6-year-old Darren of Clarksville, Tennessee wants you to leave your porch light on so that his dad would know that his love for him can light up the entire sky at night. On September 26 last year, Darren’s dad – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Allen Baysore, Jr. – was killed in action in Afghanistan. He had often told Darren, ‘I love you to the moon and back.’
The Facebook ‘like’ has been dying out over the past few months as people of the Internet finally start to question its value, and over the weekend, it was finally laid to rest in Amsterdam’s oldest church, Oude Kerk.
For a long time now the internet has been awash with the hilarious consequences of autocorrect’s ‘helpful’ intervening in the middle of hastily written messages. Whether mortifying, inappropriate or down right insulting, autocorrect (especially on iPhones for some reason) always seems to jump in at the precise moment before you hit ‘send’. There’s nothing you can do except wait for the indignant reply.
This is what The Onion think of Facebook’s decision to make satirical posts on the site more ‘obvious’ (spoiler alert: they win!)
The Onion strikes back. The brilliant satirical website have (apparently) confused Facebook users so much with their close to the bone ‘news’ posts that the social media giant have now decided to identify all satirical updates with a clear and obvious tag to try and help people who can’t understand what’s happening.
Hot on the heels of Facebook’s secret news feed experiment that looked at how emotional contagion through social networks changed people’s moods in response to filtered news feeds, artist Lauren McCarthy created Facebook Mood Manipulator, a Chrome browser extension that taps into the same Linguistic Inquiry Word Count (LIWC) system used by the Facebook study. […]
Redditor RubberDogTurds shows us that not all Facebook covers are about cheesy quotes and stock images. The other day, she uploaded a series of screencaps showing her Facebook covers incorporating her profile photos into the bigger picture. The covers show her running away from the Jurassic Park T-Rex, sitting alongside Heisenberg, and being the Mother of Dragons, to name a few. It’s simple, but makes stalking her page all the more fun.
Are you trying too hard on Facebook? Do you tweet too often? Are you looking like a loser to all your 1,200 Instagram followers? Now there’s a program that will ‘delve into your online persona, crunch the numbers, and form a comprehensive quantitative summary of your effort level in social media’. If you’re ready to […]
Mark Zuckerberg has had a Hollywood blockbuster made about him, and now the Facebook CEO will soon be seen beaming away this June at the new Madame Tussauds museum in San Francisco, donning his signature hoodie-and-jeans getup while sitting cross-legged on a chair with a laptop (looks like an unbranded Mac). Fun fact: we didn’t […]
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. [work out how much time you've wasted on Facebook here!]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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.
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?’)