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If YouTube Is 'The Future' Of Entertainment, That Future Is Now

YouTube is not the future of entertainment, says Professor Stuart Cunningham. It is already the main form of entertainment for a great many young people, leading a new global screen ecology dictating the future of entertainment — and policy makers should take note.


French Official Threatens To Sue For Posting Pictures Of Police Officers Enforcing The Burkini Ban

Five cities, including Cannes and Nice, have now banned women from wearing burkinis, full body bathing suits worn by some Muslim women. The deputy mayor of Nice, Rudy Salles, told the BBC the ban was “a necessity” after the terrorist attacks in Nice earlier this summer.


An Algorithm Can Tell If You're Depressed Just By Looking At Your Instagram Photos

Social media can already give others insight into your personal life and mental state (even if you don’t want them to), but according to a recent study, even something as small as your Instagram filter choices can be enlightening.


Subtweeting Is Good

Subtweeting is something people generally consider to be mean and thus bad. For those unaware, subtweeting is tweeting about an individual without naming them. While this might sound bad on principle, subtweeting contains multitudes.


This Guy Keeps Getting Killed In Terrorist Attacks

If this face seems familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen it associated with any number of recent terror incidents. This man has apparently died at least three times since January, most recently in the terrorist attack at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul. So what gives? A France24 investigation provides the answer.


How To Check If Someone Else Is Using Your Social Media Accounts

If you’ve got a suspicion someone else has gained access to your social media accounts, it’s not difficult to check — and it could mean you’re able to apply a password change before any real damage happens. In fact, it’s worth checking these options regularly just to be sure your Facebook and Twitter accounts are completely yours.


Snapchat Could Soon Show You Ads Based On What's In Your Snaps

Image recognition meets advertising. That is Snapchat’s idea with a new patent that would use image recognition to serve ads, coupons or filters specific to the content in a photo.


Arsehat Gaoled After Bragging About High Speed Chase On Facebook

A 20-year-old Cambridge man who led police on a 160km/h chase around the city has been thrown in gaol after posting details of his escape on social media.


Snapchat Is Ruined

If you ever used and liked Snapchat, I’m sorry. It’s ruined now.


Snapchat Is About To Be Overrun With Olds

First they came for Facebook and Facebook became a graveyard of baby photos. Now the olds are coming for Snapchat and we’re about to see how long it will take before it, too, becomes majorly uncool.


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