Articles with the tag social media

#MKELion: ‘Lion’ Roaming Milwaukee Neighborhood Blows Up Social Media

A Milwaukee neighborhood is on high alert after reports of a lion possibly roaming the area. On Monday afternoon, a woman called police reporting that she had seen a lion. The authorities say they were given cellphone video by the woman that showed a “lion-ish creature.” Despite searching the area, police did not find any […]

Sony Has An Emoji Movie In The Works

Sony has set its sights on making a movie out of those little ideograms that pepper our day-to-day lives on social media, and thins are turning up sunny for the project. Sony Pictures Animation is cooking up the foundations for an emoji movie. After emerging victorious from a bidding process involving Sony, Warner Bros. and […]

Why Should Facebook Buy Flipagram?

Facebook is known to buy any company it thinks will help add to its number of users. In fact, the social media giant has purchased more than 500 companies since 2005, like Instagram and WhatsApp just to name a few. So, why wouldn’t Zuckerberg want to snatch up Flipagram, especially with their latest fundraising news. […]

Facebook Warns ‘Copycat’ Website, Facegloria

Is Facebook getting a little too much for you? A new alternative has people dropping the likes and picking up the amens. Based out of Brazil, Facegloria was created by Christian evangelists as an alternitive to secular social media. Instead of liking statuses and pictures, users press an amen button. Facegloria’s creator, Atilla Barros says […]

These People Lost Their Jobs Because of What They Posted Online

We’ve all heard the stories. An employer trawls through their employee’s social media profiles (in an act the digital world has christened “stalking”) and finds something they don’t like. In fact, the offending post is so inflammatory it costs the employee their job. Even those of us with jobs in social media are not immune. It’s […]

Reddit’s iAMA And Other Popular Subreddits Are Offline After Admin Conflict

What are we going to do without Reddit ask me anything sessions?? Several popular subreddit pages have been taken offline and made private, including our favorite, “ask me anything.” Other closed pages included videos, todayilearned and Askreddit. It seems there is something brewing behind the scenes over at Reddit. Today the popular site posted a […]

U.N. Calls on Facebook, Twitter to Join Fight Against Terrorism

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Internet and social media companies should respond to the exploitation of their services by radical Islamist groups, a U.N. panel said on Wednesday. The panel’s report calls on companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google to do whatever possible to curb the “increasingly horrific propaganda” groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS/ISIL post to their sites. […]

Meet the Guy Who Wowed the Internet with His Cover of ‘Beat It’ [Interview]

MADRID, Spain (SND) – Two days ago, composer and guitar teacher Miguel Rivera uploaded his solo acoustic performance of Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’ to YouTube. It quickly went viral after being posted to reddit’s /r/videos. Since we initially reported on the story, Rivera’s music video has garnered an additional 510,000 views. The video, in which Rivera plays all […]