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Should You Swipe Right For Friends On Tinder?

It finally happened. You’ve gone one swipe too far. You’ve swiped yourself into a full-on romantic entanglement: a friend has appeared on your Tinder feed. A decision must be made. Do you swipe left for no and hurt their feelings, or right for yes and freak them out? What’s the right thing to do when it comes to finding your friends on Tinder?


Should I Create A Parent-Friendly Instagram Account?

Welcome to User Manual, Gizmodo’s weekly internet advice column. This week we’re dealing with parents all up in your Instagram, more questions on d**k pics, and stalking a date on LinkedIn. Buckle up, because we’re here to help.


Facebook Pokes: Creepy Or Funny?

Facebook pokes, LinkedIn romance, and how to deal with someone who doesn’t understand email — that’s what we’re dealing with this week at User Manual, Gizmodo’s weekly internet advice column. We’re here to help!


We Met On An App For Random Sex: How Do I Explain It To My Mum?

Welcome to User Manual, Gizmodo’s weekly internet advice column. This week we’re answering questions on how to tell your parents you met someone on Tinder, how to deal with an ex on Facebook and more internet relationships follies. Buckle up, sex in the internet age is complicated.


What Are Mums Up To On Twitter?

Mums! They gave you life, cared for you, raised you, taught you right from wrong, and most importantly, they loved you. But now that you’ve abandoned them to move on to bigger and better things (read: basement), mums need to fill that hole in their heart any way they can. It’s time to talk about Mums on Twitter.


The Perfect Selfie Is A Half-Selfie

Now that we all take photos of ourselves constantly, we need to evolve the way we think about our faces in photos. Specifically, we need to abandon the notion that photos of ourselves should include the entirety of our faces when those photos are actually much better with only half a face. Or to be more precise, about 63 per cent.


Reminder: Say No To Text Message Breakups (Of All Kinds)

Quitting your job, as with breaking up, should never be done over text message. Outgoing University of Missouri men’s basketball coach Frank Haith could certainly use a reminder: Haith just delivered his two weeks notice in a text message, reports Fox 4 KC.


The Single Worst Type Of Selfie

You have a good side and a bad side, but everyone’s bad side is a photo taken from the crotch looking up. There’s a specific type of selfie that’s taken like the photographer was holding the phone in his or her lap. They’re not ok and no one looks good from that angle. If you’re going to take a selfie, don’t make it this one.


How Not To Piss People Off In A Group Text Message

It’s a shame you can’t unsubscribe from group texts. This week I was one of the recipients of a never-ending text bacchanal with a bunch of people I didn’t know. But it wasn’t fun or consensual. It was just a good reminder that we need to talk about text etiquette.


Anonymous Apps That Help You Embrace Your Inner Jerk

Everyone’s an arsehole deep down. We like to gossip, whine and complain, and talk shit. You’re wrong if you think I’m not talking about you, too. And, thanks to a new trend in anonymous apps, you have an outlet for all your rumour-spreading and bellyaching.


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