Social Media

Just Like Facebook, The Galaxy S8 Rips Off Snapchat

The Samsung Galaxy S8 was unveiled yesterday in New York, and quite frankly, there weren’t any surprises because the leaks were almost 100% accurate (props to Evan Blass and Chinese leakers).<p>I don’t have access to the phone right now — I’ll buy my own to review later — but from what I’ve seen, read …

Snapchat

This Teen Trolled A Student Athlete On Tinder And People Are Dying Laughing

The meme is real, y'all.<p>Posted on March 29, 2017, 19:55 GMT<p>Brooke Beissel is an 18-year-old freshman at North Dakota State University. She recently downloaded Tinder, but isn't taking it too seriously.<p>Brooke Beissel<p>Brooke Beissel<p>She told BuzzFeed News she downloaded the dating app about two months …

Student Athletes

How to Save Twitter Two Pennies at a Time

Twitter Inc. is proof that a startup can change the world without developing a viable business model. Claiming 319 million active users, the company is “a success and failure at the same time,” as Bloomberg tech reporter Sarah Frier observed after Twitter’s revenue and profit expectations fell …

University of Southern California

Kids Are Still Doing "The S Thing" In 2017 And People Are Freaking Out

"One day Earth will be deserted and lifeless and aliens will ponder over the meaning of these ancient symbols."<p>Posted on March 29, 2017, 20:33 GMT<p>On Sunday, a dad in Brisbane, Australia, looked down and noticed a familiar symbol chalked into the concrete pavement of his son's grade school.<p>The dad, …

NYPD Officer Reprimanded for Tweeting #BlackLivesMatter From Her Personal Twitter Account

An officer with the New York Police Department’s 76th Precinct is in hot water with her superiors after she reportedly replied to a department …

Policing

Study: social media bubbles might not be making us more polarized after all

Don’t log off yet.<p>After Donald Trump’s stunning electoral victory, lots of people wondered how, exactly, this had all happened. One possible solution, it seemed, was that everyone was trapped in an information bubble of their own making — numerous articles alleged that self-segregated social media …

There's a Major Problem With Those Viral Weight-Loss Photos That Nobody's Talking About

And it's time people start talking about it.<p>Obviously, you have the internet, since you're reading this post, so I'm going to make the assumption …

Weight Loss

Opinion: Let's put out the Dumpster fire and civilize social media

Through work and my personal life, I have had the good fortune of meeting people from all over the world, and from all walks of life. Social media …

Canadian News

Flames' Tkachuk calls out Doughty for complaining to the media

Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) chases after the puck after a collision with Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8). (Candice …

NHL

Why You're Seeing Pink Planned Parenthood Photos All Over Social Media Today

On Friday, the bill proposed to replace the Affordable Care Act failed to make it through the House, meaning that Planned Parenthood hasn't lost federal funding—yet. But the organization is still under attack in many states. President Trump wants to defund Planned Parenthood because it provides …

Women's Rights

The best of Brexit trigger day memes

<b>Memes have been taking over the internet as the UK begins the process of leaving the European Union.</b><p>Memes are widely being shared on social media after the UK submitted its formal notice of leaving the EU.<p>Some opposed to the start of the Brexit process, by circulating images saying that this would …

Brexit

Live stream: Fire introduce Bastian Schweinsteiger on CSN+ at 3 p.m.

In the age of social media you can track something like Bastian Schweinsteiger's flight to Chicago in almost real-time.<p>The Chicago Fire publicized …

Bastian Schweinsteiger

#HawksFanTakeover Returns Wednesday vs. 76ers

The always popular Hawks Fan Takeover will make its return Wednesday night when we face the 76ers in Philadelphia.<p>For those unfamiliar, the Hawks Fan …

Atlanta Hawks

Twitter bios: The Resume of you

So instead of about talking about Facebook Stories, because let’s be real – it’s just another way to rip off Snapchat. We’ll be talking about your …

Nick Jonas

Here's How To Sext On Snapchat Like A Pro

Thanks to the popularity of Snapchat, sexting through regular text messaging feels almost old-fashioned at this point. If you're using filters and fun app features in all other aspects of your life, why not incorporate them into your sext life?<p>For those flirting with a new crush or attempting to …

Snapchat

This Guy's "Engagement Pics" Show Just How Mindlessly We Use Facebook

In all likeliness, you've done this at some point (or do it on the regular): Open your Facebook app, mindlessly scroll through your friends' posts, and "like" anything that remotely looks like a cute baby, cute puppy, engagement or pregnancy announcement, or political view that makes you go, <i>Well,</i> …

Photographers Claim Instagram is ‘Shadow Banning’ Their Accounts

Over the past few weeks, the <i>PetaPixel</i> tip line has been flooded by reports of Instagram ‘shadow banning’ accounts. This practice, ostensibly limited …

Instagram

Troll for the 'lulz'? A target of online abuse isn't amused

One morning near the end of her long-shot congressional campaign, 25-year-old Erin Schrode rolled over in bed, reflexively checked her cellphone — and burst into tears.<p>With mounting horror, she scanned a barrage of anti-Semitic emails from anonymous trolls. "Get out of my country, kike," read one. …

Northern California

Donald Trump has a new iPhone, says social media director

Commentary: The president, who once wanted Apple to be boycotted, now apparently has relented, according to his social media director.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>We're used to flipping and flopping from politicians.<p>President Donald …

Donald Trump

This Robot Literally Roasts Trump Everytime He Tweets

Somewhere out there, a robot is doing God's good work – automatically printing out and burning every tone-deaf rant that is issued from Donald Trump's Twitter account, and then broadcasting the video online at @burnedyourtweet, all for your viewing pleasure.<p>Physically burning is, after all, the …

Donald Trump

Popular YouTuber ‘Boogie2988’ Attacked by VICE Game Journalist for Defending ‘JonTron’

JonTron and PewDiePie aren’t the only YouTube personalities in the iron sights of the perpetually offended games media. While the two situations …

Conservative POV

Guy's Hilarious 'Engagement Pics' Show How Dumb We Are While Using Facebook

I’ll be the first one to admit that I have no idea what I end up “liking” on Facebook.<p>On any given day, I find myself scrolling nonchalantly through …

Facebook

Here’s why ‘do not swear on my profile’ pictures are all over Facebook

A strange phenomenon is sweeping Facebook today: You may have seen your friends—at least the ones with the soul of a dank meme teen—putting “please …

Weird

This LaVar Ball Meme Is Only 24 Hours Old, and It's Already an All-Time Great

As we told you yesterday after he made his second appearance on <i>ESPN First Take</i> in less than a week, it’s time for LaVar Ball to disappear for awhile. …

Research Reports: “Fake News is Shared as Widely As The Real Thing”

Nearly a quarter of web content shared on Twitter by users in the battleground state of Michigan during the final days of last year’s US election …

Fake News

Trolling will get worse before it gets better

If you thought that the internet had a chance of becoming a nicer place at any point in the near future, it might be time to give up hope.<p>"Harassment, trolls, and an overall tone of griping, distrust, and disgust" will stay the norm on the internet over the next decade, experts told the Pew …

Pew Research Center

How to Become a Cool Celebrity “Dad” or “Mom” Online

<b>Take these lessons from Val Kilmer, Cher, and Martha Stewart on using social media to become an internet icon</b>(Getty Images/Ringer …

Cher

RSPCA is wasting time pursuing pet owners who have been falsely shamed on social media

The RSPCA is wasting time pursuing pet owners who have been falsely shamed on social media, figures suggest.<p>Despite receiving more than a 1.15m calls to its helpline in 2016 the charity moved to prosecute in just 1,415 cases.<p>Prosecutions and convictions have both fallen in the past two years. There …

Wildlife

How Twitter's New Filters Can Keep Out the Trolls and Rotten Eggs

I love Twitter even though my replies are filled with people calling me an idiot. I use it to follow the news and make stupid jokes, but I can barely …

Cool Stuff

Fake It To Make It: The scarily realistic game that simulates spread of viral clickbait fake news

Want to stop fake news on social media? Then first you need to understand how it spreads.<p>How can readers spot fake news? Simple – learn what it is, …

Fake News