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Twitter Crashes And Returns In The Biggest Outage Since Its IPO


In what has to be the longest outage since its 2013 initial public offering, popular social networking service Twitter went down for “most users” earlier today, reports ZDNet. The outage started at 11:01 am Pacific Time and continued until 11:47 am. As the norm is, Twitter confirmed that the service was indeed down, on its… Read more »

Facebook And Instagram Delete Posts For Illegal Gun Sales

Facebook Gun Posts

Facebook and Instagram are taking a stand against illegal gun sales. If any of their users post any form of gun sale activity deemed to be illegal, they will delete them. This came about because of gun control advocates. Because of the pressure, the social network, with 1.3 billion users, will take the next two… Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg Blamed For WhatsApp Downtime


Mark Zuckerberg was blamed by netizens for WhatsApp’s Saturday downtime three days after Facebook bought the app for $19 billion dollars, The Daily Beast reports. WhatsApp users filled Twitter with their frustrations over the newly-bought messaging app’s downtime. Some joked that the WhatsApp team is currently celebrating the buyout at the app headquarters, causing their… Read more »

Potential Twitter Redesign Abandons Text Stream For Photos


A potential Twitter redesign may be abandoning the 140 character text wall that has changed the way we share and receive our social information. First reported by Mashable,profiles may be changing to better feature photos and videos rather than the short text blurbs that most people know. In the example below of Mashable’s features editor… Read more »

Is Facebook Hiding My Posts? The Problem With Facebook [Video]

Is Facebook hiding your posts? Unless you are paying for others to see them, then they are probably not being seen.

Many Facebook users are concerned the social media juggernaut is hiding their posts from friends and followers. It turns out they might be right. While Facebook has led the social media revolution over the last few years, they are facing a problem. How will Facebook monetize their site without alienating their users? According to Veritasium,… Read more »

Facebook: Young Users See The Site As ‘Dead And Buried’


The Global Social Media Impact Study funded by the European Union has found a very disturbing trend for Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. Among older teenagers, the prevailing opinion is that Facebook is “not just on the slide, it is basically dead and buried”. Teens are now being drawn to social networks they find simpler, like… Read more »

Facebook ‘Sympathize’ Button Could Become A Reality

Facebook Sympathize Button A Possibility

Could a sympathize button be making its way to Facebook? While it may not be right away, Facebook has said that they are toying with the idea. We’ve all had those moments: a friend or loved one expresses sadness at a recent family member passing, or just overall upset because of a bad experience during… Read more »

Instagram Rumored To Add Private Messaging By End Of The Year

Instagram Private Messaging

Instagram is rumored to be close to adding a private messaging feature into its photo-sharing app, and this new feature could be made available as soon as the end of this year. According to Gigaom, “well-placed sources” tell them that the company is gearing up to launch the new private messaging feature inside its ever… Read more »

When 3,500 Strangers Comforted Dying Man With #SkyBluePink Campaign

Sky Blue Pink campaign comforts dying man with 3,500 messages.

A dying man in Nebraska was comforted by 3,500 strangers he never knew as his family kicked off the #SkyBluePink campaign after he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Brian Curtis decided to forgo chemotherapy, as he also suffered from Parkinson’s disease, and doctors gave him about a year to live. His son Brandon, 30 started… Read more »

Facebook Users Can Post Beheading Videos, Finally


Facebook is again allowing users to post violent videos after a temporary ban. The original ban came after gory videos showing decapitation circulated on the social media site. Complaints lead these types of videos getting banned in May, but beheading fans can breathe easy this week. As CNN Money reports, Facebook isn’t exactly encouraging users… Read more »

Facebook Down, Hilarity Ensues

Facebook Down, Now What?

Facebook down! Whatever shall the world do! Facebook users everywhere had trouble accessing the social media website Monday morning, meaning they couldn’t get their morning “likes,” comments, and status updates in before having to start their busy day. According to NBC News, many users received the following message after trying to do almost anything on… Read more »

Dating App ‘Carrot Dating’ Compares Women With Dogs [Video]

Dating app 'Carrot Dating' compares women with dogs

Dating app Carrot Dating tells us that women are like dogs. You read that right, and we wish we were joking. The man behind the dating app is also one of the founders of the website, a dating site that suggests striking a deal for a romantic encounter. Brandon Wade has a seemingly misogynistic… Read more »

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 »