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Facebook To Spread Organ Donor Initiative to Asia

It looks like South Korea will be the first Asian country that Facebook will tap in their ongoing organ donation awareness initiative. South Korean news site Yonhap is reporting that Facebook is planning to allow users in the country to display their organ donor status by Wednesday. Apparently, Facebook worked with the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to …

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Netflix Solves an Ultimate First World Problem with New “Post-Play” Feature

I (and you as well) should probably blame our sloth, impatience, and general inability to say no to anything on Netflix Instant. I’m so used to watching TV series in marathon blocks of 5, 6, 7, and even 10+ episodes in a row that watching a new series week-to-week nowadays is brutal, brutal torture. Sometimes, I’m even tempted to let …

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Facebook Will Soon Let You Save Posts on Your News Feed for Later

Although it’s unclear whether or not any of your friends actually post anything on Facebook that you would feel compelled to revisit later (my friends simply aren’t that witty or informative), you’re about to get the ability to do so. Facebook is unveiling a “save for later” feature that will allow users to easily save their friends’ posts for later …

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Facebook Pushes The Still-Optional Timeline In Chat

Is everybody enjoying Facebook Timeline? No regrets? Have you even switched your old profile page over to Timeline? Despite saying months ago that the Timeline would soon become mandatory for all users, Facebook has yet to pull the trigger and force users to adopt the still-controversial feature. Although my informal poll of friends suggests that a majority of people have …

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Careless? Poor Speller? Drunk? Facebook Is Rolling Out Comment Editing [UPDATE]

Facebook is in the process of giving a gift to the clumsy, hurried, and drunk. Over the next few days, the company will roll out full comment editing to all users. For a little while, Facebook has allowed users to edit comments within a few seconds of posting. So, if you spotted that typo quickly you could save yourself some …

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Twitter Cuts Out Replies From Verified Accounts’ Timelines

One of the most endearing qualities a celebrity, brand, or otherwise verified Twitter account can have is user engagement. Sure, it’s interesting to follow them for the humor, the information, or the insight into their day-to-day lives. But if Twitter account is enough of a BFD to be verified, and they still take the time to respond to the little …

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Facebook Tests Paid “Highlighting” Of Users’ Posts

We already know that world of Facebook in some way mirrors the offline world – especially for kids. On Facebook, you can still get that daily dose of embarrassment, rejection, isolation, and inane bickering that has been a part of offline life for hundreds of years. Now, Facebook is testing a new feature that would make it conform to another …

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This iPhone 5 Will Self-Destruct In 3…2…1

Speculation surrounding the upcoming iPhone (iPhone 5…6? New new iPhone?) is unsurprisingly furious. Rumors have been flying around about a liquidmetal body, a thinner touchscreen, and larger display, and even a redesigned home button. The newest feature that might grace the new iPhone blows all of those out of the water. Don’t worry about losing your next-gen device, because chances …

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Auxiliary Search? New Google Search Feature Spotted In The Wild

Is Google about to make it easier for users to find relevant information without ever leaving the search page? Reddit user philosyche just spotted what looks like an experimental Google search feature in the wild. Considering it’s legit, the feature would continue Google’s push to provide more direct answers in search results, something that has far-reaching implications for websites around …

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Google+ Hangouts Get Free Calls To U.S. & Canada

Another feature has graduated the Hangouts with Extras class and is now a core part of the Google+ Hangouts experience. As of today, you can now place free calls anywhere in the U.S. and Canada right inside your Hangout box. In the past few months, we’ve graduated two widely-used features from Hangouts with extras to the main Hangouts experience: screensharing …

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Gmail’s Clean Out Your Inbox Week Is Underway

For the 5th time, Google has begun its annual “Clean Out Your Inbox Week,” focusing of course on Gmail. They’ve asked a (rather personal and oftentimes embarrassing) question of email users: what’s your inbox number? Well, it’s officially 2012. And now that we are four weeks in, it’s the perfect time to get organized so you can make the most …

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