Social Media

Most recent Social Media blogs and columns

  • A user of Russia’s leading social network internet site VKontakte, poses holding an iPhone showing the account page of Pavel Durov, the former CEO and founder of VKontakte, in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The network’s founder, Pavel Durov, described as Russia’s Mark Zuckerberg, left his post as CEO and is reported to have left Russia.(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Russian Social Media CEO Pavel Durov Quits, Flees Country

    MOSCOW— The founder of Russia’s leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia’s Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO... Read more

  • FILE - In this May 1, 2012, file photo, a police lieutenant swings his baton at Occupy Wall Street activists in New York. This photo is among the many put on Twitter in response to a New York Police Department request for Twitter users to share pictures of themselves posing with police officers. The NYPD sent a tweet on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, saying it might feature the photographs on its Facebook page.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

    Bashtag: NYPD Twitter Campaign Backfires

    NEW YORK— To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled. The nation’s largest police department learned the hard way... Read more

  • A Facebook sign at the main entrance of Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on Feb. 1, 2012. (KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Miley Cyrus ‘Sex Tape Leaks by New Boyfriend’ Video is Malicious Facebook post

    A malicious Facebook scam is claiming there’s a “sex tape” of Miley Cyrus has gone viral. The scam has been going around for weeks, and... Read more

  • Magcon, a group of teenaged Vine stars, allegedly “broke up” on Thursday, but one of the members of the group explained what is going on.

    Matthew Espinosa Posts New Video; Will be At Magcon Atlanta

    Matt Espinosa, the Vine and Instagram star, posted a new video on Tuesday. The teen star posted a video on YouTube, immediately getting tens of... Read more

  • A McDonald's sign entices customers to try its iced coffee, Nov. 2007 in Seattle. Obesity expert Dr. Yoni Freedhoff said that food advertising and convenience are partially responsible for the obesity epidemic. (Ted S. Warren/AP Photo)

    McDonald’s 100% Beef Hoax: ‘McDonald’s Uses Worm Fillers in Meat From Company Called 100% Beef’

    A viral post is claiming “McDonald’s uses worm fillers in meat from [a] company called 100% Beef,” saying it can “legally use” it, but it’s... Read more

  • Magcon, a group of teenaged Vine stars, allegedly “broke up” on Thursday, but one of the members of the group explained what is going on.

    MAGCON Tour: Weekend Event is Still Going On Following ‘Break Up’

    This Saturday and Sunday’s MAGCON: Atlanta even is still going on following rumors that the Vine tour group has broken up. On the group’s website,... Read more

  • Raining Food: Odd Video Goes Viral

    A video posted to YouTube this weekend, titled “Raining Food,” has gone viral. It shows a bearded man getting large quantities of food dumped on... Read more

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    Scientists in ‘Japan Clone 98 % Pure Saber-Tooth Tiger’ is Fake; There’s No Baby ‘Ryu’

    An article saying that scientists in Japan have cloned a “98 percent pure saber-tooth tiger” is not real. The article was published on News-Hound, which... Read more

  • An older photo of Valeria Lukyanova (Facebook screenshot)

    Valeria Lukyanova, ‘Human Barbie,’ Posts Photo Without Makeup

    Valeria Lukyanova, the Ukrainian self-described “human Barbie,” posted a photo of herself without makeup, drawing reactions.  This came just a few days after she made... Read more

  • A screenshot shows Lil Terrio 's Twitter profile picture

    Lil Terrio ‘Hospitalized After Getting Stuck In Chuck E. Cheese Tube,’ #PrayForTerrio is Not Real; Fans React

    Lil TerRio, the 6-year-old Vine star, hasn’t been hospitalized or sent to a hospital because he got “stuck” in a Chuck. E. Cheese slide or... Read more

  • In this 2003 photo released by the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI), Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, left, is seen in Monterrey, Mexico. Behind is Colombian journalist Jose Salgar. Garcia Marquez died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. The author's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. The FNPI was founded by Garcia Marquez. (AP Photo/Andres Reyes, FNPI)

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez Farewell Letter Hoax: ‘If God for a second’ Letter Isn’t His

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian novelist who died this week, did not pen a letter that’s being going around that starts off with “if God,... Read more

  • One Direction, from left to right,  Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Harry Styles with documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock  at a photocall to promote the film, This Is Us, at the Sky Studios, London,  Monday Aug. 19, 2013. The film is an intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon.  (AP Photo, PA, Ian West) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    One Direction Tour: ‘Where We Are’ Setlist Not Real

    One Direction released the video for “You & I” on Friday, and some are wondering when their next tour–“Where We Are”–begins. But an n alleged setlist... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and Rev. Al Sharpton bow their heads for the opening prayer of the National Action Network  convention in New York, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The 16th annual convention will run through April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Al Sharpton Relates Easter Resurrection to Obama’s Political Career.

    Al Sharpton, the Baptist minister, has drawn ire online after he made a statement about President Barack Obama–comparing the president’s political resurrection with the resurrection... Read more

  • Magcon, a group of teenaged Vine stars, allegedly “broke up” on Thursday, but one of the members of the group explained what is going on.

    Magcon Breaking Up? Nash Grier Posts Video About Group; Will Not Use ‘MAGCON’ Name

    Magcon, a group of teenage Vine stars, allegedly “broke up” on Thursday, but one of the members of the group explained what is going on... Read more

  • A Facebook sign at the main entrance of Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on Feb. 1, 2012. (KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘She ended up in emergnecy as her friends did did this forcefully Painful Video’ is a Scam

    A viral video that says “she ended up in emergnecy [emergency] as her friends did did this forcefully” is a Facebook scam. The post reads... Read more

  • Magcon, a group of teenaged Vine stars, allegedly “broke up” on Thursday, but one of the members of the group explained what is going on.

    MAGCON Tour Apparently ‘Breaks Up’; ‘Cut for MAGCON’ Pops up on Twitter

    Some members of the MAGCON Tour group said that it broke up on Thursday, and some fans apparently cut themselves over the news. However, some... Read more

  • In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, singer Justin Bieber takes a "selfie" with a fan at the premiere of the feature film "Justin Bieber's Believe" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live  in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, Invision)

    Selfie a ‘Mental Disorder’? Nope, American Psychiatric Association Article is Fake

    An article saying that the American Psychiatric Association has made taking “selfies” a mental disorder is fake. The article was published on the Adobo Chronicles,... Read more

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    Fukang Meteorite Photo Goes Viral

    A photo showing a piece of the 1,003-kilogram meteorite that was discovered near Fukang, a city in China, has gone viral. The meteorite was discovered... Read more

  • A screenshot shows Lil Terrio 's Twitter profile picture

    Lil Terrio ‘Hospitalized After Getting Stuck In Chuck E. Cheese Tube’ is a Hoax

    An article saying Vine sensation Lil TerRio got stuck in a “Chuck E. Cheese tube” is fake. The article was published on Huzlers.com, a website... Read more

  • An article saying that a lawmaker has introduced a bill--the “Fortify & Unite Communities to Keep Veterans’ External Threats Secure Act (H.R. 1874)”--that requires “veterans to warn neighbors of their combat service” is fake. (Screenshot / The Duffel Blog)

    Lawmaker Introduces ‘Bill Requiring Veterans To Warn Neighbors Of Combat Service’ is Fake;

    A fake report saying that a lawmaker has introduced a bill–the “Fortify & Unite Communities to Keep Veterans’ External Threats Secure Act (H.R. 1874)”–that requires... Read more


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