If you watch the season finale of The Walking Dead this Sunday, the story will likely evoke events from previous episodes, while making references to...
Twitch TV Streams Down on Wednesday: #RIPTwitch
Twitch TV, the streaming website, was down for many users on Wednesday. On Twitter, users expressed their dismay over the outage with #RIPTwitch. Users said... Read more
Fred Durst Jokes Pop Up on Twitter After Robert Durst AP Mishap
Following the arrest of real estate magnate Robert Durst, there were continual jokes about Fred Durst–the singer of Limp Bizkit–this week. The Associated Press apparently... Read more
Whistling and Staring at Women in the Street Is Harassment – and It’s Got to Stop
A hidden video camera records the unwelcome advances a woman in Manhattan, New York, over ten hours/Hollaback. You may not have heard the term... Read more
Brian Williams, Herodotus, and Eyewitness Reporting
Brian Williams was born too late. Last month, the realization that the “NBC Nightly News” anchor had misrepresented experiences in Iraq led to a six-month suspension... Read more
Trust May Be Important, but Is It Enough to Rescue Journalism From the Internet?
Last week, prominent tech site Gigaom ceased operations with the terse note “Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time”... Read more
Facebook Scam: ‘Poor Girl Forced by School Friends and She Commit Suicide’
There’s a Facebook scam going around that users shouldn’t click on or share. It reads: “Poor Girl Forced by School Friends and She Commit Suicide... Read more
Richard Dawkins Isn’t Dead, but Odd New Twitter Meme
Richard Dawkins, the noted author, hasn’t died. However, Twitter users are making fun of him en masse, poking fun of his beliefs. A Twitter user,... Read more
Fox Most Trusted News Network, Poll Says. Or Does It?
Fox News is the most trusted network and cable news source in the United States, according to pollsters from Quinnipiac University. But closer look at... Read more
August Alsina Isn’t Dead; So You Might Want to Stop Tweeting About it
August Alsina hasn’t died, but a bogus rumor is going around saying he’s dead. He’s alive and well. The origin of the bunk report is from... Read more
#WhiteOutDay Follows #BlackOutDay on Twitter: What Does it All Mean?
Two hashtags #WhiteOutDay and #BlackOutDay were both trending on Twitter on Friday, but what do they mean exactly? #BlackOutDay is a social media campaign that... Read more
Harrison Ford Injured in Golf Course Plane Crash
Harrison Ford was piloting a plane that crashed at a golf course in Venice, California, according to TMZ. He was injured with including several gashes to his head... Read more
Dating, Warts and All
In the online dating world the misrepresentation, exaggeration, and falsification of one’s attributes is as common as a duckface selfie. But a new kind of... Read more
Fake Olive Oil: Is Nearly 70 Percent of Olive Oil Bunk?
Is nearly 70 percent of olive oil fake? That’s the question being posed in a dubious report that is currently being heavily shared on Facebook... Read more
Is Lil Wayne Dead? Nope, More Bogus Twitter Hoaxes
Lil Wayne hasn’t died, so stop talking about it. Another Twitter hoax on Saturday night, “#RIPLilWayne,” was trending. It’s probably second time the term has... Read more
What Makes a Popular Science Video on YouTube
Hundreds of hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, and hundreds of millions of hours are viewed daily, including many that cover areas... Read more
Mark McGrath is Fine
Mark McGrath, the singer of rock band Sugar Ray, probably hasn’t died, but a likely fake press release that’s being circulated on Twitter and Facebook... Read more