Tag Archives: Stories

Brawl outside NY Proud Boys event leads to arrests, spawns 2 opposite stories

New York Police have arrested three people for attacking a member of the right-wing Proud Boys and stealing his backpack. Liberals demand the Proud Boys be cuffed too after a video appeared to show them rounding on a protester. Two different takes on the violent fracas that broke out following a Proud Boys event at the Metropolitan Republican Club’s clubhouse ...

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Facebook blocked users from posting some stories about its security breach

Some users are reporting that they are unable to post today’s big story about a security breach affecting 50 million Facebook users. The issue appears to only affect particular stories from certain outlets, at this time one story from The Guardian and one from the Associated Press, both reputable press outlets. When going to share the story to their news feed, ...

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Inside Facebook Stories’ quest for originality amidst 300M users

There’s a secret Facebook app called Blink. Built for employees only, it’s how the company tests out new video formats its hoping will become the next Boomerang or SuperZoom. They range from artsy Blur effects to a way even old Android phones can use Slo-Mo. One exciting format in development offers audio beat detection that syncs visual embellishments to songs ...

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Daredevil raccoon climbs high-rise, drops from about 8 stories (VIDEO)

Published time: 22 Sep, 2018 14:31 Edited time: 22 Sep, 2018 14:34 In the style of Spiderman, a raccoon climbed up the wall of a high-rise near the Boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ. After making it about eight stories up, the critter falls off the wall, spreading its body like a parachute suit. The video, captured by South Carolina resident ...

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Skype rolls back its redesign by ditching stories, squiggles and over-the-top color

Just over a year after Skype introduced a colorful, Snapchat-inspired makeover which included its own version of “stories,” the company says it’s now going to refocus on simplicity – and it’s ditching stories along the way. The redesign had been met with a lot of backlash. Skype had clearly wanted to appeal to a more youthful demographic with its update, ...

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Trump accuses Michael Cohen of making up stories to get a 'deal'

Donald Trump has accused his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, of “making up stories in order to get a ‘deal.”’ The US president’s tweet comes after Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Trump blasted Cohen and praised his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was found guilty on eight out of 18 counts ...

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Russophobia digest part 2: This week’s top scare stories in the MSM

Hackers, spy balls and whitewashing space travel: It’s certainly been a varied week in the world of Russophobia. RT takes its regular look at the scare stories peppering the mainstream media over the last 7 days. Russophobia in space Russophobia went where no Russophobia has gone before this week. At an aerospace conference, moderator Todd Harrison pulled a question from ...

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Why unskippable Stories ads could revive Facebook

Prepare for the invasion of the unskippables. If the Stories social media slideshow format is the future of mobile TV, it’s going to end up with commercials. Users won’t love them. And done wrong they could pester people away from spending so much time watching what friends do day-to-day. But there’s no way Facebook and its family of apps will ...

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Facebook was never ephemeral, and now its Stories won’t have to be

Before Snapchat made social media about just today, Facebook made it about forever. The 2011 “Timeline” redesign of the profile and keyword search unlocked your past, encouraging you to curate colorful posts about your life’s top moments. That was actually an inspiration for Snapchat, as its CEO Evan Spiegel wrote in its IPO announcement that “We learned that creativity can ...

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Remembering Ed Schultz: RT America anchor’s greatest stories (VIDEO)

Veteran radio and TV broadcaster Ed Schultz joined RT America in January 2016 and hosted the nightly news as well as several specials, including Brexit and the US presidential election. Schultz died on July 5, at age 64. We look back at some of his greatest stories. During the 2016 US presidential campaign, Schultz was able to get several exclusive ...

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