March is NSFW month on Ello

So, today I get this email from Ello announcing that March is NSFW month… Following Google’s decision to ban NSFW content from Blogger (followed by an awkward reversal), we decided to celebrate freedom of speech on Ello by naming March NSWF Month. Now, if you head to their new new freedom of speech page you can see this message […]

Meshnet app takes off in Hong Kong

I saw an interesting article a couple days ago about FireChat taking off in Hong Kong because of the protests, a peer to peer chat program that uses a meshnet to work. That means that it doesn’t require any cell signal or wifi to work. Instead it creates a giant distributed network using everyone’s bluetooth. The […]

Sick of selfies? Get ready to hate #Selfielapse

Since its launch last month, Hyperlapse has been the new Instagram sensation. The app that lets you ditch the tripod and shoot timelapse videos with your mobile has now been updated  with a front-facing camera feature to accommodate selfie-lovers’ needs. Yay… *rolling eyes* Get ready for the #Selfielaspe invasion, folks! (Or perhaps for the upcoming […]

Liking blasphemous posts could land you in jail in India

The Indian state of Karnataka has announced that “that uploading, modifying, resending and liking malicious or misleading images, videos and messages through any medium with an intention of hurting religious sentiments knowingly or unknowingly is a punishable offence” which could land you in jail for up to a year. via MediaNama Related PostsClicktivism breakdown: Survive125 Friday […]

Facebook is an app more than a site

Facebook’s most recent earnings report shows that they have 1.32 billion users a month. Of that more than a billion people logged on to Facebook using a mobile device and around a third of all users only access Facebook on mobile devices. That’s huge and the trend is upwards with a growth of 31%. Anyone doing any […]

Can activism be a game?

Last month, I had the chance to go down to San Francisco and attend GSummit, a conference on gamification. Gamification has become a little bit of an obsession lately so I was looking forward to the conference and it turned out to be better than I expected. So what’s gamification? It’s the idea of learning […]