Ello Experienced Its First DDoS Attack

Ello, the upstart social network that’s grown in massive popularity of the past week, is currently down. Whether for maintenance or more nefarious purposes, it isn’t outwardly explicit. According to its current status page, the site is investigating the cause but is leaning toward a possible denial of service (DDoS) attack.


What Is Ello And Should I Even Bother?

In the past week you may have heard people start to talk about something called Ello. Though it sounds like a cockney-accented greeting, it’s actually a new social network with one major selling point: It doesn’t have any ads.


Facebook Will Try To Stop Showing You Old, Irrelevant Posts

Facebook just announced its latest plan to fix Newsfeed, promising to show more timely content. Out with the old, in with the relevant and new.


My Day On The Emoji-Only Social Network, Translated (I Think)

Words are dead. Grammar, syntax, nuance — all pointless when adorable cartoon sea animals can do the dirty work for us. At least, that’s the world Emojli, an emoji-only social network, would like to envision. But after spending some time there, I am more than happy with my inanimate letters. For Emojli’s future is a dark one, filled with nothing but loneliness and poop.


This Is What Your Average Instagram Picture Looks Like

If you’ve ever wondered what the average Instagram picture looks like, then wonder no longer. The web app Metagramme lets you create an average image based on the last 32 pictures you uploaded to Instagram.


Social Media Users Unlikely To Disagree With Consensus, Online And Offline

In the utopian vision of the internet, social media provides a platform where we can share opinions, debate and argue; a space for free discussion and constructive discourse. Turns out the opposite is true.


Why Is Twitter Trying To Hide Its Australian Earnings?

Twitter Australia has applied from an exemption from Australian corporate rules that would require it to disclose its earnings.


Facebook's Rose-Coloured News Feed

Pope Francis. Haim. An inspirational Little League coach. You’ve probably seen these stories on Facebook today, along with ice buckets and your friends’ babies. I know that because they’re sitting atop the social network’s “trending” list. What’s not there at all? Ferguson. Welcome to Facebookworld, where everything’s wonderful all of the time.


Twitter Tests Turning Favourites Into Retweets, Frustration Ensues

Social media websites are one massive, ongoing experiment. If they’re not specifically experimenting on you, then they’re tinkering with function or nipping and tucking design elements to give their site a one up on the competition.


The Premier League Is Banning Goals Being Posted To Vine And Twitter

If there’s one thing better than a wonderful goal in soccer, it’s reliving it over, and over, and over, and over. Preferably in slow-mo. Ideally as a looped GIF. And almost certainly sourced from social media. But sadly, the UK’s Premier League is stamping out all such behaviour.


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