This instagram account shows guys taking on those famous ‘girly’ poses

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 5 December 2014

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.

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It was bound to happen: this toy is designed to let babies take their own selfies

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Tuesday 18 November 2014

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 […]

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Broken relationship? This artist knows just what you’re going through

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 12 November 2014

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.

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The newest hashtag campaign celebrities are in on? #WakeUpCall

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 15 October 2014

So long, ice bucket challenge. Hello, #WakeUpCall. This new social media campaign is in the aid of Unicef and involves celebs taking selfies first thing in the morning-no makeup and no hair brushing. The idea was actually conceived by UK Unicef Ambassador Jemima Khan, who said on Twitter: ‘Post a video of your #wakeupcall or […]

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A funeral for the Facebook ‘like’ just took place in Amsterdam

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Saturday 20 September 2014

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.

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Stocking is the new planking, according to this blog anyway

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 10 September 2014

Planking was fun. It grabbed you all the attention you needed and made your friends laugh. But then everyone stopped planking and social media got kind of boring. So someone invented a new trend that’s catching. It’s called stocking and it involves replicating pretty awful stock photos in the most hilarious way possible. It might not sound like much but when you see the images side-by-side, you’re in for a real treat.

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In this age of social media, even prenups include a no-Tweeting clause

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Thursday 10 July 2014

While wedding prenups are often viewed by die-hard romantics with great disdain, it seems their advocates are going from strength to strength where the minute details are concerned. The latest inclusion gives a sure nod to the digital revolution, with a social media clause that forbids the posting of one’s divorced partner on social media. ‘Each party […]

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Find out if you’re a try-hard when it comes to social media

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Thursday 5 June 2014

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 […]

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Are your pets lonely? Sign them up for SmellMe, China’s pet-only social network

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 21 May 2014

The mainland Chinese have been consistently making a stir in the tech scene, and now they have one more thing to add to that list: SmellMe, a social networking platform just for pets. Apparently it is still in its early days with ‘only’ 500,000 registered users on it. Besides making social updates via the mobile […]

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Eat up your social media symbols, kids!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 22 April 2014

Remember when your parents tried to make you eat vegetables back in the day? They struggled a lot. Since then, companies have been coming up with new and innovative ways to get kids to eat their veggies, but it looks like Birdseye has gone just a step further. I’m not sure if these are being […]

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Classical art paintings, updated with social media notifications

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 7 April 2014

In her ‘emoji nation’ series, Kiev-based artist Nastya Nudnik takes the event notifications from Facebook, Twitter and the lot that we are so familiar with on social media, and updates classical art paintings with these. That one tweak instantly transforms the timeless to something quite mundane.

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

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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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Condescending Corporate Brand Page parodies corporate Facebook pages

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Saturday 12 October 2013

Condescending Corporate Brand Page cynically parodies the hell out of corporate Facebook pages everywhere with the darnest posts like ‘Click share to improve our analytics. Now.’ For the record, it is run by the similarly aptly-named Condescending Social Media Agency, which it has threatened in another post to ‘sack… and run the page ourselves.’ Haha, […]

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22-carat gold toilet paper for just US$1,376,900 per roll

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By Annie Churdar in New Products on Friday 11 October 2013

I used to resort to a cheesy joke about using 20 dollar bills instead of 100s as toilet paper. But I think someone at Toilet Paper Man beat me to my punchline. These guys sell a roll of 22-carat gold TP for just US$1,376,900 per roll. Don’t believe me? Apparently Instagram celebrity Kelly Wearstler found a roll and […]

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All it takes is 37 emails and 163 texts to seal the deal with your love interest

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 2 October 2013

Dating is so digitalized these days: a study conducted by e-retailer PIXmania reveals that all it takes for love to bloom is a handful of tweets and a few texts. To be precise, 224 tweets, 163 text messages, 70 Facebook messages, 37 emails, and 30 phone calls to ‘seal the deal.’ The study also reveals […]

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