Social Media
Social Media

NYPD picks up tips at ‘Twitter School’ following hapless outreach initiative

Following the NYPD's hapless attempt at connecting with the public using Twitter earlier in the year, officials at the department have been taking social media lessons in a bid to avoid making similar blunders in the future.
Social Media

Is Google+ being slowly sunsetted? Mandatory Gmail integration gets removed

Definitely a shift away from promoting Google+ usage, the search company has removed the mandatory requirement of setting up a new Google+ account when signing up for a Gmail account.
Photography

Teen petitions to have self-portrait with cat and lasers as yearbook pic

An Upstate New York teenager is petitioning his high school to allow him to use a portrait of him and his cat – with lasers in the backdrop – in the yearbook. The school is leaning toward no.
Mobile

Twitter, Netflix, Reddit, and other sites join ‘Internet Slowdown’ protest

Dozens of high-profile Internet companies joined the "Internet Slowdown" protest, which will be held on September 10. The protest aims to show how the creation of Internet fast and slow lanes would affect service.
Social Media

DiGiorno is the latest company to make a social media blunder

Thankfully caught quickly and handled responsibly after it was posted, pizza maker DiGiorno got into some hot water after posting a tweet that didn't take the serious meaning of a hashtag into account.
Mobile

We love you, Internet! These are the 10 funniest jokes about Apple’s Watch

The Oatmeal, The Onion, and others made us laugh when we saw their reactions to Apple's Watch announcement. We think you will too. Learn more here.
Mobile

Twitter now testing a ‘buy’ button that lets you purchase stuff in a few taps

Twitter is hoping its new 'buy' button, which it started testing this week on a limited scale, will be a hit with users and businesses alike. The button will appear in some tweets, allowing users to buy products in just a few…
Social Media

Woman driving while using Facebook crashes, kills 89-year-old lady

Yet another case of distracted driving and social media obsession, a 20-year-old woman was charged with negligent homicide after crashing into another vehicle while she was allegedly browsing photos on Facebook.
Mobile

Adam Levine tweets from an iPhone after promoting Milk Music for Samsung

Adam Levine of Maroon 5 tweeted from an iPhone after promoting Milk Music for Samsung at Galaxy note 4 event in New York City. He joins the ranks of Samsung celebrity endorsers who've used iPhones instead.
Gaming

Celebrate 2014’s Sunday football kickoff with Madden NFL 15’s GIFerator

EA Sports launches the Madden GIFerator website, which uses Madden 15 to turn big NFL plays into GIFs. Fans can also use the website to create GIFs of their own.
Mobile

Zuckerberg wants WhatsApp to be the “global messaging platform”

You know what's cooler than a billion users? 3 billion users. That's the new target that Mark Zuckerberg has set for the Facebook-owned WhatsApp, which currently has 600m active users.
Photography

Kuddle is an Instagram for kids, while Looksee brings photographers together

Two new photo sharing apps: Kuddle is an Instagram-like app for kids that educates about netiquette, while Looksee aims to connect photographers through anonymous sharing.