Social Media

Happy third birthday, Vine, here's what's trending
January 22, 2016 at 10:43 am

Vine celebrates its third birthday on January 24th, and in just three years the platform has become a cornerstone of pop culture. These days, memes just don't happen unless they got their start on Vine, and the service isembracing its reputation as a taste maker. That's why the Twitter-owned network is launching Trends on Vine,…

Twitter users experiencing outages worldwide on both the Web and mobile apps
January 19, 2016 at 11:07 am

Companies everywhere will likely see increased bursts of productivity from certain employees today, seemingly at random. The reason? Twitter is currently experiencing sporadic outages worldwide. The outages seemed to begin at the beginning of the workday in Europe, with users first noticing issues around 9 a.m. GMT. The vast majority of the outages seemed to…

Woman Sues Twitter For Giving ISIS a Platform Online
January 14, 2016 at 12:36 pm

Twitter’s approach to handling terrorists on its platform is already messy. Now, it’s getting even messier. Tamara Fields, a Florida woman whose husband was killed in a lone wolf terrorist attack in Jordan, has filed a lawsuit against Twitter, accusing the company of supporting the spread of ISIS by enabling ISIS leaders to recruit and…

Watch What Happens To Your Phone When You Have Millions Of Instagram Fans
January 12, 2016 at 11:26 am

Spare a thought for the Insta-famous who deal with this every day. Post a picture to a low-key Instagram account, and you'll get some likes. But upload an image to one with millions of fans, and the push notifications take over your locked phone. Dutch soccer player Demy de Zeeuw demonstrates what happens in video posted…

Android Wear Joins Twitter
January 11, 2016 at 12:56 pm

Android Wear is now on Twitter, folks. That means all the hot and heavy Wear news you can handle from a single account. To stay up to date on all of the latest in Android-powered smartwatches, this account is probably worth a follow. Not that you won’t get your news from us as well, but…

Facebook's Oculus to take pre-orders for Rift from Wednesday
January 4, 2016 at 12:31 pm

Oculus, the virtual reality company owned by Facebook Inc, said on Monday it would take pre-orders for Rift from Wednesday. The Rift comes bundled with the game Lucky's Tale and a multiplayer space combat game, EVE: Valkyrie, Oculus said in a blog post.

Facebook mistakenly congratulated all these people on 46 years of friendship
December 31, 2015 at 9:23 am

Something odd is happening on Facebook. The social network is congratulating users on 46 years of friendship with other users, which wouldn't be that strange if some of those people weren't a lot younger than 46. The message, as seen and reported by users on Facebook and Twitter, looks exactly like a standard "Facebook friendship"…

Twitter Just Hired a White Man to Oversee Employee Diversity
December 30, 2015 at 10:45 am

Twitter has hired a new head of diversity, news that should have prompted a chorus of cheers from those hoping the company would take the issue more seriously. Jeffrey Siminoff, former director of Worldwide Inclusion & Diversity at Apple, will take on the prominent role. However, more noticeable than his stellar resume is that Siminoff…