Articles Tagged with social media

Have Facebook Addiction? Watching This Video May Tell You [Video]

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You know the person. Always on their phone and hardly able to engage in the world around them. Always checking social media and forgetting to live in the present. What? You don’t know anyone like that? Or are you that person? For some, being hooked on the smartphone and the social media apps on the… Read more »

Helen Mirren Wants To Live To Be 150, And This Is One Reason Why

Helen Mirren Is 69, But She Wants To Live Longer

Today, July 26, is Helen Mirren’s 69th birthday. And the Oscar-winning actress said that she would like to live to be 150. During an interview with the Scottish Daily Record, Mirren said “one of the reasons” she wants to live for a long time is because of the advancements in technology. “Technology, as it changes,… Read more »

Chrissy Teigen On Modeling, Social Media, And Food

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“Some people think that I don’t take [modeling] seriously, that I frown upon modeling or think it’s stupid,” 28-year-old Chrissy Teigen says. “This is my life. I would be nothing without this. I go in and have a good time. I definitely respect the craft of modeling. But do I take myself seriously in it?… Read more »

Google Plus Drops Real-Name Policy

Google Drops Real-Name Policy

Google Plus recently dropped its name policy, which required users to use their real names. When Google Plus first started over three years ago, they had a lot of restrictions on names — well, one restriction: You had to use your real name. As the company put it, the real-name policy was enforced so it… Read more »

Tumblr CEO Hangs With President Obama

Tumblr CEO Hangs With President Obama

Tumblr CEO David Karp may not be as well known as other tech gurus, but his social media site continues to surge in popularity and his latest exploits should only help. The Tumblr creator recently rubbed elbows with the most powerful man in the world at a fundraiser. In addition to the Tumblr creator getting… Read more »

Here’s How TapCommerce Will Give Twitter The Edge On Mobile Platforms, All For A Lowly Sum Of $100 Mn.

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Micro-blogging network Twitter officially confirmed its acquisition of mobile ad start-up TapCommerce. The company has apparently paid about $100 million, but Twitter isn’t confirming the amount right now. As first reported by Re/code’s Ina Fried, TapCommerce joined the Twitter family yesterday. It is hoped that TapCommerce will assist Twitter in improving mobile app install and… 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 »

New Twitter Profiles: 5 Cool Changes You’ll Love

New Twitter Profiles: 5 Cool Changes

The new Twitter profiles have now rolled out to everybody, but there are very few people who have taken advantage of all that the new Twitter profiles have to offer. We’ve taken a look at the new Twitter profile and with the help of others, have found 5 cool changes that you can make to… Read more »