Tag Archives: social networking

  • Dislike Button Finally Comes to Facebook … Messenger

    Dislike Button Finally Comes to Facebook … Messenger

    For years now, Facebook users have been clamoring for a Dislike button to express the exact opposite of the sentiment connoted by the Like button. Facebook recently added a plethora of emotional reactions to the standard Like, but for many this was an overcomplicated solution to the problem. Now, finally, Facebook has added the fabled […]

  • Hater: A Dating App That Matches You by Things You Hate

    Hater: A Dating App That Matches You by Things You Hate

    When I was in college, I had three roommates: Two that I didn’t really speak to at first, and one that I avoided at all costs. Then, an interesting thing happened—one way or another, I found out that one thing I and the first two roommates had in common was our hatred of the third, […]

  • Twitter Verified Accounts: Now Available to General Public

    Twitter Verified Accounts: Now Available to General Public

    It’s the end of an era: Twitter‘s famous blue check mark, the universal symbol of “that guy on Twitter is really that guy,” is now available to the general populace, and not just to famous celebrities and notable figures through a process that few understood. Twitter verified accounts, the official name for accounts blessed with […]

  • Textcast: App Combines Texting and Blogging

    Textcast: App Combines Texting and Blogging

    It’s a common anxiety – you have an audience out there, but you aren’t reaching them as conveniently and with as little effort as might be possible. For you, there’s Textcast, an app that allows you to sign people up to receive transmissions you send via text. In some ways, Textcast hearkens back to the […]

  • #FreeTheNipple Activists Exploit Hilarious Instagram Loophole

    #FreeTheNipple Activists Exploit Hilarious Instagram Loophole

    Earlier today I wrote up model Charlotte McKinney, who posted a few topless photos on Instagram only to delete them since they violate the photo app’s terms of service. This is part of a larger trend, though, made up of people justifiably fed up with Instagram’s sexual double standards, and the #FreeTheNipple warriors have found […]

  • Free: App Lets Everyone Know Whether You’re Free

    Free: App Lets Everyone Know Whether You’re Free

    If your social calendar is crowded enough that you get tired of telling everybody in your life whether or not you’re available at a given time, chances are you don’t find yourself with a wide open night very often. But you still might get some use out of Free, a new app that gives your friends […]

  • Highball: An App for Collecting and Sharing Cocktail Recipes

    Highball: An App for Collecting and Sharing Cocktail Recipes

    Sharing cocktail recipes is one of the true cornerstone of the drinker’s social life, so it makes sense that there’d be an app that tries to bring this timeless activity into the age of social networking. That app is here, and it’s called Highball. Highball is an iPhone app that’s devoted to the sharing and collecting of […]

  • ‘Friend Request': Facebook Releases New Commercial (Video)

    ‘Friend Request': Facebook Releases New Commercial (Video)

    If there was ever a company who probably didn’t need to spend money on advertising, it’s Facebook, which already has more than a billion users on its ledgers. And yet, the Zuck and co. have always been keenly interested in maintaining their company’s brand, which is probably why the new commercial entitled Friend Request was produced. In […]

  • High There!: The Dating App for Marijuana Enthusiasts

    High There!: The Dating App for Marijuana Enthusiasts

    Marijuana has its share of positive side-effects, but abundant socializing isn’t one of them. It can be hard to meet people when everything in your apartment is just as entertaining as anything outside, which is why High There! is such a great idea for an app. The logline for it is “Tinder for pot heads,” […]