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What Your SparkNotes Nickname Says About You

By Chelsea DaggerOctober 28, 2009
You’ve all heard the phrase “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” In fact, you probably stumbled across it while trying to stab your eyes out with a highlighter during your English-class-enforced reading of Romeo and Juliet. But if names don’t matter,... More  →
What Your SparkNotes Nickname Says About You

So You Wanna Be a SparkLife Writer...

By peaceonearth34August 31, 2009
Sparkler peaceonearth34 has written SparkLife posts before, and has some tips on getting published! (We even throw in some of our own tips, too!) Enjoy! —SparkNotes Editors Who doesn't want to write a Sparklife post? It's fun, it's exciting, and the comment board will... More  →
So You Wanna Be a SparkLife Writer...

SUCCEED Blog: A Happier Web For Tough Times

By Matt_HunzikerMay 8, 2009


The news has been relatively grim recently (even for the news), with continuing economic turmoil, fears of a new global illness, and more competition for college admissions. At the same time, many of our most popular websites - which should be

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Friends, Relatives, and Friending Relatives

By Jeff_AlexanderApril 30, 2009
Let us paint you a little scenario. You get a friend request from someone on Facebook. Her name sounds familiar, but at first you can't place it. Is it the quiet but cute girl in the back of your English class? The overeager clerk at... More  →

Facebook TMI

By Kathryn_WilliamsApril 27, 2009
Slowly and grumpily, we're getting used to the New Twitter Facebook. But we're still struggling with the barrage of boring, oversharing, TMI-ing status updates. We've decided there are a few things no one—not us, not you, not Ashton—should share with the world.... More  →

Meet SparkNotes' New FaceTwit

By Emily WinterApril 23, 2009
Okay, this FaceTwit thing really has to stop. Sparklers, ignore the headline above! Oh fine, hi, I'm Emily, a SparkLife writer who just joined the fabulous team of editors, and yesss, okay, it's true, I'm running our Facebook and Twitter accounts.... More  →

CYA-Neva: Guidelines for Digital Dumping

By Chris_DikenApril 22, 2009
You’ve probably heard at least a snippet of that old tune “Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do.” Well, we at SparkNotes would like to revise that sentiment, because technology now makes breaking up much easier to do. Conversations starting with “I feel like... More  →

Managing Limbo Friends: A Virtual Primer

By Katie_RolnickApril 10, 2009
You know all those friend requests that you haven't answered? The ones that are just sitting there, tormenting you every time you log into your Facebook or myspace account? We have 'em too, and we're just as unsure about what to do with our limbo friends as you are. Accept them,... More  →


By Emily WinterApril 7, 2009
Say there's this girl. Uh, a friend of a friend of a friend. Yeah. Let's just call her SparkPlotes. And uh, SparkPlotes forged a signature on a permission slip—long story—anyway, her high school wasn't too happy. Mind you, we don't know SparkPlotes, and we'd never do... More  →

Facebook Facelift

By Katie_RolnickMarch 11, 2009
Like you, we ignored that box at the top of our Facebook home page. You know, the one that said, "Changes to the Home page are coming soon." It was up there for, like, weeks and we all ignored it. But you should check it out. Facebook is getting a... More  →