It's Time To Ditch Facebook And Start Over

Most of us have had Facebook accounts for the past few years, if not a decade. But time and bloat have turned once-beloved font of nostalgia into an onslaught of faux-sentimental sludge from strangers. So as Facebook stands poised to break itself into a bunch of different apps, we say to you: Screw it. It’s time to start fresh.


Facebook Adds 'Nearby Friends' To Show You Where Everyone's At

Facebook’s newest feature, Nearby Friends, begins rolling out today. The opt-in app addition lets your friends know when you’re close by, with the option to show your precise location on a map, if that’s the kind of thing you want to share with your friends.


If Edward Hopper Used Instagram And Facebook

Edward Hopper, foremost chronicler of lonely souls, would have found pathos in our modern world of FOMO. This clever series from Ukrainian artist Nastya Ptichek updates Hopper’s work for a social media era, and the overlay of electronic icons makes his paintings even more depressing.


This Real-Time Installation Of Social Media Feeds Is Insane

There’s a kind of crazy headspace that’s easy to fall into after staring at the unceasing scroll of your social media biz on a couple of screens at a time. But this? This is a wholly terrifying total immersion in the form of an installation of sights, sounds, and mind-melting mental stimulation.


Twitter Now Lets You Tag People In Tweets Without Using Any Characters

Twitter is growing up, and the latest new feature set includes the ability to tag up to 10 people in a photo, as well as the ability to add up to four photos to a tweet. But — and this is big — those tags won’t count towards the total character limit. Suddenly, tweets seem kind of big.


25+ Famous People's First Tweets That'll Make You Feel Better About Yours

Today is Twitter’s 8th birthday and it got you a gift. With Twitter’s new First Tweet tool you can look back at your (or anyone else’s) first tweet without hours upon hours of scrolling. We took the liberty to round-up a few of the best and worst from some noteworthy tweeters.


Twitter Just Completely Changed Its Layout

Twitter just flipped the switch on a redesign on the web, and it looks totally different. Everything is flat, the font has changed, your profile picture shows up in the top left-hand corner, and it looks a whole lot cleaner.


Put A Bird On It: How Aussie Sport Is Being Dragged Into The Future With Twitter

Centre Court at Rod Laver Arena is packed with people, but it’s deafeningly silent in here. The thwack of ball on racquet, followed by the grunts of players serveing, only punctuate the collective quiet of 1000 people eagerly watching on. What the players can’t hear, however, is that everyone around them is actually talking. Shouting in fact. It’s the first year that the Australian Open has gotten “serious” with Twitter, and a new age of the People’s Tournament has taken over. But not everyone is playing along, with broadcast partners still resisting change. Welcome to the secret war for the people’s tennis.


It's Been 365 Days Since My Last 'Like'

I used to love Facebook. When I first signed up back in 2004, I was all about it. I could find old classmates, quickly share a funny link with my buddies, and generally stay connected in a way I’d never experienced before. It only got better when they rolled out the mobile version. Then something happened. It started to make me slightly depressed. It got strangely political. It started to creep me out. Last year, I deleted my Facebook account. And I’m never going back.


Facebook Is Completely Removing The 'Who Can Search For Me' Option

This week the social network ditched a privacy option that means anyone can now search for your Timeline.