The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has reached new heights the past few weeks, with a slew of celebrities and normal people taking part. Naturally, however, there are some who didn't succeed at having a bucket of ice water poured over their heads.
A quick browse through our news feeds on the social networking site Facebook often reveals "news" stories of a bizarre nature. These stories, from publications like The Daily Mash and The Onion have upset some people.
It was only a matter of time before a sugar-coated social media fad happened. Apparently, these things don’t last too long. The Facebook “gratitude” thing is still going, but at least people are finally beginning to question it.
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A Malaysian teenager is being investigated by police for sedition after "liking" a pro-Israel Facebook posting, sparking outrage over perceived growing intolerance in the Muslim-majority country.
A documentary called Web Junkie opened to limited theatrical release in the U.S. on August 6, 2014. The film explores Internet usage habits, specifically among a group of teens in Beijing who are being treated in an unusual type of recovery facility.
Russian government officials have begun enforcing a previously approved law which requires citizens to use ID when signing into public Wi-Fi. Citizens and journalists have responded by criticizing their actions.
It's a question as old as the Internet itself: How do website owners make money from a traditionally free medium? As sites like the Washington Post erect "paywalls" to force readers to subscribe, it is time to re-examine the controversial practice.
A current story by a guy called Sacha Greif about the very iffy, non-transparent curse of freelancers called Fiverr.com, offers an insight into the sweatshop conditions freelancers are regularly forced to endure.
Demand in China for shark fin soup is destroying shark populations in Costa Rica. An Insane Clown Posse tattoo leads to an amputated arm. Jeff Goldblum helps make a couple's wedding photo extra special. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.