Ed Sheeran is just the latest celebrity to leave Twitter. Here’s why.

"Gooooodbye Twiiiiittter."Image: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock Ed Sheeran is just the latest victim. A recent interview revealed that the singer-songwriter has, for the most part, signed off Twitter. SEE ALSO: Ed Sheeran has announced he’s quitting Twitter for a depressing reason The 140-character platform that once referred to itself as a social network has defined itself as a news network as of late, as it tries to convince investors, advertisers, and the…

July 5, 2017
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Why do England and NI have ‘opt-in’ organ donation? – BBC News

So-called “deemed consent” has been the system in Wales since December 2015, where 6% of the population has chosen to opt out. One year on in Wales, 39 organs were transplanted through deemed consent out of a total of 160 transplants. But deemed consent does not apply to certain people including children and those who lack the capacity to understand the system. The campaign for changing the law in the…

July 4, 2017
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7 New Dating Apps To Try Out If Your Love Life Is Feeling Bleak As Ever

Summer is notoriously known as uncuffing season. The weather gets hot, you wear less clothing, and couples, for some reason, feel the need to break up. What is it with 90-degree weather and people deciding they’re not in love anymore? Hookup season is also at its highest around this time, but so is your competition on dating apps. It can be rough out there.Every time I go to a pool…

July 4, 2017
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Instagram will block offensive comments and spam automatically

Image: mashable Haters gonna hate. But you don’t have to see it anymore, at least not on Instagram. Facebook’s photo sharing app announced a new product Thursday that SURPRISE isn’t just a copycat of a Snapchat feature. Rather, it’s a pair of new filters that will automatically block “certain offensive comments” and spam in nine languages, according to a blog post. SEE ALSO: In praise of Justin Bieber’s eccentric Instagrams…

June 30, 2017
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A VidCon veteran reveals this year’s big takeaways

Image: brendan gahan People go to VidCon to take selfies with YouTube stars. For the last eight years, Ive gone to learn about the changing landscape and the future of video. What Woodstock was to music, VidCon is to digital video. Ive attended from the beginning, so Ive gotten to see the event mature from 1,400 people attending taking over the Hyatt Regency in LA into an influencer marketing epicenter…

June 28, 2017
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China bans livestreaming on its most popular social media sites

Image: Andy Wong/AP/REX/Shutterstock Chinese authorities have sent shockwaves through the social media sphere, with a blanket ban on livestreaming across three major online platforms. On Thursday, the government ordered Weibo, iFeng and ACFUN to stop all its video and audio streaming services, according to an FT report. SEE ALSO: China ironically decides to clamp down on online news outlets on World Press Freedom Day Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, and…

June 24, 2017
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Facebook is releasing a new app for YouTube-like creators

Image: facebook Facebook wants more video, so it’s releasing a new app just for creators, the company announced at the annual online video conference VidCon Friday. SEE ALSO: Facebook is embracing YouTube-like stars as it pushes for more video It’s in part an update to Facebook Mentions, an app currently available to verified accounts on the social network, which includes celebrities, online influencers, and journalists. Mentions is where Facebook first…

June 24, 2017
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College offers courses in becoming a bona fide social media influencer

Image: AFP/Getty Images Wanna become an Instagram star? Now, you can get a formal education for that. A university in China is offering courses that are meant to equip students with the skills they need for online fame. SEE ALSO: Instagram influencers are utter nonsense, and Fyre Fest proves it From make-up classes, catwalk practice to dance performances, the Yiwu Industrial and Commercial College (YWICC) near Shanghai says it knows…

June 21, 2017
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RuPaul has important advice to keep your computer safe from viruses

Don't you dare click on that pop upImage: mark boster/ LA Times via Getty Images Pop-up ads, sashay away. Since they were unleashed on the web, pop-up windows have not only been annoying users, but they have also been a huge nightmare for digital security. Most people know better than to click on suspicious looking pop-ups, but some of them can be sneaky. But now, we have some essential security…

June 16, 2017
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General election 2017: What caused Labour’s youth vote surge? – BBC News

Labour’s adverts had consistently been shared more widely by social media users, he said. Part of this appears to be down to the difference in tone of the adverts. While the Conservatives had almost entirely focused their adverts on the strength of Prime Minister Theresa May and the weakness of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Labour’s social media adverts had been more positive, seeking to emphasise that the party was building…

June 16, 2017
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Snapchat releases new research that says its for close friends

Image: snap inc. Snap’s got a message for their haters, naysayers, and short-sellers pointing to their supposedly slowing growth: New users are overrated (especially when our existing users are so engaged). At a time when Snap’s stock is hovering at a disappointingly low $18 while Facebook rolls out copycat product after copycat product, Snap released two new studies on Monday showing who’s using Snapchat, and why that is. SEE ALSO:…

June 13, 2017
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Adam West talks Family Guy and Seth MacFarlane weeks before his death

The charm and humor of the late Adam West will be missed by many fans, but just a few weeks ago he gave the public one of its last opportunities to share his warmth, this time in relation to something that didn’t even exist during his heyday: a mobile app. On May 2, in one of his final interviews, West talked about how he came to join the Family Guy…

June 11, 2017
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China’s censors have declared all-out war against celebrity gossip news

Image: LightRocket via Getty Images China’s absolute control over its media has claimed an unlikely victim the paparazzi. Typically, the country’s censorship agency is most active in culling any content that my contradict the government’s political agenda. But on Thursday, the Cyberspace Administration of China issued a notice listing several social media accounts that it deactivated. These included 19 different paparazzi and entertainment news outlets. SEE ALSO: Weibo blocked users…

June 10, 2017
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One dating app makes you mind your manners to find love

Can this club keep the ghosts out for good?Image: INner Circle Its the ultimate dating dream: a place filled with top-notch single people who dont behave like assholes. One app thinks theyve cracked the code by insisting on good manners, but is it really that easy? Inner Circle wants to be your go-to place for finding decent human beings who you actually want to date. The app, which started in…

May 20, 2017
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