Google and facebook bring gender equality to emojis

Google and Facebook Bring Gender Equality to Emojis

Google has teamed up with Unicode, a standard nonprofit computing industry that supervises the creation of encoding, text, and new emojis, with the powerful purpose to reduce gender inequality. “Google wants to increase the representation of women in emoji” says Unicode, “and would like to propose that Unicode implementers do the same. Our proposal is to…

Top 5 most popular apps

Top 5 Most Popular Apps

There are millions of apps available in the app store that are easily downloaded right to your iPhone or iPad. Every day new ones are created in the hope of making it to the top-of-the-apps charts. A few have made it but even fewer have managed to stay in the top spot. 1. Facebook is…

Facebook whites out drag queens’ personal accounts due to “real names” policy

Facebook Whites Out Drag Queens’ Personal Accounts Due To “Real Names” Policy

The current definitive social media site, Facebook, has grown so vast in popularity that nearly everyone has an account on it. Whole families—including parents and grandparents—can stay in touch via the site, whose simplistic design allows easy navigation of photos, status updates, user information. Given the immense popularity of the site among so many different…

Student starts global class action suit against facebook

Student Starts Global Class Action Suit Against Facebook

Max Schrems, an Austrian law student, is changing the definition of social activism by bringing in his law education into court. Schrems is pursuing a class action lawsuit against Facebook because the company is accused of bringing its data-mining policies into European Union (EU) borders. Facebook has a branch in Ireland, which is a member…

William shatner takes to tumbr to review new celebrity facebook app

William Shatner Takes to Tumbr to Review New Celebrity Facebook App

Facebook’s new app for celebrities and other public figures has a high profile critic: William Shatner. The former Starfleet captain took to his personal Tumblr yesterday to share his thoughts on the app after downloading it himself; since, after all, it is aimed at people like him. What Shatner came away with was a bad…

Facebook adds “save” feature for news articles

Facebook Adds “Save” Feature for News Articles

I’ll be honest, Facebook’s news streaming capability is one of the few things keeping me on the platform any more. It’s another continuously updated source of current events and opinion pieces for news-junkies like myself, and not terribly difficult to cut back if seeing a few of the latest articles on your newsfeed isn’t your…