Katana Curven is desperately hoping social media can help find her missing sister Courtney Bryan
Adele’s return was greeted with fervent enthusiasm on social media
The first single from her divorce-focused new album 30 is quintessential Adele: piano, romantic recrimination, and soaring vocal work
Adele’s statement announcing the release of her fourth album was published on social media earlier this week. In it, the singer doesn’t talk much about music, more about her emotional state during the album’s making, provoked, one assumes, by the breakdown of her marriage: “absolute mess and inner turmoil … consumed by grief”. She compared the album she made amid it to friends coming over with “a bottle of wine and a takeaway” and offering earthy, if astrologically based, advice: “It’s your Saturn return, babes, fuck it.”
It all sounds thoroughly grim, but it also has a hint of reassurance about it for her fans, who come to Adele in record-breaking numbers for relatable heartbreak – the musical equivalent of an old friend in the pub, tearfully relating the latest chapter in their reliably disastrous love life as they demolish a third glass of pinot grigio. For one thing, it underlines that she has fresh heartbreak to write about, which had been an issue with her last album, 25, on which she was forced to rake over the same relationship that had inspired its predecessor for material. For another, her fans might have cause to be alarmed by what the cover of Vogue refers to as “a new look, a new love, a new sound”. How reliably relatable can Adele now be, with her home in LA, her squad of Hollywood A-list pals, her three-times-a-day exercise regime and, the Vogue profile suggests, an employee on hand with a different pair of shoes should the singer want to change out of her heels? It’s a statement that, consciously or otherwise, sends out a message: “Business as usual babes, fuck it.” Continue reading...
Brutal death of social media star Lhamo has shone spotlight on domestic violence in the country
A Chinese man has been sentenced to death after a court found him guilty of killing his ex-wife while she was livestreaming on social media last year.
The intermediate people’s court of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang ethnic minority autonomous prefecture of Sichuan province said Tang Lu doused 30-year-old Lhamo with petrol and set her alight in September last year. Continue reading...
The gender-reveal stunt circulated widely on social media, and police launched a public appeal to try to identify the driver.
A North Korean soldier clad in a super-tight blue outfit in a state media photo has generated a buzz on social media, with some calling him “a superhero”, “a captain DPRK”, or “a rocket man”.He was among nearly 30 soldiers who posed for a photo with leader Kim Jong-un during an exhibition of weapons systems on Monday. North Korea published photos of the event the following day.They all mostly wore olive green uniforms, the most common colour for North Korean military uniforms. Only two of them…
Facebook’s recent service outage and allegations by a whistle-blower that the US social media giant puts “astronomical profits before people” have seen some tech commentators praise Beijing’s tighter grip on the internet, including its ban on many foreign online services and steps to restrict algorithms.The Chinese government has not made any public comment on this week’s outage at Facebook, which resulted in its vast family of apps including WhatsApp and Instagram, grinding to a halt for hours…
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- A new analysis of online content in six African nations referring to Covid-19 vaccines has revealed that posts reflecting distrust of, or hesitancy over, vaccinations are dominating social media.
Social media have created new, potent opportunities to pitch soft drinks, snacks and desserts.
Soccer fans jeered and booed an Arab player who criticized on social media Israel's policies during the latest escalation with Hamas, but coach and teammates stood by Munas Dabbur
In interviews, congressional hearings, campaign ads and social media, Republicans falsely claim that the Justice Department will be cracking down on parents expressing disagreement at their local school board meetings.
On Monday, a widespread Facebook outage affected up to three billion people around the world who rely on the company’s services. As one user put it, the outage was a “huge awakening that social media controls so much of my success in business.”
Social media giant Facebook, along with its subsidiaries Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp, is offline for the second time in less than a week, leaving competitors to rescue its customers from an existential crisis.
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Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifies before a Senate panel that the social media giant chooses profits over users' safety.
A Marine who posted videos on social media criticizing top military leaders' handling of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan pleaded guilty to six charges in a military court at Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina, on Thursday.
On the auspicious day of Dussehra today, Bollywood celebs are taking turns on social media to wish their fans. Stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Sara Ali Khan, Manoj Bajpayee, Abhishek Bachchan and more are currently leading the fraternity with their posts.
The German artist shot to art-world fame with a performance at the Venice Biennale that captivated social media. Her latest work looks sure to please a smartphone-wielding audience, too.
The 2021 joint Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa is calling out the Duterte years in an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24. We hear from the Filipino journalist and co-founder of the news website Rappler on how social media – and in particular Facebook – have distorted democracy in her country these past six years.
Washington, Oct 6, 2021 (AFP) -Joshua Melvin A Facebook whistleblower told US lawmakers Tuesday that the social media giant fuels division, harms children and urgently needs to be regulated, drawing pledges Congress would take up long-delayed action.
For migrants traveling north to the U.S-Mexico border from countries like Chile and Brazil, the trip has become virtually impossible without two things — a smuggler and social media.
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen's disclosures about the social media giant are fueling new, urgent calls for regulation.