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    March 12, 2014

    Bathroom Selfie, with Firearm, May Get Two SF Students Expelled

    A pair of Balboa High School students are in serious trouble over a selfie posted to Facebook in which the two teens pose for a picture -- in the school bathroom, of course -- with a loaded handgun. It's not really certain how police determined that the gun was loaded when the two boys took the pic ... More >>

  • News

    January 29, 2014
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    January 8, 2014
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    January 1, 2014
  • Music

    November 20, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Girl Scout Cookies Turn Us Lesbian (and Other Weird Gay Food Boycotts)

    You may remember the Great Gay Cookie Debacle of 2012, when Oreo posted an image of a rainbow cookie on its Facebook page in honor of Pride and was met with a barrage of anti-gay sentiments (and over 22,000 comments), in addition to threats of a biscuit boycott and, no doubt, remarks about baby Jesu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Rollover Collision in Richmond District

    San Francisco police just informed us that there was a bad collision at 10th Avenue and Geary Boulevard. Police are on their way to the scene, and will provide more information once they get there.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Making a Lunch Pit Stop at Truck Stop SF

    Our monthly review explores the city's food trucks gatherings, one at a time, breaking down each one with statistics, descriptions of the scene, and vital info to help you plan a trip there. Location: 450 Mission, in the alley Schedule: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Market Info Website: Facebook (h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Facebook's "Human Rights" Initiative Is a Giant Pile of Bullshit

    Western-style capitalism has arrived at a very strange place. Image-consciousness has become such a powerful force that it's the first thing many companies think of whenever they consider a new initiative -- not the initiative itself, but how that initiative will be perceived. That's why when Mark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Facebook Is Not Your Friend

    It's always amusing when people refer to Facebook as being this way-cool company on the cutting edge of technology, with the hip, young CEO -- "Zuck" -- at the helm. Facebook is not cool, and Mark Zuckerberg is pretty much the opposite of hip -- he's not even nerdy-hip. In terms of how it affects ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    The More You Tweet, the Bigger the Narcissist You Are, Researchers Say

    Young narcissists use Twitter as a megaphone. Older narcissists use Facebook to purge their insecurities and gain a sense of belonging. Now, researchers have concluded that the amount of time a person spends on a social media site speaks volumes about his or her personality. The more you tweet, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Now Facebook Is Letting You Hashtag Every Annoying Thought

    If you're anything like us, then you #fuckinghatehashtags. Unfortunately, they're only becoming more, not less, tired. And if you were a purist who only engaged in Facebook, in part because hashtags did nothing except make people look dumb and spammy, then your days of discovering pointless infor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Facebook Says It Will Start Weeding Out All the Haters on Its Social Media Site

    Whatever horrible things you had to say on Facebook, hopefully, you've gotten it out of your system by now. Or might we suggest biting your tongue and taking up some form of daily exercise. The hate speech free-for-all is coming to an end -- hopefully. Facebook announced via a blog post that it ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 8, 2013
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    May 3, 2013

    UC Berkeley Helps Facebook Be as Emotionally Rich as Possible

    Whether it's posting pictures of breakfast cereal or "liking" a Change.org petition on immigration reform, Facebook has become one of the primary vessels through which we express sentiments and emotions. In some ways, that's deeply problematic -- and even Facebook knows that. Which may explain why ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Facebook Is Helping Us Disconnect From the World

    Does Facebook want to enable personal interaction, or provide an escape from it? Judging by the TV spots for its poorly conceived Facebook Home product, it's the latter. But that doesn't make any sense, does it? Facebook is, after all, a social media service. One commercial, which Evan Selinger, wr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    How Social Media Breeds Assholes and Narcissists

    There are several types of human behavior that social media tends to reveal in sharp relief, most of them negative. Basic assholery is the chief one. If you judge by comments sections (especially on certain sites, like YouTube, but really just about everywhere), it appears that we're up to our elb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Are You Ready for Facebook's Latest Annoying Makeover? We Didn't Think So

    Just when we all got settled into the new timelines Facebook forced on us last year, the social media monster is making even more changes that'll undoubtedly create some social stress for your virtual self. The press is already getting users riled up with reports that Facebook will unveil its new N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    National Day of Unplugging: 5 Things You Can Do Instead of Stalking People on Facebook

    If the thought of "unplugging" for an entire day makes you feel empty and useless, that's because you are, thanks to all this ubiquitous technology. But guess what, on Friday you will have a chance to hop out of your digital vortex and detox from technology for an entire 24 hours for this year's N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Prudish Hookup App Helps Facebook Friends Bang With Some Dignity

    Here is a way to bang your Facebook friends without looking like a desperate douchebag. A new app dubbed TrintMe allows Facebook friends to divulge their true intentions, or "trints," with one another, whether they want to have coffee, build a friendship, or have a budding romance. The selling poi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Facebook Proves That Americans Want the 49ers to Win the Super Bowl

    It's Super Bowl week -- a week that divides America like no time other than Presidential election week. There are the longtime 49ers fans and longtime Ravens fans. There are fans whose rooting interests are directly tied to which side of the betting line they put their money on. There are temporary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Graph Search Could Be Great if Facebook Weren't in Charge of It

    It's possible that Facebook's new Graph Search will turn the Internet on its head. The problem is that the people in charge of it are the same people who are in charge of Facebook, so it's almost guaranteed to somehow turn out badly. It could be a crappy service, a scarily intrusive service, or both ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Facebook off the Hook for Intifada Pages That Promoted Killing Jews

    Last year, Freedom Fighter Larry Klayman took Facebook to court, claiming Mark Zuckerberg was a self-hating Jew. Why? Because the 28-year-old bajillionaire refused to (promptly) take down the "Third Palestinian Intifada" Facebook page. Yes, it's exactly as it sounds. But Klayman officially lost hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Facebook Fixes Webcam Security Glitch, But Problem Only Gets Bigger for Rest of Internet

    Today, Facebook announced that it "patched a security vulnerability that would have allowed hackers to turn on users' webcams without their knowledge and post the videos to their profiles," Bloomberg reported. According to the company, there is no evidence that the bug had ever been exploited. Two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Local Cop Being Investigated Over Facebook Post

    The always zany Sgt. Carl T might have thought he was being funny -- or at least he was having fun -- when he posted on his Facebook page a video of a speeding Lamborghini with comments noting haw fast the car was going and drunk its passengers were. T -- who legally changed his name from Tennenba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Marin Kid Expands Her Incredibly Profitable Lemonade Stand to NYC

    Remember 8-year-old Vivienne Harr who this past summer did more than you did to make the world a better place? She raked in some $56,000 turning lemons into lemonade -- literally -- giving all that money to help fight human trafficking. But like any good entrepreneur, she's expanding her company, ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Alyson Alford: S.F. Family Looking for Missing Teen

    Update 5 p.m.:Good News. Alyson Alford was located, is safe, and on her way home, according to her aunt's Facebook page. Update 3:15 p.m.: Officer Albie Esparza identified the missing girl as 15-year-old Alyson Alford. Police say she never came home from school yesterday and was reportedly last s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Club Six To Close Immediately

    San Francisco's downtown club scene just got a little emptier: After 14 years of hosting hip-hop, dancehall, reggae, and house music -- and even some live bands -- Club Six, at 60 Sixth St., has just announced its immediate closure. Via Eater SF, we hear that owner Angel Cruz sent out a note to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Facebook Accidentally "Outs" Gay Kids to Their Parents

    Those cumbersome privacy settings on Facebook didn't do much for two gay kids in Texas who were inadvertently outed on the social networking site, much to their chagrin. The Wall Street Journal first reported the story of Bobbi Duncan, 22, and Taylor McCormick, 21, both students at the University of ... More >>

  • News

    October 10, 2012
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    October 9, 2012

    Hepcat Michael Wolff: Facebook is 'Square'

    When you're trying to decide what's hip and what's square, there's really only one place to look: Michael Wolff writing in USA Today. Wolff is a serial Internet failure who is nevertheless a highly successful self-promoter. The two don't go together at all, especially considering that he promotes h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Where's Waldo Makeover Helps Residents Find Waldo Street

    Just in case you were having any problems locating Waldo Street in San Francisco's Russian Hill neighborhood, some clever and unemployed (we assume) folks have done this great artistic deed for your benefit.How fun.

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Facebook's Ads Are Terrible, and Always Will Be

    Every day for the past week or so, upon signing into Facebook, I've been greeted by a cross-eyed baby trying to lure me into taking part in a get-rich-quick scheme having to do with Forex trading. (Word to the wise, if you see an advertisement with the word "Forex" in it, it's almost certainly some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    The 20 Most Significant Food Inventions in History

    Science may not be the first thing you think about when it comes to the development of culinary culture over time, but The Royal Society of the UK has put out a list of the top 20 most significant inventions for food and drink in history. You'd immediately think the plow would be way up there, but t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    R.I.P. Matthew Africa, Beloved Oakland Hip-Hop DJ

    We're just getting word via Facebook and other sources that beloved local hip-hop DJ Matthew Africa passed away this Monday in a car accident. He was 40. His sister, Julia Africa, posted the following on Facebook: My brother, Matthew Africa, was killed in a car accident on Monday afternoon. He and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to Drop by San Francisco Next Week

    Here's something to like: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is slated to give his first onstage interview since May in San Francisco next week. The man and his the hoodie will reportedly regale his fellow Facebookers (and annoyed investors?) on Sept. 11 at 2 p .m. at TechCrunch Disrupt SF -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Yes, We Can Blame Facebook and its CFO for Stock Debacle

    It's easy, and to a large degree proper, to blame the people who bought into Facebook's dog of an IPO for their own losses. It was no secret that the company's prospects were highly uncertain. But that doesn't mean that others can't be blamed as well, or that investors are the only ones hurt by the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Local Punk Doug "Sluggo" Cawley on His Son Blixa's Leukemia and Tonight's Team Blixa Benefit at Bottom of the Hill

    Bay Area punk musician Sluggo, aka Doug Cawley, has worn many hats over his more than 20 years on the local scene. Besides being the principle force behind over a decade of hilarious, cross-dressing trash punk with faux-geriatric reprobates The Grannies, the guitarist also played in '90s outfit Ain' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Facebook's Oldest User Is 101 Years Old

    Florence Detlor was just a year old when the Titanic sank; a year later the first crossword puzzle was invented, and two years after that, the first long-distance phone call was placed in the United States. Needless to say, Detlor has no trouble adapting to fast-changing technologies.The 101-year-ol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Investing in Buzz Is a Loser's Game

    There will likely never again be anything quite like the dotcom boom-and-bust of the late '90s. But that doesn't mean that everybody learned their lesson about investing in companies with questionable business models -- or at least in those with outsized expectations for growth. It only means that t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Eat This for Lunch Today: Porcetta Sandwich at Carmel Pizza Co.

    Yesterday for lunch we popped over to Carmel Pizza Company at Fisherman's Wharf, because ever since we read about it a few weeks ago, visions of its porcetta sandwich have been dancing through our head. This version had less fat than previous porcetta sandwiches we've known and loved -- the fresh c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Facebook: Should 'Like' Button Be Protected as Free Speech?

    We've all seen the Facebook profiles supporting political candidates, the pages for protest, and the mass events that have been organized through this giant social network. Facebook has certainly made its mark on the political scene. Now, the Bay Area-based company wants a constitutional voice.Faceb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Zynga Releases ChefVille, the Video Game That Could Be Your Next Obsession

    Today, San Francisco game titan Zynga announces the release of a new game called ChefVille, the latest in the internationally successful and addictive Ville series that also includes FarmVille, CityVille, and FrontierVille. Rather than just being a game with a single-minded objective, ChefVille has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Facebook Has Way Too Many Phonies

    Since going public earlier this summer, Facebook has become increasing not "liked," particularly by Wall Street investors. To make matters worse, the Bay Area-based company this week published filings that revealed the social networking site has some 83 million fake users.So yeah, you don't have as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Check Out Livefyre, Our Cool New Commenting System

    Today, we here at All Shook Down say goodbye to Disqus and hello to Livefyre, the new commenting system for this and all other SF Weekly blogs. Livefyre is pretty cool -- futuristic, even -- so we're excited for you to get acquainted. Here's a rundown of some key features: Tag your friends on Faceb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Supervisor Candidate Pleads Guilty to Threatening District Attorney on Facebook

    It's fair to assume that pleading guilty to a crime pretty much makes you unelectable in San Francisco. Just ask Ross Mirkarimi.But Benjamin Castaneda, the 24-year-old wannabe District 9 supervisor, seems to think threatening the District Attorney is somehow going to win him votes in the upcoming Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Baby Goats, Vegan Unicorns, and Meat-Eaters are Destroying the Planet!

    ‚Äč Hey nerds! I missed you. What's new? Oh yes! My omnivore boyfriend Mark Bittman is turning his "vegan before 6" philosophy into a cookbook! Oh, boyfriend, you're always doing stuff. But just go vegan already, boo. Though I did enjoy that piece about what a joke milk is--kudos! It's Meatless M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Facebook's E-Mail Hijack Is Losing Your Contacts

    Facebook's latest attempt to force us into something we don't want to do has backfired once again, but this time users might have a really good reason to hate on the social-networking company. Yes, the recent switch over to Facebook e-mail has been annoying at best, but it also seems to actually be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Facebook Says You Can Get Gay Married

    As of late, Facebook has endlessly come under fire for its in-your-face tactics and unpopular overhauls. Just earlier today, users were lamenting the new @Facebook e-mail accounts being shoved down their throats. But for all the seemingly unnecessary changes the Silicon Valley tech company has made, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Facebook's E-mail Hijack Is Part of a Pattern of Arrogance

    If it wasn't clear before, it should be now: Facebook doesn't think much of you. Or of me, or of any of its (supposedly) 900 million users. We are products, not customers. The customers are the people who buy the incredibly cheap, often sleazy ads that Facebook sells. The latest datapoint supportin ... More >>

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