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Who wants to skate on top of dead fish? Japanese ice rink closed

Kitakyushu - Social media backlash forced the closing of a new attraction at Space World in Kitakyushu, Japan on Sunday. Advertised as the world's first attraction of its kind, the skating rink was filled with 5,000 dead fish, frozen into the ice.

Instagram rolls out live video and new Snapchat-style messaging

After previously confirming it's working on live video, Instagram has officially launched the feature across all supported platforms. Livestreaming is joined by a new "disappearing" messaging mode which makes Instagram even more similar to Snapchat.

A brief history of Breitbart News

While mainstream news outlets search inwardly for answers after the shocking victory of President-elect Donald Trump, Breitbart News appears to be riding his wave to the presidency.

Facebook was reportedly scared of suppressing right-wing sites

Facebook has repeatedly insisted that the fake news stories which spread across its social network during the presidential election did not impact the results.

Live video is coming to Instagram

Instagram's CEO has confirmed in an interview that the Facebook-owned company is working on adding live video streaming to its platform. Live video is already a popular feature on Facebook. Instagram will now follow its parent into the space.

The Chicago Cubs win the World Series and the Internet goes wild

1908 was possibly the most boring World Series on record. The young championship series had seen many great games already, but the fall classic between the returning champions, the Chicago Cubs, and Ty Cobb’s Detroit Tigers was a real let-down.

Vine's co-founders launch new livestreaming app called HYPE

The creators of video looping app Vine have announced HYPE, a "live and interactive video service" for smartphones. The company is entering the crowded livestreaming space, competing with Facebook and Twitter. Vine announced it's closing down last week.

Twitter to let you block out the trolls by muting words

Twitter is developing a new feature that could make it easier to avoid abuse on its platform. "Muted words" allows you to hide any tweets containing specific words, an ability that could also prevent the disappointment of seeing online spoilers.

U.S. Supreme Court will hear sex offender social media ban case

The United States Supreme Court decided to hear the case of a North Carolina man who was convicted under a state law. That law forbids registered sex offenders from accessing social media sites that permits minor children to have accounts or access.

MoMA will feature emoji in December exhibit

Emoji are heading to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The MoMA announced on Wednesday that they have added the first set of 176 emoji from 1999 — originally used on Japanese pagers — to their collection.

Six second video service Vine is closing down

Twitter has announced it is shutting down its short-form video sharing service Vine. The company said users will be able to download their clips before the mobile app stops working. It has not explained why it is abandoning Vine.

As First Lady, Melania Trump would combat social media negativity

If Donald Trump becomes the next president of the United States, his wife Melania said as first lady, she would like to do what she can about the effect of negativity on social media on children and help them combat such things as cyberbullying.

RCMP uses social media in unusual way to solve 30-year-old murder

Thompson - Yesterday, on the 30th anniversary of the rape and murder of 15-year-old Kerrie Ann Brown, the Manitoba RCMP devoted their social media accounts in an attempt to find the teen's killer. Many of the post were done in Kellie's voice.

Since firing human editors, Facebook keeps posting fake news

Facebook continues to be the largest media outlet in the world. Yes, Facebook is a massive social network. It's a place to post baby photos and rage about the US election, all at once. It's also the number one place where humans get news online in 2016.

Facebook plans to test low-flying drones above its headquarters

The skies above Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters may soon be buzzing with the sound of quadcopter drones. Recently filed documents with the FCC show that Facebook has requested the right to operate an experimental radio in the 2.4 GHz band.

Connecticut's Patty Griffin talks social media and Foxwoods Special

Connecticut intuitive and beloved personality Patty Griffin chatted with me about her aspirations to someday perform a show at Foxwoods, and to be on television and radio.

Facebook Marketplace is a safer alternative to Craigslist

Facebook has announced a new feature to rival peer-to-peer shopping sites like Craigslist. The social network's Marketplace will launch today in select regions, letting you browse things for sale nearby and arrange to haggle prices or complete a sale.

Millennials would rather delete their phone than Snapchat

Millennials hate calling on the phone so much that they'd rather delete their main phone app altogether than lose Snapchat. That's according to a new study from LivePerson, which surveyed 3,000 US smartphone users ages 18 to 65.

Google unveils YouTube Go, an app designed for offline playback

On its 18th birthday, Google has announced a new YouTube app that places an emphasis on offline viewing. Users will be able to download content to watch when disconnected. The app will target emerging markets and particularly concentrate on India.

Disney is thinking about bidding on Twitter

Disney is weighing a bid on Twitter, according to a new report from Bloomberg's Alex Sherman and Sarah Frier. Twitter's stock rebounded on the news after being down nearly four percent during early trading. Disney's stock is down 1.6 percent.

Op-Ed: Outrageous EpiPen prices drive some people to make their own

There is one sure way to fuel the entrepreneurial spirit in people. All you have to do is say "it can't be done." Social media sites, including Twitter and YouTube, are awash with instructions on how to make your own EpiPen, and that is dangerous.

Target removes mini shopping carts for kids from stores

Minneapolis - Target Corporation ended its pilot project of placing miniature shopping carts for children in some stores. The kids loved them but the small carts came under fire from parents, employees and other shoppers and their views were made known on social media.

Twitter stock soars amid rumours Google may buy the company

The value of Twitter's stock has climbed more than 20 percent today, propelled by a report that Google and Salesforce are considering a bid to buy the company. It is thought Microsoft and Verizon are other possible suitors in the $13 billion deal.

Social media outrage behind Congressional hearing over EpiPen

When Mylan, the maker of the EpiPen raised the price of the life-saving device almost 600 percent, angry parents spoke out on social media platforms, forcing a price reduction, of sorts, and a full Congressional hearing next week.

Facebook Live is coming to the desktop

Facebook has confirmed it is beginning the roll-out of its personal livestreaming service, Facebook Live, on desktop-based devices. A small number of users now have access to the feature. It allows you to broadcast videos using your PC's webcam.

YouTube gets social with new Community tab

YouTube has announced a preview of a feature that will see its platform become more like a social network. Currently available to a handful of select channels, the new Community tab allows users to post text, images, live videos and GIFs in their feed.

Social media giants FB, Twitter join coalition against fake news

Facebook and Twitter are joining news organizations and technology groups in an alliance that aims to filter out fake news and improve the quality of information on social networks.

Twitter's longer tweets are coming on September 19

Twitter is about to get an update that will allow you to write longer tweets. From September 19, media attachments, quoted tweets and mentions of other users will no longer count towards the character limit, giving you more space to express yourself.

Twitter to live-stream video programs on business, tech, media

In a move aimed at expanding its audience, Twitter announced it is tapping finance news app Cheddar to deliver live video programs on business, media and technology to its millions of users.

Study finds posting on social media helps improve memory

Ithaca - A study conducted at Cornell University determined posting experiences on Facebook and other social media sites helps improve a person's memory. This was the first study of its kind although it has been known writing down experiences helps improve memory.
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