Help Get Clean Water to Kids in Need, Just by Ignoring Your Damn Phone

There are a lot of dumb, pointless apps out there that make it hard to put our smartphones down. That's what makes Unicef's new project for World Water Month doubly brilliant—it raises funds to provide clean drinking water to needy kids, by encouraging smartphone users to take a break from the touchscreen. Sounds like… » 2/22/14 4:00pm 2/22/14 4:00pm

These Heartbreaking Ads Show How Useless Facebook Likes Can Be

We toss around likes as if they were high fives on the Internet. As affirmation of people doing the right thing. As oh hey look cool. As being silly and ironic. As the digital form of support. As a hug. As a fist bump. But what do those thumbs up actually do? Boosts someone's ego? Spreads your online seed? In… » 6/29/13 1:00am 6/29/13 1:00am