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Tech

Facebook's New Cryptocurrency Libra Has 'Big Hairy Issues', Experts Say

5 min read

Facebook already knows (almost) everything about you. Now it could know the purchases you make.

World

World

Facebook Posts Could Indicate Medical Conditions Better Than Demographics: Study

2 min read

New research has found that our social media habits could be an indication of medical conditions.

World

World

Scathing Reactions After Insta Couple Ask For $16k To Fund Trip

2 min read

Catalin Onc and Elena Engelhardt from Germany have asked their 339,000 Instagram followers to help them reach their $16,229 (10,000 Euros) GoFundMe goal so they can ride tandem to Africa.

Good News

Good News

The Internet Has Some Surprisingly Wholesome Places, Here's Where To Find Them

4 min read

There are places online dedicated to communities that are reinforcing positivity, boosting self-esteem, and jumping in when things get hard.

Updated

Updated

Instagram Went Down And Everyone Freaked Out

1 min read

Crisis averted.

Crime

Crime

Snapchat's Gender Filter Caught A Cop Seeking Underage Sex On Tinder

1 min read

A student wanting to take down potential predators on Tinder posed as a teen girl using Snapchat's new gender filter — and ended up catching a cop allegedly looking to hook up with a minor.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

There's A Reason I Take My Vilest Troll Attacks Public

5 min read

LANGUAGE WARNING.

James Norman

James Norman

We Should All Be Worried About The U.S. Checking Social Media Before Letting You In

4 min read

Here's a question: if you knew that airport officials were going to be assessing you based on what you post on social media, would you think twice about what you posted?

World

World

'Invasion Of Privacy': U.S. Will Ask For Social Media Handles During Visa Application

3 min read

The U.S. State Department is now requiring most visa applicants to hand over their social media usernames, sparking privacy concerns and fears the process will impact freedom of speech online.

Tech

Tech

The Content Moderator Fighting ISIS On His Computer Screen

4 min read

Hasan Hamad has seen public executions and beheadings, but one traumatic video kept him awake for two days straight.

Jelena Kecmanovic

Jelena Kecmanovic

6 Ways To Save Your Mental Health From The Dark Side Of Social Media

4 min read

More than one-third of American adults view social media as harmful to their mental health, according to a new survey from the American Psychiatric Association.

World

World

Woman Fined $620 After Fight Over Disabled Parking Spot

1 min read

A woman who pulled out a hammer during a brawl over a disabled parking space at KFC has avoided jail time.

Tech

Tech

Health Groups Call Out Social Influencers For Promoting Tobacco And E-Cigarettes

3 min read

Facebook, Instagram Twitter and Snapchat are being called upon by health groups to revise their policies on marketing tobacco products on their platforms.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Trapped Farmer Amputates Own Leg To Survive

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Tech

Tech

We Put Politicians Through The New Snapchat Filter And The Results Are Unelectable

2 min read

Ever wondered what you'd look like as the opposite gender?

News

News

Outrage Over Brand's 'Weird' Mother's Day Ad

1 min read

IHOP tweeted a big old "Happy Mother's Day" early Sunday morning, but it wasn't the message you would expect.

Tech

Tech

Can You Bust The Ghosts Of Your Social Media Past?

4 min read

There's arguably only one thing worse than doing something stupid -- and that's doing something stupid on social media.

Tech

Tech

How TikTok Overtook Facebook And Instagram To Become The Most Downloaded App Ever

3 min read

TikTok has already been downloaded over 1 billion times globally, surpassing both Facebook and Instagram in app installs last year.

#YourVote

#YourVote

All the Candidates Who've Been Dumped Or Resigned Over Social Media Posts

5 min read

Political hopefuls are dropping like flies as polling day nears over dodgy social media posts.

Good News

Good News

Aussies Share Their Moving #MyMum Stories After Shorten's Tears

3 min read

Inspired by Bill Shorten's emotional defence of his mum, other Australians are sharing their own stories of mothers who have gone above and beyond for their kids.

News

News

Thailand’s King Upstaged By His Daughter

1 min read

Princess Nariratana on her phone during the ceremony.

National

National

Israel Folau Cries While Defending His Faith In Easter Sermon

3 min read

One day before the Rugby Australia hearing to save his career, video has emerged of Israel Folau's emotional Easter address.

News

News

The Viral Instagram Account Poking Fun At Toxic Masculinity

3 min read

You might've heard of 'bye felicia' -- and now Alexandra Tweten is turning toxic male behaviour on its head with her Instagram account 'Bye Felipe' .

Politics

Politics

Liberal Candidate Resigns After 'Appalling' Gay Comments, Criticism Of Tim Wilson

3 min read

Yet another election hopeful is in hot water, resigning from after comments about "homosexual lifestyle" carrying appalling health risks", in the latest outrageous online comment to stir controversy this campaign.

Tech

Tech

Instagram May Hide 'Likes' On Photos To Stop The Popularity Contest

2 min read

What is life without likes? Well it looks like we are about to find out.

National

National

'Recipe For Disaster': Snapchat Video Filmed Moments Before Fatal Car Crash

2 min read

Police have pleaded for sense and begged drivers to ignore their phones, raising fears of a worrying trend of social media-linked car crashes.

World

World

People Are Protesting With Bananas After 'Suggestive' Art Pulled From Museum

2 min read

Polish artists and politicians have flooded social media with photos of themselves eating bananas, and hundreds more have taken to the streets.

News

News

Artist Pretends To Die In Front Of Famous Landmarks In A Bid To Stop Selfies

1 min read

A hilarious artist is slaying Instagram with a series of photographs where she plays dead in front of iconic world landmarks.

Politics

Politics

Fake Tweet About Death Taxes Blasted As 'Dangerous Attack On Democracy'

4 min read

A Photoshopped tweet claiming the union movement supported 'death taxes' has been slammed as a "dangerous attack on democracy".

Life

Life

Instagrammer Breaks Down After Her Account Is Deleted

2 min read

An Instagrammer by the name of Jessy Taylor has posted a tearful video to YouTube after her Instagram account was reportedly deleted.

News

News

Israel Folau Was Once The Poster Boy For A Gay Rugby Tournament

2 min read

You can't make this stuff up.

Life

Life

A Cruise Ship Is Ditching Towel Animals And Twitter Is Mutinous

1 min read

A Norwegian line of cruise ships is getting rid of towel animals in their turn-down service and Twitter is calling for a mutiny.

National

National

Influencers Slammed For Failing To Disclose Alcohol Promotions

2 min read

Prominent social media influencers are being slammed for failing to disclose they're being paid to promote alcohol online.

News

News

Forget Selfies, Naked With Nature Is Now All The Rage

3 min read

While Instagram is teeming with influencers who're cashing in on people's insecurities, Get Naked Australia hopes to restore people's confidence and showcase real, imperfect bodies.

Politics

Politics

Facebook Australia Bans Foreign Political Ads As Fake News 'Weaponised' Ahead Of Election

5 min read

A new Australian fact-checking tool will be introduced on Facebook and election ads from overseas will be blocked, as the social media giant prepares for a fake news onslaught during the coming federal election.

Sorin Toma

Sorin Toma

Zuckerberg's Calls For Increased Oversight After Christchurch Could Be Fake News

4 min read

The evil Christchurch atrocity has not only reignited the issue of gun control, it’s again shone the spotlight on the power and lack of regulation of social media and the behemoth that is Facebook.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Barnaby Joyce's Ex-Wife Natalie Is Now A Bodybuilder

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Stacey June

Stacey June

After The Pain Of My Miscarriage, Bieber's Fake Pregnancy Prank Just Isn't Funny

4 min read

Wow. Have I become a spokesperson for miscarriage or early pregnancy loss?

Music

Music

Men At Work's 'Down Under' Is One Of The Most Popular Aussie Songs On Instagram Stories

1 min read

We come from a land Down Under and apparently our taste in music does too.

Sport

Sport

The Demons Are Literally Going To Tear Down Online Bullies This Friday Night

1 min read

When the Melbourne Football Club run on to the MCG against Essendon on Friday night they'll be sending a message to keyboard warriors.

Budget 2019

Budget 2019

The Tiny Mistake In Scott Morrison's New 'Back In Black' Budget Photos

2 min read

Ahhhhh, Budget Day.

Beau Pearson

Beau Pearson

Why Stanley The Border Collie Is The Internet Hero We Need

2 min read

There's no denying it's been a terrible month for social media.

Politics

Politics

Bill Shorten Uses Chinese Social Media To Counter 'Asians With PhDs' Fallout

2 min read

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has used Chinese social media platform WeChat to limit the damage from comments made by former NSW Labor Leader Michael Daley.

World

World

Conspiracy Theories And Extremism Thrive On Instagram

2 min read

As social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter face intense criticism for the spread of fake news, Instagram has quietly become a new breeding ground for disinformation and extremist views.

News

News

Smacking Children Could Soon Be Illegal In Wales

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

The Project

The Project

Egg Boy Says He 'United People' But Viewers Are Split After Project Interview

2 min read

Will Connolly said "this egg has united people", but he appears to have divided Australians after an exclusive interview with The Project.

Brandon Jack

Brandon Jack

The Big Difference Between The 'Sexual Abuse' Of Dusty And Tayla

4 min read

The aftermath of the Tayla Harris situation has been fantastic.

Erin Lyons

Erin Lyons

The 4 Slang Words You Need To Banish From Your Vocabulary Forever

3 min read

Remember when Gretchen Wieners famously tried to make ‘fetch’ happen and it was definitely not going to happen on Regina George’s watch?

The Project

The Project

Instagram Users Are Posting Photos Of Other People’s Nice Homes And Claiming It’s Theirs

1 min read

I live at a cat haven, so I’ve always got heaps of likes from cat lovers

World

World

Auschwitz Memorial: Millions Died Here, Don't 'Pose' For Instagram Shots

3 min read

The Auschwitz Memorial in Poland has been forced to remind people not to use the concentration camps where more than one million people died for their social media posts.

Luke McManus

Luke McManus

Removing Tayla Harris' Photo Penalised Fans And Gave The Trolls A Free Kick

5 min read

The trolls and cowards may have huffed and puffed and beat their puny little chests, but the pros and we grownups ultimately won the day.

Politics

Politics

Morrison Wants Facebook, Google To Block Terror Videos

3 min read

If Facebook can flash up ads for that pair of shoes you're thinking about buying, social media giants should be able to remove violent, explicit and hateful content.

Tech

Tech

Optus, Telstra, Vodafone Block Sites Hosting Christchurch Videos

5 min read

Australian phone providers are blocking their customers from accessing websites that hosted videos connected to the Christchurch terror attack.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

The #Eggboy Debate Proves In 2019 It's Never Okay To Be Wrong

6 min read

Possibly the wisest thing I’ve ever heard was said by a friend of mine (I won’t name her: you don’t know her anyway), who made the simple statement: “We have to let people be wrong".

Celebrity

Celebrity

Neil Finn Quits Social Media Following Christchurch Attacks

2 min read

"For now, I just want to play music."

Dr Nikki Stamp

Dr Nikki Stamp

Food Is Not Medicine, And You Should Never Confuse The Two

4 min read

Medicine (noun); a substance, especially in the form of a liquid or pill that is a treatment for illness or injury.

Life

Life

Kmart Pie Maker FB Group Goes Viral Thanks To Crazy Recipes

3 min read

A Facebook group dedicated to a $29 Kmart pie maker is going bananas thanks to some ingenious recipes and hacks.

News

News

Students Being Graded On Number Of Social Media Followers

1 min read

Students at a University in China have been tasked with adding as many friends as possible on the popular messaging app WeChat, the assignment is worth 30 per cent of their final grade.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Are Instagram Influencers Ruining Travel?

1 min read

With social media stars bringing the world's most beautiful destinations right to your phone screen, people are starting to think about the effects of turning a quiet pristine place into a world famous Instagram hotspot.

Life

Life

The Viral Cheese Challenge Has Now Hit Dogs -- Literally

2 min read

The latest viral challenge -- throwing a slice of cheese in an unexpecting youngster's face -- has evolved to target man's best friend.

World

World

Queen Elizabeth Has Posted On Instagram For The First Time

1 min read

Queen Elizabeth's first Instagram post is a letter from 1843.

World

World

This World Leader Posted A Sexually Explicit Video On Twitter But It's Not Been Removed

3 min read

Brazillian President Jair Bolsonaro posted an explicit video on Twitter, claiming to "expose the truth" about how people express their sexuality.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Is It My Fault I Got Unfriended?

5 min read

I moved around a lot growing up; five different schools in the first seven years of my schooling journey.

Tech

Tech

Primary School Students Will Be Taught PR To Protect Their Online Reputations

3 min read

Australian students are getting a crash course in public relations -- so what they post online now, won't sting them later.

World

World

Police Warn Parents After 'Momo Challenge' Resurfaces

4 min read

Police and schools are issuing warnings to parents on social media after a popular WhatsApp challenge has resurfaced in the United Kingdom.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Millennial Slackers Have Got Muffin Going For Them If They Won't Work For Free

5 min read

Let me tell you a story.

James Norman

James Norman

Why Banning Phones In Restaurants Is A Great Idea

3 min read

A few weekends ago I was sitting with my partner at one of our favourite St Kilda cafes. We couldn't help but notice the scene at the table next to us.

World

World

Facebook Needs Independent Ethical Oversight: UK Lawmakers

2 min read

Facebook and other big tech companies should be subject to a compulsory code of ethics to tackle the spread of fake news, the abuse of users’ data and the bullying of smaller firms, British lawmakers said on Monday.

Jean Flynn

Jean Flynn

Y Bad Grammer Is Probs The Best Lifestyle Change U Can Make

2 min read

Bad grammar used to give me the irrits.

World

World

U.S. Negotiating Multi Billion-Dollar Fine With Facebook: Report

1 min read

The U.S. government and Facebook Inc. are negotiating a settlement over the company’s privacy lapses that could require the online social network to pay a multibillion-dollar fine, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

National

National

Sliding Into Someone's DMs Is How We're Dating In 2019

5 min read

Two years and one month before American singer Nick Jonas married actress Priyanka Chopra in one of the most lavish wedding ceremonies of 2018, he slid into her Twitter DMs.

Lana Hirschowitz

Lana Hirschowitz

This New Period Emoji Is Bloody Ridiculous. Period.

3 min read

There is always much excitement when new emojis are released (🎉🎩😍) and the latest emoji update set for release in April is no different.

Life

Life

Cadbury Just Announced That Their Family Blocks Are Shrinking And People Are Raging

1 min read

Confectionary giant Cadbury has sent fans into meltdown after it announced that the popular family block of chocolate will be reduced in size by 20 grams.

Life

Life

At A Pinch This New Emoji Will Make You Think Twice Before Sending A D**k Pic

2 min read

A new emoji of a hand making a suggestive pinching gesture has been revealed and Twitter is ready to use it in the most savage way.

Tech

Tech

Why Your Favourite Instagram Meme Page Got Shamed As 'Thieves'

4 min read

Online comedy account FuckJerry is linked to both the world record egg and Fyre Festival, so why has the account lost hundreds of thousands of followers this week?

Good News

Good News

Watch: A Beautiful Moment Between A Homeless Man And A Non-Verbal Little Girl

1 min read

A sweet moment shared between a young South Carolina girl and a homeless man has captured the hearts of millions.

World

World

The #FrozenPants Challenge, The Lighter Side To The Extreme Cold Snap

3 min read

Americans are freezing in extreme cold weather, but frozen pants have littered front yards across the U.S., as people entertain themselves during the cold snap.

Tech

Tech

Apparently Quitting Facebook Makes You Happier And Less Politically Extreme

2 min read

As Facebook celebrates 15 years of virtual companionship, a new study has tracked how the social media behemoth has gone from being a friend to a frenemy that makes users less happy and more politically extreme.

Features

Features

Ginger Gorman Takes On The Online Bullies

2 min read

Trolling and harassment impacts 39 percent of Aussies

Updated

Updated

Instagram Down: App Experiences Worldwide Outage

1 min read

Instagram briefly went down around the globe mid-morning on Tuesday.

Life

Life

People Addicted To Social Media Have This In Common With Drug Addicts

3 min read

According to a new study the decision-making attributes of excessive social media users has been likened to those of drug addicts and gamblers.

World

World

Twitter Admits Private Messages Could Have Been Public For Years

1 min read

For more than four years, private tweets may have been made public due to a glitch.

National

National

The Job Where Abuse, Anxiety, And Being 'On' All The Time Is The Norm

4 min read

When Angelle Gullet's CEO made a surprise TV appearance one Saturday morning to say "some really awful things", it was Gullet's job to clean up the mess.

World

World

Why Are Chinese Actors Getting Their Earrings Blurred Out?

1 min read

Men with earrings are having their accessories blurred out on camera. It's reportedly due to the jewelry on men being at odds with the Chinese government's view of masculinity.

Life

Life

It Speaks! The Egg That Beat Kylie Jenner's Instagram Record Reveals All

2 min read

The humble chicken egg that cracked Jenner's record-breaking Instagram post has spoken to 10 daily about the social media take-down of the century.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Hailey Baldwin Reveals Insecurity Struggle: "I’m Hurting"

1 min read

Hailey Baldwin/Bieber has opened up about her struggles to fans over social media, vowing to be "more authentic" in 2019.

Politics

Politics

Trump Printed Out A Game Of Thrones Meme For A Big Meeting

2 min read

In the middle of a US government shutdown, Donald Trump brought something into a meeting for show-and-tell.

Crime

Crime

Motorway Facebook Stunt 'Stupidest Thing' Police Have Ever Seen

2 min read

A car hurtling the wrong way down a busy motorway has been filmed in what police are calling the “stupidest thing” they’ve ever seen.

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

Your End Of Year Social Media Post Is Missing One Vital Thing

4 min read

You’re about to see them flood your social media feeds: those ‘summing up my year’ statuses. They’ve become a thing.

Life

Life

Instagram's Latest Update Has Left Users Traumatised

1 min read

The feature in question is horizontal scrolling, forcing users to navigate their Instagram feed in much the same way as they watch Instagram stories.

Views

Views

Why You Shouldn't Correct People's Grammar

4 min read

Hands up if you’ve ever corrected someone’s spelling, punctuation or grammar.

Good News

Good News

Here Are 11 Chunky Animals To Help You Get Through The Day

1 min read

Bubble butt, bubble bubble bubble butt.

World

World

Walmart Teen's F-Bomb Laden Resignation On Loud Speaker

1 min read

A teenage employee used Walmart's store intercom to not only quit, but bag out the company and its managers along the way.

Michael Grose

Michael Grose

Was The Ohio Girl's Dad Right To Punish Her On Social Media?

4 min read

Childhood bullying is an insidious behaviour that thrives on secrecy and adult acquiescence.

Lisa Portolan

Lisa Portolan

11 Trends Of 2018 To Kick To The Kerb Next Year

4 min read

Popular culture -- it’s fun, but if you don’t watch out it will suck you right in and spit you out like a tornado.

World

World

Trump's 'Smocking Gun' And His Magnitude Of Other Twitter Faux Pas

1 min read

US President Donald Trump has made another mistake on his favourite social media platform.

Lisa Portolan

Lisa Portolan

Should You Kiss Your Kids On The Lips?

3 min read

It's a controversial topic.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Hailey Bieber Opens Up About Instagram Anxiety

1 min read

Hailey Bieber has written candidly about the anxiety she experiences as a result of social media.

Movies

Movies

People Reveal Plot Points They'd Like To Change In Movies

1 min read

After comedian Sopan Deb asked Twitter users what plot point they'd want to change in movies, he received some amazing answers.

Entertainment

Entertainment

Just A Bunch Of Funny Posts About Tumblr's Porn Ban

2 min read

Tumblr's CEO Jeff D’Onofrio has announced that from December 17, the blogging platform will enforce a complete ban on adult content.