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Facebook Red Equal Sign Adopted By Brands, Businesses Too

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The Facebook “red equal sign” meme has not only taken over user profiles in the past 24 hours — the site’s brands and companies too have been altering the simple image to convey a support for marriage equality and transmit their position to fans, followers, and customers. The Facebook red equal sign meme began to… Read more »

Facebook Reply Option To Make Commenting Easier

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A Facebook reply option has long been a missing feature from the social network, but big pages are starting to get the awesome new feature today. The Facebook reply option involves “threaded comments,” which means that, instead of a big jumble of non-linear conversation, users can actually directly reply to comments made. The Facebook reply… Read more »

Overly Attached Girlfriend Adorably Opens Up About Internet Infamy

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Anyone who’s been on the internet for five minutes or more knows “Overly Attached Girlfriend,” the meme in which a wide-eyed young woman is captioned with an ever increasing number of “stalker” type phrases. The Overly Attached Girlfriend meme is, as you may know, a still taken from a YouTube video she created for a… Read more »

Twitter Sued For $50M Over Anti-Semitic Tweet Data

Twitter Sued For $50M

Twitter was sued for $50M by the Union of Jewish French Students (UJFS) after the social network refused to give out user data for anti-Semitic tweets. The case goes back to October when Twitter saw several anti-Semitic French-language tweets, which were tied to the hashtag #unbonjuif (translated to “A good Jew”). The tweets prompted the… Read more »

YouTube Now Serves One Billion Visitors Per Month

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YouTube is now the home of one billion monthly visitors. Funny videos, tutorials, highly touted documentaries, music videos — pretty much every type of video a user could want — can be found on the social video website. The networks incredible growth is thanks in no small part to its availability on a myriad of… Read more »

Dad’s Letter To Gay Son Nate Goes Viral, Breaks Hearts

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A dad’s letter to his gay son has become an internet sensation, after readers across the web were moved by the father’s preemptive acceptance of his son’s coming out. Little is known about the boy, Nate, and his father, but a letter from the dad to his gay son suggests some background to the story…. Read more »

Teacher Fired For Online Comment, Doesn’t Know What He Said

Online comments gets teacher fired

Munhall, PA – A teacher has been fired for a comment he made online, but administrators won’t tell him what he said to lose his job or even which social network he said it on. Alan Francis was a full-time substitute teacher for Steel Valley High School in Pennsylvania before receiving a virtual pink slip… Read more »

Hater App, The Middle Finger Of Social Networks

Hater App

The Hater App isn’t your typical social network. Debuted at the 2013 SXSW conference, the app is like a big middle finger to the social networking world. Unlike your typical social network, the Hater App focuses solely on grievances. Rather than clicking a “Like” button, the network wants users to hate people, places, and other… Read more »

HTC Leaks ‘Myst’ Facebook Phone Details

Facebook phone details leaked

The Myst Facebook phone by HTC has had its details leaked. The HTC Myst is apparently the company’s next attempt at bringing us the Facebook phone. With Facebook’s ever-expanding web of updates, it only makes sense that it’s attempting to take its social network to the next level. The graph search, still in Beta mode,… Read more »

Twitter Reduces Tweet Length: Some Now 117 Characters

New Twitter changes force shorter tweets

Twitter has reduced tweet length for tweets that contain links in changes that come into effect this Wednesday. Twitter first made the announcement that they would be reducing the length of tweets with links last December. Mashable reported any tweet that contained an https link would have a shorter 117 character limit while any tweet… Read more »

Live Twitter C-Section Will Be A First, Plans To Educate Viewers

Live-Tweeted C-Section on Twitter

A live-tweeted c-section is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20 at 7:30 am CST. The tweeted surgery will take placed at Women’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas. Houston’s Memorial Hermann hospital system has become a stomping ground for live-tweeted firsts. In February 2012, the hospital was the first to live-tweet an open-heart surgery. The hospital… Read more »

Burger King Twitter Account Hacked, Replaced With McDonalds Logo, Crude Tweets

Burger King Twitter Hack And McDonalds

The official Burger King Twitter account was hacked on Monday. Cyber jokers took over the company’s official account @BurgerKing. After grabbing control, the hacker changed the company’s gravatar to that of McDonald’s golden arches and then replaced the Burger King name with “McDonalds.” Immediately following the Twitter account’s makeover, the Burger King account started sending… Read more »