Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

New Zealand Newspaper Makes ‘Appalling’ Front Page Photo Mistake by Using Facebook

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In the age of social media, major publications frequently source photos from Facebook or Twitter profiles. But as the NZ Herald recently discovered, this can lead to major, embarrassing mistakes. Read more…

Instagram Briefly Teases Its Snapchat Competitor ‘Bolt’… Maybe

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Last night, a number of Android-touting Instagram users noticed a peculiar banner within Instagram that previewed Bolt, a “one tap photo messaging [app].” Just as quickly as it had appeared for many, it disappeared. But not before a number of users captured and shared a screenshot, stirring up plenty of talk in the tech community.

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Facebook Bans Female Rowing Club, Calls Its Charity Calendar ‘Pornography’

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While Facebook has recently updated their guidelines on nudity and what it considers pornography, it looks like not everything has been cleared up. A female university rowing club has been banned from Facebook after promoting a charity calendar that features nude, but non-sexually-explicit, photographs.
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Ludacris! Rapper Steals Photographer’s Picture, Pretends He’s on a Beach

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Instagram is a popular platform for celebrities to share photos of their lavish lifestyles, but it’s also a social network in which many photos are published without permission and without credit to the original creator. Both of those things happened recently with an image posted by Ludacris.
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Satirical Facebook Post Sparks Outrage at Stephen Spielberg for Hunting Triceratops

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There are times when you lose all hope in humankind. We may be the most intelligent of all creatures, but just because our brains are the most developed of any mammal doesn’t mean we all use them. Case in point is the viral hilarity surrounding the image above. Read more…

Facebook Eases Stance on Breastfeeding Photos

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Facebook doesn’t have it easy when it comes to moderating content; with approximately 1.3 billion active users, it’s inevitable there will be a few mess-ups over time. But one issue Facebook has continually struggled with sorting out is the social network’s wishy-washy policy on breastfeeding photographs. Read more…

Twitter Now Lets You Post and Play Your Animated GIFs on Web, Android and iOS

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Twitter beat Facebook to the animated GIF punch *insert punching GIF here*, announcing earlier today that the often-animated file format is now fully supported through Twitter’s web, Android and iOS clients. Read more…

Facebook’s Snapchat Competitor Slingshot Goes Live, Some Reciprocation Required

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After leaking ahead of time for the whole world to see, Facebook yesterday officially released Slingshot: its second attempt at a Snapchat competitor that adds an interesting twist to the ephemeral message dynamic. Read more…

Urbex Photographer Threatened with a 15K Euro Fine and Jail Time After Run In With Authorities

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The dangers of urban exploration photography are well-known. However, despite this danger, it’s not often we hear of any big names in Urbex photography having major accidents or run-ins with the law. That changed a bit this week when a photographer who goes by the pseudonym The Other Side shared the story of how he was threatened with serious legal consequences for photographing a partially abandoned French factory. Read more…

Facebook Snapchat Competitor ‘Slingshot’ Appears then Disappears from App Store

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Known for its clever combination of selfies, text and scribbles, the self-destructing messaging platform Snapchat has become a hit. So, it’s no surprise that social media giant Facebook is interested in taking a bite out of the ephemeral messaging market.

The company has even gone so far as to reportedly offer $3 billion for Snapchat at one point. But, rather than continuing to try and buy out Snapchat, Facebook has now decided to create its own competitor, an app that existed only as a rumor until yesterday. Read more…