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The Next Ice Bucket Challenge Is To Create The Next Ice Bucket Challenge

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The “ice bucket challenge” has raised more than $100 million dollars for the ALS Association. The charity group raises funds for awareness campaigns, research, and more for the debilitating illness most well-known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The ice bucket challenge has been a rousing success by nearly any measure you wish to use. Spinoffs and… Read more »

Bush Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Tweets Fascinating 9/11 Timeline

File photo of George Bush being notified of September 11th attacks

Former President Bush’s Press Secretary, Ari Fleischer took to Twitter to recount a riveting timeline of the 9/11 events. As one of the few people who almost never left the President’s side on that fateful day, Fleischer has very intimate details on what was happening as the world was glued to their televisions watching the… Read more »

Gilbert Gottfried Adds To Storm Of Inappropriate Ray Rice Jokes

Inappropriate reaction to Ray Rice case.

Domestic violence has been a topic of conversation in every corner since video emerged of Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiance in an elevator. Rice was kicked off the Ravens and indefinitely suspended from the NFL, while on news and social media, there’s been a steady discussion of domestic violence. Janay Rice has been called a… Read more »

GoFundMe Shuts Down Woman’s Crowdfunding Campaign For An Abortion

Couple Crowdfund Abortion

The pro-life against pro-choice battle has been raging for many years. Here on The Inquisitr, we heard reports recently of abortion’s connection to ALS research, specifically through the viral ALS ice bucket challenge. The pro-choice side soon had news in their favor such as PBS airing a documentary which humanizes the people and the act… Read more »

Family Members In Facebook Can Now Be Gender Neutral! What Does This Mean?

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Over the course of last month, gender identity has been a major topic, especially in California. Here on The Inquisitr, we reported about how gender identity is now being determined by the gender one identifies themselves as instead of the gender they were born with. This includes California now recognizing gender identity among the recently… Read more »

WordPress 4.0 ‘Benny’ Released, Adds Features To Popular Blog Platform

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WordPress.org, the community that creates the popular WordPress blogging platform, has released WordPress 4.0, commonly called “Benny.” Although “WordPress 4.0″ appears to be a major release, the makers of the software say it’s just another release and “4.0” happened to be the next number in line after the previous release, 3.9. The term “Benny” comes… Read more »

Man Arrested For Facebook Post: Free Speech Or Terrorist Threat?

Exodus lyrics as terrorism? Man arrested for Facebook post.

A man arrested for a Facebook post two weeks ago says he was only sharing song lyrics, but several people reported that the lyrics appeared to be a threat. Now the band behind the song is responding to the controversy, and the man behind the Facebook post was released after eight days in jail, but… Read more »

Indians Apply A Humanitarian Desi Tweak To The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Indians Are Eagerly Taking The Rice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has proven to be a great example of self-propelled marketing techniques. People all over the world are eagerly drenching themselves in ice-cold water to show their support to the ALS community. Multitudes have offered cash donation to the organization that works for raising ALS awareness. However, there are many who… Read more »

The Day Instagram Went Down

On Thursday, Instagram went down for two hours.

Social media has become the hub of interaction in the modern day. Sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have taken over the internet and changed the way people live their lives. Users have been known to change their marital status on Facebook at the altar during their ceremony. Others have been known to stupidly tweet… Read more »

‘This Post Is Art’ Framed 4Chan Screenshot Passes $90k

4Chan Art? framed post sells for over 90 thousand

Have modern lives been so far redefined around internet and technology that an internet post simply reading “this post is art” can truly be art? That’s the question aroused by a series of eBay auctions centering around framed screenshots. The first, and original, auction, which ended August 1st, was for a framed screenshot of a… Read more »

Feeling Bored And Lonely? Try Meow Chat!

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Boredom and loneliness affects all of us from time to time, but thanks to the awesomeness of contemporary technology, we got great apps like Meow Chat here to help! According to the Daily Mirror, this marvelous new app, which just happens to be named Meow Chat for no legitimate reason whatsoever, basically combines traditional instant… Read more »

Reddit Announces ‘Reddit Live’ For Breaking News And Stuff

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Today, Reddit announced a new feature called “Reddit Live,” aimed at de-kludging the useful service during high-activity periods, it looks like. Reddit Live is a Reddit feature meant to streamline the real-time addition to comment threads. As Reddit grows in popularity and relevance, one of the most common complaints from newer users stems from its… Read more »

Facebook Again Blamed For Divorces In New Study

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It seems like incrementally studies are released citing Facebook as a cause of divorce, and the same old question kicks up… is Facebook harming marriages all by itself, or is it the conduit by which marriages fall apart after existing problems become highlighted? As early as 2009, Facebook divorce stats were cited, and by December… Read more »

Should Facebook Add Polyamory As A Relationship Status Option?

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After Facebook added a laundry list of gender identity options, the social network was congratulated for acknowledging those off the male-female binary — but another, perhaps even larger group of users who are similarly not served by binary options and identify as polyamorous are hoping they too will get some profile options. Facebook initially did… Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg Says The Internet Should Be As Accessible As 911 Service

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In a Wall Street Journal piece posted Monday, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg argued that basic internet services should be as free and accessible as dialing 911 for health and crime emergencies. Zuckerberg noted that although there had been a noticeable increase in internet usage over the years, only one third of the world population is… Read more »

Connect with Entrepreneur Barbie on her LinkedIn Page

Connect with Entrepreneur Barbie on her LinkedIn

Now you can connect with Barbie on her LinkedIn Page. Mattel announced that Entrepreneur Barbie will now have her very on LinkedIn page to assist in showcasing her own various achievements but all in growing her list of business partners. The move is part of an endeavor by Mattel to help break through the “plastic… Read more »

Google Is Shutting Down Orkut, Its Oldest Social Networking Platform

Google Orkut Shut Down

Google has finally decided to shut down its once popular social networking website, Orkut. The website, which completed a decade of its existence back in January this year had long lost the social networking battle to rivals like Facebook and Twitter. While it might not have been very popular in Europe and North America, for… Read more »

Facebook Study Author Apologizes After Criticism Of Research Methods

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This weekend, news of a controversial Facebook study aimed at manipulating the emotions of users was widely criticized — and one of the authors of the research addressed the backlash in a Facebook post yesterday. Adam Kramer, one of three Facebook study authors, spoke to the methodology and results of the somewhat unsettling experiment, in… Read more »

Just A Facebook Study? Or Is The Social Network Gaslighting Us All?

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Right now, it seems everyone is talking about a controversial Facebook study that, without user consent, secretly enrolled Facebookers into a social media hellscape of emotional manipulation and an intentional distortion of their perception of reality. So Facebook is gaslighting you and everybody you know. What’s the big deal? Didn’t we sign up for this… Read more »