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Digital Death and the Digital Afterlife. How to Have One and How to Avoid It

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In 2012, the UK’s Sunday Times reported that actor Bruce Willis was going to sue Apple because he was not legally allowed to bequeath his...


Reasons for the explosive growth of social channel Pinterest

Once upon time the social networking site known as Pinterest was a visual pin-board platform. Nowadays the social networking service has grown to a visual discovery tool including a force to be reckoned within the world of social commerce. A …... Read More

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    Julion Alvarez Dies? No, Fake ‘CNN’ Death Hoax Now Viral, ‘RIP Julión Álvarez’ Trends on Twitter

    Julion Alvarez wasn’t murdered, but what appears to be a fake Spanish-language website is claiming that he was. The fake site,, is titled as... Read more

  • Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver, a mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine, appears in court Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Michael Quine)

    Christy Mack: Brother of War Machine Launches Twitter Attack on Mack as Jonathan Koppenhaver Gets Charged with Even More Felonies

    Christy Mack is being attacked on Twitter by the brother of the man who allegedly beat her so badly that it took weeks to begin... Read more

  • Jeffery Beard displaying his medal at the 2012 Beard and Moustache Championships in Las Vegas. (Courtesy of Ian Smythe)

    World Beard Day: Quotes, Photos of Beards

    World Beard Day is Saturday, Sept. 6, and here’s a few quotes: “If I were a woman I would kiss as many of you as... Read more

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    Three Ways Your Personal Photos Are Vulnerable to Hackers

    Recent reports of celebrities having nude or risqué photos of themselves leaked online highlights the serious risk of hackers getting access to our personal pictures... Read more

  • Jill Scott performs at BBVA Compass Concert For Human Rights Hosted By Jamie Foxx at The Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center on September 14, 2013 in Birmingham, Alabama.  (Photo by David A. Smith/Getty Images)

    Jill Scott Photos: Scott Responds to Hacked Pictures on Twitter, Reddit

    Jill Scott, the singer and actress, was allegedly hacked, and a nude image that purports to be of her is currently being shared on Twitter. UPDATE: Scott... Read more

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    How to Protect Your Data in the Cloud

    NEW YORK—The circulation of nude photographs stolen from celebrities’ online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a system used by... Read more

  • Actress Emma Watson walks between buildings following commencement services on the campus of Brown University, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Emma Watson Meme Goes Viral as Actress Responds to Alleged Naked Pictures Leak

    A meme about why Emma Watson wasn’t part of the massive nude photos leak has gone viral as the actress shared her thoughts on the... Read more

  • Tupac Shakur isn't alive, but an article is saying he's back after 18 years. FILE - This 1993 file photo originally provided by Columbia Pictures shows rap musician Tupac Shakur is shown in a scene from, "Poetic Justice." Producers said Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, that "Holler If Ya Hear Me" will open in June at the Palace Theatre under the direction of Kenny Leon, who helmed the Broadway hits "Fences" and "The Mountaintop." The new musical sets Shakur's music to an original story. (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures, file)

    Tupac Shakur Alive, Casey Anthony Pregnant And Other Hoax Stories Go Viral this Week

    The past seven days was a “banner week” for hoax news. All the articles mentioned in this article have two traits: they’re fake, and they were shared... Read more

  • Ava Lynn, a Mississippi girl, was allegedly severely beaten by another student, and photos of the aftermath of the incident have gone viral on Facebook and Twitter on Friday. (Screenshot/Facebook)

    AvaLynn Photos: ‘Justice for AvaLynn’ Pictures Go Viral; and Mother Lacey Harris Seeking Answers Over Girl’s Alleged Beating

    AvaLynn, a Mississippi girl, was allegedly severely beaten by another student at school, and photos of girl have gone viral on Facebook and Twitter on... Read more

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    Instagram Down on Thursday, Leaves Users Wondering ‘Why is Instagram Not Working’?

    Instagram is down and not working on Thursday, leaving users to flood Twitter and post about it not working. The terms #instagramnotworking and Why is... Read more

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    Nash Grier Live Stream: People Angry Live Broadcast of YouTube Star Costs Money

    Fans of Nash Grier are angry that his live stream on Wednesday night costs money. Grier is a YouTube star who has over 3.5 million... Read more

  • The transformative effect of mobile requires a multi-platform strategy

    The arrival of the internet along with the inventions and innovations have led to a pronounced digitally connected world. The desktop platform used to govern... Read more

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    Goliath Grouper Fish Eats Shark Whole in Video

    A Goliath grouper fish has eaten an entire shark whole. A video taken of the incident has gone viral over the past few days. The... Read more

  • Effective strategies businesses can harness on social media channels

    The internet online commerce infrastructure continues to be a viable resource for entrepreneurs, businesses, retailers and other related industries. The arrival of social media networking... Read more

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    Obsessive ‘Sharenting’ Could Be More Than Digital Narcissism

    It’s summer and Facebook news feeds are awash with idyllic, sun-drenched snapshots of family life. This kind of “sharenting” is bigger than ever but we... Read more

  • Protesters march Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Protesters again gathered Thursday evening, walking in laps near the spot where Michael Brown was shot. Some were in organized groups, such as clergy members. More signs reflected calls by protesters to remove the prosecutor from the case. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Mike Brown Special? Viral Image of St. Charles Bar The Lounge Main Shown ‘Advertising’ Michael Brown Deal Made by Customer

    An image that claims to show a bar with a “Mike Brown special” in St. Charles, near St. Louis, has gone viral. According to BuzzFeed,... Read more