Social media encourages us to document every moment of our lives and share it with the world. For parents, this often means posting snaps of our kids and sharing them everywehre. But could we potentially be setting them up for embarrassment or even jeopardizing their physical safety or emotional well-being? Here are 10 tips on the types of photos you should reconsider sharing online.Continue Reading >
Helloooo! Sense of humor? That's what I wanted to tell Shakira fans who lashed out at Gerard Piqué for a video that the Colombian singer shared on her Facebook account. You have to see it and then read what some irate fans have said to the football star. In my opinion, it's not that big of a deal!Continue Reading >
I love a good joke, don't you? I laugh easily and I fancy myself as someone who has a good sense of humor and isn't easily offended, but you know what's not EVER funny? Pointing a gun at a baby's head. That's why I don't get why 26-year-old Luis Martin Perez Rocha took pictures of himself holding a gun to his 2-year-old nephew's head and then posted them on Facebook as if they were images that made him proud, images that others would delight in seeing. The images are horrifying and when people saw them they flipped the funk out because seeing a baby with a gun to the head is not something you want to see EVER. I'm pretty sure that when you see the image below your jaw will hit the floor.
During an assembly on Internet etiquette and why it is NOT wise to post certain things online, a teacher humiliated a 15-year-old female student by showing an enlarged photo of the girl in her bikini to over one hundred students in attendance.
The 15-year-old girl says that the teacher humiliated her. The teacher at Eggbuckland Community College swiped the photo from the girl's Facebook page and then used it to illustrate the dangerous pitfalls of posting private images online. Dangerous pitfalls like your teacher swiping your bikini photo and showing it to the entire school in giant, living color. The student is understandably distraught.
When photographer Wyatt Neumann embarked on a cross-country road trip with his 2-year-old daughter Stella, he picked up his beloved camera to document their adventure and, in the process, capture beautiful moments and memories in his toddler's life. He did not, however, expect that these images--many of which he shared on Instagram — would place him at the center of a social media witch hunt, with users leaving messages accusing him of being a "child exploiter," "pervert," and "pedophile."
Did I just find the best hashtag trend on the internet? I think so! It's #stylethebump and features pregnant women posting pictures of their baby bumps and how they are styling themselves. So cute and so inspiring!
How I would have loved to have seen this when I was pregnant. Yes, there are so many more style options for pregnant women nowadays than there were once upon a time, but it's still hard at times to figure out how to dress like you when your body is in a constant state of change. #Stylethebump offers all kinds of ideas and is a celebration of style during pregnancy.
If you were to ask me which social media platform I prefer, I'd have to say that I lean heavily toward Instagram. I love it because it's all about the pictures. Yes, I realize that it is crammed full of selfies and celebrity belfies and what not, but I still like gawking at pictures. Lately, I've been gawking at #relfies, selfies of rings. Most of them are selfies of engagement rings, but not all.
Yes, it's come that! Ring selfies are a thing. Ha!
No doubt about it: selfies are the bread and butter of Instagram. It's like selfie overload over there and while I'm okay with the whole selfie thing, it does get boring. Plus it smacks of narcissism if your feed is just one selfie after another. I say it's time to embrace another hashtag trend that has been making the social media rounds. How about we all get on the #shelfies bandwagon?
Think of shelfies as selfies for shelves with a big, big emphasis on bookshelves filled with books, although they can be pictures of shelves with anything on them. If you do a quick hashtag search for #shelfies, hundreds of pictures of libraries from all over the world pop up and being a lover of books, I LOVE them. The book #shelfies are my favorite, but I dig some of the other ones too. I've curated a collection of some of these pics to share with you.
Aided by social media, we're breeding a generation of self-absorbed narcissists and compulsive braggarts. As most parents know, approval-hungry teens and tweens often base their popularity--and, in turn, their self-worth--by the number of likes or positive comments their posts and photos receive on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. But what's the root cause of kids' online behavior, of their almost pathological need for online popularity? And why do the images posted on social media seem to be increasingly risqué in nature?Continue Reading >
One mother's entire Instagram account has been deleted because of complaints that she was posting inappropriate content with nudity. Surely, you've heard that Instagram accounts get deleted for violating community guidelines. I mean, Rihanna got kicked off Instagram because she kept posting nude pictures of herself that were deemed inappropriate by the site.
I totally get that Instagram doesn't want photos you wouldn't want your abuela seeing on the site and I think they are well within their rights to enforce their guidelines, but I have to say that in the case Courtney Adamo, Instagram has really done wrong. You are not going to believe the picture that got Adamo's account deleted for supposedly containing nudity. Are you ready for this nonsense?