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Social Media

Environmental disaster spurs a Facebook ban in Vietnam

Facebook appears to have been blocked by the Vietnamese government over the weekend in an attempt to prevent citizens from easily organizing protests over an environmental disaster.
Photography

Iran says Kim Kardashian and Instagram are behind a plot to corrupt its web users

Kim Kardashian and Instagram are being accused by Iran of conspiring to spread "immoral" behavior online, amid a social media crackdown in the country. The allegations came in the wake of a series of arrests of female models who were known…
Mobile

Google’s going after Facebook, could announce chatbot play of its own this week

According to a recent report, Google is going after Facebook, and is set to announce chatbot plans of its own at I/O 2016 later this week. It's unclear exactly how the company will implement chatbots.
Photography

Taiwanese couple parodies #Followmeto meme and it's hilarious

Forrest Lu and Agnes Chien, a Taiwanese couple, are in the limelight after releasing these hilarious images as a parody of the incredibly popular #followmeto meme. Their post has gone viral, reaching more than 135,000 likes and over 39,000…
Social Media

British spy agency joins Twitter, already following James Bond

British spy agency GCHQ joined Twitter on Monday in a move aimed at improving its public image after several years of damaging headlines linked to leaks by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Photography

Models arrested in Iran over ‘un-Islamic’ photos posted on Instagram

An undercover police operation on social media use in Iran has led to the arrests of eight women identified as Instagram models. A court in the country has accused the women of spreading "un-Islamic" posts on the app.
Social Media

Does Twitter’s new ‘Live’ streaming button signal the end for Periscope app?

Twitter for Android is testing a new "Live" camera button that connects to Periscope, allowing users to quickly launch live broadcasts. The feature sees Twitter once again playing catch-up with rival Facebook Live.
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Enter your office dog in the #StartPup contest

Video marketing and analytics platform Wistia is teaming up with Humane Society International to launch #StartPup, the world's first competition to find and crown the top office dog in each international startup center.
Social Media

Facebook launching Slideshow feature with real songs courtesy of Warner Music

Facebook is licensing popular songs from Warner Music for a new Slideshow feature that will let users add soundtracks to their photo and video collages. The social network confirms that the update is being tested in Australia this week.
Web

YouTube pranksters jailed after staging ‘terrifying’ heist

Four YouTube pranksters were jailed on Monday after staging "terrifying" heists at two London art galleries. A court was told how the actions of the group had "terrified" members of the public trying to flee the fake raids.
Social Media

Chocolate vs. vanilla? It’s not even a contest, Instagram analysis finds

Cakejournal recently took a close look at the most Instagrammed desserts across the country and their flavors of choice, and the results are clear. When it comes to America’s sweet tooth, it’s all about the chocolate.
Mobile

Google’s Spaces chat app hopes to avoid the fate of Google+ and Buzz

Google takes aim at Slack, Skype, and WhatsApp with Spaces, its new chat app. Spaces, is designed to make sharing web content among groups of people easier. It's available for Android, iOS, and the web.