A few days ago Facebook unveiled its latest update – reactions. Set to replace the standard like function, reactions allow users to tell their friends exactly how they feel about what they're posting through the use of emojis. While the longed for dislike button still hasn't appeared, these reactions are a step in the right direction. The reactions include Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, and Angry. ￼
But clearly this isn't enough, as so many people use all manner of other methods to display their thoughts and emotions across Facebook. Below are some examples.
Five years before Mark Zuckerberg dropped Facebook on the world, a British trio came up with a brilliant idea for reuniting with old friends. Giving the website a beautifully self-explanatory name, Friends Reunited launched soon after, and it wasn't long before everyone with a secondary school education was using it to reconnect, organise get-togethers, and generally snoop on each other's lives.
Steve Pankhurst, one of the site's cofounders, is now working on an entirely different platform called Liife. Despite being busy with code and countless other responsibilities, he was kind enough to answer a few questions, giving a glimpse into the ever-changing ways in which we interact online.
In recent years, there has been a huge surge in online dating, with more couples meeting in the digital realm than in the local pub. No longer an option people are embarrassed by or shy away from, online dating has ultimately changed the way we look for love and approach possible romantic interests. With hundreds of dating sites to choose from, here is a list of the top five to try if you're feeling a bit lonely.
Nobody can escape the news. Whether it’s accessed via TV, smartphones, newspapers, magazines or the Internet, the news reaches you from every angle. Muddled within the headlines and latest Z-list celebrity gossip are gems that, although undeserving of the front page, are intriguing, unbelievable, hilarious and too bizarre to miss.
Teen with ‘biggest mouth in world’ shoves 138 pencils in his gob.
A story that wouldn’t be amiss in the Guinness Book of World Records, teen Raja Thapa managed to squeeze a spectacular 138 pencils into his mouth. He then trumps this record by hoarding 32 lit candles in a single mouthful, heating up his talent no end. This unusual feat begs the question of how he discovered such a bizarre talent, to which he simply states: “I realised that I could stuff things into my mouth and that is how it all began... I love to entertain people.” The amusement value and improbable nature of the stunt are enough to keep anyone’s interest, leaving you wondering what he’ll tackle next.
Source: Daily Star
Smartphones are everywhere. You’re just as likely to spot a doctor with her shiny, new Samsung Galaxy S6 as you are a 12-year old with his hand-me-down iPhone 4. With our ever-increasing love for smartphones comes the ability to do practically anything on the go. This is fantastic for busy bees, as the option to manage social media, check emails and draft reports on the train to work fills the hole of what could have been an unproductive journey. Then, there are the games. The days of setting up your wired console on the floor in front of your television are gone. Mobile gaming is here, and whilst the smartphone industry continues to boom, it’s not going anywhere.
Whether you’re waiting for the kettle to boil, in a queue, eating lunch alone or simply relaxing at home after an eventful day at work, you’re guaranteed to find a game you’ll enjoy. Luckily, there are hundreds of free games available for your smartphone, so your search for a new game won’t be difficult. Below is a selection to get you started.
An oldie but a goldie. If you can endure the multitude of ads, flinging lots of birds at greedy, green pigs is great fun.