Five Charts Showing How Chat Apps Joined the Social Media Mainstream

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Facebook's recent purchase of WhatsApp took many tech watchers by surprise; not least because of its eye-watering $19 billion price tag. But after an initially sharp intake of breath, analysts and other tech giants appeared to endorse the move...

WATCH: Shaw Receives England Call-Up From Roy Hodgson (VINE)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Sport

Luke Shaw received his first England call-up from Roy Hodgson today, and Southampton were ready to Vine the moment. Luke Shaw Named In England Squa...

WATCH: How To Make Toilet Paper

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Zach King is at it again! And by 'it', we do of course mean: 'making amazing magic trick Vines'... SEE ALSO: Our Favourite Vines Of 2014 So Far...

Happy 1st Birthday, Vine!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Comedy

The six-second video app Vine celebrates its first birthday today - so we thought it only right that we round up some of our favourite Vines of 2014 s...

Vine Is One: Here Are Our 12 Favourites From The Last 12 Months

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Tech

Vine - Twitter's video-sharing social network - is one year old today. That's right, we've made it through exactly twelve months of watching six-se...

How Did He Not See It Coming? Jones Hits United Fan With Penalty (VINE/VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Phil Jones was one of four Manchester United players not to score their penalty in the shootout defeat to Sunderland. And although he missed the goal ...

Haddaway Cat Or Michael Jackson Cat - Which Gets Your Vote?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

It seemed unfair to choose just one of these as our Vine Of The Day, as they both have something to offer, we feel. Click the sound button in the t...

Vine Of The Day: Dog Says 'Cheese'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

(Top tip: make sure you turn the sound on in the top-right hand corner.) Get ready for your close-up, doggy! SEE ALSO: Vine Of The Day: Dog Kiss...

Is That REALLY A Ping Pong Ball?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

All hail Zach King - who really is the king when it comes to combining Vines with magic. Or at least making it look like magic... In fact, some...

WATCH: 8 Minutes Of Mind-Bending Magic Vines

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

This is Zach King - and he is amazing. YouTube user FarlyTeem has compiled this incredible 8-minute video consisting of seriously mind-bending six-...

Vine Of The Day. Thank You, Emma Thompson

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Just when we thought we couldn't love our Em more, she goes and gets tipsy and does this... SEE ALSO: The Golden Globes In 12 Funny GIFs T...

If You Don't Like Spiders Do Not, Under Any Circumstances Click This Link

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Is it a particularly hirsute caterpillar? That clump of hair that’s been clogging up your shower? No, it’s even worse. It’s a heaving ma...

The Best Vines Of 2013

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Comedy

As compiled into one handy video by the appropriately named Vine Compilations. Yes, just click play above to enjoy 23 minutes' worth of what are, ...

'Instagram And Vine': Cliff Richard's Classic Gets A Modern Reworking

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2013 | UK Comedy

Fed up of 'Mistletoe And Wine'? You might enjoy our 2013 version... (Created for HuffPost UK Comedy by Robin Flavell and Handface, with vocals by C...

Twitter Has A New Look...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Tech

Twitter has a new look - and it's probably really going to annoy a lot of people. The change means that pictures and image previews appear automati...

WATCH: Foolish Aussies Plus Knife Plus Toaster Equals...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Tech

Remember all those things you mum told you not to do as a kid? Don't run with scissors. Don't use a hairdryer in the bath. Don't stick a knife in t...

WATCH: Vine Of The Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Comedy

A hat-tip to Twitter's @EasilyTempted for alerting us to this gem: (And thanks to Jackson Hutchins for making it)...

Ultimate Vine Compilation Is 11 Minutes Of Six-Second Wonder (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Tech

The only problem with even the best Vines is that they only last six seconds. If only someone was bored, dedicated or obsessive enough to take the bes...

WATCH: 'Mirror Magic' Vine Might Be The Best 6-Second Sci-Fi Movie Ever

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Tech

There are a lot of 'greatest-ever' Vines out there. But for sheer how-the-hell-did-they-do-that-and-why genius, this one might just take the title. ...

Vine Of The Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Nice one, JehReh. Hours later, we're still watching this, and still slightly baffled. Mind you, it is a Monday......

Apple Store Freakout: Woman Without 'Genius Bar' Appointment Confronts Reality

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Tech

A woman who was denied immediate service at an LA Apple Store because she didn't have an appointment has become something of an unfortunate star on so...

Freelancing: Netflix, OCD and Other Worrying Behaviour

Philip Larkin | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Philip Larkin

I'm still unemployed freelancing; don't tell anyone, but I'm starting to go a bit mad. It's been a good almost-year in many ways, as I've had a lot of time to work on my own TV projects - so lots of pitching has taken place in these past months, but with lots of pitching comes lots of knockbacks.

The Continued Growth of Social Media and the Threat to Child Safety

Daley James Francis | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK
Daley James Francis

On the issue of bullying, social media allowed bullies to change tactics, and with less risk involved. Psychological bullying came to the forefront, with Facebook Groups, pages and live chats all available for vulnerable kids to be targeted. Parents wrote social media off as a "fad" or a "trend" and the majority of them - through no fault of their own - left their kids to it.

Instagram Video: What You Need To Know About Vine's New Competitor

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Tech

Instagram has launched a new video sharing service to compete directly with Twitter's 'Vine'. The announcement was made by the Facebook-owned compa...

Vine - the app: Francis Ford Everyone

Chris Dangerfield | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Tech
Chris Dangerfield

If you haven't checked out Vine, I recommend it. You get 6.5 seconds to make a simple stop and start, edit when filming, movie. You touch the screen and it records, lift your finger from the screen and it pauses. That's it, 6.5 seconds of barbaric jump-cuts. What's weirdly enchanting is its absolute gluttony.