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This Daddy-Daughter Duo Dancing To Ariana Grande’s “Problem” Is Too Cute

July 21st, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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London Johnson seems to be a jack of all trades. He’s funny, he can sing a little bit and he’s a father. After watching several of London’s videos he’s giving me a serious, like friendly yet trill vibe… I don’t know if there was another, more accurate way to describe him.

And in addition to all of that, his daughter brings out the trained dancer in him.

Over the weekend, London posted a video of himself and his daughter, also named London, dancing to Ariana Grande’s “Problem” and captioned it:

“Tired As F**K, DanceN Wit My Jr…All Choreography By Lil London lmao.”

But don’t let this little girl’s age or short stature fool you. She’s got some skills and watching her perform her routine with her dad, is too adorable.

Take a look at the video above and let the cuteness brighten your day.

 

How cute, right?! With the exception of the n-word at the end, this looks like something you’d see on one of those “Fatherhood” commercials the government has been promoting for the past few years. I love it, especially the part where you hear Lil London laughing at her father’s collapsed body on the ground.

15 Creepy Stalker Moves That Only Happen On Social Media

July 14th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Social Media brings us closer every day. Unfortunately, that closeness includes exes and haters. On Facebook, these moves are fair game. But if this were real life we’d call the cops

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The Passive-Aggressive Poster

Post a selfie, this person writes a status about being self-absorbed. Complain about work, they post a prayer about being grateful to have a job. It’s like having an obnoxious shadow that throws salt on everything you say.

Social Media Lab Rats? Facebook Conducted A Mood Experiment On Users Without Telling Us

July 2nd, 2014 - By Kimberly Gedeon
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Facebook has pissed off the internet — again! What did the social media giant do this time? Use its users as guinea pigs.

In 2012, Facebook ran a huge psychological experiment on hundreds of thousands of unwitting users. Outrage — of course — ensues, according to CNN Money.

It was all part of a study entitled “Experimental Evidence of Massive-Scale Emotional Contagion Through Social Networks.” If that title went over your head, it basically means “How We Affected the Mental State of Thousands on Facebook.” The lead investigators infiltrated the news feeds of 690,000 users and either posted a negative or positive update. Later, they observed the users’ posts to see if their planted update affected the users’ moods. And it did.

“The study found that users that were shown more negative content were slightly more likely to produce negative posts. Users in the positive group responded with more upbeat posts,” CNN Money wrote.

Creepy! Is this even legal? Well, Facebook’s terms of service clearly states it may use your information “for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research and service improvement.”

But dissenters say such an experiment can be dangerous: “Facebook‘s newsfeed study could’ve accidentally worsened depression or bipolar disorder among people who have it,” one tweeted. As a slew of angered users threatened to ditch the service, Facebook released an apologetic statement:

Having written and designed this experiment myself, I can tell you that our goal was never to upset anyone,” said Adam D. I. Kramer, the Facebook lead investigator. “I can understand why some people have concerns about it, and my coauthors and I are very sorry for the way the paper described the research and any anxiety it caused. In hindsight, the research benefits of the paper may not have justified all of this anxiety.”

What’s funny though is that while people gave Facebook hell for this experiment, USA Today notes that — apology or not — Facebook users aren’t really going anywhere.

“They comment. But they will be there tomorrow,” said Robert Nava, a 34-year-old online marketer. “It’s the same as when we complain about new traffic laws. We will still be driving. When it’s something that benefits us and satisfies our human craving to be social, we are still going to keep going back to it.”

Facebook seems to be using an act first, apologize later tactic that is effective for the social media giant. With a massive bank of rich data from users, the social network will not stop conducting its research anytime soon.

And quite frankly, its users won’t be ditching the network giant either.

Should You Upload? 14 Relationship Commandments For Social Media

June 30th, 2014 - By Dee Rene
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Relationships and social media sometimes are a toxic mix. We’ve all seen the break ups, make ups and screw ups go down on Facebook, Twitter and more. We all use social media differently – for business or pleasure – but there are certain commandments to keep in mind. Comment below! Do you agree? Disagree? Or have a few of your own?

Facebook Joins Other Silicon Valley Giants With Lack Of Diversity

June 26th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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Facebook has released it diversity numbers and — surprise, surprise — there is no surprise. Just as with Google and Yahoo, which both also made their diversity stats public recently, Facebook is not very diverse.

The makeup of its workforce certainly does not reflect the demographics of its users. Nearly 70 percent of Facebook employees are men and 57 percent are white. And while Asians make up 34 percent of its employees, Hispanics represent just 4 percent and African Americans are just a mere 2 percent of Facebook’s workforce.

Taking a look at its technical staff, the numbers are even depressing. Men make up a whopping 85 percent of technical staff, 53 percent are white and 41 percent Asian. Hispanics are only 3 percent and African Americans nearly nonexistent at 1 percent of the workforce.

When you get to the upper management level, Facebook is sorely lacking in diversity. “Seventy-seven percent of senior level employees are men, 74 percent are white and 19 percent are Asian. Hispanics account for 4 percent and African Americans for 2 percent of employees in high level positions,” reports USA Today.

Facebook acknowledges there is much to be done to increase diversity in its ranks. “We build products to connect the world, and this means we need a team that understands and reflects many different communities, backgrounds and cultures,” Maxine Williams, Facebook’s global head of diversity, said in a blog post.

The lack of diversity at Facebook is ironic. As does Yahoo, Facebook has a woman in a high level position. Its No. 2 executive is Sheryl Sandberg, author of the best seller Lean In. And even she says the lack of diversity in Corporate America is  “pretty depressing.”

Facebook´s diversity disclosure came after meetings with civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who has called on the major tech companies to increase diversity.

Considering the majority of Facebook users are women and in 2009 about 10 percent were African American, it is time for the company to get it together.

Erica Campbell Unleashes Her Inner Ghetto Girl At A Mississippi Drive Thru

June 24th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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If you’ve watched just an episode of the WE Tv reality show, “Mary Mary,” you know that Erica and Tina Campbell are very down to earth and like to enjoy life. And so last week after her performance in Jackson, Mississippi on the McDonald’s Gospel Tour, Erica stopped by Whatta Burger to grab something to eat. But she didn’t just order any ole kind of way, she tapped into her inner Inglewood. Lucky for us, her personal assistant captured the whole thing on film and then someone from Erica’s camp later posted it on Facebook.

Take a look at the hilarious video below.

And then check out how the staff reacted when they learned it was Erica in the backseat.

You Said You Want A Thug, Don’t Be Scared Now: Felon Jeremy Meeks Has The Ladies Going Crazy

June 20th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Surely you saw this beautiful picture circulating around the internet yesterday. It was all over digital and broadcast news…just about everywhere. But in case you missed it,  here’s the background. The Stockton Police Department didn’t know the type of floodgates they were going to open when they posted this picture of recently arrested Jeremy Meeks. And I’m talking about the floodgates in our pants.

Meeks, a convicted felon, was arrested on felony weapon charges, along with four other men after a recent crime surge in Stockton, California, including shootings and robberies. While police posted the picture as a way to inform the community of their great police work, that was the last thing on the minds of women who ogled over the picture, liking it almost 30,000 times and leaving almost 9,000 comments when I last checked.

There are tons but one of the funniest ones went something like:

“I am raising his bail money and pray to God for his release. I already have 700 women taking a bus to  Stockton with signs: FREE MY BABY’S DADDY!!! ROTFLMAO” 

and the bit more raunchy from Twitter

“Wow he can add another teardrop to his face after he murders dis pu$$y.” 

There were literally tears coming to my eyes as I typed that.

But for real Jeremy is one fine man. Most of us can celebrate that fact, without thinking about much else. But others were either shocked at such a strong reaction or were trying to discourage women from lusting over a felon, talking about “don’t fawn over criminal trash…Have some respect.” Gurl, boo. No human being is trash and even if he was, we just want to think about…you know doing thangs with him…in that tight, hot prison cell.

Can we just share in this moment of lustful sisterhood? I find it very unifying, even if some of us are taking things to the extreme.

I mean people were photoshopping him into Calvin Klein ads, creating fake Instagram profiles for dude and one woman created a Facebook fan page.

If you’re really ride or die and want to be a part of the caravan to meet Jeremy, be sure to bring $90,000 in bail money. He’ll be arraigned on Friday afternoon.

Oh, you might also want to prepare yourself to fight his wife off. (I kid, of course. Some of y’all have no act right.) Plus he has a son.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news ladies, but in an interview with News10.net, Meeks said, “I just visited my wife and she said I like blew up all over Facebook. “

And then he said of all the attention he’s receiving, “Well I appreciate that but I just want them to know that this is really not me. I’m not some kingpin.” 

Meeks said that despite his past, he is no longer a gangster and has been on the path to turn his life around.

I could honestly care less. I know a piece of masterful artwork when I see it, sometimes you just don’t need a backstory.

 

Facebook Officially Debuts Snapchat Competitor, Slingshot

June 18th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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After much talk and a false start in which the app was unveiled too soon, Facebook has debuted a rival for Snapchat.

The Slingshot app lets users send disappearing photo and video messages just like Snapchat (kind of) with some differences. Photos sent via Slingshot don’t self-destruct after 10 seconds. Images and videos will disappear once they’ve been viewed and cleared by the recipient, who can also take a screen grab of an image so as to save it before it’s gone.  “Once a message has been viewed by each recipient, Facebook will then delete it from its servers after a seven-day grace period,” reports Mashable.

The Verge says the app is more than just a “clone” of Snapchat, offering the option to send a photo or video to all of a person’s friends at once, something Snapchat users have asked for.

There is one drawback. You must respond with an image or video in order to “unlock” those you receive. So if you get a message from a friend, you will have to send a message back to that friend prior to opening what they sent you. Sounds kinda cumbersome–and a tricky way for Facebook to get users to share more frequently. In fact, it’s meant to be more like a part of the FB news feed than a message service that you feel you have to respond to right away.

“It’s more [like], I want to share what I’m up to whenever I can, and then they’re going to feel almost no pressure to share back whatever they’re doing because it’s a shared experience,” Slingshot design lead Joey Flynn told Mashable.

You don’t have to have a Facebook account to use the app. Slingshot accounts are linked to a user’s cellphone number.

There was an accidental launch of the app last week, with Slingshot quickly taken down. Product manager Will Ruben isn’t disclosing what caused the the problem but sometimes apps are launched prematurely when developers mistakenly set the wrong date or time zone. The app has been in the works for a while.

Slingshot has been in the works for more than six months. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has his sights set on chipping away at Snapchat, once even threatening to crush Snapchat with another app it launched called Poke, which has since been taken off the market. When he coudn’t defeat Snapchat with Poke, Zuckerberg tried to buy Snapchat for $3 billion, which Snapchat turned down. So will Slingshot finally topple Snapchat? Time will tell.

Has Facebook Gone Too Far With Its Latest Life Milestone, “Lost Weight”?

June 13th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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Some folks share nearly every moment of their lives on Facebook. And frankly I don’t need to know all the minor details of your day. Facebook already lets users post the milestones in their lives — getting married, having a baby, etc. But have you really looked closely at milestone menu options.  You can even tell your Facebook friends how much weight you’ve lost.

There is a “Lost Weight” option. Look under the menu of other health moments, such as getting glasses or breaking a bone.

Yes, maybe as the Bustle writer Amy McCarthy says, Facebook has become too much part of our lives. It’s one thing to chronicle major events in your life, but it’s another to be addicted to Facebook. “This is likely an attempt by Facebook to further ingrain the already ubiquitous social networking site into our daily lives. Facebook already has its own lexicon (think about how the meaning of the word ‘poke’ has changed in the last five years), and most of us are checking our feeds before we even get out of bed in the morning,” writes McCarthy.

But while McCarthy thinks the lost weight option can lead to fat shaming, I think seeing people get into shape is inspiring–no matter how much they weigh or how much weight they lose. McCarthy agues that “[t]here’s nothing wrong with wanting a healthier body, but it shouldn’t come at the expense of people who are simply existing in a fat body. ” So should we not mark our relationship status for fear of upsetting single Facebook friends?

The Facebook friends who I have seen using the “Lost Weight” life event aren’t usually bragging, they talk about lifestyle changes and it is a slow process. Maybe if Facebook had a “plastic surgery” option then I would question the motives.

From Email To Social Media, Here’s The Ultimate Digital Etiquette Guide For Effective Online Communication

June 10th, 2014 - By Rhonesha Byng
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The accessibility offered through digital communication is a luxury. However, with that luxury comes the responsibility to communicate appropriately and respectfully to maintain strong professional ties and build effective digital relationships.

While email is the tried and true form of professional digital communication, the rules are evolving and the lines are blurring across platforms. Social media is now the number one activity on the web, and approximately 87 percent of companies use social media for business, so it’s important to master the lingo and the rules when it comes to communicating on each of these platforms.

Here are a few digital etiquette tips for effective online communication.