Tag: Social Network

  • What Happens to Your Facebook After You Die?

    What Happens to Your Facebook After You Die?

    What Happens to Your Facebook After You Die? Life is unpredictable, and because of this unfortunately (or maybe fortunately, depending on how you view it) nobody knows exactly when they’re going to die. But wouldn’t it at least be good to know your precious Facebook account will be in safe hands should the worst happen? […]

  • How to Unplug – Put the Gadgets Down and Do Life!

    How to Unplug – Put the Gadgets Down and Do Life!

    Social media and digital communication are amongst our most valuable tools in the modern age, providing a wealth of knowledge and a connection to a wider world. But they can also prove unhealthy if misused or overused. Productivity can suffer in both the workplace and life itself and social networks offer an open forum for […]

  • Ghostbusters Actress Leslie Jones Exits Twitter After Racist Abuse

    Ghostbusters Actress Leslie Jones Exits Twitter After Racist Abuse

    Leslie Jones, black female stand-up comedian and one of the actresses in the recently released Ghostbusters revival film has exited Twitter after receiving a terrible torrent of racial abuse – bringing mainstream attention to an issue that is rife on social networking. Yesterday Jones sent out a final tweet from her account @Lesdoggg which read […]

  • Wow! Facebook Reactions Finally Go Live

    Wow! Facebook Reactions Finally Go Live

    Confused Facebook users have discovered that they can use the new Reactions feature which was announced and trialled late last year and has now been released to the public at large. The sudden arrival of Reactions came a bit out of the blue and unless you knew it was coming thanks to a helpful and informative […]

  • Nintendo Releases Details about Its First Mobile App Miitomo

    Nintendo Releases Details about Its First Mobile App Miitomo

    Five years ago Nintendo’s late great Worldwide President Satoru Iwata stated that developing software for mobile devices was “absolutely not under consideration”. Despite investor pressure to follow modern trends and hook up with smart devices and criticisms that the company was stuck in the dark ages of gaming, it seemed like Nintendo was fixing to […]

  • Kids Watching More Online TV Than Traditional TV

    Kids Watching More Online TV Than Traditional TV

    The internet and on-demand viewing has finally overtaken traditional TV as youngsters’ favourite tech pastime. UK kid research organisation Childwise did a study of 2,000 subjects between the ages of five and sixteen years old and has found that average web use on smart devices for this demographic has raised to 3 hours a day, […]

  • Facebook for Work Prepares to Launch Early Next Year

    Facebook for Work Prepares to Launch Early Next Year

    A version of Facebook for professionals has been long discussed; in fact The Gadget Helpline first shared the news back in November last year. Secret invites were issued to Beta test the new platform which would be simply called Facebook for Work but nothing much has been seen or heard in the past 12 months […]

  • Message Requests Replace Facebook’s  ‘Other Inbox’

    Message Requests Replace Facebook’s ‘Other Inbox’

    Facebook is looking to add security to its Other Inbox by introducing a Message Request feature with the intention of making it much easier to filter unwanted chats and messages. Wait, you didn’t know Facebook had an Other Inbox? Well no, nor did we until we recently discovered a massive backlog of unattended messages from […]

  • Facebook Introduces Reactions as ‘More Expressive Like Button’

    Facebook Introduces Reactions as ‘More Expressive Like Button’

    Last month, after much deliberation, Facebook entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg announced that it would soon be possible to express an alternative response to liking a post on the social network. Many, ourselves included, got a little over-excited and presumed this meant the fabled Dislike button would soon be arriving. Also See: Facebook Confirms ‘Dislike’ Button is […]

  • Selfie Stick Insanity Births the “Selfie Spoon”

    Selfie Stick Insanity Births the “Selfie Spoon”

    Brace yourself for a clash of two of the most annoying forces in the social networking age: the selfie stick and the food-related post – yes, someone’s gone there and invented the “Selfie Spoon”. Basically the contraption looks exactly like what your nightmares might barf up – a gaudy purple selfie stick, capable of holding […]

  • How to Unplug – Put the Gadgets Down and Do Life!

    How to Unplug – Put the Gadgets Down and Do Life!

    Social media and digital communication are amongst our most valuable tools in the modern age, providing a wealth of knowledge and a connection to a wider world. But they can also prove unhealthy if misused or overused. Productivity can suffer in both the workplace and life itself and social networks offer an open forum for […]