Today, a Facebook post revealed that each Facebook user is an average of only 3.57 connections away from all users on the site. That by itself is interesting, but instead, Facebook’s comparing it to the popular theory of six degrees of separation—presenting its user base and the general population as two groups that,…
Getting out of the house and meeting new people is hard. For a long time, I let inertia limit me to the same neighborhood and daily routine—until I started playing a mobile, augmented-reality game from Google called Ingress. In just a few months, I’ve explored places I’d never seen before, met tons of new and…
Still trying to figure out your New Year's resolution? Here's an easy one: cement a giant chunk of pop culture into your psyche by finally watching every last episode of Friends. Starting today, you can stream the entire 10-season series from Netflix.
Do you consider yourself a good friend? Well then the next time your buddy puts on the future scopes that is the Oculus Rift and starts getting amazed at the all encompassing alternate reality, you have to give them a gentle push in the back to screw with their balance. They'll start flailing for their lives and…
Friends don't get better than this. They could always have your back, they could be your groomsmen at your wedding, hell they could even give a kidney to you and they won't ever beat these guys who pranked their friend by replacing his entire home plumbing system with beer. As in every faucet would spew out sweet…
You're not looking to bang every person you meet online. Sometimes, you're just looking for friends. But somehow, meeting someone you know online platonically has become a far more awkward endeavor than a random OKCupid date. You know her but you dont know her. Do you shake hands? Do you hug? Do you do that…
Sure you have friends. Sure people Like your pictures on Facebook and Instagram. Sure people favorite your tweets. But what would these people really do for you? None of 'em would take a bullet for you! Some would make a hashtag. All will talk about how much they miss you on their profiles. Sometimes, that's enough…
In 2008, Facebook rolled out a feature that's so taken for granted, you probably don't notice you're looking at it half the time. But today, when you do check out the People You May Know section, it stands out. What's with all the weird strangers?
Facebook friendship is fleeting and borderline meaningless. But that doesn't mean rejection and betrayal don't sting. Getting dumped is horrible, painful, and guaranteed to happen. Here's how to handle a devastating digital breakup.
Quick! Take a look at your Facebook profile. What do you "like"? Do you really like these things? Are you willing to PUT YOUR REPUTATION ON THE LINE just so you can affirm your affection for the NRA?
You log into Facebook and you have a birthday reminder for one of your "friends." The name doesn't ring a bell and the profile picture isn't helpful. Someone you knew in high school who got married, maybe? You have no idea.
Nineteen years ago, a British anthropologist took control of my social life. Robin Dunbar - he's the guy - said I could only have 150 friends.
We all have the friend or family member that's awesome in the real world, but on Facebook will. Not. Shut. Up. We get it, you love Ron Paul. Here's a simple way to extract them from your feed without having to unfriend them.
Oh my god! Is that a zit on my forehead? Where did that third chin come from? Why am I sweating so much? Was I that drunk? What is my boss going to think? What is my mom going to think? What do I think? I need to get rid of this photo on Facebook. NOW. Let's flag as offensive! Click. Unflattering picture, gone.
Scientists have found that the bigger your Facebook friend roster is, the larger your brain is.
A Facebook employee accidentally spilled the beans on an upcoming "Listen With Your Friend" feature that could launch as part of Facebook's new music service.
If you like the idea of dividing up your friends into discrete groups like Google+ does but don't have the energy for that much dragging and dropping—or for Google+, generally—Facebook's new Smart Lists could be a tender mercy.
Holy social networks, Batman! An estimate from Ancestry.com founder Paul Allen suggests Google+ may hit the 10 million member mark in the next 24 hours. If the invite button is left on, this number could climb to 20 million by the weekend.
Imagine: You walk into a bar and instantly your iPhone tells you there are five people there who also like classic death metal and produce photography. Well Mac Rumors found an Apple patent that may do just that.