Celebrities were the topic of conversation this week on our social media sites, particularly when it came to their haircuts. Allison Williams and Jennifer Hudson both got a lot of clicks on Google+. But on Pinterest, it was all about braids and Halloween. Discover the most-shared stories from the week that was and please be sure that you're following POPSUGAR Beauty on social!
Are you the type that turns to Facebook when starting a new relationship? YourTango has compiled a list of the most common lies men put on their profiles and how to spot a potential fake.
Facebook stalking a hot guy? Don't believe everything you read.
Do you use Facebook to expand your dating pool? You're not the only one. And if you don't, you might be missing out. Why? With Facebook, there is a transparency because you can actually see potential partners' photos, read their interactions, and extract a greater understanding of their day-to-day reality.
You can even do a little investigative digging, asking mutual friends about them, analyzing photos, getting a feel for their personality based on how they interact with "friends" on their wall. Well . . . that's if they are being honest and truly transparent. The danger with Facebook is that you can also create an identity with the intention of getting anything from a job to a date to a social life (despite the reality that you sit at home feeling pretty cool about yourself for collecting a slew of "friends").
Con artists are undoubtedly slinking around Facebook, so here's where to spot the scammers:
You already come to POPSUGAR Food for recipes, cooking advice, and the latest trends, but why stop here? We're on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ to keep up to date on everything that's going on in the food world. Here's how to find us:
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Get inspired on Pinterest. We're always pinning mouthwatering recipes (and a few aspirational food projects) to keep you inspired and busy in the kitchen.
Add us on Google+. Add us to your circles to see our gorgeous recipe photos, latest videos, and taste tests.
This week, Twitter announced it will list its shares between $17 to $20, for a valuation of about $11 billion in the social media giant's November IPO. That's no chump change, but in Silicon Valley where the tech industry is booming, the not-yet profitable Twitter's valuation is being called modest compared to its digital competitors. But how does the micromessaging company measure up against other tech leaders' early Wall Street showings? Find out below.
At the time of its May 18, 2012, initial public offering on the NASDAQ, the social network has raised $16 billion, making it among the world's largest stock offerings.
Google's IPO on Aug. 18, 2004, brought in $1.67 billion.
Zynga's Dec. 15, 2011, IPO raised $1 billion.
Groupon raised $700 million with its IPO on Nov. 3, 2011.
Orbitz filed its IPO on July 19, 2007, raising $510 million.
The online retailer's May 15, 1997, IPO raised $54 million.
On April 12, 1996, Yahoo's initial public offering raised $33.8 million.
Do you think Twitter is worth its current $11 billion valuation?
If social media is just an extension of our real life, is it our digital hope chest for interactions with friends, life achievements, and photos? Likebook thinks so and is taking Facebook experiences from screen to paper as a life yearbook captured from the status updates, inside jokes, shared links, and photos uploaded to Timelines around the world.
Likebooks start at $11 and go up in price based on the length of the book. The 115-page paperback book we made in a test run cost $48. Creating the Likebook is as simple as syncing your Facebook contents, then specifying if this is a book of your Timeline or of a Facebook friend's; opt to gather content from a specific year or time period; and then select which Timeline posts you want included in the book by categories like statuses, wall messages, tagged pictures, and mobile uploads, among others.
Customize the cover of the book to resemble a Facebook Timeline with cover and profile pic, select a mosaic compilation of photos from Facebook, or have a profile picture front and center. With the customization possibilities, Likebook does seem like a clever way to make use of the memories that get trapped in the digital world of a social network. But, with how much social media is already taking over our non-digital lives, is a printed book honoring social media activity overkill?
It's no secret that Facebook bans tens of thousands of kids every day from trying to sign up for an account. And it's no shocker either that children lie about their age in order to get access, which can set them up for privacy or safety issues.
If your tot or tween has been begging for the ability to update her status, there are many safe, kid-specific social networks to choose from. These sites follow the regulations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, which regulates how much personal information sites can ask from children, among other things. Check out the list of the top social networking sites for kids after the break!
No one wants to be that mom — you know, the one who brags too much about her kids or fishes for compliments. But sometimes social media makes it so hard not to. After all, isn't that part of what Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest are all about? Ahead, we're breaking down every type of social media mom who enjoys posting, liking, and following whenever she has some downtime. Do you recognize any of 'em? (Hey, we're not judging!)
The Jetsons era has arrived. The City of Cupertino has given Apple the green light for its new "Halo" campus, with dramatic spaceship-like architecture — and it's not the only one ready to create buildings of wonder.
Some of tech's biggest companies also have plans in the works for mind-bogglingly grand and futuristic corporate campuses. From bio domes to halo spaceships to megaplexes, meet the incredible new digs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and more.
One mom's Facebook profile picture is causing quite the controversy, and it's easy to see why. In the photo, Maria Kang is posing with her three young sons in workout gear, abs showing, with the caption "What's your excuse?" The picture has gotten hundreds of shares and comments, some people saying she's "fat-shaming" and calling her a bully, while others praise her efforts to stay fit.
Kang — a fitness blogger — responded by posting an apology saying she never meant to call anyone fat. "No matter how many children you have, especially when you're working and trying to maintain your shape, you don't have to lose yourself in becoming a mother," she explained. "You can still maintain a sense of self physically and professionally. If I can do it, you can do it."
We have a feeling the debate's not going to end there, but chime in and let us know what you think!
Here's a post from our partners at BabyCenter! Every week, we bring you the best parenting and lifestyle stories from the experts at BabyCenter, including this one about sharing photos of our kids on Facebook.
Let me start by saying how grateful I am for Facebook. Had I been a mom back in the day before Facebook (or e-mail or texting), it’s safe to say I wouldn’t be as close to many of my long-time and long-distance mommy friends. Furthermore, I’d probably have to wait until Christmas to even see how their children have grown. I love that with Facebook I can see my friends’ children grow up in between my annual visits to see them in person.
Last night, I snapped this shot of my sweet boy sleeping, snuggling his monster truck.
I didn’t think twice before I went straight to my phone, uploaded the picture, and shared it with my friends and then some. It got me thinking, what pictures would be floating around the universe if my mom had document my childhood on Facebook? What embarrassing moments would have been written about my life that I had yet to be able to defend? Does it matter? There is a picture of me crying in the corner (cute as a button, of course) but with my grandmother’s powder all over my face. There is also a picture of me in middle school scowling a preteen attitude right into the camera. If these were available for all to see, would it embarrass me now?
What about things moms write about wishing their kids would just go to sleep already, or that they hope their little snowflake would just get better grades or stop being so whiny? Could some of these statements be hurtful down the road? Will they ever read any of this anyway?
What is okay to share? What is not?