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Jordan Valinsky


A former editorial operations specialist and staff writer for the Daily Dot, Jordan Valinsky is a tech reporter and web culture commentator. His work has been published by the Week, Digiday, CNNMoney, Popular Mechanics, Vice, Mic, and Betabeat.

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This self-done tattoo is not what you think it is

There's a post on Reddit titled "Guy posts a picture a tattoo he gave himself that looks like a turd." But it's not a turd.

On Mar 15, 2013 by Jordan Valinsky

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How the Internet helps young gay teens come out

It's not possible to create a utopian, 100 percent safe environment for young gay teens on the Internet. But safe spaces like Tumblr's Everyone Is Gay can cut down the suicide rate. Here's how.

On Mar 15, 2013 by Jordan Valinsky

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Add “breast milk” to the list of things you can share on Facebook

Despite health department warnings, women are freezing their breast milk and sharing it with Facebook friends who can't breastfeed.

On Mar 15, 2013 by Jordan Valinsky

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Here’s a surefire way for an airport to lose Facebook followers

An airport outside of London is learning that posting a photo of a plane accident on its Facebook page was probably the stupidest thing ever.

On Mar 14, 2013 by Jordan Valinsky

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Bullied teen says school forced access to her Facebook page

Did a Washington middle school overstep its boundaries by demanding access to one of its students' Facebook profiles as part of a cyberbullying investigation?

On Mar 14, 2013 by Jordan Valinsky

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A survival guide for #Directioners and #Beliebers

Here's what you need to know about the fandoms for the biggest male pop superstars. 

On Mar 14, 2013 by Jordan Valinsky

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Olivia Wilde faces the wrath of angry Beliebers, laughs it off

Established hot person/actress Olivia Wilde is learning never to piss off Beliebers on Twitter after the tween terrorist organization bombarded her with somewhere between 17,000 and 35 million angry tweets.

On Mar 13, 2013 by Jordan Valinsky

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Mom poses as 11-year-old to protect daughter from sex predator

A British mother posed as a schoolgirl online to protect her daughter from a sex predator, collecting evidence that eventually landed the man on the sex offender registry.

On Mar 13, 2013 by Jordan Valinsky

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“Daddy love,” “MILF,” “just Bieber”: How the world searches for porn

International affairs publication PornMD (I know, right?) released the most important infographic of our time: a geographic breakdown of the 10 most-searched porn terms.

On Mar 12, 2013 by Jordan Valinsky

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Want to be the next Pope? Apply on LinkedIn

It's obviously a competitive position, but please don't submit a Vine resume. That's a sin not even God would forbid.

On Mar 12, 2013 by Jordan Valinsky

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28 students suspended for liking Facebook post

The students, who all attend Coláiste Chíaráin in Limerick, were suspended within the last week after the school principal decided that the mob mentality of swarming the post and liking it created a "very unpleasant" situation for the school. 

On Mar 12, 2013 by Jordan Valinsky

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Teacher fired after using school email for Craigslist hookups

A sexy special education teacher in New York City is learning how not to coordinate an online hook-up after he used a school email account to peruse Craigslist's hookup section. 

On Mar 11, 2013 by Jordan Valinsky

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Scottish prisoners use Facebook mobile to score drugs

Scottish prisoners are using Facebook to obtain drugs behind bars, take pictures, and brag about their illegal activities. But now the fun's over.

On Mar 11, 2013 by Jordan Valinsky

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Buzzed: Amanda Bynes, Justin Timberlake, and more

A look behind the scenes at Saturday Night Live.

On Mar 11, 2013 by Jordan Valinsky

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Irish senator coins worst buzz word ever: “fraping”

"Fraping" is a combination of Facebook and rape, and refers to someone making changes to you social media account without your knowledge. 

On Mar 8, 2013 by Jordan Valinsky