comScore

Wait, what?

Looks like you came here from Geekosystem. Don't worry, everything is still here. We've just combined forces with The Mary Sue to bring you more and better content, all in one place.

social networking

  1. Scientists Can Temporarily Force Birds to Be Friends With Whoever They Want

    *Evil laughter.*

    Are you a lonely princess looking for a hand with some housework? A precocious child in the Australian outback looking for adventure? A hard-working wizard with last minute travel plans? A spaceship commander with an open attitude towards relationships between humans and aliens, particularly justice-hungry former cops with sexy-sounding voice actors? Science has a solution for you: make friends with birds.

    Read More
  2. Hoax Alert: Ello Does Not Classify #GamerGate as Hate Speech

    We're sorry.

    For the past few days, the Internet's been abuzz with invitation codes for Ello, which purports to be a considerate social media alternative that won't collect and sell your personal information (see, we italicized won't, ’cause it makes the competition look like...) Anyway, the mysteriousness of Ello's beta test has already set the stage for a lot of misinformation, including—well, this.

    Read More
  3. Netropolitan: The Social Networking Site For People With Lots Of Money And Ideas About Themselves

    It's like people don't realize that silver spoons taste bad! #dauphinproblems

    Sure, social media seems fun, but just ask any rich person: the Internet has a dark side. Former Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra conductor James Touchi-Peters knows first-hand that for people who need an online space to complain about their sommelier's gout or an unruly fiefdom, the struggle is real—but Netropolitan will change all that.

    Read More
  4. New Social Sites Share the Profits From All the Pet and Baby Pictures Things You Post

    "My uncle made $300 a day working from home! Learn-" Mark as spam.

    Every time you write a post complaining about how awful Facebook is, remember that Facebook is lining its pockets with the money your whining is making it. If new social networks have anything to say about it, and if they can overcome Facebook's staggering ubiquity, you may soon have a way to make sure you're the one profiting off that viral video of you getting kicked in the pants or whatever.

    Read More
  5. Social Media Isn’t Very Social At All, Poses Spoken Word Short Film

    Wise Words

    She posted, hoping it doesn't convince anyone to stop visiting The Mary Sue. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

    Read More
  6. Listen As Patrick Stewart Gives You The Best Twitter Advice You’ll Ever Hear

    Make It So

    Learn it, live it, love it. Previously in Patrick Stewart, aka The Coolest Guy on Twitter

    Read More
  7. Twitter Star Patrick Stewart Helps Kick Off Social Network’s Public Offering On NY Stock Exchange

    i'll just leave this here

    Are you buying what Sir Patrick Stewart is selling? Ok, he's not personally selling Twitter's first stock at $45.10 per share on the New York Stock Exchange, but he's a great spokesperson to have on hand for the big event. He rang the bell today along with Vivienne Harr, and the Boston Police Department. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

    Read More
  8. Facebook Introduces Hashtags, So Prepare for the #YOLO #Swag Onslaught

    On a more serious note, #YOLO #swag.

    Today Facebook edged in on Twitter's territory, and began supporting the use of searchable hashtags in order to help sort conversations by topic. Hashtags will be clickable, bringing up a feed of other posts by people and pages that used the same tag, and will better support links coming from social networks that use hashtags already.

    Read More
  9. Lessons Learned From a Week With No Facebook Friends

    Late last Wednesday night I unfriended everyone on my Facebook account to see what life on the Social Network would be like without being social. I've used Facebook exclusively through interactions with Pages for a full week now, and it's cut out all the things I didn't like about Facebook, but it turns out that it's cut out a few of the things I did like about Facebook as well. Let's look at some of the drawbacks.

    Read More
  10. Star Trek & The City Twitter Account Follows Ensign Carrie Bradshaw’s Love Affairs In Space

    To Boldly Go

    The world is full of people with amazing ideas. The latest example is Star Trek & the City, a Twitter feed that mixes Star Trek with Sex and the City. Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha are all Starfleet officers dealing with the usual relationship promises and pitfalls. Whoever is running the account certainly has the Bradshaw voice down but it's great imagining Kim Cattrall as her Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country character Lt. Valeris. I'm assuming the girls have somehow fashionized the regular Starfleet uniforms. Check out some of our favorite tweets and see how easily space explorations fits with sex talk. (via io9)

    Read More
  11. Kathryn Bigelow Wants Your Help To Send A Very Important Message On Twitter About Women

    I Guess I Can't Argue With That

    Kathryn Bigelow's name has been in the news a lot lately thanks to her film Zero Dark Thirty. The film, based loosely on the intelligence effort that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, has had supporters and detractors but got people talking about the serious issue of torture. But there's another issue Bigelow would like to get the word out for and that's women in national security. She's hoping a large-scale Twitter campaign, and you, will help. 

    Read More
  12. We’re Getting A Social Issues Video Game Featuring A Black Female Superhero, Courtesy Of The U.S. Government

    This Exists... Because of A Lady

    The National Endowment for the Arts is funding a new interactive game from filmmaker and digital media artist Ayoka Chenzira, Ph.D. It's called HERadventure, a science fiction-based, multimedia platform project intended to target women 18-25 with the aim of bringing awareness to social issues affecting women like depression, discrimination, or pollution. The star of the project is HER, a black female superhero from another planet.

    Read More
  13. Facebook User Helps Couple Recover Lost Memory Card In Global Search

    And All Was Right With the World

    Facebook may not be the best social network for customer satisfaction but it can help with a good mystery now and again. When one couple lost their camera's memory card, they thought it was lost for good, but thanks to Facebook it was returned. How did it go from Point A to Point B? Allow us to explain... 

    Read More
  14. Cats Get Their Own Social Network. Unrelated: Facebook Loses 1 Million Accounts On Same Day.

    the internet is serious business

    Mittens Status Update: Owners are being huge jerks today. Wanted savory salmon, they gave me gourmet turkey. Again. Reply from Mr. Jingles: Bite their toes. If that doesn't work, throw up the salmon in their favorite shoes. Reply from Mittens: LOLZ. I'm glad we're friends. But seriously, cats now have their own social networking website. It's called Catmoji. 

    Read More
  15. Ironic: Facebook’s New Privacy Settings Cause Mark Zuckerberg’s Sister’s Private Photo To Go Public

    And That's Terrible

    I'm not sure anyone I know is truly happy with their privacy settings on Facebook. Either they don't understand them or, if they do, they find them unsatisfactory. Yet we all keep using the free social networking website. But oddly enough, the site's privacy settings recently caused some strife in founder Mark Zuckerberg's family. One of his sister's photos was posted publicly online even though she thought it was set to private. 

    Read More
  16. Nielsen Ratings Are Migrating To Your Twitter Feed To Give TV Networks More Useable Data

    This Makes Sense

    While watching your favorite television show in the last year or so, you might have noticed an added distraction at the bottom of your screen - Twitter hashtags. While companies have been trying to capitalize on the success of the social media giant to varying degrees, a new joint venture between Twitter and the Nielsen Company will mark a new era in marketing. They've come up with the “Nielsen Twitter TV Rating.” 

    Read More
  17. Untappd Offers Premium Version to Track All Your Beer Drinking Stats

    Do you like beer? Do you like letting the Internet know every time you have a beer? Then you're probably already familiar with Untappd, an app that is "a social discovery and check-in network for anyone that enjoys beer," according to the description in the Google Play store. The app is free for Android and iOS, but they rolled out a premium version yesterday with some new features. Guess I'm hitting the liquor store on the way home tonight.

    Read More
  18. Underscore This: We’re @TheMarySue, On Twitter!

    Today in Awesome

    It was a long journey, and may lives were lost, but we are victorious! What was this epic battle you ask? Claiming @TheMarySue on Twitter. Allow us to explain our journey through GIFS.

    Read More
  19. Real Birds Tweet With Their Own Twitter Account, Are More Interesting Than You [VIDEO]

    Don't Try This At Home

    When we first got my cat Dewey, he had a tendency to walk on my keyboard. I was surprised one day to find replies to my twitter stream asking if I was OK. Turns out, Dewey had sent a tweet on my behalf of complete gibberish thanks to me leaving Tweetdeck open. And it wouldn't be the last time. But conceptual artist  Voldemars Dudums decided to let some animals tweet on purpose, namely birds. Which couldn't be more perfect considering Twitter's mascot. How did he do it? He set up a Twitter account for them, @hungry_birds, and rigged a keyboard with snacks of pork fat. They now have over 5,000 followers. Watch them in action but make sure to pay attention to what Dudums says near the end of the video about the rest of us Twitter users. You can learn more at BirdsOnTwitter.com. (via Colossal) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

    Read More
  20. Seems Legit: Man Arrested in U.K. for Posting Picture of Burning Poppy

    The United Kingdom has some odd rules when it comes to what's considered offensive. Libel laws and the like in the U.K. tend to receive a lot of flak from the Internet, and perhaps there's a perfectly legitimate reason for this. These laws have wacky consequences and serve as another way to stifle free speech more often than not. For example, a man was "arrested on suspicion of malicious telecommunications" this past Sunday. His alleged crime? Posting a photo of a burning poppy to a social network.

    Read More
© 2015 The Mary Sue   |   About UsAdvertiseNewsletterJobsContributorsComment PolicyPrivacyUser AgreementDisclaimerContact RSS

Dan Abrams, Founder
  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. Styleite
  4. The Braiser
  5. SportsGrid
  6. Gossip Cop