Grammy-winning rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West deleted his social media accounts because “his rants were becoming unhealthy,” according to a source. West’s Twitter and Instagram accounts were deleted on Saturday, along with his posts.“Kanye got to the point where he realized his rants were becoming unhealthy. This is why he deleted his account,” claimed an alleged source to People. “Kim agreed it was time for him to take a social media break. She just wants him to focus on his family for a bit now… He can also focus better on his music and being creative when he avoids social media.” West, who frequently wears a “Make America Great Again” hat in public, had previously left Twitter last year, becoming active again in April. West is set to meet President Trump for lunch at the White House on Thursday. Celebrities are increasingly leaving Twitter, and this month alone has seen the departure of singer Robbie Williams, … [Read more...] about Report: Kanye West Deletes Social Media Accounts – ‘Rants Were Becoming Unhealthy’
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posted on 3 days ago, 09:39 0 1. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 4145; Member since: 05 Apr 2013) Is Whatsapp considered social media as well? posted on 3 days ago, 10:53 0 8. Vega007 (Posts: 14; Member since: 18 May 2017) No, that's a messaging platform. posted on 3 days ago, 11:18 4 13. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 4145; Member since: 05 Apr 2013) I was surprised to see it in a chart in this article. But in that case, not hard to give up on social media. I am hardly on it. posted on 3 days ago, 09:45 11 2. Cat97 (Posts: 769; Member since: 02 Mar 2017) Social media is the greatest plague of our times, especially for young people who are ruining their education due to social media addiction. Soon there will be an entire generation of dumb, poorly-educated people. The society will slowly learn to deal with this, the human brain will even more slowly evolve to be able to deal with this, but for for the moment social media is nothing less than a very addictive drug … [Read more...] about Comments for : How hard is it to give up on social media?
Before she boarded a plane from London to South Africa in December 2013, Justine Sacco, the director of corporate communications for media company IAC, tweeted a series of snarky observations to her 170 followers. The last read, "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!"During the flight, while Sacco was offline, her tweet went viral and she was deluged with Twitter replies that ranged from disgust to anger. Before long, the hashtag #HasJustineLandedYet started trending worldwide, and there were increasing demands that Sacco be fired. Eventually, she was. Sacco's not the only one to experience the wrath -- and consequences -- of a Twitter pile-on. Earlier that year, developer and tech evangelist Adria Richards complained on Twitter about two male developers who swapped what she felt were offensive jokes at a developer conference. Two days later, the man responsible for the joke was fired. He posted his account of what happened under a pseudonym in the online … [Read more...] about 5 ways your company can defuse a social media crisis
Social media, even with all the pictures of cats and food is essentially the wild west. The wrong Tweet here, or ill-advised Facebook post there can really change lives. How many times have you thrown out a cyber-bomb with your smartphone while tossing back shots of your favorite drink only to realize the next morning what your wrote could make you lose your job, your significant other, or somethings equally not-so-appealing? Whether you are a student or politician, celebrity or soccer mom, the internet can turn on you in a hurry, even over something that was shared ages ago. Ethan Czahor, the developer behind the new app Clear, knows this first hand.Ethan served in the chief technology position for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign until Buzzfeed found a few old tweets from his account that referred to women as “sluts” and made other colorful, politically incorrect, references.With Clear, the app will connect to your Facebook, Instagram, and … [Read more...] about Do you have a long and possibly checkered history on social media? This app might help your reputation
The fate of a Twitter account might seem trivial when a loved one dies. Sure, social media handles probably won't be worth as much as bank accounts. And they're unlikely to have the same emotional value as jewelry or record collections. They're easy to forget ... until they remind you they're still out there on the web. Just days after a female acquaintance of Anthony Palomba died of a drug overdose, her name popped up on his suggested friends list on Facebook. Palomba, 30, wasn't sure why. They'd known each other for several years, but weren't particularly close. All of a sudden, Palomba began wondering what might have happened if they had been closer. Maybe he would have seen warning signs. Maybe he would have been able to intervene. "Having the internet suggest that I be her friend was kind of a dig," he said, wondering why her account hadn't been shut down. Ghost accounts are a sad reality in this modern age. They have the potential to trigger grief unexpectedly, unnecessarily. … [Read more...] about How to manage a loved one’s social media afterlife