No doubt about it: selfies are the bread and butter of Instagram. It's like selfie overload over there and while I'm okay with the whole selfie thing, it does get boring. Plus it smacks of narcissism if your feed is just one selfie after another. I say it's time to embrace another hashtag trend that has been making the social media rounds. How about we all get on the #shelfies bandwagon?
Think of shelfies as selfies for shelves with a big, big emphasis on bookshelves filled with books, although they can be pictures of shelves with anything on them. If you do a quick hashtag search for #shelfies, hundreds of pictures of libraries from all over the world pop up and being a lover of books, I LOVE them. The book #shelfies are my favorite, but I dig some of the other ones too. I've curated a collection of some of these pics to share with you.
Aided by social media, we're breeding a generation of self-absorbed narcissists and compulsive braggarts. As most parents know, approval-hungry teens and tweens often base their popularity--and, in turn, their self-worth--by the number of likes or positive comments their posts and photos receive on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. But what's the root cause of kids' online behavior, of their almost pathological need for online popularity? And why do the images posted on social media seem to be increasingly risqué in nature?Continue Reading >
One mother's entire Instagram account has been deleted because of complaints that she was posting inappropriate content with nudity. Surely, you've heard that Instagram accounts get deleted for violating community guidelines. I mean, Rihanna got kicked off Instagram because she kept posting nude pictures of herself that were deemed inappropriate by the site.
I totally get that Instagram doesn't want photos you wouldn't want your abuela seeing on the site and I think they are well within their rights to enforce their guidelines, but I have to say that in the case Courtney Adamo, Instagram has really done wrong. You are not going to believe the picture that got Adamo's account deleted for supposedly containing nudity. Are you ready for this nonsense?
If you post pictures of your kids online, you really need to be careful because you have no idea where those pictures will end up or how they will be used. I know you've heard of this kind of stuff happening before, but what happened to Ciara Logan of Virginia and her children is something you really need to know about.
Logan is the proud mother of an 8-year-old boy and twin 2-year-old girls. She regularly posts pictures of her adorable children on social media because, well, they are adorable. Then something awful happened. She found out that some creep stole pictures of her kids from her Instagram feed and put offensive text on them and turned them into a racist meme. I'm telling you, this is going to make your stomach turn.
It could be a lyric out of Alanis Morisette's now infamous "Ironic" song. Courtney Sanford, a 32-year-old woman from High Point, North Carolina, died Thursday morning in a head-on collision just moments after posting a message on Facebook about how overjoyed she felt when hearing Pharrell Williams' chart-topping "Happy" song. The Facebook post was made at 8:33 a.m., and the first 911 call about the fatal crash was first received at 8:34 a.m., so that less than a minute elapsed between the two occurrences.
'Twas only a matter of time before someone took the idea of Instagram and gave it a porn makeover. I'm actually surprised at myself for being surprised that Pornostagram exists. Yes my loves, Pornostagram is a thing, a real thing on the internet. Specifically, it is a XXX social network for adults who want to overshare to the max. Think selfies gone wild.
I'm talkin naked! People sharing naughty naked selfies of themselves with hipster filters applied to the pics! Because you gotta have the hipster filter otherwise what's the point? Hahaha...I'm not gonna lie, for the purpose of research, I took a peek and what did I see?
US Airways nearly broke Twitter yesterday after the airline sent out a tweet that had EVERYONE talking. No, they weren't offering some super affordable deal or reporting flight delays. Instead they accidentally posted an EXTREMELY graphic picture that sent everyone--including myself-- into a frenzy.
How their social media people missed out on this is beyond me. I'm STILL having nightmares from what I saw!Continue Reading >
Every parent knows the importance of monitoring their kids' online activities, but not all moms and dads check frequently enough. But this week, one Utah mom is counting her lucky stars that she looked at her son's Facebook page when she did. Why? Because it ended up saving the teen's life!
According to police, the unidentified mom spotted disturbing comments on her child's Facebook and Instagram from two other teen boys, who threatened to go to her son's school and shoot him. Some of the suspects' photos even showed a hand with gang-affiliated markings on it holding a gun. Wow ... that takes cyberbullying to a whole new level. Can you imagine seeing someone seemingly making specific plans to kill your child?
Many parents post photos of their kids on Facebook and other social media. After all, who can resist sharing those too-cute moments with friends and family?! That's what mom Tara Taylor was probably thinking when she recently uploaded a snapshot of her 3-year-old daughter, Rylee. Little did she know the photo would lead her to receive some life-changing advice.
According to Taylor, most friends simply "liked" the photo of little Rylee smiling into the camera. But two people noticed that the young girl's left eye seemed to be glowing a little and recommended that she get it out. Their suggestion ended up saving Rylee's vision!Continue Reading >
Teenage boys from New Zealand are currently under investigation for starting and participating in a so-called "rape club," in which they filmed themselves having sex with girls as young as 13 after getting them drunk, and then posting videos of the group rapes on Facebook. The three suspects--who call themselves the roast busters--are believed to be between the ages of 17 and 18, and due to a lack of evidence, they have not yet been arrested.Continue Reading >