Pop Culture
Was Facebook Created Just to Help a Geek Get a Girl?

According to the movie THE SOCIAL NETWORK (in theaters October 1st; we got a sneak preview last week), Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg –portrayed brilliantly by Jesse Eisenberg — was just trying to prove himself cool when he created the site while he was still a student at Harvard. He was a geek who couldn’t get […]

Dear Em & Lo
Your Call: Trust Issues That Are 20 Years Old

Dear Em & Lo, I dated a guy 20 years ago for about 8 months and he recently found me online. We broke up originally because of me, I was 19 and really thought that I was in love with the guy I cheated on him with. I had a child with the guy I […]

Dear Em & Lo
Your Call: Facebooking the One That Got Away

photo by mangpages Dear Em & Lo, When I was 18 I walked away from the first love in my life. He has been the man that I based all other relationships on. Recently, thanks to Facebook, we have reunited as friends. We email and text and met for lunch once. We are both married […]

A Post-Coital Tweet Is the New Cigarette

A new study has found that 36% of people under the age of 35 Tweet, text, or check Facebook right after sex. For the over-35 group, that figure drops to only 8%. Are we totally giving away which side of the 35 dividing line we are located on when we say, Seriously, people? That’s really what you […]

Facebooking the One That Got Away

photo by sixeight A recent article in the NY Times magazine addressed the Faulknerian aspect of the “undead past” on Facebook, while asking what the 25 million Facebook users under 25 could possibly be doing on there: “What do they have to look back on?” Because one of the primary reasons to log onto Facebook […]

Pop Culture
The Top 10 Celebrity Facebook Status Updates (We Wish Were Real)

photo by Julio_Enriquez Thanks to the technological marvel that is Twitter, we don’t have to wait until Us Weekly hits the newsstands to find out how John Mayer is taking his most recent breakup with Jennifer Aniston. “This heart didn’t come with instructions,” he Tweeted on Monday. Deep shit. And then Jake Gyllenhaal was spotted […]

Personal Essays
25 Things You Probably Didn’t Need to Know About Em & Lo

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably noticed that everyone and their mother is posting those “25 Things About Me” lists to their Facebook profiles. Yes, they’re an exercise in vanity, but we’re having a vain moment, so we thought we’d (over)share. 1. We met 10 years ago this month. It was BFF […]

Introducing Twitter Sex… Because Text Sex Is So 2008

photo by coreforce We have to admit, reading Violet Blue’s article on Twitter sex made us feel a little out of it. And, okay, a little old. We have a Twitter account because someone told us we should sign up, but we’ve never actually “Twittered” and we’re not sure we ever will. So we think […]