Who To Follow On Twitter

The people you follow on Twitter are boring – here are 25 new follows to fix that

By on February 9, 2015 at 12:11 PM.

The people you follow on Twitter are boring – here are 25 new follows to fix that

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 →

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iOS 8 Update on iPhone and iPad

iOS 8 is still causing big headaches in unexpected places

By on February 6, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

iOS 8 is still causing big headaches in unexpected places

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 →

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iPhone Widget Twitter App

This cool iPhone app found a great new use for widgets that you’ve never seen before

By on February 6, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

This cool iPhone app found a great new use for widgets that you’ve never seen before

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.

We’ve seen plenty of cool and creative widgets for the iPhone pop up, and now we have a new one to add to the list: NC. More →

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Kimmel Mean Tweets

Hilarious: Watch Katy Perry, Britney Spears and more read mean tweets about themselves

By on February 3, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

Hilarious: Watch Katy Perry, Britney Spears and more read mean tweets about themselves

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 →

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Twitter Super Bowl Patriots Seahawks

Mesmerizing graphic shows how much Twitter exploded during the end of the Super Bowl

By on February 2, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

Mesmerizing graphic shows how much Twitter exploded during the end of the Super Bowl

It’s not surprising to see social media activity exploded during key moments of Sunday’s Super Bowl but it’s still cool to see just how much Twitter blew up at the end of the game. More →

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Facebook vs. Stress

How Facebook and Twitter make you pay the ‘cost of caring’

By on January 16, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

How Facebook and Twitter make you pay the ‘cost of caring’

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 →

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Top 10 Social Media Mistakes

The 10 worst social media blunders by politicians in 2014

By on December 31, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

The 10 worst social media blunders by politicians in 2014

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 →

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Netflix Marco Polo Tweet Me a Reminder Feature

Netflix finds a new way to get you even more addicted to its shows

By on December 8, 2014 at 8:20 AM.

Netflix finds a new way to get you even more addicted to its shows

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.

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Twitter Apps Data Collection

How to stop Twitter from tracking what other apps you use on iPhone or Android

By on November 28, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

How to stop Twitter from tracking what other apps you use on iPhone or Android

Twitter is about to become more annoying for some users, as the company will start tracking what other mobile apps iOS and Android owners are using in a push to better profile users, and thus improve its targeted advertising business. More →

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Conan Madeleine Albright Twitter Battle

Conan O’Brien got into a Twitter battle with Madeleine Albright and it might be the best one ever

By on October 24, 2014 at 4:35 PM.

Conan O’Brien got into a Twitter battle with Madeleine Albright and it might be the best one ever

Former Secretary Of State, Madeleine Albright may be 77 years old, but that doesn’t mean she still can’t pack a punch. On Thursday, Conan O’Brien tweeted a Halloween joke about the first female Secretary Of State, but her response to that tweet won the Internet.

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Best Amazon Movie Reviews

Amazing Twitter account collects Amazon’s most hilarious movie reviews

By on October 10, 2014 at 2:15 PM.

Amazing Twitter account collects Amazon’s most hilarious movie reviews

Get ready to add a new account to your Twitter feed. Amazon reviews can be surprisingly helpful when making purchasing decisions, especially now that the best and most helpful reviews always seem to rise to the top thanks to Amazon’s review rating system. Some reviews, however, are written not just to help shoppers on Amazon’s website, but also to entertain them. Such was the case with Amazon’s collection of the funniest product reviews of all time, and now we have another, ever-growing batch of reviews to enjoy courtesy of an amazing Twitter account. More →

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iOS 8 Autopredict Tweets

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Tweets composed entirely with iOS 8 autopredict

By on September 18, 2014 at 9:35 AM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Tweets composed entirely with iOS 8 autopredict

It hasn’t taken long for iPhone users to start having fun with some of iOS 8’s new features. One iPhone user decided to experiment with composing entire tweets based on iOS 8’s autopredict feature that gives you suggestions for what words you’re likely to use next in a sentence. The user started out with just one word and picked autopredict suggestions about where to go from there and the results were about as ridiculous as you’d expect. More →

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Social Media Critics

On social media, you’re more than just a critic

By on August 26, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

On social media, you’re more than just a critic

Judgmentalism has been a staple of societal life for longer than I’m even capable of understanding, and as such, folks have been handing out criticisms for just as long. It’s common practice for creators to look down on other creations, and moreover, to bestow opinions on current events without ever being asked. It’s an issue that has surely been around for some time, but it feels as if social media has only served to add fuel to the proverbial fire.

Talking heads of the tube were bad enough, but at least there were only a smattering of those. Now, we have billions of those same heads, and unlike television, their words remain linkable, searchable, and retweetable ad infinitum. More →

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