Social Media

Two-thirds of America agrees: President-elect Donald Trump should cut down on his Twitter habit.  This is the result of a new NBC/WSJ poll, in which 69 percent of Americans said that Trump on Twitter is a bad idea while 26 percent had no qualms with Trump’s 140-character rants announcements. The full results of the poll […]

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Poor Facebook: The teens, they’re not so into it. The world’s largest social network was “big” and “made sense” circa 2004 or 2005, according to Monkey cofounder Isaiah Turner, but no longer. He and Ben Pasternak, 18 and 17 respectively, have launched a new social network — one they believe the teens will actually want. […]

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Who would have thought that President-elect Donald Trump, who has made headlines with his rants, fights, spelling errors and wrong mentions on Twitter actually dislikes the social network?  SEE ALSO: After Trump’s comments, the wrong John Lewis is getting buried in tweets It would seem like biting the hand that feeds you, considering that he […]

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The time has come: Tuesday marks the end of Vine as we know it. As the app transforms into Vine Camera, leaving those punchy 6-second videos behind, many of its biggest stars and fans are sharing one last good-bye.  SEE ALSO: The 5 most dramatic moments for Team Internet in 2016 There were heartfelt words, […]

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She’s sixteen, talented, newly famous. And unfortunately, facing vile abuse on social media.  Zaira Wasim, the young actor who dazzled audiences with her flawless debut in Dangal — India’s highest-grossing film ever — posted an inexplicable “confession/apology” on Facebook last night.  And then, she deleted it in no time.  SEE ALSO: ‘Dangal’ becomes the highest-grossing […]

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Germany has taken a tough stance in the battle against fake news and now it’s about to become the first country outside of the U.S. to get Facebook’s new tools help combat the problem.  It comes after German officials threatened to fine the social media platform for every fake story that populated the newsfeed as […]

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Winter storms left large swaths of the central U.S. encased in sheets of ice this weekend. Across the Midwest and southern Plains, roads, power lines, trees and windows glistened with an icy glaze. On Sunday, a third wave of sleet and drizzle continued to bear down on areas where temperatures hovered around freezing.  SEE ALSO: […]

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Have you ever made a cringeworthy mistake in a Facebook post? Don’t lie, the answer is yes.  If you have a sense of shame, Facebook at least allows you to go back and correct your gaffe by editing the post, a feature that certain other social media networks still haven’t added.  But evidence of your […]

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Social media can take you down a deep, dark spiral if you stalk too much. Or it can be pretty cool. Maisie Williams stars in trailer for gritty Netflix original film ‘iBoy’ ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ might resurrect Battle Mode for the Nintendo Switch The ‘Rick and Morty’ intro gets a neat 8-bit video game […]

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J.K. Rowling, queen of Twitter burns, has no time for your political nonsense or Donald Trump’s tiny Twitter fingers. Following President elect Trump’s press conference on Wednesday, the Harry Potter author, who is no stranger to the magical Trump takedown, was left feeling very uneasy about America’s current political reality and felt compelled to share […]

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LONDON — A tweet from an official British Gas Twitter account using the #RipDB hashtag has drummed up anger on social media. SEE ALSO: The 9 most cringeworthy brand fails of 2016 The tweet, which was sent out in the early hours of Tuesday morning — a year to the day that David Bowie passed […]

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From live stunts to augmented reality and everything in between, 2016 has seen some of the marketing world’s most innovative work yet. In its fourth year, the Mashies, Mashable’s annual celebration of the agencies and brands that are creating the most innovative digital marketing campaigns, is bound to see some stiff competition. There are only […]

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It’s 2016 and the world is full of controversy. From Brexit to Kim vs Taylor — and where there is controversy, outrage follows suit. Australian journalist and television presenter Waleed Aly used his platform on panel show The Project last night to highlight what he sees as the ineffectiveness of online outrage and proposed a […]

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