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Twitter, Comcast Partnernship Brings The ‘See It’ Button This Fall

Twitter, Comcast, NBC Universal deal brings "See it" button this fall

Twitter, Comcast, and NBC Universal are bringing users the “See It” button later this fall, Comcast announced on Wednesday. The groundbreaking partnership will allow users to watch live streams on smartphones or tablets just by tapping on the button which will be embedded in certain tweets, effectively turning users phones into a remote. The feature… Read more »

William John Swainson Gets a Google Doodle On 224th Birthday [Images]

William John Swainson gets a Google doodle for his 224th birthday.

William John Swainson is honored with a Google Doodle today, on the anniversary of his 224th birthday. The British ornithologist was known for the quality of his illustrations after becoming the first Englishman to publish works of natural history on birds and shells. In case you’re wondering, ornithology is a branch of zoology that focuses… Read more »

George Takei YouTube Channel ‘TakeisTake’ Has Begun [Video]

George Takei YouTube channel 'TakeiTakes' launches

The new George Takei YouTube channel has been launched. It’s called TakeisTake, and it’s basically the video equivalent of what you might expect from the Star Trek alumni. In the first episode of George Takei‘s new YouTube channel, Takei takes on Google Glass and even features some interesting cameos such as iJustine and Lamarr Wilson…. Read more »

Selfie Time! Pope Is Dope Posing At Vatican Crib

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Pope Francis paused for his first selfie this week at a Vatican event. The Pope’s selfie wasn’t actually taken by the new recruit best known for his humble leanings and regard for the common man. But for all intents and purposes, His Holiness posed for one with a small group of teens in the seat… Read more »

New Virus Uses Facebook To Steal Passwords, 800,000 Users Affected

Facebook virus affects 800,000 Google Chrome and Firefox users

If you are a Facebook user, this information might be of interest to you. A new virus is hitting users, 800,000 of them, by stealing their passwords. According to Italian security investigators, the malware hijacks Facebook accounts and also users browsers. The researchers found that the virus appears as a link in your email or… Read more »

Why RIP Neil Armstrong Is Trending One Year Later

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Famed astronaut Neil Armstrong died… but back in 2012, so while it’s sad, it’s also not exactly news. And in whichever high esteem we hold Neil Armstrong for his lofty place in history and epic moonwalk, it seems our own memories are so short that we totally forgot he’s been dead for a year and… Read more »

Could Your Facebook Change Your Credit Score?

Could Facebook Affect Credit Scores

With social media, such as Facebook, being so influential in our every day lives, could that mean that who we associate with on these sites can play a role in our credit scores? According to CNN, it definitely could! CNN reported that “a handful of tech start-ups are using social data to determine the risk… Read more »

Angelina Jolie Death Hoax Facebook Scam Warning

Angelina Jolie death hoax

A tasteless Angelina Jolie death hoax reportedly circulated around Facebook on Thursday night. David Emery, who reports on urban legends and hoaxes for About.com, said that the Angelina Jolie death hoax is actually a rogue app that tries to trick Facebook users into allowing it to access their account. The Jolie death hoax looks like… Read more »

Saddest, Happiest Spots In New York City Mapped Using Twitter

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A team of researchers has mapped the happiest and saddest spots in New York City using Twitter tweets. New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) published a paper this week called, Sentiment in New York City: A High Resolution Spatial and Temporal View. Sure, it’s a long name. But don’t be scared. What they did was… Read more »

Twitter Hacked And User Information Released

Twitter Hacker

Twitter was hacked on Tuesday, and the hacker who goes by the name “Mauritania Attacker” released the account information for thousands of users. According to Social News Daily, the hacker leaked details for 15,167 accounts including “Twitter IDs, handles, oauth_token, and oauth_token secret codes.” The leaked information can be used to log into a users… Read more »

Facebook Reunites Couple 35 Years After 1978 Summer Romance

Facebook reunites couple 35 years after 1978 summer romance

Even though Gay Cioffi was reluctant to look up her old fling, Mark Obenhaus on Facebook, because she thought it was cliche, she gave in and connected, 35 years after their three week romance of 1978. It was a short romance, three weeks, but enough to leave a lasting impression on both of them, but… Read more »

Hot Dog Legs Tumblr Proves Disturbing Body Image Trend

Hot dog legs

For most Tumblr is a place where you can share and reblog your favorite photos and artistic creations from users across the social networking site. These items range in area of interest from celebrities, to cat memems to hot dog legs. You may be asking yourself, what are hot dog legs? Before you start googling… Read more »

Twitter Hires Top Google Executive To Handle Entertainment Business

Twitter hires former Google executive to handle entertainment business.

Twitter has stolen one of Google’s top executives, Jennifer Prince, to focus on the entertainment end of their business. In a bid to increase their celebrity following, Twitter hired Prince, Google’s former head of media and entertainment ad sales, to change the way in which movie and TV executives use the search engine. According to… Read more »

Social Networks Turned Into Real Life Scenarios

Social networks become real life in parody videos

Social networks have been turned into real life scenarios in these parody videos. What if the sites you visited ended up becoming your life? No, we don’t mean just becoming an obsession that takes over your life, but actually becoming scenarios you encounter from day to day. These videos show what would happen if some… Read more »

Facebook Is A Total Downer For Its Users, Studies Suggest

Facebook Messenger is better than texting

Is Facebook making you feel bummed out? If so, you’re not the only one. Studies have shown that most college users find their social network activity to be a bit depressing. A recent research done out of the University of Michigan surveyed undergrads, who live near the campus, with questions asked via text messages. Amazingly,… Read more »

Lean In? Sheryl Sandberg Posts Unpaid Intern Gig, Made $91M Last Week

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Sheryl Sandberg urged women to “lean in,” (whatever that means, we still don’t know) but the Facebook hotshot seems to really think opportunity comes dressed as hard work… the kind for which you don’t get compensated. While Sheryl Sandberg may be raking in more money than any person could reasonably spend in a lifetime, she… Read more »

Trayvon Martin Slammed On Facebook By Federal Prosecutor John Craft

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Slain teenager Trayvon Martin was mocked on Facebook by a federal prosecutor in Texas, and Eastern District of Texas attorney John Craft also derided “low information voters” and President Obama on his private page. Aside from the Trayvon Martin criticism Craft engaged in on the social network, Craft posted that “low information voters carried the… Read more »

Royal Baby Family Photos To Hit Twitter Early Next Week, Report

Royal baby photos to be released on Twitter.

We all took a tiny glimpse at the swaddled royal baby, Prince George, the day after he was born. Twitter may be graced with newer and better photos early next week. In another break with tradition, the first public pictures of the future King of England will be posted on social media and will not… Read more »

Internet Trolls Aren’t As Influential Online As They Think [Study]

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A study from people who apparently have yet to be introduced to the Internet suggests that positive opinions and behaviors online are a lot more influential than negative ones. Basically, this means that Internet trolls are not as powerful as you fear they are. Using an unnamed news aggregation website (like The Inquisitr, but not… Read more »

YouTube Celebrates Geek Week, Unveils New Easter Egg

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Remember when you used to excitedly grab your remote control to thumb over the main menu of your DVD in hopes to find a cool Easter egg? Since then Easter eggs have been used as an extra way for developers to engage with their fan base. We’ve seen Easter eggs in games, websites, and now… Read more »

Facebook Experiments With Trending Topics

Facebook Announces Experiments With Trending Topics

As Facebook continues to work to stay prevalent in the ever growing world of social media, it has now started experimenting with trending topics. According to AllThingsD Facebook is acting more like Twitter. This can be seen through the introduction of Facebook Hashtags, which was introduced about two months ago, and now with Facebook Trending… Read more »