This dating app makes you send a selfie to prevent catfishing

Blume promises a different dating experience by "only allowing matched users to chat after a fun and engaging verification process," which involves using your front-facing camera to snap a picture of yourself and sending it to your…
Cool Tech

Broiled or fried? Expert says the Loch Ness monster is nothing more than a Wels catfish

According to a Loch Ness "expert," who has dedicated over two decades of his life to hunting down the legendary Nessie, it's time for everyone to pack their bags and go home -- the Loch Ness monster is nothing more than a catfish.
Social Media

Who’s behind ItsLavishBitch, Instagram’s richest troll?

Did you happen upon a gallery documenting the exploits of ItsLavishBitch, an Instagramming rich kid? We dig into who's behind the account. With a little Catfishing and some light digging, we were able to discover that the boy who bathes in…
Social Media

WTF, Internet? ‘Catfish’ just jumped the catfish

Just renewed for a third season, MTV's 'Catfish' has conclusively proven that we're all idiots desperate for love from people who probably aren't who they say they are. And it's time to put it to bed.
Social Media

Getting to know my fake Facebook friends

After a swam of too-similar fake friend requests filled up Facebook, I tried to find the thread connecting them - but mostly just ended up driving myself crazy.

It’s catfishing season! How to tell lovers from liars online, and more

Lying in the Internet has risen to whole new levels thanks to the act of 'catfishing.' Here's everything you need to know, from the types of catfish to the some of the psychology behind why we do it.
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‘Catfish’ is back and fueling our addiction to watching Internet love go wrong

'Catfish' Season Two is started, and it's time to revisit everything we love and love to hate about the show - from Max and Nev's "investigation" skills to whether we're being suckered, it's time to dive back into the addictive show.
Social Media

Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia unmasks his ‘Catfish’ with the help of MTV

Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia hid behind a Facebook profile, waiting for contestants to find him. One lucky winner gets to meet Angello, but the experiments serves as a larger lesson in not getting duped online.
Social Media

Your Internet girlfriend doesn’t exist: Here’s how to avoid getting ‘Catfished’ like Te’o

Manti Te'o and his fake online girlfriend have surfaced the fears of everyone trying to find love online. But where Te'o failed, you don't have to - thanks to the many tools the Internet and social networks have laid before us. You're…
Movies & TV

Catfish Review

Review: Catfish, a documentary that begins as a love story, shifts into a mystery, and ultimately ends as a somewhat touching and sad portrait of life.