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  • Friends as Messaging Apps

    Messaging apps are what you use to stay connected with friends, but ironically, your friends can also be labelled as one of those messaging apps. Read along and then pick a friend for each category.

  • Facebook fake account

    Internet hoaxes you wish were true

    Facebook is flooded with fake profiles. Every now and then, we are bound to receive a friend request from one of these fake accounts. No one really cares if Neel Akash Sada Magh

  • Smartphones, social media and the Trojan War

    An aesthetic picture of the beautiful coast of Sparta with the caption “On a peace mission as the delegate of Troy”, Prince Hector's Instagram post saw over a hundred thousand likes with thousands congratulating him on the occasion. Agamemnon was the only one who commented curse words with an angry-faced emoji.

  • BYLCx: A new spin on online education

    Online learning has always been a mixed bag in Bangladesh. Even though there are platforms that are doing well, there are few who can be comprehensive in what they teach due to the very nature of the product. This is where BYLCx comes in. This is BYLC's (Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center) online platform, which has recently been revamped to include 25 full-fledged courses.

  • Weird gigs on the internet

    The internet is a mysterious place. At times, it offers you cute pictures of cats and dogs and at other times, it makes you question the sanity of some people.

  • Twitched

    The contemporary let's play phenomenon that took the world by storm brought with it a long withstanding culture. Watching someone's favorite streamer play on platforms such as Twitch and YouTube has become the preferred leisure activity of many.

  • How to get the best out of online courses and tutorials

    The internet has blessed us with different online learning platforms where one can have the access to vast amount of resource materials to enhance their knowledge and to help them develop new skills.

  • TheLazylazyme: When indie is life

    Are you a hardcore indie music fan? Are your favourite songs from artists or bands that most of your friends have never heard of? Then this YouTube channel is for you.

  • A chat over coffee with the food bloggers

    Last Wednesday, in the suave setting of North End Coffee Roasters inside Lakeshore Gulshan, SHOUT met with a few individuals from the budding Bangladeshi Instagram food blogging scene. At the scene, the idea that food blogging needs to be about pictures and stories of expensive food, was the first myth they wished to bust.

  • The Best Things about Internet Friends

    I remember the first time I joined social media, my parents and relatives had delivered an entire sermon on why I shouldn't be befriending unknown people on the internet. Their descriptions caused me to think of malicious, perverted old men every time the term 'internet friends' was mentioned in front of me. However, over the years, after I learned to distinguish shady internet people from the genuinely good ones

  • Online Gaming Group Etiquette

    There are lots of groups on social media where gamers share their collective passion of videogames. More often than not, however, gamers get a little too passionate and turn the groups into toxic wastelands. Here are some scenarios that are very likely to trigger gamers and a guide on how not to behave in such contexts.

  • Falling into the depths of YouTube

    We've all been there. You went on YouTube to maybe watch a quick tutorial or an interesting TEDxTalk video that your friend gave you a link to. While you're watching, you briefly glance over at the suggestion videos on the right. Most of them seem fairly

  • Video Essay channels on YouTube

    YouTube constantly sees through the rise and fall of trends over time. Some trends leave a longer lasting impression, while others fizz out quickly.

  • YouTube channels you should follow

    YouTube is a great place to find fun yet informative content. With so many popular youtubers out there, and new channels mushrooming every day, it's tough to find originality amidst the banal.

  • YouTube for education: Where entertainment meets learning

    Education-oriented videos on YouTube is not unheard of. YouTube's array of educational videos range from solely academic animations to more general knowledge based skits.

  • YouTube's Music Channels

    Cutesy melancholic beats with titles that are short stories, arranged with pastel-toned background art. Good for introspection or maybe just a little crying.

  • Social media reactions we all need

    Your neighbor has smashed the leg day, arm day and every other part of their body and ensures there is a post about it every five minutes.

  • When YouTube is your history teacher

    History is one of those things everyone can enjoy, as long as it's presented to them in some easily palatable manner.

  • (Bad) Harry Potter Spin-offs

    After years of the fandom asking J.K. Rowling to give us more information about the Marauders and their early adventures

  • Guide to an Aesthetic Feed on Instagram

    There are three types of people, the ones who strive for perfection, the inbetweeners and the ones who don't care at all. If you fall in the latter category in Instagram and your feed is a brain dump, this is a good position to stop reading.

  • VAPORWAVE IS NOT DEAD

    As I put Blank Banshee's seminal album on for the first time, something echoed back to me and kept on doing so, till the album had stopped playing indefinitely.

  • Deciphering Facebook Photo Captions

    Gone are the days when photos came with definitive captions like “My friend Montu and I in Noakhali”.

  • Surviving as a Normie 101

    Have you been called a “hecking normie” for being a hecking normie?

  • Finding Homes Away From Home

    “You guys go ahead,” you tell your friends, “I just need to go home and get…” The rest of your sentence fades away as you feel the weight of your words. At what point of your limited time in university did your dormitory earn the title of “home”?

  • Through the Comic-verse of the Web

    The World Wide Web has brought about unprecedented accessibility. While the charm of physically printed vintage comic books still subsists, the internet offers access to everyone and anyone who wants their work reached to the mass.

  • Social Media Trends of 2k16

    There have been many BuzzFeed articles that talk about how 2016 was the worst year in the history of the Gregorian calendar.

  • Artists to Follow on DeviantArt

    Artists to Follow on DeviantArt

    Whether you are a passionate artist or not, everyone likes eye candy in the form of beautiful art. One such a black hole of a place to delve deep into is DeviantArt, boasting the world's largest community of independent artists.

  • How to Win an Argument Online

    Winning an argument on social media is quite impossible - or so you've been told. Don't kid yourself into thinking you can win internet squabbles with logic and reason.

  • Social Media - Where Introverts become Extroverts

    The internet, in particular, the social media seems to have allowed introverts to be involved in the social scene more often than not.

  • The Art of Letters

    Early last year, Mohammad Samiul Sabbir Islam Ayon from Khulna University became interested in calligraphy –

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