Social Media

Antifa used social media to track down and KO a neo-Nazi

A man in Seattle was punched in the face after he was spotted wearing a red swastika armband on a city bus. A network of anti-fascists, aka Antifa, …

Antifa

LGBT People Are Celebrating Their Community Using New Hashtag

"If you're gay and you know it and you really wanna show it, join the hashtag."<p>Logging on to Twitter can often bring a lot of bad news, whether it's what's actually happening in the world or people trolling or cyberbullying. Between that and the negative impact social media can have on our mental …

LGBTQ

Joel Embiid and rest of NBA Twitter poke fun at Kevin Durant's social media habits

There's been some weird things happening with Durant's social media accounts<p>Late Sunday night, it came to the attention of NBA fans on social media that Kevin Durant had sent a few tweets criticizing the Oklahoma City Thunder, his former coach Billy Donovan, and ex-teammate, Russell Westbrook.<p>It's, …

Basketball

Step inside the extravagant wedding of a Russian real estate heir and a social media star, where there were reportedly thousands of flowers and a 15-foot cake

This past weekend, Karen Karapetyan — son of Russian real estate mogul and billionaire Samvel Karapetyan — married social media star Lilit in a glamorous wedding at the Armenian Apostolic Church in Moscow.<p>There were reportedly thousands of flowers, a four-tier cake, and a guest list that included …

Business

Instagram's New "Follows You" Feature Is Here And It's All We've Ever Wanted

The wait is finally over, photographers, selfie virtuosos, and existential caption writers. Your social media media game is in for a change now that …

Instagram

Here Are The First Concrete Numbers Showing How Rarely Twitter Takes Action On Abusive Behavior Reports

Twitter has struggled to rein in harassment on its platform for years, but in January, the company pledged to finally get serious about the problem. …

Censorship

Twitter says its controls are weeding out users advocating violence

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Twitter Inc said that its internal controls were allowing it to weed out accounts being used for the "promotion of terrorism" earlier rather than responding to government requests to close them down.<p>U.S. and European governments have been pressuring social media companies …

United States

Twitter Suspends 300,000 Accounts Tied to Terrorism in 2017

Twitter Inc., under pressure from governments around the world to combat online extremism, said that improving automation tools are helping block …

Terrorism

Twitter bot devoted to cute baby animals sends porn, disappointing these bear cubs

The viral content landscape is dominated by bots, constantly aggregating, scraping, and assimilating content, generally stolen from other users, and …

Cute

The most wholesome internet trolls ever are changing racist subreddits to discussions about racing

Until recently, Reddit users who wanted to air their white supremacist views might’ve gone to the subreddit /r/Race_Realism. If they go to that page …

Racism

The Internet Claims Trump Tweet Is "Promoting Violence Against Women"

It has to do with Hillary Clinton.<p>On September 16, President Donald Trump retweeted a post on Twitter that was edited to show him swinging at a golf ball that hit Hillary Clinton in the back of the head. On Monday, <i>MSNBC</i> commentators discussed Trump's retweet during an on-air segment, in which host …

Donald Trump

Facebook Doesn't Know What German Voters Think

"Big data" probably won't predict the outcome of the German election as well as traditional polls.<p>Judging by how the German election is playing out on social networks, the far right Alternative for Germany party should be well ahead. But as in France earlier this year, Facebook and Twitter …

Business

Is There Any Hope for Facebook's Fact-Checking Efforts?

Research is making clear just how hard it is to stop people from believing false stories on social media.<p>Facebook’s fact-checking efforts are on the rocks. Five months after the social-media giant debuted a third-party tool to stop the spread of dubious news stories on its platform, some of its …

Journalism

Instagram will screw up your nicely laid out grid of thumbnails

The grid. That element of your Instagram profile in which your entire history of images are nicely laid out in a nice 3 image wide layout. A layout …

Web Development

9 Very Obvious Signs Your Ex Still Isn't Over You

When I have <i></i>genuinely liked (loved-but-couldn't-admit-it-because-I'm-emotionally-stunted) men in my almost-29 years, it's taken me on average two …

Relationships

Nurse caught giving middle finger to newborn baby in Snapchat post

Two nurses have been fired after they were caught making inappropriate gestures at a newborn baby in a hospital and making a baby “dance” to rap …

Babies

New York Times Reporter Glenn Thrush Leaves Twitter

Does POTUS know?<p>New York Times White House Correspondent Glenn Thrush has chosen to leave Twitter as of midnight Tuesday morning, and said the social …

Entertainment

How to use Snapchat Glasses – Are they worth the money?

Once you wear a pair of Snapchat spectacles you will really understand that we’re in the technology era.<p>I got my hands on a pair of Snapchat …

Gear & Gadgets

Twitter's crackdown on terrorism appears to be working

Twitter has been successfully weeding out terrorism from its network.<p>The company revealed Tuesday it removed 299,649 accounts over the first six months of 2017. That may sound like a lot, but it's a 20 percent decline from the previous six months. Twitter also reported 75 percent of the accounts …

Business

Soon you may be able to 'silence' your annoying Facebook friends - without it getting awkward

In the 13 years since it was created, Facebook has given us all sorts of amazing opportunities.<p>We can reconnect with people we haven't seen in years, …

Joel Embiid pokes fun of Kevin Duran't Twitter mishap

Joel Embiid’s Twitter strikes again, this time with the reigning NBA Finals MVP in its crosshairs.<p>In case you missed it, Kevin Durant had a weird …

Joel Embiid

D.C. Public Schools Trending on Twitter After Emmys Isn't Education Support | Knowledge Bank | US News

It's not that often that an urban public school district gets a shout-out during a major cultural event. Education and media analysts were surprised …

Education

Meet @SalemMitchell, the Model Teaching Followers That Self Confidence Is Hot AF

<i>#GramGen is a series profiling the most radical characters in youth culture, who continue to shape trend behavior and spark controversy through their</i> …

Self-confidence

Dave Chapelle, John Oliver Create Buzz For DC Public Schools On Social Media At Emmy Awards

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ) —</b> The world is still buzzing after Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards. One unexpected star may have stolen the show.<b>Amy Yensi</b> explains …

Dave Chappelle

Flickr Heroes of the Week | Flickr Blog

It’s that time, where at the beginning of each week we select two new photographs from our Flickr Heroes Group to feature as cover images on our …

Google+

Haha Davis is shifting the comedy scene, 1 sketch at a time

Haha Davis is a rising comedic superstar who found fame with his hilarious videos and catchphrases like, “Big Fella,” “Guard” and “Finna Be a …

Snoop Dogg

Grief in the time of social media

When Alexis Roberts Keiner’s 9-year-old son died unexpectedly at day care in 2012, “we had to choose very quickly what kind of bereaved family we …

Stanford University

News Portal ‘The Quint’ Fires Freelance Writer Suprateek Chatterjee For ‘Hate’ Tweet On PM

News publication house <b>The Quint</b> on Monday terminated the services <b></b>of its contributing writer Suprateek Chatterjee after a tweet from his personal …

How Social Media Is Disrupting the Nip and Tuck

<i>In this original weeklong series,</i> The Plastics: The Changing Face of Cosmetic Surgery<i>, join OZY for a guided tour at the frontiers of enhancement,</i> …

Culture

Did Durant seriously confuse his Twitter accounts?

WEEKDAYS AT 5PM ET, 2PM PT<p>DID DURANT SERIOUSLY CONFUSE HIS TWITTER ACCOUNTS?<p>2:22 | September 18, 2017<p>Tim and Sid look at Kevin Durant’s bizarre …

Kevin Durant