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Faking a School Shooting Alert Is an Awfully Dumb Way to Get People to Use Your New Social Network Faking a School Shooting Alert Is an Awfully Dumb Way to Get People to Use Your New Social Network
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Today, we all gather to nominate Bevii and this terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea into the Dumb Idea Hall-of-Fame. In order to promote their new startup social network, the University of North Carolina students behind Bevii decided to create …

With Public Offering Nearing, Twitter Looks To Go A Little More Private With Public Offering Nearing, Twitter Looks To Go A Little More Private

Twitter is reportedly considering expanding its private messaging offerings. Earlier this week, the company started rolling out a new feature that lets users receive direct messages from users they don’t follow. Historically, the feature has only worked when a user …

Pinterest for iOS Gets Some New Swipe Gestures Pinterest for iOS Gets Some New Swipe Gestures

Pinterest has just released a minor app update that not only brings it more in line with other iOS 7 apps (in terms of flatter, simpler design), but also adds new swipe gestures. Starting today, you can now swipe to …

LinkedIn Makes It Easier For Employers To Recruit Job Candidates Using Mobile Devices LinkedIn Makes It Easier For Employers To Recruit Job Candidates Using Mobile Devices

LinkedIn has launched a couple of new products aimed at making it easier for employers to recruit new job candidates, specifically while on the go. They’ve expanded a couple of important recruiting tools to include mobile support, which should be …

Facebook Death Threats Against Congressional Dems Land Man in Prison Facebook Death Threats Against Congressional Dems Land Man in Prison

Making death threats to members of Congress is ill-advised, and it’s especially dense to make them on a public forum like Facebook. A New York man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after he admitted to using Facebook …

Lady Gaga Cited by Instagram over Safety Lady Gaga Cited by Instagram over Safety

Well it’s good to know that Instagram cares about the safety of its users and takes their reports seriously. I’ve heard of people reporting others for social offenses such as spam of extreme vulgarity, but does anyone personally know someone …

Fran’s Got a Man! Drescher’s New Beau Fran’s Got a Man! Drescher’s New Beau

(image) Fran Drescher’s got a new man! And of course the 59-year-old actress has landed herself a gent. She’s the nanny that we know and love, and Fran is still looking good as ever. The dark-haired vixen became best remembered …

Cory Booker Wins Race to Become Senator Cory Booker Wins Race to Become Senator

He did it! Cory Booker has succeeded in defeating Republican, Steve Lonegan, in becoming the senator-elect of the state of New Jersey for the Democratic party. Booker, 44, reportedly won with over 55 percent of the vote. The Associated Press …

Facebook Now Lets Teens Post Publicly but Will Default Them to Only ‘Friends’ Facebook Now Lets Teens Post Publicly but Will Default Them to Only ‘Friends’

If you have a teenager (13-17) who’s on Facebook, you’ll probably want to listen up. Facebook is making some changes to what they call the “teen experience,” and it amounts to a couple significant alterations in teenagers’ audience on the …

Fit Mom Defends Controversial Picture [IMAGE] Fit Mom Defends Controversial Picture [IMAGE]
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Sometimes moms tend to be a little overcritical–especially of each other. Whether it’s vaccinating, breastfeeding or screen time, some moms feel the need to be very vocal about whatever it is another mom is doing that they think is incorrect. …

Caroline Wozniacki Prompts Lesson in Oversharing Caroline Wozniacki Prompts Lesson in Oversharing

Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis star and girlfriend (for now) of Irish golfer, Rory McIIroy, tweeted an embarrassing shot back in September of her sleeping sweetheart that rocked the social media world and taught us all a lesson on the risks …

Facebook Brag Leads to Teens’ Arrest in Florida Bullying Case That Led to 12-Year-Old’s Suicide Facebook Brag Leads to Teens’ Arrest in Florida Bullying Case That Led to 12-Year-Old’s Suicide

Two Florida teens have been arrested and charged with felony aggravated stalking in correlation with the suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick, who jumped off a concrete silo last month. Authorities say that it was excessive bullying, both online and in-person, …

WashPost: NSA is Collecting Your Friends Lists WashPost: NSA is Collecting Your Friends Lists
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According to the Washington Post‘s latest documents provided by ex-contractor Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency routinely “harvests” the contact lists from email accounts, social media accounts, and instant messengers, some of which belong to American citizens. This is the …

Twitter Lets You Get DMs from Anybody, If You Want Twitter Lets You Get DMs from Anybody, If You Want

On occasion, you need to communicate with someone on Twitter and you don’t want everyone to see it. That’s fair – maybe you’re complaining about an embarrassing product that you bought. Maybe you’re a Congressman and you want to send …

Facebook Mom Sticks It to ‘Shaming Police’ Facebook Mom Sticks It to ‘Shaming Police’
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Maria KangĀ is clearly a woman of beauty, and– according to her web page–also a woman of many accomplishments aside from that. Kang has received several awards, landed herself on the cover of magazines, and was featured in– well, it goes …

Jimmy Johnson’s Pregame Speech Goes Viral Jimmy Johnson’s Pregame Speech Goes Viral

The marriage between sports and social media is humming along quite smoothly. So much so, it appears to be a match made in heaven. A great deal of what happens in the sports world can be presented in highlight form, …

Whoopi Goldberg Compared to 2 Chainz on “Mean Tweets” Whoopi Goldberg Compared to 2 Chainz on “Mean Tweets”
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2 Chainz made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s popular “Mean Tweets” segments last week. During “Mean Tweets”, celebrities read offensive or creative tweets that people have posted about them. Kimmel made the live segment a musician’s edition “in honor of …

Carlotta Ferlito, Italian Gymnast, Says She’d Win if She Had a Black Face Carlotta Ferlito, Italian Gymnast, Says She’d Win if She Had a Black Face
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The typical reaction a competitor has when their performance isn’t as strong as desired is that they need to work harder, but not Italian gymnast Carlotta Ferlito. Her angry reaction to not outdoing her competition? That she should paint her …

Strike 3 Call: “Whoomp, There It Is!” [VIDEO] Strike 3 Call: “Whoomp, There It Is!” [VIDEO]
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Do you ever hear the phrase, “Whoomp, there it is!” anymore? Well, you’re about to, especially if your kid plays fall baseball. And no, it’s not because you’ve been transported back to the 90s when the song was made popular …

Facebook Privacy News Gets The Taiwanese Animation Treatment Facebook Privacy News Gets The Taiwanese Animation Treatment

On Thursday, Facebook announced that users would no longer be able to keep their profiles out of Graph Search. Last year, the company already removed the ability for users who weren’t taking advantage of it. Now, people that were taking …

Instagram Yanks Option to Turn Off Video Autoplay a Week After Announcing Ads Instagram Yanks Option to Turn Off Video Autoplay a Week After Announcing Ads
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In oh Instagram, I see what you’re up to news, you can no longer disable autoplay for Instagram videos. For the more visually inclined, you used to have this option… And now you don’t. Now, you only have an option …