Articles by Sama Askari


YouTube competitor Vessel brings video responses back The Service Rolls Out "Threads" Feature

In their latest blog post on December 4, Vessel announced that they will be rolling out “Threads.”  Consider Threads to be like the video response feature that YouTube discontinued in 2013. With Threads, creators can pose questions to their viewers and receive answers directly. They create hubs for discussion. It’s another way to have more viewer-creator interaction and bring the community…


‘The Magic School Bus’ Gets a 360° Makeover

Great news for 90’s kids and educational television geeks! According to the New York Times, Netflix has teamed up with Scholastic Media to make a reboot of The Magic School Bus. Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, said the original version of the show is “remarkably popular on Netflix.” That much isn’t too…


Twitter Updates Profile Font

On May 30, Twitter Support revealed that they would be changing fonts from Helvetica Neue to Gotham throughout the site via tweet. Although Twitter’s support page has over 2.9 million followers, some sources, like The Verge, considered it a discreet announcement, as the tweet was the only outlet Twitter chose to use to acknowledge…


Webster Adds New Words #DictionaryDownfall

If you’re the sort of person who calls themselves a logophile, or obsessed with blogs like other-wordly on Tumblr, then you’ll find it very exciting that over 150 new words have already been added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary so far this year: hashtag, selfie, and steampunk, to name a few….