Update on FourSquare and Facebook Responses to Gay Bashing, Sexism

Well, there’s nothing good to report Facebook has had multiple people report three separate status updates that contain the phrase “Hag Bag Headquarters welcome to whore ville (sic) all dykes welcome” but they have yet to remove the posts.  Interestingly, when I tried to do a status update about this topic, it would not let […]

Are Foursquare and Facebook Taking Gay Bashing Seriously?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

A few months ago, a man I’ve never met (we went to same high school, several years apart) was upset because I reported him to Facebook for posting anti-gay content. I blocked him after a bit, then heard from mutal friends that he was posting negative comments about me, including being an mentally ill unstable […]

Lesbian Bashing on FourSquare

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Hey, this is fun. I logged into FourSquare after a three month hiatus and found that someone had set up a new “venue” at my house … Hag Bag Headquarters “Welcome to whore ville all dykes get in free.” (sic … on so many levels.) Well, isn’t that nice? The Mayor of Hag Bag Headquarters […]

This Is Why I Use the Facebook Check-In Tool And You Should Too

Facebook Check-In

I recently saw a disgruntled status update from a Facebook friend announcing that he wanted to “block check-ins” because he didn’t bloody care where we are spending our time. I get that. Facebook is filled with all sorts of frivolous and irritating information about our friends, things we don’t have a need to know. But […]

The Man Always Wins

Pittsburgh Lesbian

Tell us about a time when you fought authority and took a stand against “the man.” Did you win? I usually do not win. And this is why I blog more about soap operas and less about local politics. I stood up to Dan Onorato for misleading people about his LGBTQ voting record and not […]

Neighborhood “Drama” and Facebook

Cat Perfection

I once had a crush on FourSquare – I thought it had potential to help nonprofit organizations and small businesses. So I’ve detailed in probably far too much painstaking a manner the experience of being cyberstalked. It is a terrible feeling. And most stalkers get quite excited when they get a reaction from their prey […]

You Might Be Paranoid, But You Still Might Be Right – Here’s How To Find Out

Social Media

Teach Your (Bloggers) Well We all know how to do something well — write a post that teaches readers how to do something you know and/or love to do. Something I know how to do well is use social media and Internet research to help me solve problems. I don’t mean to just Google an […]

Fear

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

In an earlier post, I shared some recent experiences being gay bashed on the FourSquare.com website by a man I’ve never met. He established a fake venue to mock my volunteer work and described our home as “whoreville all dykes welcome.” 5 other people validated this offensive conduct by “checking in” to the site. No […]