Twitter has been under fire for the past several months for failing to provide adequate tools to fight harassment on its social network. The company has recently admitted to its shortcomings, and in an attempt to make the website a safer place to interact with other users, it’s testing a new “quality filter” to block notifications that contain abusive or offensive content. More →
The Internet has evolved at an incredible pace. Websites that looked amazing less than a decade ago are absolutely hideous by today’s standards — even the websites that are now worth billions of dollars.
Twitter is a truly fascinating place that is simultaneously an amazing source of information and entertainment, and a boring, soul-crushing waste of time. It really all depends on who you follow, and since there are more than half a billion users, it can be difficult to find the right people to follow.
So, we’ve done some of the heavy lifting for you. More →
Apple’s iOS 8 software is one of the company’s most important mobile releases to date because it introduced several features that could turn out to be major assets not only for Apple, but also for consumers and businesses. Features like Apple Pay, HealthKit and HomeKit might become critical to some companies, making iOS devices more important than ever for their bottom lines. But there also appear to be other features, or lack thereof, that can significantly hurt certain companies. More →
App developers are getting very creative with the new widget capabilities that Apple added in iOS 8. While Apple may never add conventional widget support to iOS, Notification Center widgets provide a compromise that gives users access to one-swipe information as opposed to zero-touch information, as is the case with Android widgets.
If I were a betting man, I would definitely bet a handsome sum that this is the funniest thing you’ll see today. Love him or hate him, Jimmy Kimmel knocked it out of the park with his recurring segment that asks famous people to read mean tweets about themselves. Twitter, after all, is a breeding ground of hate when it comes to people freely spouting disgusting comments about other people with little or no fear of consequences.
For the second time, Kimmel has focused solely on musicians in the latest installment of his “Mean Tweets” segment, where celebrities step in front of the camera and read mean tweets that have been posted about them. The results, of course, are absolutely hilarious. More →
A new study from the Pew Research Center found that using social networks including Facebook, Twitter and others, as well as other means of digitally sharing experiences, isn’t as stressful as some claimed in the past. But the overall social networking experience may become an invisible burden for many, who unknowingly pay the “cost of caring.” More →
Get ready to cringe, ladies and gentlemen. Social media has completely penetrated our lives, and things were taken to the next level in 2014. What started as a few simple websites where people could communicate and keep each other up to date on their personal lives has become a core part of the Internet experience. People use social media sites to communicate with each other, brands use social media sites to communicate with potential customers, and even politicians now use social media as a key tool with which they can make their messages heard.
Of course, sometimes those messages are huge mistakes that politicians instantly regret posting, and now it’s time to laugh and cringe as we relive the 10 worst posts of the year. More →
Netflix may have a brand new features in the works to keep users glued to the screen watching its upcoming TV shows, one Twitter user has discovered. As Rich Greenfield noticed on Twitter, the official Marco Polo Twitter account — Netflix’s upcoming TV series — has a Tweet Me a Reminder button appended to independent tweets that’s probably going to be used to register a fan’s interest in the show.