Jose Alvarez

Jose Alvarez

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Introduced to tech at a young age, Jose has grown attached to video games in particular. He has covered topics such as business, sports, and current events in addition to tech. When he's not connected to technology, he likes to travel the world, having visited 15 countries as of 2015.

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Journalists, celebrities, athletes make up most of Twitter’s ‘verified’ list

Ever wonder about the check mark icon next to a Twitter user's name? It means the user is a Twitter verified user, and journalists, celebrities, and athletes have the most verified accounts, according to one report.
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Do you goof off on Facebook during work? There’s a scientific reason for it

Admit it: You get onto social media during work breaks. But there may be a scientific explanation for this distraction, according to neuroscientists at UCLA. Even when resting, the brain wants to be social.
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Which TV shows were most-popular last season? Here’s what viewers tweeted

According to Nielsen Social's latest findings on social engagement among TV viewers, the Super Bowl and Grammy Awards were the most tweeted TV shows during the 2014-2015 season. Check out what other shows people were tweeting about.
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Protesters demonstrate outside Facebook HQ against ‘fake name’ policy

A group of demonstrators recently protested outside Facebook's office against the social network's "real name" policy. The group of drag performers, LGBTQ members, and domestic violence victims argue that it's being used unfairly against…
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Threats via Facebook not criminal, Supreme Court rules

Threats via social media are to be taken very seriously, but the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they are not criminal until context is established and the intent to carry out the act is there.
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Path’s social network, messaging app to be acquired by South Korean Internet firm

Path Inc. announced it is shedding its social networking and messaging apps. South Korea's Daum Kakao is acquiring the apps to expand its mobile messaging efforts in growing Asian markets, while Path Inc. will pursue other ventures.