Articles Tagged with social media

Elizabeth Olsen Explains Why She Avoids Social Media

Elizabeth Olsen speaks about her aversion to social media.

At one time or another, every one of us feels like social media gets too intrusive, but Elizabeth Olsen feels that way more often than not. In fact, Ms. Olsen is so adamant about not letting social media intrude upon her personal life that she doesn’t use them. No Facebook. No Twitter. No Instagram. “I… Read more »

EU Warns: Leave Facebook If You Value Your Privacy

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A stark warning has been issued by the European Union: delete your Facebook profile if you don’t want your privacy to be compromised. A report from Naked Security says that the EU is recommending people who don’t wish to have their personal details spied on by US agencies should leave Facebook for good. The statement… Read more »

Selfie Stick Gets Stealthy Alternative With Wireless Sticky Camera

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It’s almost like something from a spy movie, only this time it’s just an upgrade to the infamous selfie stick. The product, called Podo, advertises itself as a wireless Bluetooth camera that you can stick to anything to take photos of yourself. It can take eight megapixel photos and shoot videos at 720p, take up… Read more »

Pinterest Just Entered A Partnership That May Put Facecbook In Jeopardy

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The five-year-old social media site, Pinterest, just entered a partnership with Apple. The union is thought to be a threat to many social media sites, mostly Facebook. The first noticeable change to Pinterest was the adding of app pins. Originally on Pinterest, users could only pin photos. Now, users can pin links to individual iOS… Read more »

Twitter’s New Policy Bans ‘Revenge Porn’

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Micro-blogging site Twitter have changed their policy recently which bans the use of “revenge porn,” a report from the BBC claims. The social media giants say that any user who engages in the act will have their account immediately locked. A spokesperson for the site said the company is looking at ways in which they… Read more »

Jennifer Lawrence Makes Rare Social Media Appearance

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Jennifer Lawrence made a rare social media appearance to clear up a rumor regarding a purported feud between herself and director David O. Russell on the set of the movie Joy. TMZ had reported the incident yesterday, stating that the director had been screaming profanities at the young actress. The movie studio declared it a… Read more »

Facebook Can Now Check On Potential Suicide Victims

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As recently as last month, Facebook was in the news after a user shot his wife before turning the gun on himself in a double suicide. Now it appears the social media giant has launched a new tool to help prevent its user-base from committing such acts, The BBC reports. Anyone who uses Facebook will… Read more »

Social Media Rejection Really Does Hurt

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Social media rejection really does hurt. Most people think being rejected or ignored in person is worse than being unwanted or unnoticed online. However, people can actually feel worse from being rejected online, according to scientific research. In a 2012 study published in Computers in Human Behavior, researchers found being excluded socially hurts the same,… Read more »

Sean Penn’s Oscar 2015 ‘Green Card’ Joke Causes Outrage On Social Media

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During last night’s Oscar show, actor Sean Penn handed the Independent Spirit Award to Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu, but not before a joke about “green cards.” The gag aimed at the Mexican director has not gone down well, according to The Guardian, with some accusing Penn of being, “racist and offensive.” During the award,… Read more »