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Chatbots are the New Webpages. Say What?

Stephen Balkam | Posted 04.22.2017 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

So what exactly is a chat bot (also known as a chatterbot, a talkbot or even an Artificial Conversational Entity)? Well, definitions vary, but it can be described as an automated computer program that simulates conversation either through text or audio.

Chat for a cure: How Viber merges mobile messaging and community in support of ALS

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 01.23.2017 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Did you take the ice bucket challenge to support ALS? If so, you found out that a bucket of cold water can hurt so good! At the height of ice bucket ...

Your Gchat Bubbles Just Got A Major Update

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.01.2016 | Technology

Changes are afoot in Google Hangouts, the messaging app you probably call "GChat." On Thursday, Google rolled out updated emojis on the platform. And...

Ask the Twitterverse: Twitter Chats Rule the Internet

Alex Lyman | Posted 05.19.2015 | College
Alex Lyman

Social media started as an innovative way to connect digitally with your family and friends and keep them updated on your more important life happenin...

The Shifting Support Channels of 2015

Tim Joyce | Posted 03.22.2015 | Technology
Tim Joyce

The fast-changing customer care market will continue to shift the goal posts in 2015. The way that customer support is requested, expected and required to be delivered will grow in variety and importance over the coming year.

Facebook's Launches Anonymous Chat Room App

CNBC | Julia Boorstin | Posted 10.25.2014 | Technology

Facebook announced a new stand-alone mobile app that enables people to communicate anonymously—a change in the company's long-standing policy. Ca...

Behind the Scenes With Singer-Songwriter, Macy Gray

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.06.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

When I sat down with singer-songwriter Macy Gray in the private Barrel Room of City Winery just before her performance there, I was reminded of what it means to be a one-of-a-kind.

Should Congress Ban Cellphone Chatter on Planes? (POLL)

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Silence has been valued since humans started traveling, of course. But the debate about cellphone chatter on planes has touched a nerve, and if the law passes, it could even do something unprecedented: establish that air travelers have a right to a little peace and quiet on their journey.

Join Chelsea Clinton LIVE #Hope4Children Tonight (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Shira Lazar

I couldn't be more excited to be joining forces again with Samsung's Hope For Children Gala honoring Chelsea Clinton tonight. What's Trending is the o...

Are the FBI and IRS Secretly Reading Your Email Without a Warrant?

Democracy Now! | Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology
Democracy Now!

The American Civil Liberties Union has obtained documents revealing that the FBI and IRS may be reading emails and other electronic communications of ...

Will.i.am and Britney Spears Celebrate #Willpower Album Release on Google+ (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.24.2013 | Celebrity
Shira Lazar

On April 23, to celebrate the release of his fourth solo album, Willpower, will.i.am joined collaborators Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and Nicole Scherzinger in a live Google+ Hangout on his illwilly YouTube channel.

Why Your Texts Might Look Kiiiiind Of Like Thiiiiiis

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.22.2013 | Women

If you haven't sent a text or an email with letters repeated for emphasis -- "hiiiiiiiiii," "oh nooooooooo," and "wait whaaaaaaat?" all come to mind -...

Orlando Jones Stars in New Interactive Web Series 'Meridian'

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.19.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Meridian stars Orlando Jones (Drumline, MAD TV) as Jeff, a bored employee at a tech support call center whose life is changed when he discovers a mysterious Aztec amulet.

Lizzie Bennet Diaries Modernizes Pride and Prejudice for the YouTube Generation

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.06.2013 | Home
Shira Lazar

The stars of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries YouTube phenomenon -- Ashley Clements (Lizzie Bennet) and Daniel Vincent Gordh (William Darcy) -- join What's Trending to answer fan questions about the webcam adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

David Blaine Reveals 'Electrified' Is Most Dangerous Stunt Yet (Exclusive Video)

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Blaine has taken on a variety of insane feats in his career, from hanging upside-down for 60 hours in New York's Central Park to freezing himself in a block of ice. But he's never done anything like this.

Are You A Status Tease?

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 11.20.2011 | Technology

Instant messaging was what you did in 8th grade because you didn't have a car and human interaction made you anxious, now you do it because you work a...

Sorry-Grateful

Daniel Will-Harris | Posted 01.14.2012 | Fifty
Daniel Will-Harris

A recollection in real time, written as an IM chat on gmail with my friend and fellow Marinprov improviser Charles Souby. (At the time the only thin...

My Favorite Hour of the Day

Jordana Zizmor | Posted 05.31.2011 | Media
Jordana Zizmor

In this age where everything on television can be watched later or online there are very few shows I care about watching live. But every weekday I rus...