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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. […]

Fire Challenge Craze Is Blazing out of Control [Video]

Fire Challenge Craze Is Blazing out of Control [Video]

Several challenges have captivated teen video lovers but now the dare has expanded to include fire. Recently a teen was seriously injured after he accepted the “fire challenge” and set himself ablaze. These videos which have popped up across social media platforms have gone viral. After seeing these challenges on YouTube and Facebook a 15-year-old […]

Google and Twitch Join Forces

Google and Twitch Join Forces

According to VentureBeat (which cites anonymous sources), an arrangement has finally been reached between Google and Twitch to join forces for the sum of over $1 billion. Google and Twitch have made no official comment, but this merger has been widely speculated upon for months. Twitch––a leader in subscription-based video services––is a huge win for Google, […]

Rape, Internet Privacy and ‘Fraping’

Rape, Internet Privacy and ‘Fraping’

A court case in Ireland has created the world’s first legal precedent for prosecuting someone for hacking a Facebook status. One of the internet’s common pranks, which is called “fraping” or “Facebook rape” in Ireland, went terribly awry for one angry young man trying to get back at his ex-girlfriend for moving on to a […]

Sirius XM Radio Fires O&A’s Anthony Cumia Fans Cancel Their Subscriptions

Sirius XM Radio Fires O&A’s Anthony Cumia Fans Cancel Their Subscriptions

Following a series of angry tweets that Sirius XM radio deemed racist from Opie and Anthony radio star Anthony Cumia, the radio broadcasting company fired the shock jock which prompted fans to cancel their subscriptions. Cumia stated that he was assaulted by a black woman who was angry that the radio host took a picture […]

Mobile App Snapchat Releases New Feature [Video]

Mobile App Snapchat Releases New Feature [Video]

Snapchat’s new feature released on Tuesday is called Our Story.  The mobile app will be first tested at the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) this weekend. This app came after the feature My Story was added, which lets users share different moments with their friends throughout a 24-hour period, by posting and creating a narrative of a […]

New Facebook App to Take On Snapchat

New Facebook App to Take On Snapchat

Facebook Creative Labs has launched a new app that does not require a Facebook login and that might become the competitor to take on the now popular sharing app, Snapchat. The new app is called Slingshot where users can simply login with their phone numbers and contact list to use the new application. The app also has […]

The Internet: Always On

The Internet: Always On

The “always on” phenomenon may sound a little overboard to some people, but because of the nature of the Internet and the manner in which it is used there is really no denying it. It is in cars, houses and appliances, not to mention the expectation that some consumers have that whatever business they enter should have […]

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