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Did a story this morning after cries of sexism exploded on social media over this. Clare Schlaudt a 17 year old from Richmond was kicked out of her prom after being told her dress and dancing made dads there think “impure thoughts.”
A couple things up front. This was the 14th Annual Richmond Homeschool Prom and it’s held at a church. There is a dress code and according to Clare’s blog post she passed the “fingerlength” test upon entering.
She says a chaperone noticed it too and said her dress and dancing caused men to think inappropiately about her… so she was kicked out. Frustrated and feeling disrespected Clare wants an apology from the Richmond Homeschool prom.
The prom’s facebook page was inundated with backlash.. here’s a screen grab of comments before they shut the page down.
Wait for it…. Facebook is changing things up again and this time it’s how you get your updates in what we’ve all come to know as our News Feed. Before you start griping here’s the deal. It appears Facebook realizes that the feed is one of the top priorities for users right now. While we won’t know exactly what is changing until Thursday there have been a few leaks that indicate what we could see.
News Feed Goes Mobile:
A redesigned app that would appear in tiles.. breaking up subject matter. For instance your ‘new’ would be put in a tile, ‘user uploaded photos’ in another section and status updates with photos/captions would be in another section. If it happens.. people are going to be confused. It’s a whole different way of getting your content and I don’t think people are gonna want to adapt: Too many options, too much work to get to the stuff you want. DigitaTrends.com takes a look:
Smarter News Feed:
Right now there’s an algorithm in place that decides what tops/included in your feed. Thins like top stories, comments, person posting and whether it’s an update or photo are all factored in. To make the feed more relevant… facebook wants to know more about YOU rather than the content being posted. There’s rumors a new equation is in the works that will analyze links you visit while logged on to Facebook, your friends, things you’ve purchased and sites you’ve visited.
DigitalTrends noticed a handful of new features being tested out on Facebook (and confirmed as tests, for that matter), and among them was an in-line like button that sits inside of an update shared by a friend. In this case it was a Vimeo video, which first popped up on the News Feed and later, we rediscovered it on the submitter’s Timeline. The story surfaced a link that takes you straight to Vimeo’s Facebook Page and an in-line button that sits across from this link. Considering that Facebook has built out this feature in the first place, at least for now Facebook wants more people to like more pages and is essentially offering users a shortcut to liking these Pages.
With this in mind, there’s evidently something going on behind the scenes since the News Feed is surfacing update types not seen in a long time: friendships, events, and follower updates. Tacked onto these updates are options to follow people our friends are following, or add friends that our friends have friended, all directly from the News Feed. DigitalTrends says you can’t bank on these updates being pushed to the new News Feed, but they could a smaller part of the larger release.
Tech world’s biggest brains gear up to show their smarts in style at Geek 2 Chic 2012. The show is produced by Microsoft in partnership with The Men’s Store at Bloomingdale’s. During the show, “geeks” from large companies, nonprofit organizations, tech startups, and public service wear the latest fashions as they raise funds for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.
NFTE provides programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, recognize business opportunities, and plan for succesful futures.
GET TICKETS: Geek 2 Chic 2012
This fall, Geek 2 Chic: DC takes the nation’s capital by storm at Bloomingdale’s Chevy Chase! I’m excited to return as emcee! All proceeds from ticket sales, plus 10% of Bloomingdale’s sales the day of the event (save your duplicate receipts!), directly benefit NFTE.
Tickets to this October 24th event are limited.
VIP: $85 (limit of 90) General Admission: $45
VIP Tickets include:
Premiere seating along the catwalk
Eligibility for a Microsoft Store giveaway (previous gifts have included a Windows 7 phone and Joe Jonas concert tickets)
Entry into the list-only afterparty from 9-11pm at DC hotspot The Brixton, co-sponsored by Startup DC
General Admission tickets include admission to the event only
All guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails and hor d’oeuvres
Geek 2 Chic: DC
6:30-8:00pm, extra shopping until 9pm
Bloomingdale’s Chevy Chase
5300 Western Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD
Metro: Friendship Heights (red, green, yellow)
Geek 2 Chic: DC Afterparty
901 U Street NW
Metro: U St. (green, yellow)
Have you been hit by it? A few people I work with have. The virus that’s spreading across Facebook that leaves obscene pictures like porn, violent acts and dead animals in your news feed. Check out my report on who could be behind it and what you can do to protect your page.
[Dress by Eli Tahari]
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