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Disney has launched an official Instagram account for Star Wars today, and the account’s first post is fittingly a selfie taken than none other than Darth Vader himself. In the post, Lord Vader even left a caption:
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Another day at the office.
Federal prosecutors in South Korea have announced new evidence that the Nationals Intelligence Service (NIS) did indeed post more than 1 million tweets in favor of Park Geun-hye. Until recently it was only rumor that the NIS was involved in the tweets that either smeared Park’s rivals or praised her and her policies.…Read More »
New Vietnam law cracks down on online free speech, will jail or fine critics who “oppose the Socialist Republic of Vietnam”Jeff Belanger December 1, 2013 3
In a decision that brings up the dystopian world of 1984, the Vietnamese government now has the power to jail or fine its citizens which criticize it.
The law in question is called Decree 72. Aside from sounding like something the Emperor in Star Wars would create, it gives the government the right to fine its citizens 100 million dong, which equates to around $5,000 USD, for posting so-called anti-Vietnam comments on the web.…Read More »
Feeling overwhelmed by all of the social media out there? That’s okay, you’re not alone. Google believes that there are a lot of people that can’t seem to keep up with social networking and has taken out a patent on a program that is designed to take the pressure off of tweeting, liking, and commenting on everything.…Read More »
Guess it’s time to turn off chat.Read More »
Don’t want people to know who your Facebook friends are, then you probably should be aware that just about anyone can find out who is on your list. Facebook promises that you can choose to make your friends private. Unfortunately, it is not always true.…Read More »
Vint Cerf, who is credited by many with the title as one of the “fathers of the internet” believes that as time goes on and as social media continues to prosper, privacy will become something that is more and more difficult to achieve.…Read More »
With the popularity of the six-second video sharing app launched by Twitter, everyone coming across Vine seems to be partaking in the fun that it provides. People post funny videos or videos of any kind that they like on Vine, and then the videos make the rounds on people’s profiles, showered with praise, delight, popularity, and laughs.…Read More »
Facebook friends, they always fall for it.Read More »
Latin Americans are using social media to help make their lives as safe as possible, in lieu of actually effective police and security forces in their respective countries.
Latin America has a very high crime rate, and a murder rate that is significantly higher than the average for the rest of the world at 29 murders for every 100,000 people.…Read More »
If you’re just starting off in the world of social media, it can be tough. So give these tips a try and see what happens.Read More »
Ancient Facebook seems better than modern Facebook.Read More »
In China, you can go to jail for three years if your social network post is retweeted or shared 500 timesVamien McKalin September 11, 2013 2
Today the Chinese people have something new to fear, something that could force many to be very careful of what they say on the Internet, for it could land them in prison. According to a new interpretation by the Supreme Court of Chinese law, anyone posting “online rumors” on social networks will be charged with spreading defamatory messages if their message(s) is viewed 5,000 times or retweeted/shared/reposted 500 times.…Read More »
Remember folks: it is the digital age and your past can (and often will) come to haunt you. This includes stuff you post on Facebook.Read More »
Always remember your password strength is vital on the Internet, especially if you have sensitive information saved in your email account, social networks, or cloud storage. Recently Google did a study consisting of 2,000 people understand the procedures used to create passwords.…Read More »
Instagram was recently updated to include video sharing support much like Vine. During the first 24 hours of the service being available, more than 5 million videos were uploaded by active users. In fact, in just the first eight hours of being available, a full year’s worth of video content had already been uploaded- that’s 40 hours per minute.…Read More »
Are you a serious gamer? I know I am, although I don’t get to play as much as I’d like to. When it’s time to play it can be a real pain tracking down which friends are playing what, especially when you own multiple consoles or gaming platforms.…Read More »
How many dotTechies use a social network, may that be Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Orkut (people still use Orkut?), etc.? If you are on a social network, have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have nothing to say to the person you are currently with because everything you have to share you already did via your social network, and your friend already knows it all?…Read More »
Facebook is notorious for retaining user information, even after users has opted to remove it from Facebook. One such example is photos.
Although officially Facebook claimed it allowed users to permanently delete photos from Facebook, unofficial reports from Facebook users said otherwise.…Read More »