Hundreds of British cops are being investigating for acting naughty on social media.
For the past five years, cops over on Knife Island allegedly did a lot of stupid things on Twitter and Facebook, including send friend requests to victims, send Facebook messages that were seen as “abusive in nature” and posted pictures of their coworkers in “compromising positions.” Read More
Anyone who’s felt terrorized by social media’s effect on society eventually ends up asking the question, “What would our lives be like without Facebook?” On Friday, we finally got a taste of that sweet reality when Facebook went down for 19 minutes around noon.
Chartbeat, a company that provides news organizations with live metrics for obsessive reporters to gaze at obsessively all day, decided that this was an ideal opportunity to figure out what Facebook’s effect is on news traffic. The result? Even as 70 percent of Facebook referrals vanished, overall traffic to news sites only took a three percent hit. Read More
This is not how you treat a queen, Zuck!
On last night’s Late Show with David Letterman, comedic empress Julia Louis-Dreyfus expressed her frustrations with Facebook. It’s hard to forget that provocative Rolling Stone cover from April where she posed naked with the United States Constitution tattooed on her back. Read More
Facebook could soon be in big trouble, and not just because Slingshot is probably gonna stink.
An Austrian law student, Max Schrems, is leading the charge in what could become a massive lawsuit against Facebook over privacy issues, the Daily Mail reports. Mr. Schrems is asking Facebook users worldwide to join him in demanding damages of €500 each over alleged violations of the European Union’s privacy policies. Read More
We’ve all heard of revenge porn — but what do you call it when the nudes somebody posts to Facebook without your consent aren’t even photos of you?
Meryem Ali of Houston is suing Facebook after her former friend allegedly created an account in her name and posted photos of other people’s naked bodies with Ms. Ali’s face attached via Photoshop, ArsTechnica reports. Read More
Since the news of their last one didn’t go over so well, good guy Facebook has decided to recruit and pay people who actually desire to participate in their upcoming study.
“The cinnamon challenge” once captivated the viral video lovers, but it seems things have escalated.
A teenager was seriously injured after lighting himself on fire attempting a “challenge” that’s been popping up across the Internet.
After seeing videos of “the fire challenge” on Facebook and YouTube, the 15-year-old Kentucky boy poured alcohol on his chest and Read More
The New York Police Department might be the most social law enforcement agency on earth. Last week, some officers went through a three-hour training session about how to effectively use social media and how to improve their personal #brand online. Read More
What’s that golden rule to follow when you’re on the run from the law? Draw as much attention to yourself as possible, obviously.
One nonsensical man was arrested the day after bragging that he’ll never be caught on the Facebook page of his county police department.
Last week, Roger Ray Ireland, 28, was the subject Read More