Social Media

Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year isn’t a word – it’s an emoji

It's true, there's been a lot of fuss over emoji this past year, a factor that has persuaded Oxford Dictionaries to choose one as its "Word of the Year" for 2015.

Anonymous launches ‘biggest operation ever’ against Islamic State

Hacktivist group Anonymous has posted a new video condemning the recent ISIS terror attacks in Paris, and stating that it'll continue its own war against the extremist group, which began in earnest earlier this year.

Why did Facebook turn on Safety Check for Paris and not Beirut? Zuckerberg explains

After Facebook activated its "Safety Check" feature in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, some wondered why the company hadn't also activated it for an attack in Beirut the day before. On Sunday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained.
Social Media

Change your Facebook profile picture to reflect Lebanon or Kenya’s flag too

Vietnam based designer Hubert Southall is sending out a call to all graphic designers and art directors "to cover the filter void" that has ignited controversy across the Facebook user base.

The best subreddits to browse on Reddit

So, you've just joined the wonderful world of Reddit and want to explore it. With so many subreddits, navigating the "front page of the Internet" can be daunting. You're in luck -- we've got 21 subreddits to help get you started on the…

Social media and how the world reacted to the tragedy in Paris

While many of us often lambast social media for its seeming frivolity, it is in moments of tragedy when the power and the humanity of social media and the people who give it life are at its peak.
Social Media

Study: A week without Facebook leads to a happier, less angry, less lonely life

The Happiness Research Institute released findings from a study showing how a group of participants who quit Facebook for a week were happier, less worried, and less lonely than a group who stayed on the social network.
Social Media

Snapchat starts charging for Lenses and then retweets complainers

Snapchat on Friday started charging for some of its lenses, a feature that lets users add comical overlays to selfies. Some users started kicking off on Twitter about the new in-app purchase, with the Snapchat team retweeting some of the…
Social Media

Paris attacks: Facebook puts its ‘Safety Check’ feature into action

Facebook activated its Safety Check feature on Friday night following multiple terror attacks across Paris. The service gives Facebook users with friends in the city an easy way to check up on their safety.
Movies & TV

The Amazing Race goes viral, casting YouTube and Vine stars for new season

The new season of CBS' The Amazing Race features a cast of social media stars from Youtube, Vine and Instagram.
Social Media

Facebook testing Snapchat-like disappearing messages in France

Facebook is testing a feature exclusively in France that works similarly to Snapchat's messaging system, and allows users to turn on and off an option for messages to self-destruct in an hour.

Nikon names New York the 2015 top state for autumn photography

Through a campaign involving crowdsourcing and social media, Nikon received over 2,000 submissions which it used in determining that New York was the top state in the country for photographing fall foliage.