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…

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…

“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…

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…

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…

One Direction singer Louis Tomilinson’ sister Felicite dies aged 18

Aspiring fashion designer and Instagram influencer with 1.3 million followers, Felicite Tomlinson – sister of One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson has died aged 18. Louis and Felicite lost their mum Johannah to leukaemia in 2016 and they have five siblings including twins under the age of six. According to Scotland Yard, police were called by…

Kylie Jenner becomes world’s youngest billionaire

21-year-old Kylie Jenner has become the world’s youngest self-made billionaire according to Forbe’s billionaires’ list. The youngest Kardashian family member made her fortune from her best-selling cosmetics business promoted by Instagram postings with over 128m followers. She made her announcement ” I wanted to remind you guys that my powders launch on Thursday” and proceeded…

Instagram to remove self-harm images

Instagram boss Adam Mosseri says he hopes new technology will help to flag all graphic images of self-harm  and will be removed from Instagram. Father of Molly Russell, 14-year-old who took her own life in 2017, said Instagram had “helped kill” his daughter. Molly’s family found she had been viewing graphic images of self-harm on…

Battle of the tech titans: Apple and Facebook over data privacy

Facebook is shutting down an app that paid $20 a month to people aged between 13 and 35 for allowing it to collect data on their iPhones, which according to Apple breached its privacy policies. The “ Facebook Research” app enabled the social network to monitor a user’s web and phone activity, including how they…