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Most recent Social Media blogs and columns

  • Jared Michael had an issue when he tried to take a selfie, which was uploaded to YouTube. (Screenshot / YouTube)

    Jared Michael Gets Kicked in Head by Train Conductor While Taking Selfie

    Jared Michael had an issue when he tried to take a selfie, which was uploaded to YouTube. Michael posted a YouTube video of him attempting... Read more

  • Real Madrid's Welsh striker Gareth Bale (top) vies with Real Sociedad's defender Inigo Martinez during the Spanish league football match Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid CF at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian on April 5, 2014. (ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Usain Bale: Photoshopped Photos of Gareth Bale, Usain Bolt Goes Viral

    “Usain Bale” photos–which show Real Madrid star Gareth Bale and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt–have gone viral. The photo is a Photoshopped image of Bale and... Read more

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    Dom Cooks, Seattle Decatur High School Student, Dies; Twitter Reacts with ‘RIP’

    Dom Cooks, a senior at Decatur High School near Seattle, died of brain cancer, it was reported, triggering a wave of support on Twitter Wednesday... Read more

  • Kids react to Walkman. hilarious video (Youtube.com, Screenshot)

    Hilarious: Kids React to Walkman (+Video)

    Sic transit gloria mundi! The cool-factor Sony Walkmans had back in the ’80s and early ’90s was unrivaled. Even Apple’s iProducts would be jealous of... Read more

  • US Airways apologized for a tweet it made on Monday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    US Airways: Twitter Account Apologizes Over Pornographic Tweet

    US Airways apologized Monday after it tweeted out a photo of a graphic, pornographic image. The image was shared thousands of times on Twitter. The... Read more

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    Queen Demetriax: ‘Sarah,’ Dutch Teen, Makes Threat to American Airlines on Twitter; Gets Arrested

    Twitter user @QueenDemetriax, or Sarah, made a threat to American Airlines over the weekend and is now paying the price. Sarah, a Dutch 14-year-old, said:... Read more

  • A screenshot of The Onion's FAQ shows that the website publishes satire.

    ‘Biologists Confirm God Evolved From Chimpanzee Deity’ is Satire; Some Believe Onion Piece

    An article from satire website The Onion, titled “Biologists Confirm God Evolved From Chimpanzee Deity,” has gone viral and some people apparently took it seriously... Read more

  • Bed bugs are back big time in the United States, prompting a call for more research on the blood-sucking parasites from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty)

    Smoking Bed Bugs to Get High? Nope, It’s a Hoax

    An April Fool’s Day hoax saying kids are “smoking bed bugs” to get high and has gone viral this week. The hoax is a YouTube... Read more

  • Charles Trippy and Alli Trippy. (YouTube)

    Charles Trippy, Alli Trippy Break Up: CTFxC, ‘Internet Killed TV,’ Not Over, Will Continue

    Charles Trippy is continuing with the CTFxC YouTube channel–also known as Internet Killed Television–after he and Alli Trippy, his wife and collaborator on the long... Read more

  • Picture taken on November 20, 2012, shows the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. AFP PHOTO MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

    Devil’s Pool Slip, Fall Epic Selfie Video at Victoria Falls is a Scam

    A viral post on Facebook claims to have footage of a man slipping and falling at Victoria Falls, but it’s a scam. “Watch this man... Read more

  • Natasha Leggero will be hosting the sixth annual Shorty Awards on April 7, 2014. (Brad Barket/Getty Images)

    Shorty Awards 2014: Date, Time, Live Streaming, TV Channel, Nominees

    The sixth annual Shorty Awards are set to take place on April 7, 2014. The awards will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET and run through... Read more

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    Sharing Speed Is Key to ‘Viral’ Photos on Facebook

    It’s hard to predict which of the many millions of photos on Facebook will spring from obscurity and go viral. But researchers have found some... Read more

  • A Twitter app on an iPhone screen is shown, in this file photo. Turkey restricted access to Twitter on Friday, March 21, 2014, hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “root out” the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked, damaging the government’s reputation ahead key local elections this month. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Twitter: ‘Share’ Button Could Replace ‘Retweet’

    There’s been reports that Twitter is mulling replacing “retweet” with “share.” According to Business Insider, the company is looking to change the “retweet” to “share,”... Read more

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    Facebook News Feed Changed: Layout Redesigned, Becomes More Compact

    Facebook has changed its news feed layout for some users, starting Monday. It appears that the design was rolled out earlier this month. A number... Read more

  • An article that’s gone viral claims British scientists at Liverpool University cloned a dinosaur, but it isn’t real.

    British Scientists Clone Dinosaur Article is Fake; Baby Apatosaurus ‘Spot’ Isn’t Real

    An article that’s gone viral claims British scientists at Liverpool University cloned a dinosaur, but it isn’t real. “The dinosaur, a baby Apatosaurus nicknamed ‘Spot,’... Read more

  • Oculus Rift, Facebook

    Oculus Rift Future: What Will Facebook Do With Virtual Reality?

    What does Facebook’s stake in the company mean for the future development of the device, and for the future users? …... Read more

  • Lata Mangeshkar, right, with Indian classical flutist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia in a February 2014 file photo. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Lata Mangeshkar Dead? Nope, Indian Singer Refutes Death Rumors

    Lata Mangeshkar is not dead, despite rumors about her death circulating on Twitter. Rumors appeared to start after people misconstrued a tweet by Mangeshkar in... Read more

  • Twitter apparently is “deleting” tweets for some users, and the company said it is looking in to the alleged error.

    Twitter Deleting Tweets? Twitter Says it is Looking at Bug That Doesn’t Show Tweets

    Twitter apparently is “deleting” tweets, according to some users, and the company said it is looking in to the alleged error. “We are currently researching... Read more

  • Kenneth Woodburn, a Maryland man, has been the subject to online criticism after he apparently posted a “selfie” with his neighbor’s dog that he allegedly shot. A screenshot above shows the dog.

    Kenneth Woodburn, Maryland Man, Draws Online Ire After Shooting Puppy and Posting Facebook Selfie

    Kenneth “Kenny” Woodburn, a Maryland man, has been the subject to online criticism after he apparently posted a “selfie” with his neighbor’s dog that he... Read more

  • A Twitter app on an iPhone screen is shown, in this file photo. Turkey restricted access to Twitter on Friday, March 21, 2014, hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “root out” the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked, damaging the government’s reputation ahead key local elections this month. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Twitter Ban in Turkey Backfires on Government

    ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s attempt to block access to Twitter appeared to backfire on Friday with many tech-savvy users circumventing the ban and suspicions growing... Read more


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