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Facebook’s ‘Real Name Policy’ Is a Drag

Facebook’s policy requires users’ profiles to show their real, given names—not their chosen names. It’s a policy that unfairly targets drag queens and the LGBTQ community.

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Grandparents Just Can’t Stop Tagging Grandmaster Flash in Their Facebook Statuses

Grandparents’ charming habit of signing their names to their Facebook statuses has combined with Facebook’s less-charming habit of tagging every bit of data in the universe to form a surprising new fanbase for Grandmaster Flash. As the tumblr Love, Grandpa and Grandmaster Flash attests, a surprising number of our nation’s … More »

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Harry Potter Reigns in “Facebook’s 10 Books That Stayed With You” Meme

Bookish friends of mine have been sharing their ten books that “stayed with” them in their FB statuses for a while now. Facebook data scientists, intrigued, took the last 130,000 or so such statuses, and found that many of you are stuck in a Harry-Potter-and-Tolkien-decorated prison of the mind.Read more…

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20-Year-Old Driver Was On Facebook When She Killed a Great-Grandmother

Police say a 20-year-old driver struck and killed an 89-year-old woman because she was too busy looking through Facebook pictures on her phone to pay attention to the road.Read more…

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The IRS Wants to Take a Bite Out Of Silicon Valley’s Free Lunches

No employee perk in Silicon Valley is as cherished as the gourmet meals dished out in corporate cafeterias. But soon, Google’s multimillion dollar chicken tab could come with a tax bill from the IRS.Read more…

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Social Media Is Deadly in Pakistan

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws aren’t going anywhere, and innocent people are getting caught in the mix. A grandmother and her young granddaughters are the latest victims, reportedly killed in a mob attack sparked by a Facebook post.

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Trolling the Israel-Palestine Conflict

From hashtags praising Hitler to Facebook groups demanding ‘revenge’ on Gaza, the social mediasphere has reached a new low.

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Everything to Know About Tove Lo, Sweden’s Newest Pop Sensation

Last week, the Swedish pop singer Tove Lo made her American TV debut on Late Night With Seth Meyers; she’s climbing up the Hot 100; and she’s about to tour with Katy Perry. It is time to learn who she is! Here’s what you need to know:It’s pronounced “Too-veh Lu.”But … More »

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How to Watch ABC’s Rising Star the Right Way

Despite the recent cancellation of The X Factor and American Idol’s steady decline over the past few years, ABC still thinks it can get America interested in a new singing-based talent show. Its trick? Live voting. Rising Star premiered last night, and by the looks of it, ABC is seriously … More »

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‘Schumacher files offered for sale’

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Medical files purporting to relate to F1 legend Michael Schumacher, recovering from a ski injury, are being offered for sale, his managers warn.

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George R.R. Martin Helps John Oliver Destroy Dr. Oz

On last night’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took on Dr. Oz and his pandering to the nutritional-supplement industry. Towards the end of his over-16-minute evisceration, he wanted to prove that you can pander to your audience without putting them in serous medical harm. He pandered in the same way … More »

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