Mi mamá y mi abuelita me dieron los mejores consejos de vida, sin embargo, vivir en la deácada de los setentas en México, no es lo mismo que haber crecido en los Estados Unidos en el nuevo milenio.
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Parents and technology can sometimes make for an, err, interesting combination--something that many kids have learned the hard way. And with social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter, pretty much ruling the world these days, it's a lot easier for moms and dads to publicly humiliating their children...even if it's not on purpose!
Below, check out 10 parents hilariously embarassing their kids on Facebook. Trust me, you'll laugh til you cry!
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Searching for a dress during prom season has always been stressful. But these days, the quest to find the perfect gown has gotten so competitive that some teen girls are actually taking to social media to threaten anyone who copies their particular style.
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As if the horrific news of the suicide of Rehtaeh Parsons a teen in Canada who was raped and cyberbullied weren't shocking enough, we now learn that three teen boys have been arrested in the case of another girl who apparently went through something similar before hanging herself last fall in Northern California. Reminiscent of the Steubenville's rape victim ordeal, 15-year-old Audrie Pott got drunk during a party at a friend's house last September and ended up in a bedroom, where three 16-year-old boys did "unimaginable things to her while she was unconscious," according to the victim's family attorney.
Photos showing the naked girl being sexually assaulted quickly went viral after they were shared by students via cell phone. Unable to bear the humiliation, Audrie--a popular student who was a gifted artist and musician--killed herself a week after the attack.Continue Reading >
Texas Republican State Representative Debbie Riddle has inflamed potential voters after making a statement against a proposed bill that could allow women in the state to file suit against individuals who interfere with their attempts to breastfeed in public. Riddle posted on her Facebook page that she believes "women need to be modest" and insinuated that nursing in a public place is inappropriate. More than 1,000 commenters defended babies' right to eat when they're hungry.Continue Reading >
Teens at Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, New Jersey could face child pornography charges after naked pictures on Snapshot of two girls at the school went viral. The pictures were sent to a boy at the school using an app called Snapchat, which allows people to send images or videos that disappear within seconds after receiving it. The X-rated pictures would have evaporated without a trace on anyone's phone, except that the boy was quick enough to capture the images and posted them on Instagram.
Brands like MTV love that teens and young adults have the ability to make things viral because they are eager to share things on apps and sites like Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter. Well, that's what happened to the pictures. The naked shots went viral and the police are now involved.
With the influence of social media, it seems like everyone these days is making their problems public. But one student recently got a taste of his own medicine after he took to Twitter to openly complain about his teacher.
Apparently, the student thought his teacher had scheduled a test for Wednesday and then given it to the class on Tuesday. "I hate you Mr. Torrence," he wrote. The problem? Mr. Torrence had always planned on giving the test Tuesday and when he saw the tweet, he decided to make sure that the offending student realized his mistake.Continue Reading >
Lately, we've seen a lot of amazing things come out of Facebook, including heartwarming family reunions and the finding of long-lost pets. And hopefully, there will soon be another happy occasion to add to the list. In 1969, Virginia woman Crystal Dawn gave birth to a little girl, who was then adopted only four days later. Now, she's taking to social media to ask the public to help her find the daughter who she never got to know.Continue Reading >
Facebook comes with its fair share of cons--annoying oversharing, weird photos, and lack of secure privacy settings to name a few. But it can also be really useful! Besides the obvious social networking aspects, the site has also been able to reunite people with family members, pets, and in one case, even a viable kidney match!
Below, check out just a few examples of the many great things that have happened because of Facebook--and next time, you're cursing the site for sucking a minute (or twenty) out of your day, remember it also has plenty of pros!
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We already knew that Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon had made some pretty big plans for Valentine's Day, but it looks like Carey also decided to spend much of the holiday on Twitter!
Throughout the day, the star took to social media to share personal photos with her followers, including shots of her getting ready in a steamy bubble bath, as well some of her and Cannon on their romantic date. And from the looks of the pictures, it seems like all of the festivities went exactly as planned!
Get a glimpse of Carey's romantic day in the photos below:
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