The world of law can be confusing. Too often for us bloggers, a compelling story lies beneath a pile of legalese so thick, the only sentences we extract from it sound dull and wooden. Nobody wants to read about a case that was a real salmagundi of textbook law. That’s because nobody knows what the heck saslmagundi means. If you’re curious, it’s a type of English salad featuring “meat or fish, veggies, fruits, and nuts arranged in a geometrical fashion.” It’s been used by judges to imply the concept of a “mix” or “hodgepodge.” [Read more…]
Is social media making you less social? At first, it seems like a strange question. How could social media make us less social? Social is in the name!
An Ethiopian court has acquitted five Zone 9 bloggers of terrorism charges. Four of the five bloggers have been identified as Abel Labella, Atnaf Berhane, Natnail Feleke and Befekadu Hailu. The bloggers have been held since April 2014.
As it turns out, Facebook’s rumored “dislike” button really isn’t a dislike button at all — it’s a set of emoji-like emoticons, and the traditional “like” button is just one in the set.
Last night, for the first time since April 2008, Democratic presidential hopefuls took to the debate stage to discuss the issues that have become the left’s platform in 2015: gun control, foreign policy and the nation’s massive student loan debt.
We knew that big changes were coming to Twitter, and here at The Blog Herald, we’ve been following them closely, so the news that Twitter laid off 8% of its workforce (or 336 employees) was not too surprising. It’s all part of a much larger effort to refocus and restructure the massively popular microblogging website. Let’s break down the Twitter layoff.
Occasionally, a really great blog will just jump out at you. These kind of blogs provide good content that effectively targets a specific audience, and the Quirky Quad is one of those blogs.
The Quirky Quad has a very specific reading in mind: the not-so-typical, artistic, quirky millennial. This blog regularly posts blogs that tackle some of the biggest concerns for college students / millennials: relationships, fitness, celebrity culture and the overall college experience, just to name a few.
A recent study is suggesting something that we all have known for years (on one level or another): social media is killing us.
Okay, not killing us, but it’s making us miserable. Really, really miserable. This is especially true of people who are teenagers and also happen to use social media extensively.
On Thursday, the High Court in Singapore dismissed video blogger Amos Yee’s appeal against his jail sentence. Justice Tay Yong Kwang ridiculed Yee during the proceedings, arguing that Yee “gave no respect to anyone – the police, the court and someone who had just passed away.”
For years, Tumblr’s user base has been growing steadily. With Yahoo’s $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr in 2013, the micro-blogging site became part of the Yahoo brand. Near the end of 2014, Tumblr had at least 420 million users — that’s huge for a website with a bit of an identity crisis. Tumblr’s gigantic user base is really enticing for many bloggers, but it may not be worth your time. Is Tumblr for bloggers? Real bloggers?