Is Instagram Video a Vine-Killer? The Round 1 Winner Is …


The video-sharing app Vine may have been one of the most talked about apps of the first half of this year. However, it looks like Instagram is stealing Vine’s thunder after parent company Facebook added a short video feature similar to Vine during a Thursday press event. According to Ubergizmo, Vine’s positions in the download […]

Tumblr Founder Burns Twitter, Calls The Site’s Policies ‘Really Gross’


Grab your six-shooter, it’s an internet showdown. Tumblr founder David Karp recently described Twitter displaying users’ follower numbers as “really gross” at the Cannes Lions festival. Karp made took the potshot during a conference where he explained how users and advertisers can launch successful campaigns on Tumblr. According to The Guardian, Karp told the audience: “We […]

Viral Twitter ‘Feminist Taylor Swift’ Mashes Up Swift’s Lyrics And Feminist Messages


Twitter has a new superwoman this week, and she is taking names and kicking ass. The Twitter account Feminist Taylor Swift combines Swift’s song lyrics with feminist messages concerning equal pay, gender, slut shaming and more. The creator of the Twitter, Brown University senior Clara Beyer, stated in an interview with Buzzfeed: “I consider myself […]

Twitter Opens Analytics Data To All Users


Twitter users can see how their accounts are faring by using the microblogging site’s analytics tools, which were quietly released to the public earlier this week. The new analytics features lets users access detailed data of the people and brands that follow them as well as monitor the performance of their latest tweets. Twitter users […]

Amanda Bynes’, Lets Say, ‘Colorful’ Twitter Quotes – Now In Infographic Form


The Amanda Bynes Twitter show has certainly defined celebrity insanity for the new media era — before Twitter, celebrities used to just cut their hair off, wave guns around in the street or take dumps on people’s lawn (R.I.P. Farrah Fawcett). But now, via social media, a famous person’s illusions, delusions and confusions can be […]

Viral Twitter, YouTube Posts Help Fuel Massive Turkish Protests


The ongoing protests in Turkey against the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan have been the talk of social media lately. While most of Turkey’s mainstream media has largely downplayed or ignored the protests altogether, many netizens in Turkey have filled that void by giving their opinions and eyewitness accounts of harsh police crackdowns […]

NYU Professor Backs Down After Controversy Over Fat-Shaming Tweet


New York University visiting professor Geoffrey Miller had no kind words for obese applicants to the university’s PhD program. The University of New Mexico professor tweeted out Sunday: “Dear Obese PhD applicants: if you didn’t have the willpower to stop eating carbs, you don’t have the willpower to do a dissertation #truth.” The professor’s fat-shaming […]

Man Proposes To Girlfriend On Twitter Proving Romance Is Not Dead — It’s Just Online


Los Angeles native Curt Buthman knew just the way to propose to his social media-savvy girlfriend and used Twitter and Vine to capture their couple’s big moment. His now fiance, Marsha Collier, has made a name for herself training individuals on how to use and make money on Ebay and through the online community. At […]

#WearWithPride: UK Soldiers Use Twitter To Protest Military Ban On Uniforms In Light Of Terrorist Attacks


British soldiers took to Twitter and Facebook this morning to protest the Ministry of Defence’s order for all servicemen and women to conceal their uniforms when traveling off-base. As part of emergency protocol in the wake of the brutal murder of British soldier Lee Rigby, the Ministry of Defence released a statement asking soldiers to […]

Twitter Steps Up Its Security Features: Will It Make Tweeting A Drag?


Will Twitter’s latest security update make the handy social media site an inconvenience? After a string of high-profile hacks, Twitter is enhancing its security features by implementing a two-step login process to help users prevent more attacks. The new “two-step” verification system requires users to register a verified phone number and an confirmed email address. […]

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