Topic: internet

Alarming Number Of Teen Girls Meeting Strangers On Internet (…Which I Stupidly Did At 15)

Alarming Number Of Teen Girls Meeting Strangers On Internet (...Which I Stupidly Did At 15)

I started talking to some guy named Matt and we hit it off because, shockingly, bored, single 15-year-olds tend to have a lot in common. For example, we were both bored and single. The friend who had gotten me into the whole MySpace dating thing claimed she had gone out with him at some point (which he later denied when I questioned his introducing himself to her), so at the time, I felt like it was safe to meet him. More »

‘Gossip Girl’ Voice Revealed! (On That Note, Should We Avoid Anonymously Snarking People Online?)

'Gossip Girl' Voice Revealed! (On That Note, Should We Avoid Anonymously Snarking People Online?)

When I was a kid (i.e. 7th/8th grade), I began reading the Gossip Girl series. Like many young folks my age, I was intrigued by the idea of constant yacht parties, frequent sexcapades and spoiled teenagers who were somehow always able to obtain martinis despite being a mere 2 to 3 years older than I. Then, the series came out and, once it finally hopped over to Netflix, I became totally hooked. Thus began my obsession with the Gossip Girl voice. More »

Predicting Baby Hashtag’s Future

Predicting Baby Hashtag's Future

So, someone named their child Hashtag.

Little Hashtag is going to, from an early age, have a deep rooted desire to compartmentalize everything. You know that scene in high school movies where some nerdy kid shows a chart of how the cafeteria arranged in order of popularity? Hastag is going to do that. Unfortunately, since no one has ever done that in real life, people are going to think that Hashtag is a lunatic.

But he’s going to make great lists, later.

Here are some likely outcomes for other names, since this will be a trend now. More »

Why Can’t We Vote For President Online?

Why Can't We Vote For President Online?

Why don’t we have a system to vote for President online? It’s 2012. Everything is online. Is it because officials want us to be uncomfortable? Because according to Wikipedia election day “celebrations” include ” visiting polling precincts?” Because filling out tiny ovals is fun? No. None of that is fun. You could probably eliminate the whole problem of people not voting if they could do it easily online, rather than waiting for hours in polling places. And some places are already trying it. More »