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Man who called himself Phuc Dat Bich admits name was a hoax

This story is a bit of a mind phuc, if you will pardon the word. An Australian man of Vietnamese roots posted an account on Facebook of his ongoing trials and tribulations due to his name: Phuc Dat Bich. But he now says the whole thing was a hoax.

Amazon is warning users that their password may have been leaked

Just days away from Black Friday, Amazon is reportedly emailing a currently unknown number of users to inform them their password may have been visible during a potential leak of the company's database. It remains unclear how the breach happened.

Weekly LOL: Why in the world does the U.S. still make pennies?

In his latest weekly rant, John Oliver asks why the United States still produces pennies despite each coin costing 1.7 cents to mint.

Feline surreal: Belgians tweet cat photos for #BrusselsLockdown

Brussels - When Belgian police requested social media silence during a series of anti-terrorism raids, they might have expected a catty response from the Internet.

Heart-warming video as 101-year-old B.C. woman plays in snow

The views of a rather simple video posted online Friday are, like the white stuff does in a heavy snowfall, piling up. It's not much on the surface, just a woman playing in snow. What is making it interesting is her age.

FacePalm Friday: Executive says women struggle finding music

Jimmy Iovine, a music executive at Apple has been getting heat after he claimed women find it difficult to find music without help.

Watch when a father explains the Paris attacks to his young son

A video going viral centres on a moving conversation between a father and son in Paris, where the patient father explains to his young son why they are safe from the "bad guys" who spread violence across Paris last week.

Popular emoji crowned word of the year

They say an image is worth 1,000 words, so it seems appropriate that the Oxford Dictionary word of the year for 2015 isn’t a word at all, and instead an emoji.

Google announces relaunch of Google+ with Community at the centre

Google has released a public preview of a relaunched version of Google+, following through on promises to make major changes to the unpopular service. The site is now centred around Communities and Collections, the two most frequented current features.

Yik Yak facing questions over anonymous threats

After reports of threats posted on the mobile app Yik Yak made students and faculty members nervous on the University of Missouri campus last week, the anonymous social-media platform is facing some pointed questions.

French search for friends, shelter online after Paris attacks

Paris - Survivors of the Paris attacks seeking shelter and people worried about friends or families all took to social media overnight following a wave of attacks in the French capital that killed 128.

Weekly LOL: Simone Giertz rigs an alarm clock to slap you

In the debut entry in Digital Journal's weekly column on funny videos, Simone Giertz creates an alarm clock that will "humiliate" you awake with slaps to the face.

Study finds giving up Facebook can make you happier

Big Facebook user? Do you check your 'wall' daily? If so, according to a study from the independent think-tank 'The Happiness Institute' you might be happier if you shut your account down and give it up altogether.

Actor allegedly stole viral videos to promote album on Facebook

A video from YouTube channel Kurzgesagt is accusing actor and R&B singer/songwriter Tyrese Gibson of taking videos from other content creators without permission and uploading them to his Facebook page.

Corey Vidal: The art of YouTubing is not what you think Special

Corey Vidal has never had a video with as many hits as the one that made him "go viral" — but that's completely okay, as he explained at Toronto's nextMEDIA conference.

At nextMEDIA, everyone's a broadcaster but only some go viral Special

Toronto - We encounter viral videos on a daily basis, but what does it take to get them there? That was the point of discussion at the "Everyone's a Broadcaster" panel at the 2015 nextMEDIA conference.

A new Penguin 4.0 update is coming — What webmasters should know

Google’s Gary Illyes dropped the Penguin bomb on Twitter in a swift exchange with SEO Andrew Isidoro. The teweet indicates that we should expect Penguin 4.0 to come before 2015 ends. Thing is, Illyes didn’t give an exact date when asked.

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