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    February 15, 2012

    Rise of the Facebook-Killers

    At the pinnacle of the social network's success, its critics are busy building its replacements

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    February 3, 2012

    M.I.A. Drives The Action In The "Bad Girls" Video

    In other "M.I.A. in a video" news, this morning also marked the premiere of the clip for "Bad Girls," a fleshed-out-by-Danja version of a track from her ViCKi LEEKZ mixtape. In the clip, Maya struts her stuff through a post-apocalyptic tableau where the highways are so empty, drivers can (and do) en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Al Qaeda Wants to Be Your Friend on Facebook

    According to a recent study from the University of Haifa, your latest friend request on Facebook may be from a terrorist organization, for, like the rest of us, they have shifted their Internet activity focus networks, obvi! "Today, about 90% of organized terrorism on the Internet is bei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Facebook 'Business' Cards Are Here

    What do you get for the person who has everything, including a Facebook account? A Facebook "business" card, of course! We're not sure if these are more or less insufferable than the Facebook shower curtain (equally so, perhaps, but different?). On one hand, the point of Facebook is, we suppose, to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Junk Food Might Kill Kids with Video Games: Report

    ​New British research suggests that junk food companies really don't have kids' best interests in mind, as they knowingly shill unhealthy eats to unsuspecting minors, according to the Daily Telegraph.

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    December 12, 2011

    Designers of Planned Twin Towers Look-Alike in Seoul 'Regret Deeply' Resemblance

    A Dutch architecture firm has designed a building in Seoul that has offended some because of its uncomfortable resemblance to the World Trade Center in a cloud of dust and smoke: MVRDV​ The project, called "The Cloud," is the work of MVRDV, a firm in Rotterdam. It's intended to be luxury hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    2011: The Year Skrillex Got Mentioned In A Lot Of Facebook Status Updates

    ​The increasingly tentacle-extending social-networking site Facebook has released Memology 2011, a quantification of popular topics discussed on the service. Amy Winehouse's death in August was the seventh-most-discussed news topic of 2011, right behind the royal wedding and ahead of the new C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Instead Of Listening To The Michael Jackson Sentencing, Why Not Watch Das Racist Perform "Michael Jackson" On Conan?

    Bless Das Racist for always coming along at the right time, right? The group performed on Conan last night, and while the reactions the group was retweeting in the broadcast's wake seemed a little bit confused/outraged/weary, their take on the completely goofy "Michael Jackson" was, I thought, prett ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2011
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    November 1, 2011

    Q&A: Tanlines' Jesse Cohen On Winning The Best Band Twitter In NYC Award, Zucchini-Borne Controversies, And Comedy As Soccer

    Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm of Tanlines. ​Giving the Best Local Music Twitter award in our Best of NYC issue to @tanlines was pretty much a no-brainer. The account, which is run by the duo's Jesse Cohen, is heavy on the wry observational humor and light on the "come see our band" or "here's someb ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011
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    October 24, 2011

    A Halloween Warning Found on Facebook

    Julie Dorning Sloan via Facebook​This warning posted by Julie Dorning Sloan of the UK on her Facebook page (if you know who arranged the display and took the picture, please tell us) reminds you that a hangover on November 1st is often worse than an assault by a ghoul.

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    State Senator Diane Savino's Facebook Friends: An Important Announcement

    ​New York State senator Diane Savino, a Democrat representing Staten Island and Brooklyn, had some important breaking news to share with the media today. Her personal Facebook page has hit the 5,000-friend mark (a "social media milestone," it seems), which is where Facebook cuts you off. Follo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    People With Bigger Brains Have More Facebook Friends

    Like​Here is some weird news that you can brag about, if you happen to be one of the privileged few with many, many Facebook friends and a giant brain. Actually, you should probably post this information, along with a photo of your brain, on your Facebook wall -- we hear that's the way to get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    HEART2HEART's "Facebook Official": In Which Lance Bass Proves He's Got The Internet-Attention Calculus Down Pat

    ​Last night, Lance Bass—former 'N Sync member, aspiring astronaut, and now apparently boy-band guru—offered a tutorial on how to get your probably-jokey, possibly-somewhat-serious musical project noticed by those folks on the Internet who are looking for things to giggle at as they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Kristen Christian, Who Created 'Bank Transfer Day,' the November 5 Bank Boycott, Tells Us Why

    Earlier today we wrote of what appeared to be an Occupy Wall Street-related bank boycott planned for November 5th. We've spoken to Kristen Christian, the 27-year-old creator of the event, who has clarified some things. For one, it's not an Occupy Wall Street-organized event, though members of the Oc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Marni Kotak, Artist, Will Give Birth at Microscope Gallery, for Real

    Now that Facebook has decided to publish a timeline that includes all of our online goings-on since birth, we wonder what a tangible chronicle of this would look like. Enter the very pregnant performance artist Marni Kotak, who is transforming the Microscope Gallery into a home-birth center where sh ... More >>

  • Music

    October 5, 2011

    Facebook + Music: Most People Are DJs

    The site's foray into music and the act of performative listening

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Frank Ocean Will Be At The Bowery Ballroom Next Month

    ​The Odd Future associate/Jay and Kanye co-signed R&B singer is bringing his emo and blues to the Bowery Ballroom on November 6. Tickets are on sale now although they might not be for much longer now that word's out, so, if this is your thing, get clicking. UPDATE (5:42 p.m.): All gone! But do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Why You Should Maintain at Least One Human Friend

    ​In this day and age, technology has learned to fuck with us. Facebook will change, without seeming to give us any notice whatsoever! The unfailing Gmail may fail, and none of us will be able to communicate! Those of us who are busy "doing things" on the Internet (where else would we do things ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    The Pros and Cons of Seeing Exactly Who Has Unfriended You On Facebook

    ​Prepare to get indignant at a bunch of people you did a summer program with in high school and friends of friends you had the first week of college. They have been unfriending you on Facebook, and thanks to the new Facebook Timeline, you can see exactly which people have unfriended you and wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Your Awkward Blind Date Will Be Livestreamed

    ​How about we...arrange a blind date in which we will be watched by an array of other people, media professionals and whatnot, but really, whoever happens to be curious about what other people do on their blind dates (because we're all afraid of failing in this regard, right?). How about we go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Comments Of The Week: Bringing Back The Village Voice T-Shirt Giveaway

    ​Comments Of The Week is back! We're resuming our post giving away a free t-shirt to commenters who supplied us with our favorite comments, which range from the helpful to the "we have no idea what's going on here, but it amuses us." Email Web Editor Francesca Stabile ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Anonymous Doesn't Actually Want to Destroy Facebook

    ​Stop backing up your Facebook photos, because hacker collective Anonymous' plot to kill the 'book was all a big misunderstanding. Not a hoax, exactly; there was once a plan by an Anonymous user named Speakeasy and associates to raise awareness about Facebook's privacy policies and start an al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Your Phone Numbers and Facebook: What You Should Actually Worry About

    Collecting your data to serve you better.​If you're on Facebook, you've likely seen the panicky message that's been circulating, warning that the social networking behemoth has started publishing all your phone contacts for everybody to see: "ALL THE PHONE NUMBERS IN YOUR PHONE are now PUBLIS ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Anonymous Wants To Destroy Facebook

    Twitter​Anonymous, the shady-yet-principled hacktivist group that has previously hacked into Iran's government emails, the Pentagon, possibly the IMF, News Corp, Anders Breivik's Twitter account, and much more, has a new target in its crosshairs: Facebook. The hackers have set the date for Fac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Food Trucks Have Now Been Appropriated by the Solar Industry

    Sungevity/FacebookIce pops, and geese.​Even if the city has decided it hates food trucks, the solar industry still loves them.

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    July 22, 2011

    Naked Bike Ride Set for Sunday

    via​Because we know you've all been waiting for it, we are happy to report that the World Naked Bike Ride is happening Sunday. Postponed in June because of inclement weather, the ride will depart from East River Park near Houston Street at 4 p.m. The event's Facebook page declares: "Bare as yo ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 22, 2011

    Why I Hate Being Gay! 62 Reasons!

    Here's why we hate being gay

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Facebook Facial Recognition Technology Being Probed By EU; Plus, How to Turn It Off!

    via​Facebook will be investigated by the European Union's sector on data protection, Bloomberg reports this afternoon, because of new facial recognition technology added to profiles that users have to opt out of through a typically convoluted security settings process. Yes, again. Facebook's l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Facebook Feelings Are Contagious

    ​Of the many powers of Facebook, one you might not have guessed is that if your friends are feeling sad or happy or cranky or whatever on Facebook, you will probably feel that way too. This is an argument for only having awesome, happy friends on Facebook, so that you can catch only awesomenes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2011

    Grubwithus Allows You to Pay to Eat With Strangers Without Difficulty

    ​Do you hate your friends and would rather eat with a bunch of strangers instead of them? Would you like to shell out thirty dollars to do so? There's a new application called Grubwithus which is built just for you. Basically, it lists a bunch of meals organized by people using the service, for wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Facebook Tried to Plant Negative Press About Google

    ​A secretive story has been bubbling in Silicon Valley this week, in which the PR firm Burson-Marsteller pitched anti-Google articles to national newspapers on behalf of some unnamed client. Google, they claimed, has privacy issues that the American people should know about -- but it was far f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    R.I.P. Mia Amber Davis, Plus-Size Model and Road Trip Comic Seductress

    via FacebookMia Amber Davis, plus-sized model, size-positive blogger, and the underwear-clad full-figured seductress from Road Trip, has passed away. Earlier today, the subject of our recent feature Guys Who Like Fat Chicks chose the actress, model, and producer as one of the Fat Community's most be ... More >>

  • News

    May 4, 2011
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    April 19, 2011

    Xi'an Famous Foods Will Go Big With a Second Chinatown Location

    Robert SietsemaPlentiful and pungent savory lamb noodles.​A few months after sending out a Facebook message asking its fans for information on available storefronts in Manhattan and Williamsburg, Xi'an Famous Foods has officially announced the imminent opening of its fifth location.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Facebook Triggers Hormone That Makes You Feel Like You're Falling in Love

    ​Here is incontrovertible proof that Mark Zuckerberg is an evil, evil man: Scientists now believe that Facebook triggers oxytocin, also known as the "love" or "cuddle" hormone, which basically makes you feel like you're falling in love and that the world is a beautiful place full of butterflie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Mark Zuckerberg Might Have Promised Someone 50% of Facebook in Emails From 2003

    ​Everyone giggled a little bit when Paul Ceglia said he was the rightful owner of half of Facebook based on a promise from founder Mark Zuckerberg back in 2003. "If you had invented Facebook, you would've invented Facebook," and all that. The plaintiff waited until 2010 to file his lawsuit and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Anti-Gay Activist Actually Loves Gay Marriage

    ​There's an adage about intelligent people changing their minds, so maybe anti-gay activist Louis J. Marinelli is smarter than we thought. He formerly served as the National Organization For Marriage's tour organizer and social media expert, and writes that he "spent the last five years puttin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Winklevii Row Out of Court Losers; Zuckerberg Wins Again

    ​It's a sad day for millionaire identical twin Olympians everywhere: Forbes reports a federal appeals court has ordered Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss to accept their $65 million settlement with Facebook. That means no more suing Mark Zuckerberg. This is the part of the post where we are legally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Teacher Faces Lawsuit After Friends Mock Student's 'Jolly Rancher Hairdo' on Facebook

    via​Have you heard of the Jolly Rancher Hairdo? This is a hairdo in which Jolly Ranchers are tied to the ends of the hair. How could any kid, or candy fanatic, not love this hairstyle? When a seven-year-old student at a Chicago school excitedly sported it for picture day after seeing the style ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Your Facebook Friends Hate You

    ​Being on Facebook can be an exercise in self-punishment, whether that means obsessively spying on your friends' baby pictures and envying their "perfect life" or constantly monitoring your ex's wall. We all know this, and yet no one really talks about it. Until now. There's a survey that has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Facebook Sued By Grieving Staten Island Parents

    ​Caroline Wimmer was murdered by Calvin Lawson in her home in 2009. While Lawson was sentenced to 25 years to life this past summer, Wimmer's parents' legal battles continue over the photos of Wimmer's dead body that were posted onto Facebook by the EMT who handled her corpse. Mark Musarella, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Facebook Ads To Get Even More Invasive

    ​Mark Zuckerberg's personal mission to sell thing you things is now even more next-level than it was previously, as Facebook has long delivered "targeted ads" to users based on anything you put into the site, from interests to wall posts to status messages. Now testing with 1% of Facebook user ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Facebook Apps Will Hook You Up With Your Friends, Painlessly

    ​After Facebook rapidly pulled stalker app Breakup Notifier, which would notify you whenever the objects of your affection changed their relationship status (i.e., became free to date you), it seems like new Facebook dating apps are popping up all over the place. Once of them, called iWould, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Yes, You Can Order Di Fara on Facebook, as Long as It's a Day in Advance

    Paul Lowry/Flickr​Earlier today, Slice noticed that Di Fara, the Midwood pizzeria whose legendary pies are matched by its legendary lines, had started taking orders over Facebook.

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Drag Star Laments Reality Show Editing

    ​ RuPaul's Drag Race's beauty Manila Luzon just posted this wail of woe on Facebook: "Puh-leeeezzzzz! Why do they show me crying my eyes out cuz I bombed a joke? "Firrrst, you can take a guess why I am crying my eyes out in the interview room. Second, I didn't bomb no jokes. "Thirrrdly, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Mark Zuckerberg's Dog Has a Facebook Page; We Actually Just Wrote That

    via Forbes​Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his girlfriend have a new pooch you can man's-best-friend! [Christ, these words are going to be recorded for posterity.] Forbes reports that his name is "Beast," and the precocious Puli has his very own Facebook page. He's the most adorable on-li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    You Might Want to Take Your Phone Number Off Your Facebook Profile

    ​Facebook is about to make you mad. Facebook is about to make you storm off to your computer (oh, wait, you're already here?) and go into your profile settings, and very nearly delete yourself from Facebook, except how would you live with yourself not knowing which of the popular girls from hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    Runnin' Scared Liveblogs the Oscars

    These aren't blurry Facebook photos or anything.​Hey -- the Oscars are tonight. Jen Doll and I will be liveblogging it here, so read it or else. We have a lot of opinions even though we've seen four of the Best Picture nominees between us, and I'm the one who has seen those four. White wine wi ... More >>

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