebook, despite the new Proposed Statement of Rights and Responsibilities Facebook posted last week , along with the decision from...
November 13, 2012 |
Just when you thought Facebook had been taken over by the coupled up, hitched and with child folks of the world, Facebook ups the ante by updating a largely unused feature for those in relationships. Though “friendship pages” have been available for some time--a timeline of events, photos and interests you share with a Facebook friend, be it a platonic friend or someone you're in a relationship with--Facebook launched an updated look for these pages, as well as a handy URL for those in romantic relationships to view an even more...
July 31, 2012 |
For your friend's birthday, you don't want to buy a lame gift card but you want to do more than just write a message on his Facebook wall. Local startup Boomerang launched Tuesday in Chicago as a social gifting platform tapping into the $100 billion gift card industry to help people give more personalized gift cards that can be delivered quickly and redeemed conveniently at local businesses. Lightbank, the investment fund behind Groupon, invested about $1 million into Boomerang, said founder Zach Smith, 25, of River North.