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The email problem no one is talking about: mistaken identity

This post is part of Me, online, Mashable‘s ongoing series digging into online identities. In 2009, a San Francisco web strategist named Tim — last name withheld for reasons that will become clear — opened his Gmail to find a message from a Build-a-Bear workshop in St. Louis. The email was addressed to someone called...CONTINUE READING
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The exquisite pain of the embarrassing screen name

Read more… {“player”:{“description”:”Unfortunately, sexmaster69 is one of them.”,”image”:”https://i.amz.mshcdn.com/1mcqFnWMejz9rjmuRtww7FHEMh0=/https%3A%2F%2Fvdist.aws.mashable.com%2Fcms%2F2018%2F6%2Fe0a9dc9b-b9a3-7d4f%2Fthumb%2F00001.jpg”,”mediaid”:”A6nG2kY80N”,”preload”:false,”title”:”Screen name confessions: Our most cringe-worthy online handles”,”sources”:[{“file”:”https://vdist.aws.mashable.com/cms/2018/6/e0a9dc9b-b9a3-7d4f/hls.m3u8″},{“file”:”https://vdist.aws.mashable.com/cms/2018/6/e0a9dc9b-b9a3-7d4f/dash.mpd”},{“file”:”https://vdist.aws.mashable.com/cms/2018/6/e0a9dc9b-b9a3-7d4f/mp4/1080.mp4″},{“file”:”https://vdist.aws.mashable.com/cms/2018/6/e0a9dc9b-b9a3-7d4f/mp4/720.mp4″},{“file”:”https://vdist.aws.mashable.com/cms/2018/6/e0a9dc9b-b9a3-7d4f/mp4/480.mp4″}]},”options”:{“disableAds”:false,”disableSharing”:false,”nextupAction”:”autoplay”,”embedUrl”:”https://mashable.com/videos/blueprint:A6nG2kY80N/embed/?player=offsite&utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial”,”standaloneUrl”:null,”post”:{“url”:”https://mashable.com/2018/06/17/embarrassing-screen-names/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial”,”date”:”2018-06-17T10:00:00.000Z”,”bp_id”:76088,”wp_id”:null}},”advertising”:{“params”:{“keywords”:”tech,mashable-video,identity,aim,embarrassing,embarrassing stories,internet identities”,”sec0″:null,”sec1″:””,”prc”:””}},”analytics”:{“labels”:”tech,mashable-video,identity,aim,embarrassing,embarrassing stories,internet identities”,”videoSeriesName”:null}} More about Identity, Identities, Embarrassing, Embarrassing Stories, and Internet Identities Powered by WPeMatico
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You haven’t heard of this masculinity movement, but it’s exactly what men need right now

You can’t fault Jeffrey O’Brien for feeling frustrated.  The past few months have brought a deluge of headlines about violent and abusive aspects of stereotypical masculinity, but few of those stories have mentioned what O’Brien, an expert in gender violence prevention, knows to be true: The decades-long movement to help boys and men liberate themselves...CONTINUE READING
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Newly designed Pride flag is far more inclusive for 2018

Most products from the 1970’s — green bean jello, lettuce molds— don’t deserve a reboot. The rainbow Pride flag might be the lonely exception. Portland designer Daniel Quasar recently launched a Kickstarter for his newly designed LGBTQ Pride flag.  Quasar has crafted a flag featuring multiple new colors, each representing a gender identity/sexual orientation, as...CONTINUE READING
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Hollywood hasn’t gotten any better about LGBTQ inclusivity onscreen

Hollywood isn’t just dragging its feet when it comes to LGBTQ representation. In 2017, it actually took a step back.  According to GLAAD’s annual Studio Responsibility Index, the percentage of mainstream releases featuring queer characters actually dropped to 12.8% in 2017, down from 18.4% the year before.  SEE ALSO: 2017 was a good year for...CONTINUE READING
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Boy Scouts to drop ‘boy’ from namesake program upon welcoming girls

In 2017, the Boy Scouts of America announced after 107 years that the organization would finally allow girls to join in 2018.  Now, before the historical change takes place, the BSA organization announced it’s dropping the word “boy” from its namesake program. On Wednesday, the organization revealed its new gender inclusive campaign, “Scout Me In,”...CONTINUE READING
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‘God of War’ shows how far the video game industry has come… and how far it has to go

A new God of War game has arrived. It’s a signpost of maturity for the video game industry, but it’s also a symbol of problems that still persist. For seven games, an ash-covered man with chains fused to his forearms battled his way through the Olympian pantheon in a gleeful parade of blood, sex, and...CONTINUE READING
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