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Monday, February 9th, 2015

The Revolution Will Not Be On Facebook

Facebook is proving that it cares more about expanding internationally than protecting users’ rights to privacy and expression. On Jan. 9, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a firm and emotional statement on the importance of free speech to Facebook, signing off with the ubiquitous hashtag, “Je Suis Charlie.” A few weeks later, Facebook complied with

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Happy Anniversary, Facebook!

Facebook turned 10 last week, and aside from everyone’s annoying “Look Back” videos, we at The Gabbler wanted to post a little something special for our favorite (hyper)social(ly awkward) network. The following anniversary card was reportedly mailed...

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Daily News Feed

Newspapers really just need to adapt to the digital age and the social media lifestyles of young readers.

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

To Facebook, With Love

  The following essay was sent into the New York Times a few weeks ago to be considered for one of their Modern Love columns; a section devoted to submissions of contemporary love stories in our confused,...

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Fattorney, NYPostal, Shubby

  Fattorney (fəˈtɜr ni): a fake attorney, specifically a Facebook user who  attempts to renegotiate the terms of their user contract by pasting legal jargon about copyrights in their status updates. These updates have no legal basis, but...

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Facebook Us, Petraenize, Sir Lance-a-lone

  Facebook Us (ˈfeɪsˌbʊk ʌs): A term that creepy couples who no longer have individual personalities use to direct new acquaintances to their newly-erected shared Facebook page. Note: This phrase is typically spoken in unison by said couple. It...