Does Snapchat exhaust you? Are you tired of holding your phone to snap and watch snaps? Are you desperate for a new way?
Snap, Inc., the company that was once Snapchat but wants to expand to other products, has expanded to a new product. Meet “Spectacles,” a $130 pair of sunglasses with a camera in them. This isn’t Google Glass, though. You won’t be forcibly removed from a bar for wearing them. Rather these are an unassuming pair of shades with a tiny camera that allows you to snap handsfree. Finally, your fingers can take a break for once.
In addition to the new tech, Snap will be releasing the glasses via mysterious vending machines, which appear and disappear without warning. The location of these "Snapbots," as they're called, will be made available on this website. Also, they look like Minions, so, you know, there’s that.
Only time will tell if users will save Spectacles to their Camera Rolls or allow time to runout and let them vanish like so many dog-faced selfies. Until then, we’ll keep an eye out for stories of people getting their arms stuck in these vending machines, trying to score a free pair of glasses.
If you go to Facebook’s house this Halloween, expect a big treat. The social media giant has released a slew of new reactions in the spirit of Halloween. All your favorites are there: a witch, a ghost, a pumpkin, a Frankenst — oop, a Frankenstein’s monster.
So don’t expect the same old thing when you laugh at your friend’s joke later. This is a whole new haunted house.
It’s all very delightfully ghoulish!
Facebook released reactions last year in lieu of giving the world that “Dislike” button users have been asking for since around 2010.
If you're a hipster L.A.-girl who likes to skateboard, then the new Snapchat video sunglasses called "Spectacles," are made just for you.
As Snap's (formerly Snapchat) first product, they take 10-second (up to 30 seconds) of hands-free video clips you can upload to your account. You can now take video as you do your normal, relatable, routine of skateboarding in an empty swimming pool, skateboarding down the beach sidewalk, or even skateboarding while holding hands in a chain with your hipster girlfriends!
For all your skateboarding Snapchat usages, they cost $130 and are being distributed to a select group to hype them at this time. Designed by tech heads, the reviews are mixed as people decide if they actually want to try this one out.
Check out the spec's--ahem--specs here, and tell us in the comments below if you'd buy these.
A major corporation runs a campaign to let people on the internet be a little creative with their brand and said campaign fails spectacularly because people are awful. Sound familiar? It's a tale as old as time. Or at least as old as Wifi. This time the social media screw up is burger themed, YUM!
The Economist published an article that points out the diamond business isn't as booming as it once was.This prompted them to ask why millennials aren't buying diamonds. Obviously, some of those "social media obsessed" Millennials took to Twitter to answer that pressing question.
The Facebook page 'Life of Dad' has issued a #CheerioChallenge to all of their loyal followers. Competition is getting serious and families are sacrificing hours of precious parenting time to try to outstack each other.
Currently, the record for most Cheerios on a child's face is at 17.
This woman posted a photo gallery of her story on Imgur which led to a diagnosis of a genetic disease that affects connective tissues called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). She explains the backstory in the description of the follow up picture post:
Five months ago, I posted "The Story Of A Broken Dancer." In this post, I told the story of how all I've ever wanted was to be a professional dancer, but that countless injuries and unexplained medical issues were coming in between me and my dream. Well, after posting this, hundreds of Imgurians commented on the post and messaged me saying I should look at different conditions or diseases they thought I had, but one that I received overwhelmingly was "Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Hyper Mobility Type III." I looked into it and decided it was worth a shot to get the testing done, and as of this morning, I have been officially confirmed to have EDS.
You can look through her original gallery right here:
The people of Cheltenham, England were devastated by tragedy in the night. The extent of the fallout from this incident is as yet unknown. First reported by The Gloucestershire Echo, this sad, entire chicken dinner was found strewn about the pavement early Thursday morning.
Residents have been reacting on social media, most with compassion, some with outrage over the lack of coverage by 'mainstream' media outlets.
via @TheMediaTweets, @UcheAmako, @rey_z
Here's hoping the Cheltenham community is able to recover quickly from this incident. Someone will probably start a GoFundMe campaign for it if they haven't already.
While presumably celebrating his arrival in Bogotá, Columbia, Snoop Dogg took a selfie and checked in to Bogata, a city in Romania. This gave Bogata a lot of attention from the internet crowd. If you're wondering what kind of place it is, someone has already capitalized on the publicity by making visitbogata.com and explaining
Someone has already capitalized on the new publicity by making visitbogata.com to explain everything the place has to offer. Interestingly enough, in addition to being super chill, Bogata is a place where industrial hemp is grown so they couldn't have had a better accidental celebrity endorsement.
As for the people who actually live there, they don't really care. According to the Balkan Insight, one villager just seemed a little confused about the situation:
I don’t know how this singer – whoever is he – could make such a mistake. Bogota is one thing, Bogata something different Ioan, a 61-year-old villager said, according to a report in Pressone.ro magazine.
Sam Pepper has become a very controversial figure in the last few years. He is famous for his Youtube pranks and "social experiments" such as the one where he pinched random women's bottoms that led to sexual harassment claims. You may have heard of him recently due to massive backlash from his "prank" video where he convinced a friend that he killed his other friend "execution style". Now he seems to have disappeared off the face of the internet leaving only a single Tweet on an otherwise barren Twitter account.
Some people have questioned his motives with the way he left social media and Youtube so abruptly.
But, for the most part, they are just gleefully celebrating his absence.
A man got over 300 texts from people trying to cash in on Chipotle's free burrito special. They were supposed to text RAINCHECK to 888-222 but several people have added an extra 2 and sent texts to Henry Levine instead.
He told the Washington Post, "The first thing I did was get my free burrito, because I don’t dislike burritos". What a sensible person. Then he started texting back the super fans who sent him more than one message to tell them they had the wrong number.
via Washington Post
Since then he's become a social media sensation and he appears to be on a quest to get those poor people their free burritos! At least he's got his priorities straight after this newfound fame.
You may remember the belligerent woman who attacked an Uber driver while trying to get a ride home in the wrong car. After the incident, Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon was put on leave during an investigation at her work and publicly shamed on social media.
She also says that in addition to hateful comments, she's received threatening personal messages and that her family's address has been leaked.
Now she's done the only thing she could think of to pacify the unforgiving public which is to go on national television and apologize.
A merry mix between Zoolander and Santa, Yorkdale Shopping Center in Toronto, Ontario has employed the most fashion-foward Santa any mall Santa could hope to be. See how this new Saint Nick is nailing Holiday cheer, with merry modeling poses, hot holiday fashion tips, and festive selfies with everyone (including Justin Bieber).
Caroline Macrory started a trend by leaving gifts on the doorstep of someone who needed them and running away. She called this the Doorstep Challenge and this act of kindness has really caught on.
Even a few local businesses have joined in.
Macrory's goal is bringing people together to make life a little easier. She told Mashable, "Basically the concept of the ‘doorstep challenge’ is to reach out to those in our community who might be struggling at this time of year for one reason or another and spread a little Christmas cheer."