Dec 30, 2014

Much of the news, events, happenings and gossip got their buzz via social media this year. Here are a few local and international items that created online frenzies.

Dec 08, 2014

1. New Mobile App helps fight crime in Jamaica

Jamaica is a beautiful country with an ugly problem. Crime. Now CrimeBot, a mobile app, will help alert Jamaicans of crime areas and report incidents. The app maps crime hot spots so users can view crime directly around them, report crimes and search other location for crimes. CrimeBot can produce useful data that might inform real estate purchases, for example, according to the Jamaica Observer. 

Nov 11, 2014

1. Try Some Brain Orgasm

The noise of the Internet is deafening, apparently, so users are now tuning into videos of people whispering for relief. For some reason, the whispering triggers Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR), which is defined as 'a physical sensation characterized by a pleasurable tingling that typically begins in the head and scalp, and often moves down the spine and through the limbs.'

Sep 30, 2014

The Chik-V Meme Attack
 
Chikungunya is serious and scary, and has taking down dozens of Jamaicans in the past few weeks. But, Jamaicans tek serious ting mek joke! Out came the songs, and of course, the memes. From Chixkungunya to The chicken gunman, this virus is getting star treatment!

Sep 09, 2014

Facebook Solving Crimes

A helper employed to a businesswoman in Kingston apparently stole several items from her boss and then went on to feature them in her Facebook photos. Now that’s what you call leaving a “paper-trail.”