ComPost: Facebook


Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Twitter is changing to look like Facebook and it needs to not

I don’t want to become obsolete!

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:48 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Twitter

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Oculus bought by Facebook, and the trouble with Kickstarter

You aren’t an investor!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:16 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, oculus

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Happy 10th Birthday, Facebook

Ten is the new dead.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:42 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  birthday, Facebook

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Instagram Video takes Vine's lunch, but are we ready to jump ship? 15 seconds is a long time.

Instagram Video slays Vine, in 15 seconds or fewer

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:44 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, instagram

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Everyone hates Facebook, but we can't leave

We're stuck here forever!

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:09 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 04/15/2013

The explosions at the Boston Marathon and the Facebook huddle

Keep checking in.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:50 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston, Facebook

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Is there Google after death?

With the tactfully named Inactive Account Manager, you are forced to contemplate not just your regular mortality -- but your digital mortality.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:18 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google; facebook

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 03/12/2013

The Holy Grail of Facebook studies

The totally non-creepy guide

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:33 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Facebook said, 'Let there be Graph Search,' and there was

As Facebook developments go, this is not bad.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:18 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Et tu, Instagram? Site claims right to sell photos

First off, what will you be able to sell with mine?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:12 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Facebook nation -- privacy loses to indifference

How about we move to Canada after the NEXT election?

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:45 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, privacy

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Taking stock of Facebook

What’s it really worth?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:02 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 05/18/2012

With the Facebook IPO, missing Eduardo Saverin

I hear Singapore is lovely this time of year.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:08 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook

Posted at 08:36 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Are Facebook likes protected speech? Live chat at 11 a.m. ET!

Come one, come all!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:36 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Facebook’s organ donor program and the fine print

Facebook’s latest move is good news for lions, less so for gazelles.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:07 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Facebook makes us worse than lonely

It forces us to like it.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:45 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Facebook buys Instagram for a cool billion — what are hipsters worth?

What’s a hipster to do?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:51 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, hipsters

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Facebook privacy — no longer an oxymoron?

Interesting settlement with the FTC

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:39 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, IPOhno!

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 11/04/2011

The proctological primaries

More information than you required

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:51 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, GOP 2012

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 09/22/2011

New Facebook — beyond Like and the new Timeline, the end of alone

Orwell knew the screen stared back.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:50 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, kids these days, oy

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Google+ is open to everyone — but is it already too late for the anti-Facebook?

But is it already too late?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:14 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Google, Social Wars

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Is Facebook already turning into Google+?

Thanks, I think?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:11 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Google+, social network wars

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Facebook Messenger and the end of unreachability — thank heaven for Anon

The end of unreachability?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:02 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook messenger, Anon

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Why Facebook, Google+: the green-eyed monster gains another eye

The envy economy

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:36 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Facebook

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Facebook? Google+? Twitter? Which social network are you?

Google+? Facebook? A handy flow chart.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:45 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  social media, Facebook, Google, handy charts

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Grow up! Google Plus isn’t the new Facebook. It’s the anti-Facebook.

What do you mean, everyone doesn’t want to hear from me all the time?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:40 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Facebook, Kids These Days

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Facebook Nation, facial recognition and our portable lives

The new citizenship

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:03 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Facebook Nation

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Facebook’s ‘too much, maybe, free speech’ problem

Isn’t that what the site’s based on?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:12 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, oy

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Facebook overshares: whose fault

Facebook will let me share my address? How dare they!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:57 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, oops, online comments

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Facebook oversharing vs. privacy -- addresses and phone numbers?

Earlier this week, everyone became terrified. Facebook is going to be sharing our user information, addresses and phone numbers with external Web sites? No, Facebook hastened to reassure us. "People will always be in control of what Facebook information...

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Petri | Tags:  Facebook, online comments, oops, privacy

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 12/15/2010

Time Person of the Year Mark Zuckerberg and the DSM -- making the world safe for narcissism

(Mark Zuckerberg - Paul Sakuma, AP) I know why Mark Zuckerberg is Time Magazine's Person of the Year. It's not because of his achievements, although they are legion, or because of The Social Network, although it was an engaging...

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:47 AM ET, 12/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Only on the Internet, Only on the Internet | Tags:  Facebook, The Year That Was 2010, narcissism, twitter

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 12/06/2010

December is Enough Awareness Month

All this online awareness is making me red in the face -- and not because my face is raising awareness of Heart Disease. First there were Breast Cancer ribbons and Livestrong arm bracelets. Then we turned our Twitter avatars...

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:06 PM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Only on the Internet, Only on the Internet | Tags:  Enough Awareness, Facebook, alcohol, awareness

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 10/06/2010

Facebook announcement -- it's a boy!

Today, after much hullaballoo, Facebook announced that we can now create specific groups to share things with. That's lame. When I saw there was going to be a big Facebook announcement, I assumed that Facebook was pregnant. Or had...

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:06 PM ET, 10/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Petri, Petri, Petri | Tags:  Facebook

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/01/2010

Facebook, the social network? A Harvard perspective

All right, I'm playing the card. This card is issued to anyone who -- through the usual bizarre cocktail of effort and luck -- finds his or herself at Harvard. Usually, it's the card you never play. You never...

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Petri, Petri | Tags:  Facebook, Harvard