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.
Do you constantly feel stressed? It might having something to do with your social media habits. It’s a symptom that is unique to this generation, and it’s known as “tech stress.”
Because our phones and tablets are likely linked to our work emails, there is little to no differentiation between what we think of as work time and time off. You might feel like having access to your work email is actually a good thing for your productivity, but it’s actually causing you tech stress.
If you’re on any popular social media platform, the chances are that you’ve already seen brands pushing products ahead of Black Friday. There’s really no escaping it, especially since shopping online for great Black Friday deals is growing in popularity, making it a genuine alternative to actually walking into a brick-and-mortar store. They times they are a-changin’.
On November 17, Reporters Without Borders held the Reporters Without Borders-TV5 Monde Prize award ceremony in Strasbourg, Ethiopian blogger association Zone9 being one of the awardees. Zelalem Kibret, the Zone9 Ethiopian blogger representative was about to board his flight when immigration authorities apprehended him and confiscated his passport. He wasn’t even given the chance to explain, call, or consult a lawyer to handle the situation.
Reporters Without Borders (RWB), or Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), is a non-profit organization that upholds the right to free speech and protection of online publishers. They focus specifically on freedom of the press, with bloggers included. [Read more…]
Did you respond to the Paris attacks last week on social media? The chances are that you did, whether it was adding the filter to your profile picture on Facebook or tweeting the peace symbol with the Eiffel Tower in the middle.
The Islamic State, or ISIS, is often touted in the media as being extremely social media savvy. Their videos, after all, spread like wildfire over the internet and help to radicalize people all over the world, but the hackivist group Anonymous is attempting to take the terrorist group’s online propaganda offline. Anonymous takes on ISIS, but will it work in the long-term?
Do you follow Adele on Twitter? If you do, you already know that she doesn’t tweet quite as often as most celebrities — actually, she doesn’t tweet very much at all. Scrolling through her tweets, most of them are just promotional material for her upcoming, super-to-be-awesome album 25. Speaking to the BBC’s Graham Norton, Adele reveals why she doesn’t tweet: drunk tweets.
Essena O’Neill, teenage Australian social media personality, has decided to pull the plug on her social media career. For some, this will not seem like that big of a deal, but O’Neill’s online following was substantial, numbering almost half a million followers on Instagram alone.
Over the weekend, one of the stars of Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs film spoke out against what she perceives to be poor parenting in the age of social media. Steve Jobs costar Kate Winslet told The Sunday Times that parents are losing control of their kids to technology. Winslet specifically singles out social media.