social media

17 Jul 2018

Digital Drama: When a ‘Like’ Is More Than Just a ‘Like’

By Rachel Fogletto Whenever drama pops up online, you can never hear enough times, “It’s ONLY the internet!” This is a toxic attitude and it has to stop before we bury each other in existential graveyards of screenshots, emoji flirts, gif battles and read message receipts. Humans are adaptable and

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21 Feb 2018

Is social media turning us back into teenagers?

By Genie Carter I try to spend as little time as I can on Facebook, but like so many people, I quickly get sucked into the ease of scrolling through stories and clicking the little red numbers when they come up. I know I’ve been on it too long when

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08 Nov 2021

How to Get $300+ Worth of Free Stuff at Rad Bay Area Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 37 delectable Bay Area eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, AND support local journalism. And all you gotta do is join the Broke-Ass Stuart Patreon for $10

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21 Mar 2016

How to Actually Get Fans for Your Band

You’re finally in a band that can get through a rehearsal without someone strangling someone with an amp cord over creative differences. No one’s in jail, rehab, or MIA from a multi-day booze binge. The group has laid down a few quality tracks that don’t sound as if it was

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24 Sep 2014

Ello: Ad-Free Empowerment in the Era of Social Networking

Yesterday Stuart invited me to try out a Beta version of this new site Ello. My knowledge went no further than a pal mentioned he had applied to join. I thought that sounded rather official for a social networking site, so I decided to investigate. Ello was started in early

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07 May 2013

Gifteng: The Best New App For Broke Asses

Take Freecycle, Pinterest, and the “free stuff” category from Craigslist, put them together, and you have new mobile app Gifteng. Gifteng allows you to get rid of all that random shit you have but don’t want to throw out because well, some of it’s actually cool. It’s just not for

Patricia Scull - Patty the Pauper 0
01 Oct 2012

Relationships According to Social Media

As I made coffee this morning, I struggled to remember what dating was like before social media became a part of every day life. I thought back to the days of anonymity, speculation, and sharing news by word of mouth. Before the days of Facebook, there was no definite box

Kristin Fehrman - Diva of Deals 3
04 Feb 2012

Why This Broke-Ass Tweets

Like it or not, social media is here to stay. So this means that your mom will continue to “like” your awkward pictures from last weekend. There are many etiquette guides out there which generally attempt to steer the average Facebooker/Tweeter away from the overshare. Stop posting pictures of your

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10 Jul 2011

Old and Busted: Facebook; New Hotness: Google+

In a strange, meta social-media twist, I first learned of Google+ via Twitter. And I was all like, “O RLY,” but then knew I had to give it a try, whatever it was, due to being a total whore for Google. I kept refreshing the signup page until it let

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