How (not) to manage social media, and other scary tales (Software Savvy – October Edition)
With Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, we now have more ways than ever to communicate. Social media has changed the way we relate to each other, and additionally, it’s changed the way that businesses communicate with their customers. With more ways to communicate, there are even more ways to mess it up, and destroy personal relationshis, […]
You shouldn’t be surprised when a website gets hacked
In the midst of the latest huge hack and subsequent leak of private information, it’s hard not to wonder why people are still shocked when these stories break. The hard truth is that no website, server, or data center is 100% safe, and we can expect to see these types of incidents occur as long […]
The Age of Advertising
As technology and the internet in particular become more and more pervasive in our culture, advertising has been ramping up to meet it. It seems like every website, online video, or mobile app is chock full of ads nowadays. But do they actually work, and how invasive will they get before we’ve had enough? More […]
Reddit Has A New Rival: Meet Voat
In the last several months, Reddit users have watched a dramatic situation unfold in the administration of the site that has been called, “the front page of the internet.” Earlier this year, interim CEO Ellen Pao faced heavy criticism over her decision to ban five popular subreddits, including r/fatpeoplehate. The administration cited a new and […]
Warner Brothers, y u no be happy?
Each year at one of the many events we attend we are shown exclusive things. Things I believe the makers or manufacturers of said things would love for the masses to see. After all, what’s the point of showing the thing to the many people that are attending a massive event other than to be […]
A crash course on Twitter, as requested by our listeners
On last weekend’s episode of the Computer Guru Show, we had a few questions regarding Twitter, and specifically how to even use it. Since that would have been too much for the air, we’ve put together a quick crash course on how to get started. The world is all a-Twitter and you’re ready to be […]
Japanese Suicide Robot – Fact or fiction? Hint: we got trolled
Recently on the Computer Guru Show we talked about a creepy new Japanese suicide robot called Seppukuma. We reported that Seppukuma was an assisted suicide robot that would help the elderly and terminally ill end their lives through a variety of methods including suffocation, lethal injection and strangulation. We got trolled.
MapQuest reportedly shutting down in preparation for MapBox overhaul
We already know that Verizon is acquiring AOL for some $4.4 billion dollars, but now we’re hearing reports that some big changes are coming to AOL products as well. For instance, there seems to be indications that AOL is planning to drastically overhaul their online mapping service, MapQuest.
Tweets are coming to Google search results
Google has just made the announcement that they’ve struck a deal with Twitter which will bring live tweets to search results. This move spans all of the Google search platforms, including desktop, tablet, and phone, and we can expect to start seeing the new results immediately.