How much time do you waste on Facebook? Too much

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 31 January 2014

Depending on when you first joined Facebook, you might’ve spent as much as a month’s worth of days on the website, uploading photos, leaving snarky comments and – admit it – playing Candy Crush. Well, now you’ll know exactly how much time you’ve been wasting online thanks to a new app. Taking into account the […]

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Friend an animal on Facebook, help science

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Thursday 9 January 2014

Have you ever had a Whale Shark for a Facebook friend? Now you can. Stumpy, a whale shark who lives off the coast of Western Australia, is one of 5000 whale sharks you can be friends with on Facebook. This is possible through the efforts of nature-lovers over at ‘Wild Me’, a non-profit that takes […]

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Was the pig-napping of Kevin Bacon just a publicity stunt for a Sydney cafe?

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Saturday 26 October 2013

The tragic pig-napping of Kevin Bacon and his farm buddy, Bradley the Lamb, made international headlines after their family at the Grounds of Alexandria in Sydney sounded the alarm. Facebook was all abuzz with the news and local Aussies took the hunt for the missing swine to the streets. But after further investigation, some question whether the […]

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‘Like whatever’ button allows you to Like everything in your Facebook feed

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 25 September 2013

Japan-based IDPW, which declares itself to be a ‘secret society on the Internet that continued from 100 years ago’, made a Google Chrome extension a couple of years back for spreading love and goodwill in the world: it installs a button, that, once pressed, will proceed to Like everything that displays in your Facebook feed. […]

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Get shocked when you browse Facebook too long

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Saturday 31 August 2013

Just admit it; you have a slight Facebook addiction. But now, thanks to two MIT PhD students, your days of mindless social media browsing are over. The Pavlov Poke is a nifty little device that acts as a keyboard rest, that is, until you fall off the ‘digital detox’ bandwagon.

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Tourism Australia censors kangaroo’s naughty bits for Facebook

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Travel on Thursday 29 August 2013

I had to snicker when I found this “racy” photo of the Facebook-famous Kangaroo, Big Baz. It all started when Tourism Australia posted these censored photos on their Facebook page. Aussies responded with outrage that a wild animal’s genitals would be censored and posted for all to see.

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Confused Facebook responses of folks who mistake The Onion for real news

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 24 August 2013

Hudson Hongo has compiled a best-of collection of the precious, priceless times when everyday harmless folks sincerely thought The Onion articles were for real. Naturally, we bawled our heads off at the confusion that greeted the one of the Nicolas Cage puppet (‘wait … I don’t understand.. there no Nicolas cage?? I mean as a real human?’)

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Facehawk: an interactive music video that hijacks your Facebook

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Friday 23 August 2013

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill music video. Director Rajeev Basu created this interactive music video for Big Data, a band whose conceptual music centers around voyeurism in the digital age. Facehawk essentially hijacks your Facebook and uses your data to create a hawk all in real-time on your browser. It’s a clever and poignant reminder of […]

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Customized Facebook ‘likes’ for superheroes

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Wednesday 22 May 2013

Bogotá-based creative Jaime Calderón personalized the ubiquitous Facebook ‘like’ icon to suit every prolific superhero out there: Spiderman, Superman, Wolverine, The Thing, Captain America, Batman, Iron Man, Hulk, Wonder Woman, Thor… the one for Flash isn’t even really in full sight. Brilliant.

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LuLu: an App for women to gossip about men

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Monday 6 May 2013

LuLu encourages women to objectify men. This “girls only” app let’s women anonymously gossip about the men in their lives. Girls can sign up and then begin rating guys they know via Facebook. It’s a third space for women to comment on men and stalk their profiles hardcore. It’s a place to keep up with ex’s, stay up to […]

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Chope Food for the Needy: Facebook feeds the poor

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Eco on Friday 26 April 2013

Do you want a practical way to feed the homeless? Take a look at Chope Food for the Needy’s facebook page. This movement teaches average people how to help the needy. All you really need to do is talk to your favorite food vendor, buy an extra meal or two, and ask them to give […]

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If Facebook made a real home

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Wednesday 10 April 2013

Comic website The Joy of Tech made this hilariously accurate representation of what it would be like if Facebook made a real home. Residents of this house are sure to have their dirty laundry aired out for their neighbors to see, toilets that encourage you to post tons of crap, and even an Instagram camera […]

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Jim’ll Paint It: Facebook’s most generous member

Francis Andrews Reader Find

By Francis Andrews in New Illustration on Tuesday 2 April 2013

This guy may well be Facebook’s finest, most generous member. Someone who has a bit of extra time on their hands hears users’ descriptions of far-out visions they’ve had that usually involve c-list celebrities caught in embarrassing situations, and renders them in lines, curves and colours using only Microsoft Paint. It’s awesome.

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Romantic getaway hint app from Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Websites on Friday 22 February 2013

So, your Valentine’s Day didn’t quite go as well as you’d hoped. Maybe your other-half is a little, erm… oblivious. Well, luckily, there’s an app for that. The boutique hotel experts at Mr. & Mrs. Smith have put together a little Facebook app that gives subtle hints to your sweetheart about places you’d like to […]

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World’s first film based entirely on Facebook status updates

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By Lost At E Minor in New Film on Monday 7 January 2013

This film was written and directed by interactive artist Rajeev Basu, and features the voice talents of Canada’s renowned Mark Aronson. The film has a very unique lo-fi aesthetic to it and was created over a year, across the UK, US and Israel. Watch it here.

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