When Elizabeth Wisdom posted pictures from her family trip to the West Coast on Instagram in June 2012, she wasn’t expecting to find love.
Neither was Denis LaFargue, who saw her pictures, and thought they looked familiar. When he realized that had made the same trip just the summer before, he decided to leave her a comment…and their modern day fairytale began.
The two started chatting in the comments section, and a few months later in September, Denis decided to take a leap of faith and offer up his phone number—which, in the online dating world, is a big move.
It seems that celebrity obsession isn’t just for teen fans… A California attorney is facing a six-month suspension after the State Bar caught her photoshopping herself into celebrity pictures for her business website.
Kind of like that time in the 90s you glued a cutout of Nick Carter into a photo with you and told all your friends he was your boyfriend…
Lately, a YouTuber named Sam Pepper has been taking major heat for a video he posted as “a social experiment.” The short version is that he sexually harassed women in a “prank” video and then said it was intended to raise awareness about sexual harassment. Yep.
Like most everybody else, YouTuber JusReign was skeptical of Pepper’s explanation and made this parody to get his point across.
Introducing The Murder Prank, because we need to be reminded as a society that murder is bad…
Social media is great for real time updates about what’s going on in our fast-paced world, but it’s not always so great for pretend real-time updates scheduled weeks in advance.
In the latest social media slip-up for a major brand, Joan Rivers took to Facebook and Instagram to endorse the new iPhone…15 days after she died. These sponsored, pre-set posts were quickly deleted by whoever is managing Rivers’ accounts now, but not before the internet took screenshots…
Both posts had a photo of what was purportedly her old iPhone accompanied by the same message…
This badass is being replaced by an iPhone 6 (not the fat one). I got this one in 2010, and after 4 years, my only complaint is that apps are now designed for bigger screens, and the battery is getting tired. Never had a case for it, since it was most beautiful on its own. Great achievement in design. Great product. #apple #iPhone #tech
Of course, the internet is lamenting the unfortunate posts, but perhaps it’s just one last laugh Joan is having at Apple’s expense.
Known more for his barbed tongue in the Philadelphia sports world, anonymous Twitter user @FanSince09 put his social media skills to use yesterday solving a hate crime that had eluded police for several days.
At 10:45 PM on Thursday, September 11, a gay couple was accosted on the sidewalk by a group of between 10 and 12 people. Police didn’t know much about the group who attacked besides the fact that they were white and in their early 20s.
Both men who were attacked required a hospital visit, and deep lacerations and facial fractures caused one of the victims to require surgery and to have his jaw wired shut. To add insult to injury, the attackers stole a cell phone and wallet from one of the victims.
After five days of working to identify the suspects, Philadelphia Police finally turned to the internet, posting this photo from video surveillance of the group as they left a restaurant just before the attack.
It didn’t take long before Twitter user Greg Bennett was sent a photo of a group at a nearby restaurant that evening with individuals who were unmistakably the same as those in the surveillance video…
Every year on September 11th, Elisabeth Stringer Keefe posts the crumpled photo of a wedding party found at Ground Zero on social media, hoping to find its owner, alive and well.
In a testament to the power of social media, this year after Keefe tweeted the photograph, it was retweeted 58,000 times and even got its own Reddit page. Elisabeth was hopeful, telling Boston Magazine:
The Kansas-based hate group often protests military funerals and LGBT*Q communities with signs reading “God Hates Fags,” famously blaming gay people for 9/11 and the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, among other tragedies.
But God disagrees…
This hate group goes around saying that God hates gay people. Nonsense! I love gay people.
In 1954, Siblings Allan Healey and Margaret Mitchell were separated from each other because their parents divorced. The family split up when Margaret remained with their mother in Scotland, and Allan went with their father to live in England.
But last week, a lifelong dream for both of them finally came true. They were reunited…after 60 years. And all because of their simultaneous searches for each other on Facebook.
Years after the family’s sad separation, Allan attempted to find his sister, but due to data protection laws, he hit a wall and was discouraged by his lack of progress. He decided to give it one last try and turned to Facebook, but he couldn’t find her…because she’s not on Facebook.
In a last ditch effort, he posted this photo of the siblings — likely the last one of them all together before they were split up…