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Twitter Gets a Buy Button For Celebrities Only [Video]

Twitter Gets a Buy Button For Celebrities Only [Video]

The key word in social media is “social” but Twitter is betting they can entice consumers to include “shopping” in the list of activities performed on their site. As of today, Twitter is rolling out their new “Buy” button, although their test group is limited to mega-account celebrities like Eminem, Soundgarten, Brad Paisley and Home […]

Who Is Slender Man?

Who Is Slender Man?

Who is “Slender Man?” What was once a frightening game for Internet-browsers to dare each other to play, and what had been before that an urban legend on horror sites, has suddenly become a focal point for the supernatural. As a growing number of strange crimes committed by young teens point to Slender Man, an […]

Twitter Users Worry: Are Facebook Algorithms Coming?

Twitter Users Worry: Are Facebook Algorithms Coming?

Ever since Twitter went public in November of last year, the changes have been fast and furious. A few months ago they changed their font, last month the furor was about other people’s Favorites showing up on personal timelines, this month, they changed the font back (from Gotham to Arial on the PC). The newest […]

Robin Williams to Become a Character in World of Warcraft

Robin Williams to Become a Character in World of Warcraft

Thanks to a passionate community of fans, Robin Williams is slated to become immortalized in the popular World of Warcraft franchise as a non-playable character. Robin Williams, an unparalleled comedian, decorated actor, and avid gamer, died August 11, 2014. Williams currently has three films due to be released either later this year or in 2015. […]

The ‘Purge’ Threats Have Started Once Again

The ‘Purge’ Threats Have Started Once Again

The “Purge” threats have started once again as the weekend nears. Various social media sites are humming with the possibility that the “Purge” is going is happen across several states. Last week the threats were centered in Kentucky but now they have moved to Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Tennessee. […]

Facebook Controls Internet News

Facebook Controls Internet News

The massive user base on Facebook lends to company control over trends, content, and news that spreads throughout the internet. While other social platforms, such as Twitter, give a structure suited for immediate reactions to posts and happenings in the world, Facebook is poised to be a structurally separate experience. Algorithms, social trends, and preferences […]

Buzzfeed Plagiarism and the Fate of the Listicle

Buzzfeed Plagiarism and the Fate of the Listicle

Buzzfeed came under heavy scrutiny last week when it was found that Benny Johnson, their Viral Politics editor, engaged in over 40 instances of plagiarism and was fired. The allegations of plagiarism came from two anonymous Twitter users that began the investigation by pointing out articles with content that Johnson had copied from Yahoo! Answers. […]

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