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In tragic news, a man fell off a cliff to his death Sunday while watching the sunrise with friends in Sydney, Australia.
The man, a British daredevil named Gareth Jones, had taken a photo with his feet hanging over the edge of the very same cliff only three days prior to plummeting almost 300 feet to is death.
Adventures in Social Media
Sharing artistic photos of lattes and ~sunsets~ must be more addictive than ever before.
Instagram now has over 300 million users, CEO Kevin Systrom announced in a blog post today. That means the photo-sharing app has grown by 50 percent over the last nine months, Re/code points out.
Selfies and brunch photos won’t be found anywhere near Amy Sedaris’s Instagram feed.
When the Strangers With Candy star posts, she digs through the vault of all that is kooky, bizarre and oddly satisfying.
She only joined in September, but squirrels in colonial attire, a chocolate bar with a face and Read More
Wall of Shame
Social network newcomer Ello has been going nuclear among people looking for a social network that helps them escape advertising and its evils. And because brands will do everything in their power to sell shit, Ello already has profiles for Netflix, Sonos and news orgs like the Wall Street Journal, the Independent, Engadget, and the Guardian.
This bring a certain confusion for people who aren’t thinking very deeply. That train of thought goes like this: Ello doesn’t sell out to brands, but brands are allowed to be on Ello? Doesn’t that go against their manifesto? Wait, Ello founder Paul Budnitz has one to promote his bicycle company? Hypocrite!
Yes, having marketers aboard ruins everything. Hell, the reason people have flocked to Ello in the first place is escape the social network titans who are alienating every user they can for the sake of advertisers. But there’s a clear divide between Ello simply letting brands make a profile, and re-engineering their site and business model to cater to advertisers, a la Facebook.
Any avid Instagramer knows that no social media flub is as horrible as having a photo escape friends’ scroll depth without a single like, where it will likely wallow in a state of shame for all of eternity.
A new site called nolikesyet.com must hate us all, because it’s bringing all those embarrassing posts to light.
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Miley Cyrus has been quiet lately — a little too quiet. This time last year, she was twerking with a giant finger and somehow getting blamed for Robin Thicke’s aura of scuzziness. What’s she doing now? What’s on her mind?
Thankfully, an Australian TV show creatively named Sunday Night had a chance to catch up with her. And one thing she’s probably not doing is Googling herself. She reportedly told the interviewer that social media was worse for your health than marijuana.
This shouldn’t surprise us, because Beyoncé keeps tighter control of her image than pretty much any other star. But it’s still disappointing to learn that her latest Instagram photo appears to have been edited for maximum ***flawless-ness.
The telltale signs: the iPhone and wine glass on the table both look warped. This makes it seem like the singer (or more likely, her “people”) used editing software to alter her thigh. Or she just likes her pinot from an oblong glass! It’s impossible to tell.
Keeping Up With The Car-dashians
We all know Michelle Rodriguez, actress and dater of the hottest 20-somethings on the planet, likes to have fun. She also, apparently, is one of the only people on the planet who also likes to use Instagram’s video function.
The chillest 35-year-old on the planet, she frequently updates her feed with bizarre snippets of her fast and furious life. These punctuated motion pictures incorporate surrealism, realism, neo-realism, even elements of dada. The clips are truly remarkable and make the viewer wonder: does she even realize she’s posting this stuff?
The second-youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner brood is getting serious flack for a video she posted on social media earlier this week.
A recent video posted to Kendall Jenner’s Instagram depicted Ms. Jenner and fellow model, Ashley Skye, rocking out to Avril Lavigne’s “sk8er boi” in the car, Fox News reports. In the video — which has since been taken down, but is still viewable here — Ms. Jenner spends a lot of time dancing, singing and looking at Ms. Sky, and not a lot of time looking at surrounding traffic.
It’s a sad, sad day when you come to value the quality of your selfies more than you do your own pet.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) says hundreds of black cats are being abandoned by their owners. The reason? They’re apparently not photogenic enough for their owners’ selfies.