The Tweetdeckoning is nigh, as Twitter suspended a whole bunch of accounts - including the vast portfolio of accounts owned by Viral, Inc. But has the social network made a mistake? Here is my exclusive investigation…Read More
Does everything really need stories? According to Facebook, yes they do and Redditors have been busy mocking them by photoshopping 20 more ridiculous places that will now have stories.Read More
Someone is using former Lostprophets singer and convicted paedophile Ian Watkins’ Twitter account to promote new music - even though he is currently serving 35 years behind bars for his crimes.Read More
Twitter has not had it easy over the past couple of years. From the flat growth of new users to a torrential storm of abusive tweets, the social network has been dragged through the mud a fair few times.
But now, things are starting to look optimistic, as it’s been widely reported that Twitter is going up for sale with some interesting companies looking to buy…
Who are these companies? Why would they want to purchase a social network in an almost purgatorial state? Let’s take a look.Read More
While a robot may never be capable of feeling emotion, artist Erica Scourti’s bot “Empathy Deck” has the potential to pretend well enough to offer comforting help.Read More
Chloe Cowan, a 20-year-old from Kent, has been handed a three-year jail sentence and banned from using any internet-enabled device for 10 years, after pretending to be the ghost of a murdered child to launch a series of hate attacks on Twitter… Social media abuse is a common problem, but this seems to take things to a new low.Read More
So Microsoft has revealed an artificial intelligent chat bot named 'Tay,' which is designed to be down with the kids. You can tell she's targeted toward 18-24-year-old people with a bio like the following: "A.I fam from the internet that's got zero chill."Read More
On March 21st, 2006, Twitter entered the social world. Ten years later, it has over 300 million active users and went public to the tune of more than $10 billion. Granted this is $30 billion less than 2013 and many people still misunderstand how to use it, but the company hopes to change these preconceptions wth its new ad.Read More
With 350,000 tweets sent every minute, it's impossible to keep track of all the emotions every Twitter user conveys. The Fuse Studio want to change that with an art installation named "Amygdala," which crunches up to 30 tweets per second and visually translates each into one of six emotions: Happiness, anger, sadness, disgust, amazement or fear.Read More
Remember a while back when we said Twitter is going start looking a lot like Facebook? Today they've rolled out a significant change towards this transition: an algorithmic timeline.Read More
Because content consumption through apps is always better than a responsive website, New Rising Media is now on Apple News. Click here to subscribe if you're reading this on an iOS device.Read More
To combat the rising number of drink-drivers around Christmas, Sussex and Surrey police will share the names of people convicted on Twitter.Read More
Actor Aaron paul, who plays Jesse in Breaking Bad, asked his Twitter followers to let him know any thoughts on the recent episode by saying “Let me talk you thru it. Number, please.” With this has come a brilliant prank by ZeoStorm, and a lesson to everyone: don't post personal info online, even if an actor tells you to.
Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone has given Facebook advice on how to run its business. In a post on Medium, Stone suggested the social network should charge users $10 (£6.55) per month for an ad-free 'premium' version.
Jim Carrey has withdrawn support for Kick Ass 2, a film he plays a significant starring role in, for being "too violent" following the Sandy Hook massacre.
Starting today, Facebook is officially adding support for the hashtag, allowing users to better follow and take part in conversation about specific topics.
Samsung, H TC and LG took to their UK-based Twitter accounts to bicker, after the HTC One won the "hottest smartphone of 2013" award. This is usually the sort of childish behaviour we expected from fanboys, so it's kind of weird to see entire companies engage in it.Read More
Energy firm EDF has been trending on Twitter; but for all the wrong reasons. Users have confused the company with the English Defence League, sending them hundreds of abusive tweets about the far-right movement's protests.
Academics at the University of Lincoln have created a unique digital garden for the Chelsea Flower Show this year. Powered by social media activity, the public can directly influence how the garden appears by tweeting about it.
Social Medi a, for all its beneficial qualities, can also be quite the hot bed for racist, homophobic and ableist thinking. Floating Sheep, a group of geography academics, has created the "Geography of Hate" in this vein, using Twitter data to map the most hate-filled states in America.