social media
The goofy, dorky awkwardness I have in person transforms into sharply delivered one-liners on Twitter and Facebook.
tech
As I tried to understand his actions, I went on a rampage against the girl. I just wanted to make her pay.
hate reads
Or why I don't believe you when you say you don't hate-read. Come on -- we all do it, don't we? (You might even do it here.)
tech
The only person with the integrity to look out for me and tell me my ass is floating out freestyle is some girl who was a friend of a friend in HIGH SCHOOL.
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.
relationships
Checking up on her became a ritual, and as my breakup receded further into the past, I found myself more interested in keeping tabs on her than on him.
social media
I deleted my account the other night and realised that actually, I really like it.
food
Social interaction sustains us, so does ingesting food -- and when both are of the highest quality in a place designed with respect for that, taking a quick pic with my iPhone feels like giving the entire event short shrift.
in

Jan 23, 2013 at 2:00pm | 233 comments

vine
The day after his rape charges were dropped he tweeted, "Fav this if you would willingly have sex with me."
facebook
I’m not a “decline to state” or “it’s complicated.” I’m more than happy to state considering I write about it all over the Internet: I’m genderqueer.
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.
social media
Aren’t we non-monogamous partly to avoid cheating and lies?
fat
A Canadian psychologist says that sharing photos of your food on social media may signal a "deeper medical issue." I can't make this stuff up.
thought catalog
I’ll gladly look at one beach photo. I might even “like” it. But I won’t be as amused if six more follow.
twitter
We can't lose sight of the fact that an incredible thing happened that night.
in

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

twitter
Being a black woman is great. But being a black woman on social media can be a pain in the ass.
breakups
mental health
(Trigger warning for suicide and depression talk, y'all.) When I was 9 years old, I had this plan.
internet
I mean, not ALL the time. But sometimes it just seems like the lesser effort to scroll through a bunch of strangers' thoughts on Downton Abbey than to actually get naked with someone.
social media
I have actual physical reactions when I see my Instagram crush wear a new bold lip color, pose in a dark bar with a craft cocktail, or lazily lounge with her adorable husband and puppy in their adorable apartment.
friendship
Offline, she’s educated, considerate, hysterically funny, a feminist. Yet this online bitch is seriously making me re-evaluate our friendship.