social media

Study Finds Women Are More Likely To Use Misogynistic Terms Online

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According to the results of a four year study, women in the UK and US are more likely to use misogynistic language on social media than men. The research, carried out by the social media research firm Brandwatch, looked at 19 million tweets over a...

Study Links Social Media To Depression And A Fear Of Missing Out

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If you haven’t heard the time FOMO by now, it’s basically a fun little acronym for “fear of missing out.” and this may come as no real shock to you, but according to New York Magazine, social media (gasp!) is the leading cause of FOMO....

Kehlani’s Suicide Attempt Reminds Us All Social Media Gossip Isn’t Just Fun & Games

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On Monday, the Internet exploded with rumors after Canadian singer PartyNextDoor shared a picture allegedly showing his former flame, R&B artist Kehlani, in his bed. While it’s no telling when the picture was actually taken, many people assumed the pair were back together and accused Kehlani of cheating on her...

Kerry Washington Is Only On Twitter For One Reason

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We, just like everyone else on the planet with a love for Olivia Pope ponchos were shocked and dismayed in 2013 to learn Kerry Washington was secretly married to former football cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. And then we felt equally played when she didn’t announce to...

Open Thread: How Do You Map Relationship Boundaries On Social Media?

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We’ve all witnessed the implosion of relationships on social media. There’s glaring signs, like deleting kissing photos, exchanging subliminal statuses, and secretly updating relationship statuses from “in a relationship” to “single.” Knowing that social media platforms offer ringside access to the rise and declines of...

Social Media Is All Fun And Games Until Corporate America Starts Profiting Off Of Our Viral Content

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When James Wright Chanel sang the Patti’s Pies review heard around the world, everyone began asking, rather suggesting, Patti LaBelle break him off a little something something for making her product a success. What no one questioned, though, was why Walmart, the sole carrier of Miss...