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Every Status Update Tells a Story: Twitter Novels and Facebook Lit

Sarah Schmelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sarah Schmelling

The term sounds like a make-your-own-course title for a sixth-year undergrad at a progressive college but Facebook Lit has been my creative challenge and my job for a year.

Facebook: Gameboy for the Over-40 Set

Anne Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Anne Hill

My boyfriend is on his laptop before 7 am, commenting on everyone's status updates and new photos. By the end of the day he has caught up with friends from Russia to New Zealand.

Facebook Status-Off: Men Compete In Microblogging For Love Of A Good Redhead (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Via Videogum we find the best Facebook parody since Timmy and Alice explained it all. Made by the group UntuckedFilms, the video follows two co-worker...

I Hate Facebook

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Ostroy

What started out as a social networking site for college kids has somehow turned into a cesspool of self-absorbed adults who tell us constantly what they're "fans of."

February '09: A Month So Bad, I Joined Facebook

Dan Pashman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Pashman

Facebook is cool enough, although I haven't become obsessed the way many of my friends have. I don't care what you ate for breakfast, you don't care what I ate for breakfast, let's not pretend.

The First Facebook Divorce

David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Weiner

Well, it had to happen at some point. The Daily Mail is reporting that the first ever "Facebook divorce" has occurred in Lancashire, England. How is...

British Man Killed Wife Over 'Single' Facebook Status

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A British man who murdered his wife after becoming enraged when she changed her relationship status on Facebook to "single" was jailed for at least 18...

The Israel/Gaza Facebook War

Jessica Olien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jessica Olien

Status Updates on Facebook have a whole new tone to them these days. In the past week these innocuous little descriptors have been replaced by some heavy war-petting, Israel style.