Something I like is popular now, and that is bad. Thanks to GIF databases like Giphy, the reaction GIF, once a careful and elaborate art form, is now a bland mass market dominated by a handful of outlet-approved celebrity faces. Today Giphy sped up the medium’s slide into mediocrity by adding view counts to GIFs from…
With many popular brands struggling to find a voice on social media, Arby’s spent 2016 charming an entirely new audience via gaming and pop culture papercraft creations. I spoke to Arby’s senior director of social and digital media about how they went from pictures of curly fries to cardboard chocobos.
Two book nerds found each other through Twitter, so who are we to say that love is dead?
Yes, the GOAT is in the newly released Pokémon Go, and boy, is he turning up in some pretty unexpected places.
An American woman was arrested this week for flooding Stephen Hawking’s email with death threats, then stalking him at an astronomy festival in the Canary Islands.
Damn. That sure was one hell of a Game of Thrones episode, huh? (SPOILERS AHEAD!)
Miitomo, Nintendo’s Mii-driven social network, is tearing up the app store charts right now with millions of new users on day one. The app’s explosive popularity is simple to explain: it’s hilarious to use.
John “TotalBiscuit” Bain is not the first to struggle with social media as he’s become more popular, nor is he the first to announce he’s quitting a service like Twitter. But uniquely, the YouTube star is living with terminal cancer, and his statement on why he’s leaving is gut-wrenching and understandable.
A story went viral last night about an upcoming smartphone app named “Peeple,” which bills itself as being like the popular review service Yelp, except for humans instead of bars and restaurants. People are horrified by this idea. I don’t think we need to worry, though, because I seriously doubt much will come of it.
Once a Snapchat message is over, that's it. You can't look at it anymore (without technical kn0w-how, anyway). And that's exactly what makes Snapchat the perfect vehicle for some messed up messages in this short film by James Corbett.
We all hear about how we should update our privacy settings on Facebook all the time, but for some people, it takes a prank like this one—where a guy comes up to random folks and tells them real details about their life—for it to really hit home.
Next-gen kicks off this November. That means there are a ton of developers out there busting their butts off to get launch games out on time—and Ryse: Son of Rome, an Xbox One exclusive developed by Crytek, is no different.
Last weekend at New York Comic-Con, a lot of attendees found themselves tweeting ecstatically about the convention — without having written those tweets, because NYCC had hijacked people's social media accounts that were linked to their badges. In this open letter, the Electronic Frontier Foundation explains why…
Zelda? Not a Microsoft franchise, as I'm sure you know. Not that that stops the official Xbox Facebook account from telling you all about it...and also James Franco. For some reason!
I am an inveterate Twitter-er, with the second-most Tweets of anyone on Kotaku's staff. I'll interrupt a game to bash out a 140-character punchline to something that just happened or occurred to me in one. It's just my nature. After locking myself out of my bathroom and resolving the matter by literally kicking down…
Game designer Peter Molyneux is a man with ideas—big ideas. And with his new startup, 22Cans, that isn't stopping.
The 150 most commonly used words in more than 28 million games-related Tweets, July 2009 to present, as compiled by AggreTweet. The entire infographic is on the jump.
Bizarre Creations' Blur is hopping on the Twitter bandwagon, giving players the ability to send customized Tweets while playing through the developer's latest racing title.