Project Sansar: The “Second Life” of VR

Project Sansar: The “Second Life” of VR

Apr 26, 2016

See ya later, real life! The creator of Second Life, the socially-focused online world, is looking for 3D content creators to make “social experiences in virtual reality” (Venturebeat). Linden Lab recently put out an application for users of 3D Studio Max, Unity and

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How Should Social Media Sites Respond to Suicidal Posts?

How Should Social Media Sites Respond to Suicidal Posts?

Apr 22, 2016

Today, news outlets are reporting on a CDC study that indicates suicide rates in the U.S. are on the rise. What role, if any, should social media sites play in helping to decrease these suicide rates? In this new era where everyone shares

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If Facebook Paid you, Would you Post More?

If Facebook Paid you, Would you Post More?

Apr 21, 2016

Facebook recently circulated a survey that suggests they might pay users for sharing content on their personal profile. This might remind people of Tsu, a social media company that “shares revenues with its users and those who invited them into tsu”: Over the

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Facebook Messenger Adds New VoIP Feature

Facebook Messenger Adds New VoIP Feature

Apr 20, 2016

From Gadget Diary: “Facebook Group calling is now available and you can easily do a conference call using the feature.” Here is a sneak peak into the new Facebook Messenger Group Calling app: Over the next 24 hours, Facebook is going to roll

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Is Microsoft’s newest A.I. Bot Transphobic?

Is Microsoft’s newest A.I. Bot Transphobic?

Apr 14, 2016

Microsoft has a new A.I. bot. This one appears to be a bit less corruptible than Tay, but that isn’t going to stop the internet from trying. This new bot is called CaptionBot AI and it apparently can “understand the content of any image and

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Dear Netflix:

Dear Netflix:

Apr 12, 2016

Dear Netflix, We here at Social Hacking are writing you in hopes that we may sway your decision to overtly screw over tens of thousands (conservative estimate) of subscribers to your services. $1.99 might not seem like a lot of money to most

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How to Save an Instagram Picture Without a Screenshot

How to Save an Instagram Picture Without a Screenshot

Apr 6, 2016

An Instagram picture is a relatively easy way to share what’s going on in your life with friends and family. Instagram is quickly becoming one of the most popular and fastest growing social networks in the world. In this day and age of self-promotion,

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Snapchat Users in UK Could Face Jail for Saving Pics

Snapchat Users in UK Could Face Jail for Saving Pics

Mar 28, 2016

In the UK, Snapchat users could face trouble if they take screen shots of their friend’s photos without permission and share them with others. The Government’s culture minister has stated that “anyone who who screenshotted a Snapchat message and shared it with others

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New Security Measures from Gmail (VIDEO)

New Security Measures from Gmail (VIDEO)

Mar 25, 2016

Have you noticed some of the changes lately in your Gmail inbox? You may have received an email from a friend or colleague and saw that it had an unlocked red padlock next to it like this: When you hover over the padlock,

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Microsoft Creates AI Bot – Internet Immediately Turns it Racist

Microsoft Creates AI Bot – Internet Immediately Turns it Racist

Mar 24, 2016

Microsoft released an AI chat bot that is currently “verified” on Twitter called @TayandYou that was meant to try to learn the way millennials speak and interact with them. It’s meant to “test and improve Microsoft’s understanding of conversational language” according to The

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