Teen bullied online after she mistakenly shoots protected elk

A 14-year-old Missouri girl mistakenly shot a protected elk — and now people want her to pay “deerly” for it. Thinking the animal in her sites was an unusually large white-tailed buck, Abby Wilson shot the beast on Saturday. Abby’s dad, Donald White, called the Conservation Department when he realized

Military tweets out error-filled story about US nukes

You’d think the United States military would know better. Someone from the US Strategic Command — which is the command in charge of America’s nukes — thought it would be a good idea to tweet out a news article on Wednesday about its nuclear capabilities, without actually checking if

Tiffany Trump heats up social media with nude-colored dress

Though Tiffany Trump is keeping a low profile as she focuses on her studies at Georgetown Law, the 24-year-old was perhaps heading somewhere glamorous when she wore a semi-sheer champagne number in a Nov. 10 Instagram photo.Enhancing the lace ballerina-style frock with a neat bun and metallic heels, applause for

Rise in teen suicide connected to social media popularity: study

CHICAGO — An increase in suicide rates among US teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Suicide rates for teens rose between 2010 and 2015 after they had declined for nearly two decades, according to data

Rise in teen suicide connected to social media popularity: study

CHICAGO — An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Suicide rates for teens rose between 2010 and 2015 after they had declined for nearly two decades, according to data

Sean Parker on Facebook: We created a monster

Sean Parker, who played a pivotal role in turning Facebook into a money-minting juggernaut, admits that he is now “something of a conscientious objector” to the social networking giant. Facebook “literally changes your relationship with society, with each other,” Parker told Axios in a Wednesday interview. “God only knows

Twitter doubles character limit for nearly everyone

NEW YORK — Twitter says it’s ending its iconic 140-character limit — and giving nearly everyone 280 characters. Users tweeting in Chinese, Japanese and Korean will still have the original limit. That’s because writing in those languages uses fewer characters. The company says 9 percent of tweets written in English

#BadPictureMonday Is The Hashtag We All Should Embrace Right Now

Behind every selfie of quality, there’s a camera roll containing at least 43 not-so-hot versions of the same photo.Or as supermodel/selfie extraordinaire Chrissy Teigen has put it, there’s “the one you post”:...And the utter fail/s you don’t:Heck, sometimes you don’t even get one good picture out of your selfie photo

Twitter admits what everyone already knew

Twitter on Thursday said it had overstated the number of users of its online service since late 2014, another black eye for a company that’s struggled with controversies over its handling of political messaging and phony accounts.In recent weeks, the company said, it had become aware that it had been

Twitter admits what everyone already knew

Twitter on Thursday said it had overstated the number of users of its online service since late 2014, another black eye for a company that’s struggled with controversies over its handling of political messaging and phony accounts.In recent weeks, the company said, it had become aware that it had been

Plastic surgery is the newest way to score a promotion

Getting work done could help you get more work.Marie, a 27-year-old fashion and lifestyle blogger in Los Angeles [who declined to give her last name], has seen her web traffic jump 40 percent in the past year since she dropped $10,000 on a nose job and lip fillers to give

Marnie Simpson photos banned from Snapchat for being too much like adverts

Marnie Simpson promoted her contact lens range on Snapchat [Marnie Simpson/Snapchat]Marnie Simpson has been ordered to abide by UK advertising rules after she shared photos on Snapchat that appeared to be adverts.The 25-year-old brand ambassador has been slapped on the wrist by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) for promoting items from two companies that

Marnie Simpson photos banned from Snapchat for being too much like adverts

Marnie Simpson promoted her contact lens range on Snapchat [Marnie Simpson/Snapchat]Marnie Simpson has been ordered to abide by UK advertising rules after she shared photos on Snapchat that appeared to be adverts.The 25-year-old brand ambassador has been slapped on the wrist by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) for promoting items from two companies that

Trump believes social media got him in the White House

President Trump said that Twitter allows him to fire back at his detractors in the “fake media” and acknowledged that without the social media platform he wouldn’t be in the White House.“So when somebody, says something about me, I am able to go bing, bing, bing and I take care

Middle school probes racist locker room videos showing simulated sex acts

Police and school officials in Virginia are investigating repugnant Snapchat videos showing middle school football players simulating sex acts with black students while shouting racist remarks.The disturbing videos show black students from Short Pump Middle School in Glen Allen pinned to the ground of a locker room with other students

State police chief loses pay for post on NFL “degenerates’

DETROIT — The director of the Michigan State Police will lose five days of pay for sharing a Facebook post that called NFL players who kneel during the national anthem “anti-American degenerates,” Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday.The penalty was disclosed in the second of two statements released by Snyder, who

This app is the officially the worst idea ever

This could be the worst idea for an app ever.There’s no denying the age of social media has increased people’s dedication to getting that perfect snap. Whether it’s dutiful boyfriends on photo duty or the growing scourge of selfie sticks, our vanity is increasingly unbridled.But a company called ElsiePic wants

Social media blamed for epidemic of teen girls harming themselves

Cases of self-harming among teenage girls have shot up by two-thirds in just three years, a study reveals.Experts warn increased levels of pressure and stress from social media use may be fuelling a rise in mental health issues.Reports of self-harm among girls aged from 13 to 16 rose by 68

Tick talk — expert advice from 6 global watch influencers

Volandes is editor-in-chief of Town & Country.My first watch: A Keith Haring Swatch. I was in eighth grade, and we got it at the Swatch store in Midtown.My first important watch: A Cartier Tank. I probably got it earlier than I should have — it was a graduation gift — but I still have

This sick Facebook game is encouraging kids to disappear

Kids as young as 14 are going missing for days at a time as part of a worrying new Facebook game called the “48-hour challenge.”The shocking challenge invites children to hide from their parents and loved ones for as long as possible, with participants awarded a higher score every time

Liar final: Fans baffled over Laura and Andrew scene

For weeks, Liar viewers have seen Andrew Earlham get away with raping multiple women as he manipulated his way out of various police investigations.On the final episode, Laura Nielson decided to reach out to Andrew's new girlfriend – after tracking her down from his social media account and spotting the couple together in public

Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg: Russian ads should be released

Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg has admitted that the tech giant owes Americans “not just an apology, but determination” for the role it played in the 2016 ­election.The social network’s operating chief made the rounds in Washington, DC, this week to talk to government officials investigating Russia’s meddling in the election,

I’ve gotten rape threats over my hairy legs: model

A Swedish model said she received rape threats after appearing in a new sneaker ad campaign — all because she showed off her unshaven legs.“My photo from the Adidas Originals superstar campaign got a lot of nasty comments last week,” model and artist Arvida Byström wrote in a post about

Don’t fall for the free iPhone X scam on Facebook

I get it, the iPhone X is incredibly expensive at $999. And that’s just the starting price that gets you a measly 64GB of storage. But most buyers will not have to pay the price outright. There are plenty of financing options to help them deal with the wallet hit,

Sexy breast cancer ad completely backfires

A controversial advertisement has been withdrawn by jewelry store Icing following objections from outraged breast cancer survivors.The offending post on Icing’s social media channels featured sultry model Lacey Claire Rogers, 20, wearing star-shaped pasties over her nipples in a see-through top.The raunchy ad had been making the rounds on Twitter