Tinder scammers fool 30 men into sending money over

Image: brittany herbert/mashable By Yi Shu Ng2017-03-28 09:13:10 UTC Swiping right on the wrong person could be costly. A scam cooked up by two men on Tinder has netted at least 30 victims, who transferred “millions of baht” to the two between 2014 and 2016, authorities told the Bangkok Post. One of the victims transferred […]

Sean Spicer went an entire press briefing with something in his teeth

When White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer opened his mouth at Monday’s press briefing everyone noticed food stuck on his teeth.Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2017-03-27 19:25:51 UTC It was bound to happen with the White House press briefing always scheduled right after lunch: Press Secretary Sean Spicer held Monday’s press event with food […]

‘Town Hall’ is here, but don’t expect to start DMing with Trump

Mark Zuckerberg has gotten better at recognizing the political impact of Facebook. But the platform’s new “Townhall Feature” has a bit of a slow start.Image: Eric Risberg/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Marissa Wenzke2017-03-27 21:13:26 UTC Thanks to a pretty cool new feature on Facebook, you can now send direct messages to your elected representatives. Just go to your […]

Facebook’s ‘Town Hall’ is probably the best thing the social network has ever done

U.S. President Barack Obama greets the audience as he arrives at a town hall style meeting at Facebook headquarters on April 20, 2011 in Palo Alto, California.Image: justin sullivan/getty images By Kerry Flynn2017-03-27 10:29:48 -0700 Like it or not, Facebook has an impact on politics. The social network contributed to President Donald Trump’s successful election, […]

These hilarious memes have taken over the Indian internet

India’s biometric-based central identification system that started as a “voluntary” program for its billion-plus citizens in 2009 has now become inescapable.  Consider this: Indians need an Aadhaar card to get a mobile connection, to renew a driving licence, to file their taxes, to open a bank account, and very soon, to even vote.  The  government […]

‘Rogue’ national park Twitter account wasn’t so rogue after all, emails show

Ever since the National Park Service’s main Twitter account appeared to “go rogue” on President Donald Trump’s inauguration day, people have been using the department and its various park-specific social media accounts as a rallying point in the anti-Trump resistance.  However, according to emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, that’s not the […]

Trump aide comments on travel ban, gets instantly dragged on Twitter

It’s safe to say that many British people weren’t happy about the Trump administration’s reaction to the London attack.  First Donald Trump Jr. was dragged on Twitter for sending a contemptuous tweet criticising London Mayor Sadiq Khan.  Now it’s the turn of Sebastian Gorka, a national security aide to the president and former editor for […]

Twitter hails ‘braveheart’ mother who jumped on a leopard to save her son

A woman in Mumbai is being hailed a hero on Twitter after reportedly jumping on a leopard to rescue her little son from its claws. The incident is believed to have taken place in northern Mumbai in an area bordering a forest-park.  The animal leaped out of a dense thicket at around 9pm local time. […]

Millennials can’t shut up about sex, blame the internet

I’m a millennial and I can’t stop oversharing about my sex life. And, while I hate to point the finger, I blame social media. I first realised I was a sexual oversharer during a pretty uncomfortable moment with a new housemate — someone I barely knew, but was trying to get to know. As I […]

‘The People’s Campaign’ uses storytelling and social media to fight injustice

Baltimore residents protest the death of Freddie Gray  on May 1, 2015.Image: Win McNamee/Getty Images By Katie Dupere2017-03-23 15:04:30 UTC The people are coming together, and they’re using creativity and social media to be heard. A new initiative called The People’s Campaign is raising money on GoFundMe to travel to 15 states across the U.S. […]