EMA’s Album Is About A Social Media Dystopia

Erika M. Anderson, better known as EMA, has just released her new album, something she cautiously describes as a “West Coast noise and sci-fi record.” It deals a lot with social media. The Future’s Void isn’t vapid like #Selfie, it’s the antithesis to that  (even if you argue #Selfie is vapid on purpose and therefore self-aware, being self-aware […]

Facebook Photos Still Receiving Most Engagement For Brand Pages

Having a hard time gaining engagement on your Facebook page? You might want to consider using more photo posts. A new study by SocialBakers finds that Facebook photos still receive the highest level of engagement among all forms of posting on the network. To conduct its survey SocialBakers looked at three different Facebook page sizes […]

Facebook Sidebar Ads Are About To Get A Whole Lot Bigger

Advertising is where Facebook makes its bank. While the social network was once famous for not having ads, that now seems like a distant memory. Ads, and selling information to advertisers is what makes Facebook large enough to make multi billion dollar purchases whenever they feel the need. So, it should come as no surprise that […]

Facebook App Blamed For iPhone Battery Woes, But The Fix Is Easy

The Facebook app appears to be the cause of some user’s complaints about the iPhone’s seemingly shrinking battery life. Two different developers, working independently and across the world from each other, have come to the same conclusion about the iPhone battery, Facebook is usually the cause of a short battery life. Scott Loveless is an […]

Chris Roberts Says Star Citizen Doesn’t Need Facebook’s Money

Apparently Notch wasn’t the only developer who took notice of Facebook’s acquisition of the Oculus Rift. Chris Roberts of Wing Commander and Star Citizen fame, took to his website to respond to the deal, writing: Now to answer the myriad forum threads that popped up worrying about the possibility of Cloud Imperium being acquired by another, […]

FTC Says Napster Co-Founder’s Jerk.com Decieved Users Using Facebook Data

I’ve been reading Jerk.com for the past half hour, attempting to figure out what it is before writing this story. From the look of it now, it’s just a blog wordpress blog that has short, badly edited stories about people who are jerks in other people’s lives. Then, I checked it out through Archive.org, and […]

The 2014 NCAA Tournament Saw 46 Million Posts On Facebook

The 2014 NCAA Tournament came to a grinding halt last night after the UConn Huskies brought home the win against Kentucky’s Wildcats in a 60 to 54 victory. Today, Facebook published stats from this year’s March Madness, including the most popular moments and athletes sharing their thoughts. From March 16 to April 7, the social […]

Twitter’s New Three Column Design Is Striking, Familiar

We told you before that Twitter was testing a new design. Now we are starting to see the fruits of that labor as they have officially announced it on their blog and are officially bringing it to every Twitter user, eventually. I’m not the first to say it looks a lot like Facebook and I […]

Facebook Lottery Promotion Is A Scam [Hoaxed]

Have you just been notified about a large sum of money you won via a Facebook lottery message? Sorry to inform you but that promotion, lottery, or award is nothing but another hoax. The notices are being sent to Facebook users in the form of various “winnings” that don’t actually exist. Some users are being […]

Kickstarter Game Will Refund Your Pledge If Facebook Buys For $2 Billion

Kickstarter averaged over $1.2 million in pledges per day during the first quarter of 2014, and a new game called Terribands hopes to get in on the action. Terribands is a party game involving headbands, and its creator Eric Calisto isn’t selling the game short, calling it “A Terrible Game with a Terrible Name.” A twist […]

Mom Tells World Her Son Is Transgender On Social Media

Jodi Gholson Oliver wins “Most Accepting and Awesome Mom” award for a heartwarming and celebratory Facebook post. On March 27th, Oliver used social media to announce her son being a transgender with a joyful picture of a story reading the words “IT’S A BOY” followed by a touching message: Post by Jodi Gholson Oliver.   […]

Anti-Gay Remarks On Facebook Spoil Organic Grocer’s Debut

An all organic grocery store that plans to sell raw milk and GMO free food in Portland, OR found itself in hot water with the gay community. The controversy began after the owner’s Facebook comments were highlighted in a YouTube video by a man who lives in the grocery stores neighborhood. Chauncy Childs was in […]

Sheryl Sandberg Is No Longer A Billionaire, But She Is A Superhero

The Chief Operating Officer of Facebook is no longer a billionaire. Sheryl Sandberg, who has headed the world’s largest social media site since 2008, is now only worth $980 million. Oh, how will she get on in life? The reason for Sandberg’s drop off of the billionaire’s list is due to a dip in Facebook’s […]

Read Ft. Hood Shooter Ivan Lopez’s Chilling Facebook Post

Ivan Lopez, the alleged Ft. Hood shooter that killed three people and injured another 16 had a Facebook account under the name Ivan Slipknot. This has been the source of several photos that have appeared on various news sites. Weeks before his fatal act, he posted disturbing, chilling and telling posts on Facebook that may […]

Facebook Messenger For Android Adds ‘Pin Chats to Home Screen’ Feature

Following the high-profile acquisition of WhatsApp for the Facebook portfolio, major changes to the Facebook Messenger have made the client more viable and useful. Included in the Android version of Facebook Messenger update version 4.0, a new “Pin Chats” feature allows for the pinning of entire groups of friends into a single “chat group.” The […]

WhatsApp Suffers Second Major Outage Since Facebook Acquisition

Maybe 64 billion messages in a day is just a little too much to handle. Just hours after bragging about their record breaking day, Whatsapp is suffering another major outage, its second since Facebook acquired the messaging app for $19 billion. Reports of the outage began at around 8:34am EDT today, but reports are still […]