Are you one of the two million people who uses emoji every hour

  Gretchen McCulloch, a Canadian linguist, making sense of  the ways we communicate online “ how internet is making us  more nuanced and inventive writers”,  in her latest book she writes “ because of internet, through a revolutionary period in linguistic history, where writing quickly, within character limits and deploying ever-changing internet slang, is enriching…

Rich and diverse civilization

A Tunisian friend of Justin Marozzi told him, “I’m embarrassed to be an Arab these days. Everywhere you look there’s chaos, fighting, bloodshed, dictatorship, corruption, injustice, unemployment. The only thing we’re leading the world in is terrorism”. For centuries the caliphate was both ascendant on the battlefield and triumphant in the battle of ideas, its…

Our extreme behavior with social media

Twitter and Instagram was used to hurl racist abuse at Paul Pogba, the Manchester United midfielder. Team-mates rallied to his defence, criticised social media companies who inturn gave their usual excuses that they were monitoring the situation banning those who participated in the abuse, investing in new tools to avoid such situations. The Twittering Machine…

“Wake-up Moment” as YouTube drops Paywall for shows

YouTube is abandoning its plan to lure more paying subscribers and stepping back from the Netflix-led ware on streaming. Google-owned platform is reverting back its original programming free to watch on its website. YouTube is focusing on its ad-supported model, rather than chasing content providers such as Amazon and Netflix as Apple and Disney are…

“Find Your Strength and Sparkle Your Way to the Top”

  Michelle, an American-Italian Diva, is not your average Diva, advices readers to “ Keep Your Shit Together”, “ Give Good Face” and “Be Thankful You’re a Misfit” Michelle Diva’s book give powerful positive and polished tips from her vogueing days in downtown Manhattan clunes in the 90s to her successful career in radio and…

Guoanbu now the most powerful in the world?

  Roger Faligot exposes the sprawling octopussy of the world’s intelligence service, from the very birth of communist China to Xi Jingping’s absolute control today. The concerted efforts to block, squeeze and punish the China’s technology industry is an important and fundamental shift in the US policy shift with China and lurched into deeper confrontation.…

KimOhNo starts a controversy

Re Reality star Kim Kardashian West’s Kimono underwear offends Japanese Kim Kardashian West has angered Japanese with the launch of her new shapewear bran Kimono Intimates. Kim said the label, launched on Tuesday, is inclusive and “celebrates and enhances the shape and curves of women.” Japanese people on social media have said the trademarked brand…

Bugs shut down 24-hour US-Apple store

Bugs of a different kind, bed bugs temporarily shut down a 24-hours on New York City’s Fifth Avenue. Staff were ordered to pack their belongings in plastic bags last Friday after a bed bug was spotted in a manager’s office. Eventually a beagle dog sniffed out the bugs in the locker area. According to an…

Brand’s Instagram close-ups

  For companies starting-up Instagram has helped provide a “level playing platform”. Dirty Lemon, which raised $15m in seed funding at a valuation of $60m last December, is among scores of  start-ups that have leveraged Instagram’s 1bn  users to build  their businesses. Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, sinpijama have all benefited. “Brands have gone all in…