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TikTok x Area 51

Are you crazy about all things Internet memes? Did you scream like a goat for a solid three weeks in 2013? Did you sign up for the raid on Area 51? If you have no idea what we’re talking about, it’s time to get with the times and check out TikTok.

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How Facebook Gets Manipulated

How Facebook Gets Manipulated

“Anytime you combine 2 billion people in one location, people are gonna exploit that for money, power and influence.” After looking into how YouTube and Twitter are abused, SmarterEveryDay looks at the worst spot of manipulation online: Facebook.

How Twitter Gets Manipulated

How Twitter Gets Manipulated

After looking at how evildoers mess with YouTube, Destin of Smarter Every Day takes a look at Twitter and its never-ending battle against bots. He spoke with security experts at Twitter and NATO to find out how these bots work, and why they are there.

How to Clickbait

How to Clickbait

We really do our best to avoid hyperbole and overblown clickbait content around here. But if you’re a content creator and are desperate for eyeballs no matter the cost, check out Materialisimo’s brief tutorial on “guaranteed” YouTube success.

How to Use Reddit

How to Use Reddit

Reddit newbie MaggieePearl asked her boyfriend Jason Velasquez for advice on how to best interact with the unforgiving world of the link-sharing platform, and rather than just walk her through a few tips on Reddit etiquette, he made this video instead.

Reynolds & Jackman: Truce

Reynolds & Jackman: Truce

While we generally avoid covering celebrity drama, the social media war between Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman deserves a mention, as the two megastars have decided to bury the hatchet, and created promotional videos for each other’s products.

Snap Nico & Veronica Spectacles

Snap Nico & Veronica Spectacles

How many times have you been off on an adventure only to realize, “Shoot, I forgot to take a picture!” Snap Spectacles are the solution. These camera glasses remove the barrier between you and your subject so you can snap first-person HD photos and video.

Side Effects

Side Effects

Chris Cousins‘ animated short film uses imagery of endlessly churned-out drugs as an analogy for the addictive – and potentially harmful nature of social media. Seriously, how did something that delivers cat videos become a vehicle for manipulating global politics and distributing hate?

WhatsApp in the ’80s

WhatsApp in the ’80s

Squirrel Monkey’s alternative past video series looks back at how WhatsApp might have worked if it came out in the late 1980s – using an MS-DOS computer, a dial-up modem, and a pager to deliver messages to its users.

Every Facebook Video Ever

Every Facebook Video Ever

(PG-13 Language) Materialisimo demolishes the endless stream low-quality, freebooted, text-embellished videos which fill our Facebook feeds these days. Regardless of what you think of them, we blame Facebook for encouraging this crap with their algorithm.

The Social Network Honest Trailer

The Social Network Honest Trailer

Screen Junkies smacks down Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher’s film about the world’s largest social network, which apparently was started by some of the most antisocial people on the planet. Er wait, is this entire movie Fake News? Time to rework the algorithm.

A Video with Text on Top and Bottom

A Video with Text on Top and Bottom

(PG-13: Language) CollegeHumor roasts the trend of Facebook pages who freeboot videos, then wrap them in text which attempts to explain what’s going on. We understand that Facebook gives bonus points to anything that nabs video views, but damn, it’s annoying.

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Snapchat Filters in Real Life

Snapchat Filters in Real Life

A Snapchat update lets a man add filters to real life in this silly video by SoKrispyMedia. Losing your face is a huge hassle, but at least he didn’t turn himself into a poop emoji. We’d abuse the rewind effect for sure.

Notification Explosion

Notification Explosion

Here’s a glimpse at what it’s like to be famous. Or at least, Instagram famous. Dutch soccer player Demy de Zeeuw runs a football-themed Instagram account with 8 million followers. Here’s how that mob responds when he posts an update. Time to disable notifications.

Facebook Freebooting 2

Facebook Freebooting 2

The folks behind the fantastic YouTube channel Kurzgesagt present yet another argument about how Facebook encourages a culture of content theft against original creators, where pirates duplicate videos, and get huge traffic from Facebook’s skewed video sharing algorithm.

Loo Read: Walk on the Wired Side

Loo Read: Walk on the Wired Side

(PG-13) FrinterGarden’s latest effort is the result of meticulously scouring through the darkest corners of the Twitterverse to (sort of) phonetically replicate the lyrics (and musical notes) of a song using only the names of Twitter users. More puntastic fun here.

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