Social Media

Donald Trump reaches landmark 20 million followers on Twitter - but is still far behind Barack Obama

Donald Trump has now surpassed 20 million followers on Twitter, a landmark that sees him ahead of the likes of Coldplay and Ed Sheeran but still trailing far behind Barack Obama and Katy Perry.<p>The president-elect, whose aides have reportedly been keeping a close eye on the follower number, often …

Donald Trump

Lindsay Lohan Deletes All Social Media Posts After Possibly 'Converting to Islam'

She replaced her photos with a simple message.<p>Lindsay Lohan has strikeeted all of her Instagram posts and replaced them with the phrase "Alaikum salam" in her bio.<p>The Arabic phrase means "Peace be unto you," which has lead some to believe that the troubled actress has decided to convert to …

Islam

Boys With Plants Is Our New Favorite Instagram Account

Just like meditation and sweet potato recipes, indoor plants are having a major moment. Whether it’s low maintenance plants you have to <i>try</i> to kill, cleaning houseplants that purify the air or simply pretty leafy things in pots, greenery quite literally gives your space life. Which is half of why we …

Instagram

Perspective Cards exist because you aren't your users

Many websites and mobile applications – hell, any tech product for that matter – are built by one-man bands. Just solitary entrepreneurs cracking away in their home offices, co-working spaces, or bedrooms. That’s cool, but it’s a bit limiting, isn’t it?<p>When you’ve only got one perspective on your …

Mobile Apps

Sagna fined and warned for social media post

Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna was fined 40,000 pounds on Tuesday and warned about his future conduct after a post on social media that appeared to accuse a referee of bias.<p>The French international was charged with misconduct by the FA for his "10 against 12... but still fighting and winning …

Euro

YouTube restores influential conservative website's channel

The YouTube channel of influential conservative politics and law website Legal Insurrection, which was controversially removed by the video sharing service last week, has been restored.<p>YouTube had cited copyright infringement claims when it took the channel down on Jan.12.<p>Legal Insurrection founder …

Facebook moves to head off tougher regulation in Germany

BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) - Facebook is stepping up efforts to head off tougher regulation by Germany, a fierce critic of the social media network operator, saying on Monday it would do more to combat fake news as its chief operating officer met with officials in Berlin.<p>Top German lawmakers are …

21st Century

Bill Belichick: 'I'm not on Snapface ... not worried about InstantChat' - New England Patriots Blog

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Asked about Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin's postgame speech, which was heard on Antonio Brown's Facebook Live feed late …

Football (U.S.)

Courtney Lee posts cryptic pics on Instagram after benching

New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee didn’t exactly respond well to being benched on Monday.<p>Lee, who was replaced in the starting lineup by Ron Baker …

Basketball

Can Instagram's new tool really help users who self-harm?

A new tool on Instagram serves as a self-help service for users who are dealing with an eating disorder or are at risk for self-injury. Image …

Instagram

Trump tweets wrong Ivanka, a British woman from Brighton

Ivanka Majic from Brighton, England has warned President-elect Donald Trump to take “more care on Twitter” after he manually retweeted her account …

Donald Trump

Meet 'Farm Girl Jen', The 50-Year-Old YouTube Star Whose Sexy Videos Are Burning Up the Internet

Looking at Jennifer King, you'd never guess that she's a North Carolina farm girl-turned-YouTube sensation who just turned 50.But her outdoorsy clips …

Amber Rudd And 'Confirmation Bias'

Confirmation bias is the tendency to interpret information in such a way as to back up your existing beliefs. We see this all the time online.<p>As a Socialist, I abhor bigotry. I don't like to see things being shared on social media designed to get a reaction against a specific group.<p>A good example …

EU Referendum

Facebook took two weeks to remove video of 12-year-old girl that livestreamed her suicide

| January 17, 20171:27 pm | Filed under: Facebook 0<p><i>The Next Web</i> reports on the death of a 12-year-old girl, who broadcast her suicide using the …

Facebook

How BuzzFeed News compares to the BBC: Inside two very different newsrooms

Take your pick between two of the many exits at London’s Oxford Circus station, walk a few minutes, and you have the tale of two very different …

News Media

Video of brave cat sledding with owner ignites social media

Cats are known for being terrified and cautious -- but one proved that the term "scaredy cat" doesn't apply to him.<p>Professional photographer Jesse …

AOL

to be seen or not to be seen

<b>Video is a great medium</b><p>Everyone who is online has the opportunity to do video<p>Do you remember back a few years and everyone was wandering around with …

5 things you did not know about Snapchat Spectacles

It is no secret that I’m somewhat Snapchat obsessed. So on a recent trip to New York I immediately hunted down a Snapbot and purchased a pair of the …

Snapchat

Intimate: Engraved someone's moment on paper

No motivation or message behind this one. Just someone's private moment that I had to put down<p>Niume …

This Is How A Woman Responded When Her Photo Went Viral After Being Body-Shamed

Amanda Parker’s photo went viral when it was stolen by a man who added the caption “AyEatcha Curry” – a cruel play on the name of celebrity cookbook author Ayesha Curry.<p>This is Amanda Parker, a 22-year-old jewellery specialist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In her spare time she enjoys travelling and …

Body Image

Donald Trump's Retweet Tagged the Wrong 'Ivanka' in a Tweet Praising Her

To say that Donald Trump uses Twitter is — of course — an understatement. It’s his preferred medium of communication these days for unleashing his …

Donald Trump

12 Things You Can Do Because Congress Protected Internet Freedoms

Five years ago this week, Congress attempted to pass the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) — two pieces of legislation that would have completely changed how the internet works today through a variety of mechanisms, including forcing websites to actively police and potentially …

Net Neutrality

Trump Won’t Give Up His Twitter Handle in White House

Donald Trump has no plans to abandon his Twitter account when he takes office, the president-elect told British Parliament member Michael Gove in an …

Social Media Reacts to the Cowboys/Packers Thrilling Finish

NFL Now<p>Social Media Reacts to the Cowboys/Packers Thrilling Finish<p>0:49<p>NFL Now<p>The Best Moments of the Divisional Playoff Weekend in 60 Seconds<p>1:21<p>NFL …

Football (U.S.)

Multi-Millionaire Traveling the World with His Family for a Year Hasn't Touched His Massive Fortune to Do It

Sign me up.<p>If you've ever fantasized about quitting your job, selling all your earthly possessions, and traveling the world, this family might just convince you to actually pull the trigger.<p>After his company Scan was acquired by Snapchat in 2014, co-founder Garrett Gee received a portion of the $54 …

Instagram

My body is not a source of shame. I have nothing to regret about this video

In Egypt, videos of women dancing and having sex have been published on social media by their ex boyfriends. Now they are speaking out to challenge a society that judges female sexuality<p>Six years since the uprising, women in Egypt are still fighting for our rights.<p>Our bodies are controlled by wider …

New Year's Eve

Maryland school district worker fired after correcting student’s spelling in a tweet

The downfall of Katie Nash as social-media coordinator for Frederick County Public Schools was, she said, sealed in a tweet.<p>On Jan. 5, as a storm approached, a student tweeted a message asking the district to “close school tammarow PLEASE.” Thinking she would combine pedagogy with a little levity, …

Education

SHOCKER: Dangal Girl Zaira Wasim Gets Trolled On Social Media; Says Sorry For Meeting Mehbooba Mufti

Zaira Gets Trolled<p>However, the Srinagar-based Zaira was trolled on social media when photos from the meeting emerged. She took to social media on …

Antonio Brown secretly posts video of Mike Tomlin talking Patriots: 'We spotted those assholes a day and a half'

The video contained some bulletin board material for the Patriots.<p>The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off of an improbable divisional round win over the Kansas City Chiefs in which they only managed to score field goals. A win is a win, though, and spirits were high in the locker room following the …

Football (U.S.)

Despite Army chief's warning, video of jawan singing complaints surfaces

The post shows a soldier singing of bad living conditions, 'pickle on roti', and restrictions on leave, among other things.<p>A day after Army Chief …