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Insecure, narcissistic people more likely to post on Facebook – report
People suffering from low self-esteem are more likely to post their relationship status on Facebook, a new study has found.

22.05.2015 11:16

Holy sun! Solar halo in Mexico causes social media frenzy (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
A perfectly round rainbow-like halo surrounded the sun in several Mexican cities, including the country's capital on Thursday. People spent the day with their heads looking up at the sky, trying to capture the phenomenon and share it on social media.

22.05.2015 13:02

Chechen leader ‘chides WhatsApp gossipers ridiculing teen bride marriage’
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has reportedly taken to the airwaves to lecture gossipers who, according to him, used WhatsApp messenger to ridicule the “wedding of the century” between a middle-aged police chief and a 17-year-old bride, local media says.

21.05.2015 04:14

Waco shootout: Media & cops treat whites better than blacks, Twittersphere claims
​As mainstream media has rushed to cover the Waco biker shootout, many have expressed anger at the way the tragedy was handled. Social media was abuzz with claims that there is a double standard in reporting and policing when the bad guys are white.

19.05.2015 16:45

Speechless: Emoji is UK’s fastest-growing language
Emoji is the fastest growing form of communication in the UK and is evolving more rapidly than ancient languages such as hieroglyphics, a leading linguist says.

19.05.2015 15:48

#TakeUsWithYouScotland: 1000s in N. England sign petition to join 'future independent Scotland'
Over 35,000 people from northern England have signed a petition, asking to join future independent Scotland and sever from London. It says ‘the northerners’ have more bonds with Scotland than with “the ideologies of the London-centric south.”

16.05.2015 06:08

World War III will start with Pentagon bombing of RT – Kusturica
Award-winning Serbian director and musician Emir Kusturica believes that when Washington eventually starts World War III, RT will become one of its first and primary targets, being an extremely powerful weapon challenging US state propaganda.

15.05.2015 18:35

Ukrainians' FB posts deleted because of hate speech, not 'Russian trolls' - Zuckerberg
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has responded to Ukrainians' complaints about "unfair" deleting and blocking of their Facebook posts and accounts. The tech boss says they were too hateful.

15.05.2015 12:47

'No respect for users, no precise answers:' Facebook privacy policies slammed by Belgian watchdog
A Belgian privacy watchdog says that Facebook is flouting European privacy laws by tracking people without their consent, including those who have not even registered with the social networking site.

15.05.2015 14:34

Australia’s Dumbest Criminal: Police mock failed gas station robbery (VIDEO)
A thief in Australia looking to steal an ATM from a gas station came away empty-handed after the robbery didn’t quite go according to plan. Police from the state of Queensland posted a video showing criminal’s misadventure – adding a theme tune.

15.05.2015 06:51

New app lets you create & share videos with life-size holograms of celebrities
Want a video where you’re chatting with Obama? Or a selfie with a Bengal tiger? A new app, which creates the illusion of life-size holograms via a mobile device you can share on social media, has been launched on the Kickstarter crowd funding website.

14.05.2015 16:59

'We Are the World'.... order? Social media slams NATO’s charity song performance
NATO foreign ministers got their rocks off and sang karaoke at the end of a meeting in Antalya, Turkey. Perhaps the song choice - “We Are The World” – was poor though. They got roasted on social media for their perceived peace-promoting hypocrisy.

14.05.2015 14:19