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…

65 million Tumblr user account details were stolen

65 million user account details were stolen during a hack on Tumblr, the microblogging site in 2013 with claims of 65, 469,298 email addresses and passwords stolen. In a statement, the company said the passwords were protected by a process called “salted and hashing”, which involves turning the password into a string of digits but…