Articles by Kris Holt

Kris Holt

Kris Holt is a Montrealer by way of a small city in Scotland. He has a master’s degree in English and is a former newspaper sub-editor, video games reviewer and sports writer. Aside from being a tech and social media advocate, Kris is a movie nerd, television fiend and likes to think of himself as creative. He would also like you to know he is far less mean then he looks in his photo.

More Than 100K Different Twitter Hashtags Have Been Used To Discuss #Occupy Movement

Flickr Twitter has revealed that more than 100,000 different hashtags have been used to discuss the Occupy Wall Street protests and related Occupy protests that have taken place all over the world. In a series of tweets posted to the @twittercomms account, Twitter has revealed that the top hashtags related to the Occupy movement are #occupywallstreet, #ows,... Read more »

STUDY: The Popularity Of Social Networks Throughout The World

Flickr If there's one thing that social networking services can do, it's embarrass politicians. If there's another, its that they can bring together people from all over the world and allow them to communicate with each other in a way that was not possible in previous generations. Some networks are more popular than others in certain countries and Royal Pingdom has... Read more »

Tumblr Is Now Available In Russian

tumblr office featured Tumblr is now a little easier to use for people in Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and several other countries as the microblogging service has added Russian language support. This is the 8th language that Tumblr supports, following the addition of support for Italian in February and Spanish in August. The others are English, German, French, Japanese and... Read more »

Google+ Hires Former Yahoo Privacy Chief

google plus featured A former Chief Trust Officer at Yahoo, Anne Toth, will soon start work in a new role with Google+. Toth has just left her role at Yahoo, according to AllThingsD. It is not yet clear what she will be doing in her new job at Google. "Come Monday I'll get to spin my own propeller. Excited to be joining Google and the Google+ team next week," Toth said in a post on... Read more »

Disney Surprise Backfires On Parents In YouTube Video

Flickr If you are a parent, you might at one point have decided to surprise your kids by taking them on the trip of a lifetime to Disney World. We recently brought you an adorable reaction video of a little girl whose mom made her dream come true by revealing the family was headed to Disneyland. Often, parents hide the real destination of an upcoming surprise trip from... Read more »

Facebook Could Be Fined $139K For Retaining Data Users Have Deleted

facebook Facebook may face a fine of €100,000 ($138,845 U.S.) after a student claimed that the social network has retained data he thought he had deleted from his profile. Austrian law student Max Schrems asked Facebook for a copy of the data the company holds on him in June after attending a lecture by a Facebook executive while on an exchange program in California. The... Read more »

Digg Brings Social Newsrooms Feature To iPhone, iPod Touch App

digg featured Digg has rolled an update to its iOS app, in which it brings its Newsrooms feature to iPhone and iPod touch devices. Other new features include commenting, social sharing and the ability to log out faster. Digg launched the Newsrooms feature last month to help you find the most meaningful and relevant news. When you visit a specific newsroom, you'll find the best... Read more »

Man Quits Job With Some Help From His Friends In Cool YouTube Video

YouTube If you've ever thought about quitting a job you don't like while making a statement on your way out, you might like this YouTube video, in which a man named Joey quits his job in a dramatic way. In the video, he says he has been working at a hotel, the Providence Renaissance (which appears to be in Providence, R.I.), for 3 and a half years and that he had not been... Read more »

Facebook Teams Up With Department Of Labor, Nonprofit Groups To Launch Social Jobs Partnership

job interview featured Facebook has teamed up with the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), DirectEmployers Association (DE) and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) to create the Social Jobs Partnership. The main aim of the initiative is to get unemployed Americans back to work by harnessing the power of social... Read more »

French Minister Asks His Wife To Come To Bed In Public Tweet

Flickr Eric Besson, the industry minister for France, has become the latest high-profile politician to fall victim to a social networking slip-up after he publicly shared a tweet where he asked his wife to go to bed with him. Oops. It appears that Besson, who tweets as @Eric_Besson, had intended to send a Direct Message to his wife Yasmine Tordjman. However, he made an... Read more »
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