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Give Ruth Iorio credit. She certainly isn't boring Facebook followers with updates about her latest meal.

Instead, the Los Angeles resident and writer took to Facebook late last month and shared intimate photos of her home birth. For what reason?

Iorio tells the Huffington Post she wanted to publicize "my unique experience, whether attractive or not and just to be honest about it."

The result was a raw, VERY personal look at the miracle of life, starting with contractions around 8:15 p.m. on Christmas and updates that included how the pain was akin to a "shitty period" and how she had a lot of diarrhea.

Ruth Iorio at Home

Iorio used a midwife to help with the birth and sat with her dog in bed a few hours into the labor:

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The Internet is a glorious, hilarious place where people ask all of their dumbest questions with absolutely no filter at all. And believe us, there are totally dumb questions.

These people also seem never to have heard of Google, which makes it even better. Or worse? You be the judge.

This Facebook user wants to get "read" of cats:

Can Cats Read

I have only the following in response:

Cat Reading

Keep going for more of the dumbest questions people have asked on the Internet.

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When 4 year old Noah Fisher found out he needed glasses, one of his first thoughts was that people would laugh at him. 

I know. That broke our hearts, too. But wait! It gets better!

Noah's mom, Lindsey Fisher, set up a page on Facebook called "Glasses for Noah" asking friends and family members to submit pictures of themselves wearing spectacles to ease the preschooler's fears

The response was awesomely overwhelming.

Lindsey watched as one after another people liked the page. Then picture after picture of people wearing glasses began to pour in. As long as Lindsey continues to get new photos on the page, she'll share them with her son.

Some Facebook users submitted pictures of superheroes in spectacles to show Noah that even the Man of Steel needs a little help with his X-ray vision!

While Lindsey Fisher's goal  was to help Noah feel comfortable in his glasses, the page remains active on Facebook and can now be used as a tool by other parents who find themselves in a similar position. 

Hooray for good people in the world! 

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Maria Kang, the controversial online force also known as "Fit Mom," was temporarily kicked off Facebook last week after a fat-shaming rant.

Kang wrote a post about positive media coverage of an online group that's encouraging plus-size women to post photos of themselves in lingerie.

The group's goal is to show what "real women" look like.

Maria Kang, who caused controversy this year by posting a photo of her toned self with her kids and the tagline "What's Your excuse?" was not impressed.

Maria wrote on Facebook that she was "starting to get annoyed" at all the attention this was getting, then criticized the high obesity rates in the U.S.

"We keep blaming the culprit (school lunches, fast food) when real change starts at home," wrote Kang, upset that she, conversely, took heat for being so fit.

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Greg Benson recently decided to see whether he'd actually be friends with some of his Facebook friends in real life. By showing up at their homes unannounced.

Like many of us, Greg has a fairly big percentage of Facebook friends who aren't friends in the traditional sense of the word ... making this exercise awkward.

The comedian filmed himself dropping in on "friends" he barely knows in person, or doesn't know at all, using info gleaned from Facebook to chat it up.

Some found the whole charade hilarious, while others were far from pleased. Watch the full spectrum of reactions to his Facebook stunt for yourself here:

If you pulled this on some of the people who show up in your Facebook feed, how do you think they'd respond to your visit and conversations?

Or vice versa: What if someone from FB showed up at your door? Does it make you want to un-friend people? Or make even more Facebook friends?

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An Albuquerque, N.M., woman put her puppy in a Ziploc bag and held it up for the camera, in an attempt to show Facebook friends how small the dog is.

We know, we can't believe it either ... that someone would really do that, that she'd be stupid enough to post it online, or that this person has any friends.

Mary Snell, 44, and her son, Britton James Engel, 21, were both arrested in Bernalillo County last week once a tipster alerted police to the photo, CNN reports.

Engel allegedly took the photo of Snell holding up the the eight-week-old Chihuahua, named Baby, in the bag, which was just big enough to envelop it.

She later told reporters that she realized this stunt was wrong, but, well, she "couldn't get the little guy to hold still any other way," according to KRQE-TV.

Deputies said that the position of the poor puppy - face and nose pressed up against the sides of the bag - could have easily deprived it of oxygen.

Both Engel and Snell were charged with felony animal cruelty. Baby is doing fine and, thank goodness, now lives with another family member.

See the original pic after the jump:

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When many couples get engaged these days, their first thought is not telling their close friends and family, but "OMG, I can't wait to post on Facebook!"

Even if this isn't you, chances are you've experienced it from someone you know. And chances are equally high that you've been irked by it somehow.

While brides (and husbands) to be can be cut a little slack - if you want to get married and someone asks, it's exciting - the Facebook posts about it?

Those need to be reevaluated. Hardcore.

Ashley Hesseltine, via The Huffington Post, breaks down the offending announcements into five common, hilarious and sort of infuriating categories:

  1. The BFF. Example: "I can't wait to marry my best friend!" Is he really, though? Is your partner not more than that, and also less in a different sense? Is that a diss to your current BFF(s)? Or is this just the cliche to end all cliches?
  2. The Single Lady. Example: "He liked it so he put a ring on it!" The all-too common practice of quoting Beyonce's 2008 hit is beyond played out and beyond cheesy. Next.
  3. The Name Changer. Example: "Can't wait to be Mrs. (Your First Name) (His Last Name)!" So much faux excitement over a loss of identity and trip to the DMV.
  4. The Obvious. Example: "He proposed, and I said YES!" Ya think? We'd love to see the time someone gets proposed to, rejects the dude and posts that on their wall.
  5. The Nauseating Nostalgia. Example: "Three years ago, a cute boy glanced at me from across the bar and I knew then it was love at first sight ... Today, he asked me to be his wife." If that doesn't make you throw up in your mouth a little, we don't know what will.

Have you made a Facebook engagement announcement? Did it fall into one or more of these areas? And should the words "fairy tale" be banned online in general?

Comment below, and vote for the most annoying status update!

 

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No one wants to be the last kid in the class on Facebook. How embarrassing, right?

An estimated 7 million children are on Facebook these days, with over 5 million of those children being under the age of 13. To sign up, they use a fake birthday, create a profile, and they're off and running in the world's largest cyber-playground.

Parents who know about their kids' online activity need to know how to keep their children safe as they navigate the sometimes treacherous waters of social media. Faye Rogaski de Muyshondt has a solution: socialsklz:-)

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A new Facebook app called What Would I Say answers exactly that question, generating Facebook updates automatically so you don't have to!

It works by accessing every post a user has come up with, mixing them up and regurgitating bits of them in an order that (kind of) makes sense.

Added bonus? It sounds just like you, or how you come across to other Facebook users, according to the developers that built What Would I Say.

Facebook Phoograph

“Technically speaking,” its creators say, “it trains a Markov Bot based on mixture model of bigram and unigram probabilities derived from your past post history.”

There you go.

As for security risks, they also reassured users that info is not stores, and all computations are done client side, so only your browser ever sees your history.

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Laraine Cook, a Idaho high school girls' basketball, was fired from her job over a Facebook photo in which her fiance, Tom Harrison, holds her breast.

The photo was deemed "immoral" by school administrators.

Laraine Cook Facebook Photo

"I don't feel that it's an immoral photo, and that's what the termination is based on," Cook told Local 8 News in an interview regarding the controversy.

The photo shows Cook and Harrison in bathing suits at a lake.

Harrison, who is a football coach at Pocatello High School, the same institution, was "reprimanded" for his involvement in the photo, but not fired.

Cook said the reason her fiance wasn't fired is because she was the one who put the photo to Facebook. In any case, she plans to fight the decision.

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