This week there were two stories in the news on how technology has impacted people's lives. One story highlighted how technology can improve life while the other demonstrated how it can be used to amplify people's negative traits. The Hardy family used social media to pressure a pharmaceutical company to use their new drug to save their son who is battling a deadly virus. The second story was about eight students from Mahopac, New York who were suspended for making racist tweets after losing a basketball game against Mount Vernon. In the case of many Latinas like me, I think technology can change our lives for the better!
If you're sick of hearing friends whine about how there are no dateable men in your city (or of experiencing that for yourself), there could be a new solution. A new online dating service is now offering to literally ship single women from New York all the way across the country to go on a blind date with single men in San Francisco. Right ... 'cause that's not a lot of pressure or anything!
The service, called the Dating Ring, started locally, matching daters in New York and San Francisco and setting you up on blind dates in their respective cities. But soon, the creators of the site found that there was a disproportionately high amount of single women in New York and the opposite in the San Francisco branch. So they set about to solve "this silly problem" by outsourcing each sex to both cities. Um, is it just me or does flying cross-country for a first date sound a tad bit extreme?Continue Reading >
Amiga, ponle cuidado a esta historia que te voy a contar. Acaba de ocurrir en Inglaterra. Pero bien podría ser la historia de cualquiera de nuestros hijos, que buscan en los videojuegos el entretenimiento que no encuentran en la vida real bien sea por timidez, porque han sido acosados o simplemente porque están atravesando esa difícil etapa que es la pubertad y la adolescencia.
Es la triste historia de Breck Bednar, un niño de apenas 14 años a quien las autoridades encontraron agonizante luego de haber sido apuñalado por un extraño que lo engañó, a quien él creyó su amigo y había conocido jugando Battlefield 4 en línea ¡QUE HORROR!Continue Reading >
When it comes to dating, everyone has different ideas of what they want in a partner. While you might not be able to imagine being in a relationship with your best guy friend, your female pals might feel differently. In other words, one woman's "just a friend" could be another woman's soulmate!
One new online dating site called Jess, Meet Ken, takes that concept and runs with it by encouraging women to create profiles for their platonic male friends so that other ladies can meet them. It's kind of like conducting any other online recommendation search ... but for a guy!Continue Reading >
La historia de John Berlin, un padre que perdió a su hijo en 2011 mientras éste dormía, es única y además muy conmovedora. Con la reciente conmemoración del décimo aniversario de la red social Facebook, se le regaló a cada usuario un video de un minuto con lo más destacado de su paso por la comunidad en internet.
El papá de Jesse Berlin no se quiso quedar atrás, y aunque no tenía la clave para acceder a la cuenta de su hijo fallecido, les imploró a los encargados del portal que le permitieran ver el video con las imágenes.Continue Reading >
Between work, friends, and family, it can be hard to find the time to date. Or at least that's the excuse that lots of people use anyway! Enter Parttimelove.co.uk, a new British dating website offers an interesting new solution: part-time relationships.
Created by relationships author Helen Croydon, the website is targeted specifically to those who are looking for love, but are just too busy to find it. So what exactly does "part-time" dating entail?Continue Reading >
What kind of a nut would give the internet the power to name his baby girl? Surely, the person would have to be out of their mind. Maybe or maybe they just have a lot of misguided faith in cyber-strangers. One man expecting a baby girl around April 2 of this year, who goes by digitalgecko on Reddit, admits that he is a "Crazy" man trying to let the internet name his daughter. Apparently, his wife knows about this and is letting him do it. He created a website, NameMyDaughter.com, where you, I, and anyone with access to the internet can go and suggest or vote on a first and middle name for his upcoming bundle of joy. I'm scared, really scared for this child. I mean, what do you think people are suggesting?Continue Reading >
One of my major pet peeves online are people who feel a need to be TMI about their relationship problems via social media. Which is why when I heard about the Twitter account Claire Myer and her boyfriend Adam Limbic's share to rant about their fights, I rolled my eyes.
Seriously, why would you want the public to have their nose in your business?!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 >
Last Tuesday, L.A. model Piper Kennedy was visiting a Starbucks when a persistent barista named Brody started hitting on her. The way she tells it, she "reluctantly" gave him her phone number ... only to receive a text message from him the next day, containing a 15-second "video selfie."
In the clip, Brody--presumably trying to be sexy--can be seen stroking his face with his hand to the soundtrack of Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home." Unfortunately for Brody, Kennedy showed the video to a pal who posted it to Instagram, where it quickly went viral and has since spawned dozens of parody videos and even its very own hashtag, #StarbucksDrakeHands.
Guys, there's a very important lesson in all of this....Continue Reading >