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Vulcan Digest: Facebook Downtime, Sleazy Chat App Stalkers, Shortest Love Stories, And More!

Editor’s Note:

Hello, readers!

It’s been quite an interesting week, and with Chinese New Year and Valentines’ Day almost upon us, we’ve been working to get ready for the onslaught of red hearts wherever we go! We tell you where you can Rent A Boyfriend For Valentines’ and CNY, or the apps we should have ready this Chinese New Year!

It’s also been an intense week for social media with one of the longest Facebook And Instagram downtimes in a while, which may or may not be caused by the infamous Lizard Squad (depending on who you ask), who were also responsible for the hacking of Malaysia Airlines’ Website. One of our writers even did a social experiment to see what girls actually experience on chat messaging apps, and it doesn’t look pretty. And which underground Malaysian eatery was wiped out by a Facebook fail?

We also speak to some amazing people, including Nadia Rahmat, the new face of Marc JacobsNatacha Noel, the Power Woman behind S’pore-based app MeetDrinks, the food-loving team behind FoodAdvisor Malaysia.

And if you’re in Singapore and haven’t participated in our Six Word Love Story Contest, then you’re clearly missing out! Squeeze out those creative juices, submit your entry, and get your friends to like it – the number of likes largely contributes to the winner! You could walk away with some GV Gold Class tickets, couple spa vouchers courtesy of Page Pink, or Zalora vouchers!

Let’s get going!

Exclusive Interviews And News From Singapore:

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Why I Think The Complaints Against SIA Are Complete Rubbish

A Peek Into The Future With 10 Jobs Of 2050

New S’pore-Made Taxi Booking App Network Uncle Might Be Dead On Arrival

Megafash May Be Asia’s Edgy Answer To ASOS

OneService Is Your One-Stop Shop For All Singaporean Complaints

Hard Core Singapore Fan Has Seen The Lord Of The Rings Films Over 1000 Times

Singapore Fights Off Cyber Threats With New Cyber Security Agency

From Language To Diploma Classes, Learning Courses Has Everything You’re Looking For

Don’t Tweet And Drive — New Road Traffic Act Could Land You In Jail

Faster Internet Speed For All S’poreans, Thanks To Singtel And Ericsson

[EXCLUSIVE] Meet Natacha Noel, The Power Woman Behind S’pore-Based App MeetDrinks

SUCRE Modernises The Classic Pineapple Tart, Aims To Make It The Next ‘Macaron’

Nadia Rahmat: Braids Girl Is The New Face Of Marc Jacobs #SGPride

Exclusive Interviews And News From Malaysia:

Image Credit: Wellness INC
Image Credit: Wellness INC

[M’sianspiration] Problem: Can’t Find Good Smoked Food. Solution: Build Your Own Smokery

Malaysia Airlines Website Hacked By Group Claiming To Be Aligned With ISIS

This M’sian Foodie Site Wants To Satiate You With All The Food Listicles You’ll Ever Need

Malaysia Startup Wellness Inc Is On The Quest To Popularize Healthy Juice Cleansing

A Malaysian Startup Conversation

DiGi’s New Logo Makes People Ask: “Is It DiGi Or digi?”

Underground Malaysian Eatery Gets Wiped Out By Facebook Fail

10 Malaysia’s Top Magicians

Opinion Pieces Worth Reading:

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I Could Be Out Of A Job Thanks To ‘Article-Writing Robots’

The Dark Side Of Social Messaging, And Why Singapore Guys Are To Blame

Vulcan Post’s Six Word Love Story Contest

The 7 Rules To Gift-Giving You Never Thought You’d Need

Tasteful, Not Tacky: 8 Red Things You Need For A Classier CNY

8 Chinese New Year Tech Superstitions To Bring You Online Luck

[Review] The 60-Minute Digital Detox At Palm Avenue Float Club

How To Kill A Blog: The Mistakes I Did That You Must Not Do

Family Wins Tata Beach Titanic Cup By Sinking Cardboard MH370 #toosoon

Social Media And App Related News:

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Facebook’s New Video Reminds Us To Spend CNY Updating Our Timelines

Get Your Grandma Off Your Back; Rent A Boyfriend For CNY

This Is What Happens When Tweets From Famous People Get Made Into Poems

Wickr App Hides Your Secret Photos With The Power Of Cat Pictures

This Is One App We Wish We Have For The Upcoming Chinese New Year

This Is My Problem With Spotify

Cheap Phone And Poor Data? Now There’s A Facebook For You.

Facebook And Instagram Went Down For 45 Minutes, Now Back Up Again!

Facebook Denies Lizard Squad’s Claim Over Role In Website Downtime

Twitter Launches Two New Features To Compete With Instagram And WhatsApp

10,000 Steps Per Day Craze: How Fitness Trackers Influenced These 6 Successful People

News Related To Phones, Gadgets and Games:

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Image Credit: Samsung

The Mystery Behind The Samsung Galaxy S5 And S5 Plus

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: 5 Presents For The DIY Aficionados

Lord Of The Phablets: Samsung Galaxy Note 4  

You Can Now Watch 3D Movies At 32,000 Feet In The Sky

Why You Need A Dual-Sim Phone — And Why It Should Be The HTC Desire 820q    

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