CINCINNATI - All eyes were on efforts to find 16-year-old Edyn Palmer and 21-year-old UC student Brogan Dulle this week. Social media outreach surrounding each of the missing individuals showed quite a contrast. WCPO Community Manager Libby Cunningham examined this dynamic on WCPO.com.
- READ: In the search for two Tri-State missing persons, contrasting pictures of social media's role emerge
Single? Taken? Ask. Move over, Match.com. Time to say goodbye, Tinder. Facebook’s got you relationship-seekers covered, with the introduction of its new “ask” button. Want to know if your crush (or the target of your Facebook stalking) is single and ready to mingle? You could passive aggressively “like” every status, photo and post. Or you could “ask” and get the full scoop right from them. Now that’s love.
A tall order from Russia (without love). This week, Russian officials sent a court order to Twitter, requesting the site remove a pro-Ukraine account. And Twitter did it. But before you think that Russia is taking over the social platform, Twitter says it was complying with the request to remove the account as part of its Country Withheld Policy. Users not in Russia can still see the account and Tweets, while those who have Russia listed as their country of residence cannot. Confused? Curious? Read more here .
The latest cyber breach. eBay was the latest target of a huge cyber security breach this week, affecting nearly 145 million users. What does this mean for EBay users? Mashable.com explains .
What the smugshrug?! If you’re looking for a passive aggressive, carefully and artfully crafted emoji that, in so many characters, tells your friends that you really just don’t care, look no further than the smugshrug. When used properly, this little figure carries the same weight as a public smack-down. Possibly. Read all about the little figure that’s taking over the digital world here .
Celebs Read Mean Tweets. As long as Twitter (and really, the Internet) exists, people will say mean things about celebs behind the protection of a computer screen and a sometimes-anonymous account. But Jimmy Kimmel likes to call out the haters, so he invites celebs to read the mean things people tweet about them . WARNING: some of these tweets are NSFW.
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