You can’t hide anything on social media these days, it seems. Recently in the UK a 22-year-old woman named Pippa met a young, handsome guy named Matt while out on the town. Matt claimed he was single and so he and Pippa got a little cozy in the club.
Charlotte Proudman probably didn’t think twice before posting her profile picture on LinkedIn to connect with colleagues and look for job opportunities. After all, LinkedIn is a site for business networking, right? Well, some people might think differently.
Barbie has finally pushed aside her designer gear and embraced her hipster side, all while documenting it on Instagram (with exactly the right filter).
Imagine someone pays a compliment to the person next to you, but you think it’s for you. You quickly say thank you, then just as quickly hang your head down in complete awkwardness, wanting to curl up into a little ball so nobody sees you. Yeah, there’s an app for things like that.
Though Friends hasn’t been in production for over a decade, the characters of Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey, and Monica still live on. Whether it’s through Friends marathons on TV or the constant rumors of a Friends movie coming out, we just can’t escape those six coffee-obsessed New Yorkers.
Social media can be used for good, too! The app named Cheer Upper is allowing Twitter users to find people’s depressing tweets and send a reply to brighten the day of these saddened strangers. Cheer Upper uses the Twitter API and MetaMind’s sentiment analysis API to collect sad tweets.
How connected are we to technology these days? Well, if we’re honest, we’re probably a little too connected with all our blogs and social media interactions and emailing and online shopping. Designer Ajit Johnson knows this all too well and created a series of fun posters that reveal just how our daily lives are taken over my technology.
If there’s one thing you don’t want your mum doing, it’s reading your saucy Grindr messages. Oh, and revealing them to the world. Right? Well, in one YouTuber’s case, he asked his mother to do it.
It might be sexist. It also might be a tad (a lot) creepy. But if someone’s going to go to the effort and create an Instagram account and fill it with pictures of cute guys (Parisian guys at that!) on the Metro, I can’t help but support the cause.
You know what sucks? Street harassment. But one Brazilian woman took matters into her own hands after facing a night of harassment on the streets of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The woman is Débora Adorno, who was walking home in her home city when she had to ‘slow down and hear all those things, receiving these awful pervert stares from those guys’. Being in this situation, she says, made her feel powerless and trapped.
Do the things we do online make sense in real life? Prank video shows just how silly social media can be!
Last year we showed you Jena Kingsley’s hilarious Are You On The List? video where she punked unsuspecting coffee lovers at a Starbucks. Now the comedian is back with an even better video you’ve gotta watch.
Bros being Basic is any gal’s worst nightmare. It’s an Instagram account that features shots of guys trying to take on ‘girly’ poses, like many females exhibit in their social media pics. Sexist? Yeah. Funny? Kinda. Some shots see guys with hands on hips, pouting into the camera.
In her desire to speak out against parents who upload a never ending stream of pictures of their cute little bundle on Facebook, and as part of an art experiment for her graduate thesis, young Dutch designer Laura Cornet created a baby toy that lets babies take their own selfies and post status updates immediately […]
If you’re a millennial and you’ve ever gone through a breakup, you’ll know that the defriending on Facebook and the unfollowing on Twitter can be harder than the breakup itself. Ok, sometimes it is. And Brooklyn-based artist Sarah K. Hallacher has created her art series User Experience of a Heartache to reflect just how some of us might feel after we’ve shared so much of ourselves on social media-especially our relationships-only to have them end.