Social Media
Social Media

Write a racist post in Brazil, and you may find it on a billboard

A new anti-racism campaign in Brazil is making use of rather controversial tactics to stem online hate speech, plastering the racist Facebook posts of some users on billboards close to the offenders' homes
Social Media

Pope Francis pictured with mic results in hilarious #PopeBars hip-hop hashtag

Pope Francis was turned into a viral hip-hop meme courtesy of the #PopeBars hashtag on Twitter. An image of the Pope taken in Africa was hijacked by users who posted it alongside funny rap lyrics.
Social Media

Twitter creates new emojis to mark COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris

Twitter has created several new emojis in conjunction with the COP21 climate change talks in Paris. The emojis can be activated by using the appropriate hashtags #COP21, @GoCOP21, #ActionDay, and #ClimateChange.
Mobile

Cyber Monday is on target to be the largest online sales day ever

Cyber Monday always plays second fiddle to Black Friday, but that doesn't mean online retailers aren't racking up huge sales. This year's Cyber Monday is on track to shatter previous records with a whopping 14 percent increase over last…
Mobile

Are dating apps to blame for the rise in HIV among young Asian men?

The United Nations published new report claiming that, “The explosion of smart phone gay dating apps has expanded the options for casual spontaneous sex as never before," leading to a "hidden epidemic" of HIV among young Asian males.
Social Media

2015 ranked the most social #BlackFriday yet

This year's Black Friday social media campaigns have broken social media records and has been rated the most social to date, including many traditional and untraditional campaigns and those extending into other countries.
Social Media

Facebook to offer four months parental leave to all full-time employees

Facebook now offers full-time employees four months parental leave. The new benefits are intended to allow fathers, those in same-sex relationships, and employees in other locations, time to bond with their babies.
Social Media

Hyatt is serving customers through Facebook Messenger

Using the Facebook Messenger app, users will be able to easily reach Hyatt. They can also make reservations and engage in live conversations with the company's chat support team.
Social Media

Teens promote safe sex unsafely with newest trend #CondomChallenge

Teens are participating in a new Internet craze referred to as the #CondomChallenge intended to promote safe sex and condom use, which involves dropping a condom filled with water over your head.
Social Media

Snapchat slashes its ad prices by a whopping amount

Snapchat, the "disappearing message" social network popularized by millennials, has cut its price for ad placement significantly in a bid to lure in more advertisers who want their ads put in front of younger consumers.
Wearables

Vine’s updated iOS app means you can squint at tiny video clips on the Apple Watch

We know what you've been thinking, 'why can't you watch videos on your Apple Watch?' Now you can, thanks to the latest Vine iOS app update, which shows favorite and featured Vine lists on your wrist.
Social Media

Jessica Jones is four times more popular on Twitter than The Man in the High Castle

Netflix and Marvel's new show "Jessica Jones" debuted on November 20th alongside Amazon's newest drama series "The Man in The High Castle" and attracted more attention on Twitter than its Amazon counterpart. The Twitter performance of…