Kwame Opam

Kwame Opam

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Kwame graduated from Stony Brook University with BA in Anthropology and has a Masters in Media Studies. He's done stints at Gizmodo, Geekosystem, and The Daily, where he did reviews and commented on only the finest memes. Most often you can find him playing with at least two smartphones, reading comics, and griping about the ending of Lost. Follow him on Twitter at @kwameopam and Instagram at @kwames.

GIFs that kept on giving: The year’s best bite-sized animations

2012 is almost over! So what better way to celebrate than to kick back and watch some of the GIFs that defined the Internet this past year?

Social Media

When it comes to Facebook’s product plans, originality is overrated

The failure of Facebook's Poke app has revealed the social giant's nature as a doppleganger. And it won't stop until nothing in the tech world is left.

Social Media

Netflix promises “social sharing” for users in 2013

After the U.S. Senate recently passed a bill to make sharing video content online easier, Netflix aims to bring "social sharing" features to users in 2013.

Social Media

Randi Zuckerberg runs afoul of Facebook’s new privacy rules

It looks like Randi Zuckerberg, Mark Zuckerberg’s sister and the mind behind Bravo’s grating reality show “Start-ups,” had an awkward encounter with Facebook’s decidedly murky privacy rules this Christmas. Seemingly, even Clan Zucks isn’t immune…

Social Media

Cloaking devices, self-driving cars and other sci-fi wonders destined to become real in 2013

The future is now. With the year coming to an end, we look at some of the sci-fi tech that's already becoming science fact.

Computing

The best social apps – or the next best thing – for the inexplicable Windows Phone 8 user

Despite being a dark horse in the smartphone wars, Windows Phone may do well this holiday season. Here are some of the best social apps - and their requisite alternatives - for Windows Phone 8.

Mobile

New music streaming service hacks your brain to make you a better employee

A new startup, focus@will, claims to have found the secret to music actually making you productive instead of distracting you.

Music

ICANN domain lottery may open the Web to .kittens and .transformers in 2013

ICANN held its domain name auction this week. The results promise to change the Web as we know it next year.

Computing

FTC ordering data brokers to turn over our information

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is showing its teeth today. On top of expanding privacy law to make it more difficult to track children, the FTC is now ordering data brokers to hand over the information they’ve collected on online consumers, exposing their…

Social Media

Facebook removing “via” attribution for third-party apps

Heads up, marketers: The way Facebook handles third-party apps has changed, but it may be for the better. Stories published on official pages will no longer have the currently subtle attribution linking out to apps like Hootsuite and Seesmic. It’s a small…

Social Media

The Instagram exodus that didn’t – and won’t – happen

What filter goes best with user rage? Instagram's new Terms of Service earned some panicked responses from its users - but the truth is you probably wouldn't have stopped using it anyway.

Mobile

Google Music introduces scan and match for U.S. users

After a long wait, Google's music service is finally bringing a scan and match feature to US users. Now all those previously acquired tracks can have a home inside the storage service.

Music

WSJ: Apple in talks to bake Foursquare into Apple Maps

After a rocky start, Apple Maps is reportedly returning to the drawing board - and getting a little help from social app Foursquare.

Apple