Award season is officially underway! Even Grindr is getting in on the action. They recently released their best of 2013 year end list. From gay icon of the year (Neil Patrick Harris) to best comeback of the year (Netflix), users of the ubiquitous hookup app made their voice heard on a multitude of categories.
2013 was a banner year of celebrities coming out. Not surprisingly with all the headlines he generated, Wentworth Miller earned Grindr’s best coming out story. Solid choice. I was lucky enough to witness Miller’s first appearance after coming out at the HRC Gala Dinner in Seattle.
Along with revealing the best of the best in the past year, Grindr also weighed in on what they expect will be big and make headlines in 2014. Find out below who they think the next celebrity to come out is and what will become obsolete.
Though I often come across as holier-than-thou with my articles about guys in relationships having never been one and therefore being free from persecution, this time I’m
ranting discussing the topic of friends once they’re OUT of their “forever love”. Once the other shoe drops, the other guy cheats, they both cheat, they realize they’re both bottoms, they find out the other one isn’t really as circumcised as they originally thought, WHATEVER; the point is, your friend is broken up and now he needs and wants you– his friend- like he never needed you before. Actually, let me set that straight, he needs you now like he absolutely didn’t need you in his life at all a hot minute earlier when he was “in love” and couldn’t care less about his friends because focus was laser pointed on loverboy and friendships be damned. Have you ever had a friend who dropped you and “the gang” the second he got into a relationship and the exact moment that all-consuming passion ended he boomeranged right back into your lives as if nothing had changed? Well, I call bullshit.
Get your comments ready and roarin’ to go on this one. Yes, we’ll cover the possible jealousy from my angle. Yes, I’ll allow that maybe I’m not being the BEST friend ever. But, I’m sure as hell also going to look at how crappy this feels to friends who repeatedly get this done to them and question the motive of these boomerangers who seem to expect it both ways and honestly get pretty freakin’ nettled when you call them on it. Often my articles are “subtly” about a recent exchange or interaction with someone close, but this one is just out of year in and out eye rolling annoyance with comrades who have complained alongside me about this selfish action and the turn around and do it themselves. Before you freak: this departure/return routine is NOT performed by all people who get into relationship. In fact, I RARELY see it in friends who get into truly long lasting and healthy relationships. Instead, I write to those repeat offenders who think your friends are just sitting by the phone waiting for the second you have time for them: we’re not. And, you’re kind of acting like a bag of dicks.
First he loses Selena Gomez and now this. The Biebs certainly isn’t having a banner year. The 19-year-old Canadian singer just lost the crown as the most-viewed artist on YouTube. Oh well, at least Justin Bieber still reigns supreme on Twitter. He became the first artist to lure in over 40 million followers. With that being said, there are reports that almost half of his followers are spam and inactive accounts. Poor guy. Find out who the new king, or should I say queen, of YouTube is below.
How much do you LOVE when your nearest and dearest decide that their walls are the exact right place to post that SUPER cute picture of them and their hubby kissing by the beach, or holding hands and looking lovingly into each others’ eyes or doin’ the selfie shot from bed together come Sunday morning as they declare themselves the: “Best Couple Ever!“? Does the photo remind you that love exists and that dreams really do come true for you and yours or does it make you consider deleting the gnats or at the very least hiding all their further updates from your news feed?
Honestly, until just 5 seconds before typing this line I WAS going to say that I was going to remain impartial for this article and write from both points of view on this issue, but screw it, people already can’t stand me so I may as well stand up for my convictions: I LOATHE cutesy couple facebook posts. I’m sure you’ve had this talk with most of your friends at some point and while it seems that the rumbling among us seem to agree with my side it’s the lovey-dovey posters that seem to win out with day in and out updates of how amazing their relationship is. Blech. I needed to write a purge article to express my annoyance and hopefully hear from both sides of this debate to see if I’m just a cynical spinster or justified jury of one on this. Is it okay to post “Look at us!” posts of your relationship on facebook?
Are you or someone you know constantly distracted by technology…constantly distracted by what people post on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook? As you know, all of these such social networks are available as apps on all smartphones so quite often you can see people walk around like a “zombie” as they stare into their iPhone and become oblivious to the world around them.
The awful thing is that I totally see Tyrell and I as Ryan and Amy in this video – not to the same extreme, but definitely some similarities – LOL. Enjoy the hilarious video below and put your phone away more often!
In order to rank on YouTube’s Most Watched Videos list for 2012, your video would’ve had to clock in at least 30,000,000 million views. That’s a whole lot of people watching. The following ten clips proved they could go viral better than all the rest. The top video scored a whopping 971,000,000+ views and was only released in July. To put that into perspective, that’s more than 10% of the world’s population. I’m pretty sure you know what the No. 1 is, but I’m certain you don’t know all the other nine clips.
I spend quite a bit of time in front of the computer and I’ve only seen half of the videos. Surprisingly, only one “Call Me Maybe” lip dub made it. Instead some chick playing a violin in cold weather, something about some KONY dude (I was vacationing in Australia that entire month), and some crazy guy jumping from space made the cut ;) Check out the Top 10 list below and see if you were part of each sensation or out of the loop.
Since Instagram (owned by Facebook) disabled its integration with Twitter cards last week (what was used to display images within Twitter messages), Twitter has just this week announced the ability to post photos will filters through their own app. Bam, Instagram! (slash I still love Instagram – lol).
I haven’t yet used the new photo feature myself, but along with the announcement, Twitter released a short one-minute video showing how it works and what features are available to you. There are eight different filters to choose from and users have the ability to also crop, zoom, and auto-enhance images.
Today, Twitter also released a video titled “2012 Year On Twitter,” highlighting some of the big events of the year and how that translated into trending topics and popular hashtags. “From the Pope to Pelé to PSY, Twitter welcomed new voices from every corner of the planet,” the description of the video reads. “Moments of serendipity and just plain awesomeness came to life in 2012 on Twitter.” Watch both the “Photo Filter” video and “2012 Year On Twitter” below.
The following video is a trailer for the (pretend) upcoming movie ‘Likes‘ about two people (Steele & Goodmurphy) obsessed with Facebook likes. They post sexy and horny shots in order to be validated by the likes, but what happens when they don’t get the response they’re seeking? How far will they go to get the online validation they so desperately need? Really far. Their worlds spiral out of control really fast and they become “Likes” junkies. The video also stars Yuzuru Yabuki, Chris Cook, and Jeff Lynch.
This isn’t the first social media related video they’ve done in 2012. Earlier this year, the two made a music video that was all about Instagram called “Instagram Me Baby.”