Social Media

This animated video about smartphone addiction is the best we’ve seen

Videos telling us we're too addicted to our smartphones are nothing new, but this latest example of the genre gets the message across in a satirical and amusing way, exaggerating the issue with great effect. Watch it here.
Social Media

Remember LiveJournal? The blogging site from 1999 still has fans

While all the popular social networks reported growth in the first quarter of 2015, one of them may surprise you: LiveJournal. Created in 1999, the once-popular community blog apparently still has a following.
Social Media

Facebook’s new suicide prevention feature can help you save lives

Facebook has always had tools to report suicidal content. Now, Facebook users can actively take part in helping prevent suicide that might start off as a social media post.
Movies & TV

You’re supposed to watch TV shows, not try to write them. Remember?

The Internet has empowered superfans to not only obsess about their favorite shows, but control them through petitions and social media.
Social Media

Citing threats, F.B.I. tells cops to be careful on social media

After the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, the F.B.I. released a warning to police of possible cyber attacks by "hacktivists." Cops were told to limit their social media activities.
Social Media

Finally we can embed classic MS-DOS games within tweets

Earlier this year we reported that thanks to the Internet Archive, thousands of old MS-DOS games were now playable for free directly inside your browser. Now, it turns out that any game in the library can be easily embedded within a tweet.

Social media and music come together once again on Instagram

Social media and music come together in Instagram's latest community, @Music, which connects fans with musicians and those associated with the music industry. The community is a response to Instagram's popularity with musicians.
Social Media

Despite 300 million users and an active role in the merger and acquisition space, Twitter has yet to meet investors' expectations

Twitter now has 300 million active users, but last quarter's revenues failed to meet investors' expectations despite the firm's aggressive approach to acquisitions and mergers.
Social Media

Twitter plays around again with new design for search results

Twitter, in an ongoing effort to provide a cleaner user experience, continues to change its page design for search results. Recently, the company briefly experimented with a new look.

New filters and hashtag emojis part of latest Instagram update

Instagram now supports the use of emojis in hashtags, allowing users to search for photos by those icons in addition to words. The photo sharing app also added three new filters: Lark, Reyes, and Juno.
Social Media

New study suggests Google Plus’ active usage may be much lower

Google won't come out and say it, but its Google Plus social site is not doing too well. A new study reveals that not even 1 percent of all Google users is actually using Google Plus.