Social Media
Social Media

Twitter kicks troll Charles Johnson to the curb for threatening an activist

On Sunday, Charles Johnson, Twitter troll extraordinaire, was banned from the site, after he advocated for the "taking out" of DeRay McKesson, a well-known civil rights and social justice activist.
Health & Fitness

Tinder to blame for rise of STD’s in Rhode Island

The risks arising from online dating apps are now of the health variety, as Rhode Island's Department of Health reports that apps like Tinder have contributed to the rise of sexually transmitted diseases in the state.

Look out, Twitter – Google and Yahoo are also mulling Flipboard purchase

We heard earlier this week that Twitter is interested in acquiring news-reader app Flipboard. New reports suggest Web giants Google and Yahoo are also in talks with the Palo Alto startup, though details about any possible offers aren't…
Social Media

If Narcissus had been on Facebook – Study examines personality as revealed by Facebook updates

If you wanted to know a bit more about your Facebook friends, a recent study done by Brunel University shows that what you post on Facebook could define who you are.

Facebook Messenger payments go live in NYC, so you can hit your friends up for money

Facebook has announced that its mobile payment system will go live today in New York City. Adding to the existing markets of Austin, Seattle, and Portland. The feature will compete head to head with mobile payment options such as Venmo.
Movies & TV

Snapchat hires former Fox exec to beef up original scripted content

With the hiring of a former Fox executive Marcus Wiley, Snapchat will increase its volume of original content, especially narrative scripted/musical series. The app's users currently watch about 2 billion videos daily.

Facebook is in hot water again with the European Union for its privacy settings is the least of Facebook's concerns, as the social media giant faces the wrath of the European Union, which is currently investigating whether Facebook's seedy privacy settings are in violation of code.
Social Media

Facebook users prone to financial risk taking, study says

Financial geniuses be warned -- browsing or posting on Facebook could cause you to make fiscally irresponsible decisions, according to a study done by Eugene Chan at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.

Handpick helps you pick recipes from Instagram and match them to your ingredients

Everyone loves to eat, and hates to waste food. Handpick helps you do both by introducing new functions to their Android and iPhone apps that digs up the recipes missing from those beautiful Instagram food photos.

Snapchat boss says app has nearly 100m users, considering IPO

Snapchat co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel has said for the first time that an IPO for the startup is on the cards. The revelation came as the boss announced that the app's user base is pushing close to the 100 million mark.

Does your grandma print out Facebook photos? She’s not alone

The first thing many people do when they take photos is share them on social media. However, some users go an extra step and print them off of social media and get them processed the old-fashioned way.

Facebook challenges Yelp and Foursquare with its very own restaurant reviews

Facebook's adding critics' reviews to select restaurant pages. Much like Yelp or FourSquare, Facebook will show you the restaurant's ratings. It's the latest editorial addition to its farm of content -- a play ultimately aimed at retaining…