A meme come true: Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o to star in film based on tweet

May 23, 2017

Selma director Ava DuVernay will direct film for Netflix after joke movie pitch about photo of stars goes viral, with a script from Insecure breakout Issa Rae Rihanna and Lupita Nyongo are set to star in a buddy movie for director Ava DuVernay after a tweet of the two went viral. The Grammy-winning singer and Oscar-nomimnated actor were pictured together at a Miu Miu fashion show in 2014, which was…


Twitter co-founder: ‘Yeah, I’m sorry’ if Twitter helped Trump get elected

May 21, 2017

Image: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto/Getty Twitter co-founder Evan Williams wants you to know he’s super sorry for any role the social media platform played in the election of President Donald Trump. The sort-of apology was made in an interview with The New York Times published on Saturday. Williams’ remorse for possibly helping to create a political monster comes after Trump’s claims that Twitter was key in helping him clinch the election. I…


Elon Musk’s Twitter feed is the one you need to pay attention to

May 20, 2017

Image: Vicky Leta/Mashable When you hear about Twitter these days, chances are it’s because of the latest dispatches from our bombastic, erratic Tweeter-in-Chief, Donald J. Trump. The President’s use of the platform is unprecedented, and he might even be the driving force in its sudden growth spurt last quarter. But his tweets for all the @replies, news stories, and perhaps investigations they’ve inspired are really just the sideshow. There’s another…


Popular social media sites ‘harm young people’s mental health’

May 19, 2017

Poll of 14 – to 24 -year-olds proves Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased apprehensions of shortcoming and anxiety Four of the five most popular forms of social media ill young peoples mental health issues, with Instagram the most damaging, according to experiment by two health organisations. Instagram has the most deepening young peoples apprehensions of shortcoming and nervousnes. The survey, published on Friday, concluded that Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter…


Social media firms should face fines for hate speech failures, urge UK MPs

May 3, 2017

Social media giants Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have once again been accused of taking a laissez-faire approach to moderating hate speech content on their platforms. This follows a stepping up ofpoliticalrhetoric against social platforms in recent months in the UK, following a terror attack in London in tech firms to do more to help block the spread of terrorist content online. In ahighly critical Last month, theGerman government backed a…


Twitter asks advertisers to stay with it as it pitches new original series

May 2, 2017

Image: kerry flynn/mashable Sit down. Be humble. Rapper Kendrick Lamar’s latest hit “Humble” blasted in the background. A giant screen wrapping around a circular room showed an iPhone that displayed tweets. This was the beginning of Twitter’s first-ever NewFront, a presentation dedicated to wooing advertisers. .@jack: “Thank you for choosing our event instead of the Met Gala.” @twitter #newfronts pic.twitter.com/TIxLHdFYWG Kerry Flynn (@kerrymflynn) May 1, 2017 And Dorsey restated his…


Jack Dorsey just spent $9.5M buying more Twitter stock

April 29, 2017

Jack Dorsey is at it again after purchasing $7 million in Twitter stock back in February, the Twitter CEO bought another $9.5 million today.After making his purchase, Dorsey posted the news on Facebook Twitter, sparking a one percent gain in the companys share price in after-hours trading.