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Is MySpace Officially On The Come-Up Again?
October 2, 2013 – 12:57 pm | 3 Comments
Is MySpace Officially On The Come-Up Again?

A few years ago, MySpace was basically left for dead. Most of its users abandoned their MySpace pages and flocked to Facebook. Then, Twitter came out and started attracting social media users, too. And before …

Ohio Man Confesses To Vehicular Killing On YouTube
September 7, 2013 – 9:58 am | No Comment
Ohio Man Confesses To Vehicular Killing On YouTube

Matthew Cordle, a 22-year-old Ohio man, took to YouTube this week to confess to killing a man in a drunken hit-and-run several months ago. It is the latest time in the last several months that …

Someone Else Got Fired For Something They Posted On Facebook
September 6, 2013 – 2:19 pm | No Comment
Someone Else Got Fired For Something They Posted On Facebook

Another American worker has learned the hard way that the First Amendment does not protect every dumb thing you post to Facebook. A Wal-Mart assistant manager in upstate New York is looking for a new …

Mark Zuckerberg Announces Coalition To Spread Internet Access (And Get More Customers)
August 22, 2013 – 9:11 am | No Comment
Mark Zuckerberg Announces Coalition To Spread Internet Access (And Get More Customers)

Yesterday, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the formation of Internet.org, a coalition of major tech companies working to spread internet access to the two-thirds of the world’s citizens who still lack it. While …

This Teen Says Her Friends Don’t Use Facebook
August 12, 2013 – 8:21 am | No Comment
This Teen Says Her Friends Don’t Use Facebook

 

Conventional wisdom has long said that Facebook’s future lies with increasingly young users. The social network has shifted away from being a static network of profiles, to being an ever-changing stream of real-time interactions, presumably …

Is Fame Getting The Best Of LeBron James Right Now?
August 6, 2013 – 9:22 am | One Comment
Is Fame Getting The Best Of LeBron James Right Now?

Being famous isn’t always as awesome as it seems. Just listen to any Drake song and you’ll hear about it. While it is cool to have millions of fans who sing your songs, watch all …

Facebook Helps Catch A Reno Man Dining-And-Dashing
August 4, 2013 – 10:33 am | 4 Comments
Facebook Helps Catch A Reno Man Dining-And-Dashing

When Brewer’s Cabinet restaurant in Reno, NV lost $100 to a customer who claimed to have “forgotten his wallet,” they snapped a photo of the man and posted it on Facebook. Little did they know …

Are You Part Of The Third Of Young Americans Who Regret A Social Media Post?
July 29, 2013 – 12:23 pm | No Comment
Are You Part Of The Third Of Young Americans Who Regret A Social Media Post?

Worried about the photo of that keg stand on Instagram? You’re not alone. A new survey finds that over a quarter of Americans aged 18-34 are worried that something posted on social media could cost …

Why Did Mark Zuckerberg Once Think That 50 Cent Worked For Him At Facebook?
July 24, 2013 – 1:15 pm | One Comment
Why Did Mark Zuckerberg Once Think That 50 Cent Worked For Him At Facebook?

Remember that time that 50 Cent worked at Facebook? Oh, you don’t? Well, actually, us either. But as it turns out, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg once believed that he had hired Fif as the social …

Should Facebook Charge For “Premium” Service?
July 24, 2013 – 9:09 am | One Comment
Should Facebook Charge For “Premium” Service?

Uh oh, here comes the outraged status updates. Twitter co-founder Biz Stone sounded off this week, blatantly telling direct competitor Facebook that it should generate revenue by offering an ad-free experience for a monthly fee. …

Facebook Removes Ads From Pages And Groups Deemed Violent, Adult
July 1, 2013 – 6:45 pm | No Comment
Facebook Removes Ads From Pages And Groups Deemed Violent, Adult

This week, Facebook announced a new policy of removing advertising from Groups and Pages deemed inappropriate. The move follows months of controversy as advertisers threatened the company over offensive content.
A blog post described the new …

Apple Releases Government Request Info, Reiterates Data Security
June 17, 2013 – 5:23 pm | 3 Comments
Apple Releases Government Request Info, Reiterates Data Security

Apple has joined a growing number of tech companies responding to accusations of handing data over to the federal government. In a blog post on Monday, Apple released specific numbers about the government requests they …

Likebook Can Turn Your Facebook Timeline Into An Actual Book
June 5, 2013 – 9:37 am | No Comment
Likebook Can Turn Your Facebook Timeline Into An Actual Book

Have you had Facebook for more than, say, a year? If so, then there’s a good chance that you’ve accumulated a ton of stuff on your Facebook feed. From photos and funny status updates to …

Yes, College Admissions Check Your Social Media, But Not That Much
June 2, 2013 – 3:23 pm | 3 Comments
Yes, College Admissions Check Your Social Media, But Not That Much

This week, Buzzfeed published an enlightening piece by an anonymous college admissions officer about the effects of applicants’ social media presence. For years now, media has rung the alarm bell that “those stupid kids are …

Facebook To Take Action On Content And Violence Against Women
May 29, 2013 – 3:43 pm | 2 Comments
Facebook To Take Action On Content And Violence Against Women

After months and even years of pressure, Facebook this week officially stated it would take action against content that promotes or trivializes violence against women. The site has pledged to refine it’s guidelines and regulation …

Facebook Has Lost 31% Of It’s Value; But Is It Strong Now?
May 19, 2013 – 11:05 am | No Comment
Facebook Has Lost 31% Of It’s Value; But Is It Strong Now?

Facebook went public one year ago yesterday, and has had  a rough ride ever since. But were those troubles just speed bumps on the path to success?
On May 18th, 2012, Facebook debuted at $38 a …

Amy’s Baking Company Offers Lessons On How Not To Conduct Your Social Media
May 16, 2013 – 8:25 am | One Comment
Amy’s Baking Company Offers Lessons On How Not To Conduct Your Social Media

Amy and Samy Bouzalgo, the owners and operators of Amy’s Baking Company in Scottsdale, AZ, are the internet’s latest viral celebrities, and not for good reasons. Appearing on chef Gordon Ramsay‘s restaurant makeover show Kitchen …

YouTube Sensation Antoine Dodson Says He’s “No Longer Into Homosexuality”
May 7, 2013 – 10:42 am | No Comment
YouTube Sensation Antoine Dodson Says He’s “No Longer Into Homosexuality”

File this under “Things that make you go hmmmm…”
Antoine Dodson, who shot to viral video fame in 2010 with the catchphrase “hide your kids, hide your wife” during a live news broadcast, is trying to …

Calls Grow For Google To Oppose CISPA
April 21, 2013 – 9:05 pm | No Comment
Calls Grow For Google To Oppose CISPA

Like SOPA and PIPA before it, CISPA is the latest piece of legislation intended to increase cybersecurity in the US, but which is instead terrifying privacy experts. However, whereas the earlier bills eventually developed massive …

A Bunch of New York City Drug Dealers Just Landed In Jail Because Of Facebook & Instagram
April 17, 2013 – 10:39 am | One Comment
A Bunch of New York City Drug Dealers Just Landed In Jail Because Of Facebook & Instagram

A little tip for those people out there who include “drug dealing” as one of their main sources of income: Do not—we repeat, DO NOT!—rant and rave about your occupation on Facebook, Instagram, or any …

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