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?
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.
Earlier this week, Jes Baker’s book Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls, published by Seal Press, was released in paperback. Baker is known as the #FatGirlsCan blogger; her blog, The Militant Baker, encourages people to find a way to move past the what much of the media put forward as the ideal body type and feel positive about their body image. [Read more…]
Are you having trouble attracting followers to your blog? Do you wish that you have a ready-made group of followers who already have some vested interest in what you have to say? If so, you should consider using Facebook Notes!
Do you remember Facebook Notes? The tool has been around for a long time, almost since Facebook was initially launched. It used to be a way for you to write more lengthy posts that wouldn’t fit in a restricted status update. (Remember those days? Those were days when people couldn’t just fill your timeline with long status updates that put forward crazy conspiracy theories. I, personally, miss those days.)
Okay, back to the point: Facebook Notes was the place where you would copy and paste quizzes and surveys and answer burning questions about yourself or your friends. (If you’re feeling nostalgic, try this Notes survey on for size.) [Read more…]
As bloggers, we’re working with our computers throughout the day. In fact, you probably have most of your digital life saved on that machine sitting in your lap. It’s never been a great idea to only have one place to save your data, but if you’re anything like the majority of us, the chances are that you haven’t backed up your files in quite some time.
But with the price of digital storage falling every year, there’s really no excuse for not backing up your data, and it’s a good idea to back up your data in a few places. With that said, we’ve come up with a few great options for you to choose from. [Read more…]
It seems that nobody is safe from email hacking lately. An unknown hacker has gained access to CIA Director John Brennan’s personal AOL email address. The Secret Service and FBI are investigating Brennan’s email breach.
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.
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.