This might sound ridiculous, but I rank my friends. It’s not a competitive, middle-school type of ritual; rather, it’s a way of thinking that helps me avoid friend drama, which—in my humble…opinion—is usually caused by mismatched friend expectations, or “friendspectations,” as I call them This all started a few summers ago when two of my girlfriends were partying it up at every concert, cookout, and festival. Their Facebook posts made feel a mixture of FOMO and a sense of exclusion—two feelings I don’t handle well. At… >> Read More
Maybe you've noticed, maybe you haven't. Moms are everywhere on the internet, whether it's content they are writing, content written about them, or advertisements for things moms "need." Dads, on the…other hand, not as much--especially when it comes to content they write. Of course, a lot of this may seem obvious--but the math behind it is intriguing. For instance, a recent Pew Research survey from 2015 shows that moms are more likely to use Facebook than dads (no big surprise), with 81% of moms on the site,… >> Read More
I think I need some space. It’s not you, It’s me.
When we first got together, I thought you were everything I wanted. We have 464 friends in common. You were amazing. You…understood my narcissism and you propagated it. A constant companion, you were there for me at any time of the day or night, and you showed me fabulous pictures of your family. I felt like we had a real connection. (Except, of course, when my WiFi went out) I wanted to be with you forever.… >> Read More
I’m stressed out beyond belief.
Fortunately, or unfortunately, I’m not alone—half or more of America feels the same way. The rapid-fire pace of the president’s Executive Orders and the…Bachelor-style Supreme Court Justice nomination, to play off “Dayenu,” would have been enough—but on top of all that, many of us believe our country and Constitution are suffering grievous blows every single day from which they may never recover. Facebook is a wonderful place to connect, and as such, is a wonderful place for political… >> Read More
Sheryl Sandberg just made women everywhere breathe a little easier. The Facebook Chief Operating Officer recently donated $1 million to Planned Parenthood--according to Refinery29--as a reaction…to the fact that President Trump would love to defund the organization. Planned Parenthood currently services 2.5 million Americans each year, which is why the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare and funding for Planned Parenthood is kind of terrifying--and why Sandberg's donation could not have come at a better time. Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood… >> Read More