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Matilda Dixon-Smith

Matilda Dixon-Smith

'OK Boomer' Is The Meme A Clueless, Out-Of-Touch Generation Deserves

4 min read

You know what “OK boomer” is: the very latest in intergenerational stone-throwing, this time from the youngs to the olds in the form of a viral meme (what else?) that’s unexpectedly caught fire over the past week.

Life

Life

As A Mummy Blogger Is Attacked For Her Secret Double Life, We're Missing The Real Problem

4 min read

If you've never heard of Clemmie Hooper, the queen of all Instagram mums, you likely scrolled passed a negative headline about her this week.

News

News

WATCH: Scotsman Filmed Trying To Launch Cracker From His Clacker

1 min read

Guy Fawkes night went cheekily awry and out of kilter for one Scot, who was captured in a video trying to launch a firework from his bare backside.

Updated

Updated

CCTV Footage Provides Clues To What Reportedly Happened During Vicious Dog Mauling

2 min read

WARNING: GRAPHIC.

Health

Health

People Are Using Reddit, Not Doctors, To Diagnose Their STIs

4 min read

Thousands of people are turning to strangers online instead of their doctors when facing a sexually transmitted infection -- but experts say that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Good News

Good News

The Christmas Gift Guide On How You Can Support Bush Communities Doing It Tough

2 min read

Small Australian businesses based in regional towns are being showcased in a new Christmas gift guide from social media giant Facebook.

Shona Hendley

Shona Hendley

Dear Michael Leunig: 1971 Called. It Wants Its Motherhood Advice Back.

5 min read

Oh Michael Leunig.

Tech

Tech

Twitter To Ban Political Ads

1 min read

Twitter says it will ban political ads, bowing to pressure that many social media companies have felt to block attempts to steer elections.

News

News

President Obama Calls Out Social Media Warriors

2 min read

The Obamas opened up about political division at the annual summit for the Obama Foundation, their nonprofit organisation.

News

News

WATCH: Man Attempts To Get Rid Of Ants, Blows Up Backyard Instead

1 min read

CCTV captured the moment a man accidentally blew up his backyard after trying to get rid of ants.

News

News

University Offers Degree In How To Become An Online Influencer

3 min read

Apparently, there's more to being a social media influencer than taking selfies, posting them on Instagram and cashing in.

Tech

Tech

Instagram Is Getting Rid Of Its Best Stalking Feature

2 min read

Instagram is nixing a little known feature that -- for some -- provided an endless source of reliable information.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Why I'm Warning My Kids About Sadfishing And You Should Too

5 min read

We’ve all seen it: a friend on social media tweeting or posting status updates bursting with tantalising cryptic vagueness.

National

National

Australian Cinema Calls In Police After 'Joker' Movie Threat

4 min read

Police have sought to reassure the community after a message board post appeared to threaten a Sydney cinema, on the day the new 'Joker' film was released.

Health

Health

When I Saw Someone's Dead Grandfather, I Knew It Was Time To Hit Delete

4 min read

Once upon a time, technology made our lives better and more convenient.

National

National

Photo Claiming To Show Climate Strike Rubbish Deleted From Facebook After Fake News Report

2 min read

Facebook has removed photos of a trashed park, falsely claiming to show rubbish left behind after Australian climate strike protests, after they were found to be from a totally different rally.

News

News

Instagram Posts That Promote Weight Loss To Be Hidden From Young Users

2 min read

You'll now see fewer ads and celebrity endorsements for skinny tea and lip fillers on Instagram and Facebook, particularly if you're under 18.

Crime

Crime

Facebook Reveals Alarming Stats On Terror Groups Online

4 min read

More than 200 white supremacist groups have been banned from Facebook, as the social media giant works harder to address hate and extremism online.

Tech

Tech

Instagram To Combat 'Horrific' Kids' Abuse With Safety Guide For Parents

4 min read

Parents can feel confused or disturbed by the social media platforms their kids use, but there's little information about how to help or guide their children.

News

News

'Flattered' Then 'Shocked': A Catfish Victim's Warning

4 min read

A young Brisbane woman has issued a warning to social media users to tighten their privacy settings, after her photos were stolen and used to try and catfish unsuspecting singles on a dating app.

Good News

Good News

Writer Branded 'Too Ugly' For Selfies Hits Back At Trolls

1 min read

Melissa Blake has hit back at online trolls, posting a series of photos in defiance of the ugly abuse she cops for her disability.

World

World

Donald Trump Calls Chrissy Teigen 'Filthy' And Now It's War

2 min read

An unexpected Twitter war has given rise to the hashtag #presidentpussyassbitch, as Chrissy Teigen, John Legend and Donald Trump trade blows after the President complained they didn't praise him enough for doing his job.

Emma Betty

Emma Betty

All The People I Can't Stop Hate Stalking

4 min read

I think just about everyone’s done it, although most won’t admit to it.

National

National

Worker Sacked Over Hitler 'Downfall' Meme In Facebook Group

3 min read

In what unions believe could be the first case of its kind in Australia, a version of the Hitler 'Downfall' meme posted on social media has led to a worker being sacked from his job.

Tech

Tech

Twitter CEO's Account Hacked, Tweets Vile Racist And Pro-Nazi Messages

1 min read

Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, had his account 'compromised' with hackers posting a string of explicit, pro-Nazi and racist tweets, and a bomb threat.

Crime

Crime

New 'Anti-Trolling' Laws To Stop Online Abuse And Harassment

6 min read

"Australia-first" laws to target hate speech and trolling on social media have been introduced, but experts say law enforcement has a long way to go in catching up to harassment issues online.

Politics

Politics

Blocking 8Chan Just 'Baby Steps' In Fighting Racist Extremism, Experts Say

6 min read

Blocking Australians from seeing abhorrent videos from mass violence events is just "baby steps" in dealing with online extremism, experts have warned, with the government urged to do more to prevent such incidents occurring.

News

News

The Instagram Hoax Celebrities Are Falling For

2 min read

No, Instagram isn't about to steal your photos -- but someone should tell Rob Lowe, Usher and Adriana Lima, who are among the celebs to fall for an old social media hoax.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Boy Impaled By Pole At Football Training

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Crime

Crime

Amateur Fake Facebook Gig Ticket Scam Ripping Off Hundreds Of Aussies

5 min read

EXCLUSIVE: Foreign scammers are posing as kind grandparents on Facebook, ripping off Aussie concertgoers in a fake ticketing fraud which appears to be a coordinated -- if unsophisticated -- rort.

Life

Life

This Instagram Page Dedicated To Popping Balloons Is So Weirdly Satisfying

1 min read

People with globophobia (aka fear of balloons) beware! A Norwegian artist has turned balloon popping into an art form.

National

National

Older Aussies Aren't As 'Behind The Times' As Some Think

2 min read

Stereotyping older Australians as being left behind by technology is both "unfounded" and "harmful", as new research finds many are active online. 

Updated

Updated

Israel Folau's Instagram, Twitter Accounts Reappear On Eve Of Court Hearing

1 min read

Former Wallaby Israel Folau and his controversial posts have reappeared on social media, after appearing to have been deleted the day before his hearing against Rugby Australia begins.

News

News

'King Of Handball' Kevin Rudd Reveals 'Avalanche' Response To Ballsy Challenge

2 min read

A former Prime Minister has challenged "handball fiends" to a game of the schoolyard sport, and says he's been inundated with match offers.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Toddler Lucky To Be Alive After Falling Down Man Hole

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

News

News

Why It's 'Unsurprising' That Many Millennials Admit They Have 'Zero Friends'

3 min read

New research has revealed millennials are feeling lonely much more often than their gen X and baby boomer counterparts -- and many even admit to having no friends.

Tech

Tech

Australia's 'World-First' Crackdown On Facebook And Google

5 min read

Social media giants could face huge tax and regulatory changes in Australia, with a major crackdown on fake news and disinformation also on the way.

Dr Nikki Stamp

Dr Nikki Stamp

Hiding Your Likes Is The Best Thing Instagram Has Ever Done

5 min read

Yesterday, we logged on to Instagram to see that the all-important number of likes had vanished.

Tech

Tech

Impoolite? The Etiquette Of Using Your Phone On The Loo

4 min read

It seems everyone's got an opinion on it and most of us do it -- but should we?

National

National

Penguin Books Editor 'Disciplined' After Tweets Supporting Penalty Rates

3 min read

The MEAA trade union is taking Penguin Random House to the Fair Work Commission, after one of its members claimed to have been given a "first and final warning" for tweeting in support of penalty rates for book sellers.

Movies

Movies

'Momo' Is Not Dead, Will Be Turned Into Horror Movie

2 min read

Late last year a sculpture called Mother Bird was picked up by hoaxsters who used the image to create a fake viral challenge.

Milovan Savic & Kath Albury

Milovan Savic & Kath Albury

Your Kid Is On This Social Media App But You've Probably Never Heard Of It

5 min read

It' one of the fastest growing social media platforms on the planet, with more than 500 million active users. Only YouTube, Facebook and Instagram boast more.

Crime

Crime

Woman Who Urged Boyfriend To Kill Himself Appeals Conviction

3 min read

When Michelle Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to carry out his suicide, it was an unprecedented conviction.

Tech

Tech

Instagram Rolling Out 'Discreet' New Anti-Bullying Feature

1 min read

Two new features have been launched on the social media platform Instagram to combat online bullying.

News

News

People With More Than 30,000 Social Media Followers Ruled A Celebrity

1 min read

Anyone with more than 30,000 followers on social media is now considered a celebrity in the UK, after a landmark court ruling.

News

News

NSFW Cosplayer Is Selling Tubs Of Her Own Bathwater For $42 A Pop

4 min read

She made global headlines last month when she trolled her male fan base with a porn account and now she's selling her own bathwater online -- but who is Belle Delphine? And how did she make it so big online?

Nama Winston

Nama Winston

Banning Social Media For Kids Would Be As Dangerous As Banning Sex Education

4 min read

Australian journalist Emma Alberici told the ABC this week that kids under the age of 16 should be banned from using social media, because 16 is the age of consent, legal marriage, and driving.

Alix Nicholson

Alix Nicholson

Wait -- Is This Wimbledon Or London Fashion Week?

4 min read

I’ll admit, I’m not really a ‘sport’ person.

News

News

Disabled People Are Sharing Their Stories Of Annoying Back-Handed Compliments

1 min read

Disabled people are taking to Twitter to share their stories of backhanded 'compliments', including comments such as "you're too pretty to be in a wheelchair" under the hashtag #DisabledCompliments.

Tech

Tech

Should You Accept If Your Boss Adds You On Facebook?

5 min read

There's a lot to consider when adding or accepting your boss on Facebook.

Sport

Sport

And We're Off To Court, As Folau And Rugby Australia Fail To Reach Settlement

2 min read

Israel Folau said he is disappointed a settlement wasn't reached with Rugby Australia at a conciliation meeting before the Fair Work Commission on Friday.

Tech

Tech

Twitter To Censor, But Not Delete, Celebrity Tweets Which Break Rules

3 min read

Twitter will allow important sources like politicians to break its rules, but their tweets will be censored, in attempt to balance free expression and accountability.

Tech

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.

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