Every new year brings with it a flurry of New Year’s resolutions. (We hope that your resolutions are going well, by the way.) Most of us have relatively simple resolutions. We resolve to go to the gym more often, lose a pound or two here or there and finally get around to working on that perfect work-life balance that people are always talking about. But Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg isn’t really like the rest of us; his New Year’s resolutions are a bit… extravagant.
Social media star Bryan Silva has been arrested following a police standoff in Charlottesville, Virginia.
What’s Festivus? It’s nothing!
That’s right. It’s that time again, Festivus 2015. We hope that you all took time out of your day to gather around your aluminum pole (no tinsel, though — it’s distracting) and have dinner with your family and friends, letting them know how they have disappointed you over the last year.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the seventh episode in the “Star Wars” series of movies, broke box office record after box office record over the weekend. Basically, it’s the biggest movie ever, even if it’s not the greatest. (Don’t send me hate mail — it’s a pretty good movie.) According to the latest estimates, “The Force Awakens” raked in $529 million globally — an absolutely staggering opening for J. J. Abrams and company.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced that San Bernardino terrorists Tashfeed Malik and Syed Farook did not openly support jihad on their social media accounts.
At this point, you’ve already seen “Instagram Husband.” Right? If not, you’ve been living under a rock for the better part of a week. “Instagram Husband” is a parody of our social media culture, making fun of our obsession with taking pictures of… well… everything. From ourselves (in awkward poses) to our food, we’re a culture of people who are obsessed with documenting every part of our lives.
Conservative blogger Erick Erickson makes no apologies for shooting bullet holes in a copy of The New York Times that featured a prominent opinion editorial about gun control on its front page and then posting a picture of it online.
In the wake of recent terrorist attacks over the last several months in Beirut, Paris, San Bernardino, Aden and several other prominent cities, people are starting to look to an unusual place for help: social media platforms. In this new generation of terrorism, Facebook monitors itself.
As you may have heard by now, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced that they will be donating 99% of their Facebook shares. But, in the strictest sense, that’s not exactly true, and the way the couple is going about giving their money away has raised quite a few eyebrows.
Last weekend, 48-year-old Sinead O’Connor posted one of the strangest and upsetting Facebook status that a celebrity has ever posted. In the Facebook update, O’Connor lashes out at her family after what appears to be a suicide attempt.