For the first time since I leaped screaming into the arms of social media, I find myself trying to figure out what to share and what stays quiet.
social media
In the last year or so, I have made a point of posting pictures in which my daughters are doing something other than smiling –- making music, playing soccer –- so the comments say something other than “She’s so beautiful!”
dumb stuff
i fucking love science
Because of the casual disregard for informed consent that these researchers showed, we have no idea if they or others like them are conducting more studies like this.
fucking up on social media
The United States is falling apart at the seams and its persistent class problems are a significant social issue, not something to be memeified and jokingly posted on the FAFSA Twitter account.
social media
As we exploit visibility for success, our real friends rely on social media to see us.
online dating
Here are my five tips for trimming the negativity from your life without letting it consume you.

May 23, 2014 at 1:30pm | 55 comments

daily routines
I wasn’t about to call him and tell him -- no one “calls” on the “telephone” anymore. So there was only one thing to do: block him on Facebook.
chicken arm
I’ll put my arm wherever I want to, ma’am.
social media
Facebook is becoming an increasingly important component of peoples’ deaths -- not only how we process loss, but how we remember them.

May 14, 2014 at 11:30am | 30 comments

dancing calamari my iphone is basically an appendage
Isolation doesn't come from social media, but from how you live your life, and you can make bad choices no matter where you are.
cell phones
When I found out I was paying $200 to look at Buzzfeed quizzes and have no one call me, I canceled our cell phone plan.
Being a black woman is great. But being a black woman on social media can be a pain in the ass.
social media
In the wake of the overwhelmed Internet have come a new class of apps—apps to keep us from connecting.
internet memes
As we continue to make progress on most fronts (science, mental health, iPhones, reality TV spin offs), language seems to have taken a turn for the worse.
social media
Here again, a black woman speaks her mind, especially on Twitter, and she’s demonized.
social media
Rape culture is not a bogeyman that causes rape, but a lens for looking at myths about rape.
I didn’t want my tweet to be posted out of context later.
We can't lose sight of the fact that an incredible thing happened that night.

Mar 18, 2014 at 12:00pm | 179 comments

social media
I deleted my account the other night and realised that actually, I really like it.