“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.
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…]