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Five things to know about Black History Month 2017

February is Black History Month in the U.S. and Canada, and this year institutions and individuals alike will highlight the contributions of black Americans and Canadians.

How to manage social media and cope with newsfeed stress

A few years ago social media was a ‘fun’ activity. Now that it’s embedded in most people’s routines, managing page likes and newsfeeds creates its own special stress. Add to that dealing with unpleasant news and whole new stress factor is created.

Op-Ed: Rogue POTUS staffers describe life in Trump's Oval Office

A Twitter account that claims to be run by a staffer or staffers in the Donald Trump White House has gone online, gaining 436,000 followers since being set up on January 26.

Op-Ed: Trump ‘selling’ the internet? How naive can you get?

Sydney - A report is circulating that the Trump administration wants to sell the Internet to corporate interests to control internet access. 30 years ago, that might have been possible. Now, it’s about as dumb as you can get.

Twitter is now the unofficial platform for rogue federal agencies

After the Trump administration placed restrictions on several federal agencies to keep them from communicating with the public, rogue versions of the agencies turned up on Twitter, in defiance of the President's attempt to stifle the science community.

Twitter's new Explore tab blends Moments with trends and search

Twitter has announced it is removing its Moments feature and replacing it with a new "Explore" tab. Explore surfaces a wider range of content including current trends, live video and Moments, making it a single place to find new things on Twitter.

Chelsea Clinton comes to defense of Barron Trump

New York City - Former First Daughter, Chelsea Clinton took to social media yesterday afternoon to defend Barron Trump. Since his father’s inauguration Friday, the 10-year-old has been subjected to online bullying for the way he appeared at his father’s swearing-in.

'I don't like tweeting': Trump

Washington - Donald Trump, whose early-morning rants and policy pronouncements on Twitter have left the world hanging on his every typed word, said he doesn't like using the social media platform in comments to air Wednesday.

The Trump transition, tweet by tweet

Washington - Since winning the presidency, Donald Trump has exploited Twitter to make administrative announcements, weigh in on foreign policy -- and hurl barbs at anyone who crosses him.With 19.

Op-Ed: Trump has succeeded in destroying our relationship with the world

With the presidential inauguration only four days away, Donald Trump has not only succeeded in creating a polarizing and violent divisiveness in this country, but he has also jeopardized out relationships with the rest of the world.

Martin Shkreli suspended from Twitter for harassing woman

Recently, Martin Shkreli went on a Twitter rant about writer Lauren Duca. Apparently he direct-messaged her asking her to go to the inauguration to her, and when she turned him down, he allegedly harassed her.

App to send alerts when Donald Trump tweets about stocks you own

When President-elect Donald Trump tweets about a public company, the market listens. And if you hold the stock of one of the companies that has come into Trump's crosshairs, finance app Trigger thinks you'll want to know about it.

Sony music apologizes over 'Britney is dead' tweet

Sony Music has quickly apologized to singer Britney Spears, after its official Twitter account suggested the pop star had died.

Social media highlights across the Christmas period

It may be a quiet period for many, but social media is especially active over the Christmas period, with people tweeting and posting the highlights and low-lights of the festive period. Digital Journal takes a peek.

Op-Ed: Unbelievable truth? Social media and conspiracies

The Internet is awash with false news and conspiracy theories. Many of the 'theories' appear too bizarre have any semblance in reality, yet many do. We examine 2016's highlights (or low lights).

Families of Orlando victims suing Google, Facebook and Twitter

Detroit - Families of three men killed in the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando last June are suing Facebook, Twitter and Google (as the owner of YouTube). The suit alleges the defendants gave material support to ISIS by enabling the shooter to become radicalized online.

Association between social media and depression

Melbourne - There is an increasing number of reports about the impact of social media on the lives of people, especially young people, and the association with depression, anxiety and stress. A new study has looked into this.

Twitter broke replies in 'experiment' that could beome a feature

Twitter has revoked an update to its iOS app that accidentally broke one of the social network's core features. The new release included an "experimental" version of Twitter's reply system that removed the "@" symbol and opened the door to spam.

Here's why Trump can legally get away with tweeting lies

President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Sunday, without evidence, that he would have won the popular vote if "millions" hadn't voted illegally.

One screenshot shows the severity of 'fake news' on Facebook

On Tuesday, Twitter cofounder Ev Williams neatly pointed out how big Facebook's fake-news problem is with one screenshot.

People take to Twitter to voice concerns over Delhi, India's smog

Delhi - Protesters hit the streets and chimed in on Twitter as residents and visitors in Delhi, India were left gasping for every breath they took this week after enduring seven days of a toxic, choking smog.

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.

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.

Twitter plans to layoff hundreds of employees

Twitter is reportedly planning to layoff as much as eight percent of its staff, or around 300 employees. The news comes after Twitter failed to find a potential buyer.

Cyberattacks show new method of taking down the Internet

Cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier wrote an essay last month warning that someone was "learning to take down the Internet," and it seems especially prescient after a number of major websites were taken offline Friday amid a major cyberattack.

Belgian minister's twitter feed hacked, amid trade deal tensions

Brussels - The twitter account of Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders was hacked on Tuesday, his ministry said, just hours after EU ministers failed to agree on a trade deal with Canada due to opposition by Belgium.

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.

Lawsuits can be served via Twitter

San Fransisco - Miscreants and evil-doers beware, some U.S. law firms have begun serving lawsuits using the social medium of Twitter. The first such electronic legal missive was served this week.

Robbers led to Kim Kardashian by social media: police

Paris - One theory about why Kim Kardashian was robbed in her Paris apartment was that she was targeted after the thieves saw the expensive jewellery she had through her extensive posting on social media.

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.
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