Social Media

Wendy's savagely trolls McDonald's Black Friday Twitter blunder

McDonald’s had every intention of tweeting something cool, fun, useful — just something — about today being Black Friday. It had the tweet scheduled and ready to go for 1 a.m. on Friday morning, except the people behind the account didn’t put anything of substance in the text. So this is what came …

Sports

We know men like boob shots, but this much? Really?

Yes, this is not breaking news, but who knew just how much power they had over fellas until I changed one small thing on my Facebook page.<p>After a …

The Instagram account serving archive fashion and gore

Posting archive fashion moments, gory references, cult style and subculture, hit follow on @godzdntdie, @dazedfashion’s Instagram of the week<p>Describing his account as, “the deadliest on Instagram” and himself as “the coldest person living in Massachusetts”, @godzdntdie is the alias of the C.Scangas …

William Shakespeare

Black Twitter Wins Again With #ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies Hashtag

It's that time of year again when Black Twitter gets to cut it up with the #ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies hashtag... and they did not disappoint!<p>From …

Women of Color

Social media users torch Tomi Lahren for photoshopped Kaepernick pic

Social media users are tearing into Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren for posting a photoshopped image of Colin Kaepernick that depicts him taking a …

Tomi Lahren

After the death of Ann Maguire, should parents be given the right to monitor their children's social media?

William Cornick was 15 years old when he announced on Facebook his intention to kill Ann Maguire, a well-respected teacher at his school in Leeds. …

Shkreli Provides Social Media Behavior and Governance Lessons for Millennials

On January 16, 2018, a federal Judge will sentence Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli in connection with his conviction on August 4, 2017 for three counts of securities fraud out of an eight-count indictment. On August 4, Shkreli went home, having posted $5 million bail, and he promptly resumed his social …

Martin Shkreli

Twitter suspended 45 suspected propaganda accounts discovered by BuzzFeed

Follow @timdonnelly<p>Twitter has suspended another 45 accounts suspected of being tied to Russian propaganda after BuzzFeed News uncovered the accounts …

Propaganda

Jack Maynard reveals truth behind racist and homophobic tweets after I'm a Celebrity axing

Youtuber, who spent less than 72 hours in the jungle, offered an explanation to fans in emotional apology video.<p>Social media sensation Jack Maynard …

Social media ‘distorts truth’ says man who used bus covered in lies

<b>SOCIAL media ‘distorts’ the truth, according to a man who duped millions of people with a big red bus covered in deliberate lies.</b><p>Michael Gove …

Michael Gove

YouTube stars ‘wrongfully’ banned from video site after mysterious ‘glitch’ shut down their accounts

A mysterious ‘glitch’ shut down accounts run by several of the YouTube’s biggest stars last night.<p>Channels with millions of subscribers were suddenly …

Conan O'Brien

Twitter CEO Seems Unaware Of Japan's Most Famous Twitter Meme

[Image: KazSm4]<p>Every time <i>Castle in the Sky</i> is shown on Japanese TV, the country's Twitter users flood timelines concurrent tweets. In the past, they …

Jack Dorsey

Scrolling Instagram For A Plastic Surgeon? Don’t.

Hashtags like #ad and #spon have become increasingly common on social media. Is that a fashion blogger just going about her normal day with a good …

Medicine

Twitter partners Eleven Sports to livestream Singapore Cup match

Twitter has partnered with Singapore broadcaster Eleven Sports to use its Periscope Producer to broadcast live the 2017 RHB Singapore Cup third-place …

Smriti Khanna, Gautam Gupta tie the knot; Katrina's 'desi girl' avatar: Social Media Stalkers' Guide

<i>What's more fun than passing off stalking celebrities on social media as work?</i><p><i>Very little, right?</i><p><i>And so, we scanned the Instagram and Twitter</i> …

India

Do commuters need to be informed about short public transport delays via social media?

SINGAPORE: On Nov 14, Twitter user @jookuang was one of many commuters who took to the social media site to tweet about a delay on the North South …

YouTube child abuse reporting system 'flawed'

<b>Part of YouTube's system for reporting sexualised comments left on children's videos has not been functioning correctly for more than a year, say volunteer moderators.</b><p>They say there could be up to 100,000 predatory accounts leaving indecent comments on videos.<p>A BBC Trending investigation has …

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Friends without benefits

I see that Facebook has instituted gradations of friendship, or, as we say in the 21st century, “friendship.”<p>With a few mouse clicks, Facebook allows …

William Shakespeare

Animal sentience: Social media reaction to fake news claims

Conservatives came in for criticism this week following reports, widely shared by campaigners and celebrities online, that its MPs had voted to reject the idea that animals can feel pain.<p>The party said it had been a victim of fake news and the reports - some of which have since been corrected - did …

Propaganda

Local athletes and celebrities sending Thanksgiving Day wishes on social media

BOSTON (WHDH) - (WHDH) — Several local celebrities have sent Thanksgiving Day wishes to their followers on Twitter.<p>Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady’s wife, …

Gordon Hayward

Lions reactions: Social media not too kind after 30-23 loss to Vikings

Photos: Lions vs. Vikings<p>Posted!<p>A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.<p>Like this topic? You may also like these photo galleries:<p>Autoplay<p>Show …

Detroit

Long read: Key evidence linking Kremlin to social media trolls is lacking

By Alexander J Martin, Technology Reporter<p>There is a lack of evidence supporting claims that the Kremlin used Facebook and Twitter to interfere in …

UK News

The End of the Social Era Can’t Come Soon Enough

It seems increasingly likely that our society will one day view our infatuation with Twitter, Facebook, and the like as a passing, often destructive fad.<p>Many people imagine 19th-century antebellum America as a frontier fantasia: men with handlebar mustaches sitting in dusty saloons, kicking back …

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Jack Maynard's dirty reputation - how pestering messages, racist tweets and nude leaks could spell his downfall

Jack Maynard left the I'm A Celebrity jungle over claims that he'd once pestered a young teen about bra pictures , as the Mirror revealed last …

Homophobia

I'm a Celebrity fans have strong feelings about one of Toff's habits

But do you think it's delish?<p><i>Made in Chelsea</i>'s Toff made have aced the first eating trial on <i>I'm a Celebrity</i>, but fans couldn't help noticing one of …

Amir Khan

Letter X Snapchat bullying craze - what you need to know

Parents were urged earlier this year to exercise caution in the face of a worrying craze.<p>The sick 'Letter X' Snapchat phenomenon swept the UK earlier …

J K Rowling

YouTube promises to stop disturbing trend of child predators using its comments section

YouTube says that it will act to stop a disturbing trend sweeping over its site.<p>In recent weeks, it has become more and more clear that a number of …

K-pop group BTS just broke the world record for most Twitter engagements

BTS has gone and done it again.<p>K-pop group BTS has broken the world record for most Twitter engagements, according to a report by <i>HuffPost.</i><p>The …

Award Shows

Who hasn't been a fool on social media? Why 'Tweet shaming' has to stop

In the past week, Stormzy, Jack Maynard and Zoella have all fallen victim to the power of their own words.<p>Posts containing controversial terms or opinions they had shared on social media – often six or seven years old – have resurfaced in the press, and have been widely criticised for their racist, …

Feminism

Facebook is going to tell you how many Russian trolls you follow – VICE News

Trump voters are about to find out which of their Facebook friends are the product of a Russian troll farm.<p>The social network revealed Thursday it is creating “a portal to enable people on Facebook to learn which of the Internet Research Agency Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts they may have …

Internet Research Agency