privacy

Feb 6, 2013

Clean Up Your Facebook Profile with SimpleWash [Web Spy]

You may have heard that a lot of employers will check the Facebook profiles of potential candidates. Now that many of you are getting ready to enter the professional world with internships or entry-level jobs, now is probably a great time to start cleaning your Facebook page of anything you wouldn't want them to see.

Apr 28, 2011

Your Facebook Info is in Jeopardy…Again

Okay, ladies, so here's the deal. On Friday, Facebook will become owner of the publishing rights of all your private photos, which means they could do whatever they want with them. But you can prevent this. And it will only take a few moments of you time.

You Don't Need a Facebook Account to Creep One

Thanks to some holes in Facebook security, it is possible for anyone (even if they're one of those weird people who don't have Facebook accounts...seriously, WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?!) to search for anyone's status updates.

Facebook Groups: Are You In?

Just when we all thought Facebook was ruining everything, the social media network launches a new version of Groups. It is another amazing reason to remain an active social media-holic while somehow still getting work done.

Oct 8, 2010

Down With Coed Bathrooms!

There’s an unspoken rule that makes it allowable for you see your best friend's (or guy friend’s) bare ass in certain situations: a dare, a (drunken) hookup, a music festival, or on amateur night at a strip bar. But in the shower? That might be going a little too far, and one Green Mountain College student agrees.

Dec 17, 2009

Facebook’s New Settings Make Stalking Easier?

It was just another daily Facebook-check when a message from Mark Zuckerberg appeared on the top of my newsfeed. Blah, blah, blah. Shut up, shut up, shut up. We know there are millions of users on Facebook - my mother is on it for God's sake - no need to write us a message about it, Mark!

Aug 22, 2009

Knock, Knock…Who’s There? Sexual Interruptions

You finally made it over to the bed. His shirt is off, your underwear is soaring across the room. The lights are dim. The bed is quickly being destroyed. Lips are locked and you’re ready for sexy time. And then you hear the tap, tap, tap at the door. Ah, interruptions during sex.

Apr 22, 2009

Miss Manners: Urinal Etiquette

Just for fun, I've decided to lighten up this week's column with an article on urinal etiquette. I get such a laugh every time a guy friend walks out of a public restroom screaming, "He was staring at my penis!! EVERYONE KNOWS YOU DON'T LOOK AT ANOTHER GUY'S THING!" Come to think of it, this seems to happen an awful lot.

Apr 20, 2009

How NOT: Facebook Etiquette

I don't know about you, but Facebook has gradually begun to take over my life over the past few years. It's getting to the point where I think in third person, a la the Facebook status: "Kathryn is really stressed about her class schedule this spring." "Kathryn is annoyed with bad drivers who slow her down." "Kathryn really needs to get laid." See? Now that last one would be inappropriate.

Apr 11, 2009

De-Tagged Does Not Mean Erased

Though we’ve all heard that there are future employers, spouses, and murderers who are going to look us up on Facebook to stalk our past indiscretions, how many of us can truly say that our Facebooks are rated PG? While I remember myself painstakingly deleting every picture with the slightest reference of alcohol before I entered college, once I arrived at Michigan, it seemed that every person I knew was tagged in some sort of waterfall or beer pong picture.

Apr 10, 2009

Should We Be Jailed for Dumb Decisions?

A 14-year-old New Jersey girl was arrested after posting nude pictures of herself on her Myspace profile in an attempt to tease her boyfriend. The charge? Distributing child pornography. Three Pennsylvania teens face similar charges after sending some seriously dirty texts. Yikes!

Feb 26, 2009

A Cautionary Tale from a College Disaster: Psst…Pass the Gossip!

Gossip and rumors are main staples on college campuses across the nation, and the website Juicy Campus (which was recently...

Jan 24, 2009

If You’re Going to Read a Boy’s Email, Be Ready!

Suspicion and jealousy ruin a lot of relationships. And, thanks to the internet, we can ruin relationships as quickly as...

Nov 26, 2008

A Freshman Thanksgiving

I’m going to be honest: I’m not dying for Thanksgiving break like the rest of my freshman companions. Everyone around...