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Facebook Is Testing a "Satire" Tag So Dumb People Will Stop Getting Fooled by 'The Onion'

Within the past few weeks, Facebook has been rolling out a new feature that tags links from The Onion with a "[Satire]" warning, effectively killing the whole point of the website and making Facebook a safer place for dumb people everywhere. The "satire" tag doesn't show up when it's originally posted to Facebook but instead after users click through to the site then return to Facebook, where a list of three "related articles" appear. Probably the strangest part of the implementation is that it's limited to the "related articles" section only, and other satire sites such as Onion's Buzzfeed parody Clickhole are currently exempt from getting the [...]

Patton Oswalt to Boston Bombers: "The Good Outnumber You and We Always Will"

Comedian Patton Oswalt wrote a moving Facebook post yesterday following the senseless act of terrorism that occurred in Boston, managing to glean a positive message from the tragedy. Here's Oswalt's post in its entirety:

Boston. Fucking horrible.

I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, "Well, I've had it with humanity."

But I was wrong. I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.

But here's what I DO know. If it's one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction [...]

Nation's Gullible Continue Being Alarmed by Onion Headlines

"Why r ppl not RT this surely they cannot be that stupid!" writes Michael Robinson on Twitter, in response to this video about the CIA using Facebook via their "Overlord" Mark Zuckerberg. But they can be that stupid, Michael. They can. As evidenced by the fact that tons of people are flipping out over the video even though it's an Onion story from last March. C'mon, humans. We're better than this.

Mark Zuckerberg Makes Zuckerberg, a Response to The Social Network

Mark Zuckerberg is apparently not too psyched about how he's portrayed in The Social Network, so naturally he went and made a competing film that tells his side of the story.

Why Patton Oswalt's Taking a Social Media Break

"There's a portal to a shadow planet in my right hand, the size of a deck of cards, and I can't keep myself from peeling off one card after another, looking for a rare ace of sensation."

-Patton Oswalt in an insightful Facebook post explaining why he's taking a three-month break from social media to go do other stuff.

'The Onion' Has Tips for Avoiding Your Friends' Political Facebook Posts

Logging onto Facebook this week is like stepping onto a minefield, but instead of mines, this minefield is full of self-satisfied "I Voted" posts and  lots of name-calling and yelling. That's why we're lucky to have The Onion News Network's advice for circumventing the inanity of the internet this week. It's best to just avoid your computer and all electricity altogether this election gets sorted, whether it be tonight or tomorrow or several weeks from now, which would be the worst case scenario for your Facebook news feed and would probably see people deactivating their Facebook accounts in droves.

Andy-Mark Sam-Zucker-berg Unveils Some New Facebook Features

Andy Samberg dons the Mark Zuckerberg North Face to introduce a couple new features at the Facebook F8 conference, like the "I'm Not Really Friends With These People" grouping. It's perfect for people like your best friend from kindergarten who now organizes anti-gay marriage rallies, because you really don't want to be associated with her but you also feel bad about denying all those great times you had in K-garten writing Goosebumps tribute novels at her house even though you were secretly terrified of Goosebumps. Not that that's a real situation I'm in with my Facebook account. Boy, it's hard to be a modern person, huh? Anyway, Samberg is [...]

Tim Meadows Was Angry He Wasn't In Bill Brasky on 'SNL' This Weekend

Longtime SNL cast member Tim Meadows was less than pleased to find out the show did a “Bill Brasky” reunion sketch without him this weekend, so he took to Facebook to air some grievances. After posting “They did Brasky without me…” on Saturday night, Meadows went on to make several comments about getting repeatedly snubbed by SNL including “Sorry The Ladies Man bombed…if it would have done better they wouldn’t treat me like a red headed step child” and later, “I will never watch SNL again” and “Fuck them.” Several former SNL players also chimed in on Meadows’ Facebook page including Beth Cahill (“I kinda knew they were [...]

The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: Facebook Designer Ben Blumenfeld

This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, Jeff talks to former Facebook lead designer Ben Blumenfeld about what it's like to build a product that's used by over a billion people. Ben talks about how you make changes to something as big as Facebook, what it was like when the IPO came around, and what he's up to that he's left the company.

Still not sold? Geez, alright. You guys are tough, but I think I have just the thing. Here are some quotes from the episode:

Very Smart People Think The Onion's Article on Planned Parenthood's Abortionplex Is Real

Today, The Onion as a wonderful piece of satire about Planned Parenthood's new $8 billion Abortionplex, which promises to make abortions easy, breezy and fun. It essentially takes pro-life hysteria to an insane extreme, and the result is some sort of right-wing fever dream. Unfortunately, it was a little too subtle for some people on Facebook.