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Facebook might soon let you choose your favorite friends

The latest in Facebook's never-ending series of test tweaks to the News Feed is one that allows you to pick the people and pages that you want to see more of whenever you log into the site.

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I See Change uses your Instagram photos for science

The #iseechange campaign is about to extend across the U.S. in the near future — and you can contribute your own Instagram photos of unusual climate conditions if you want to help the cause.

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Meerkat’s Android app is live on Google Play

After a closed beta test, Meerkat is now officially available for Android with some feature upgrades that put it on a par with its iOS equivalent. Can the launch keep it ahead of Periscope?

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Miley Cyrus shows her support for Bruce Jenner on Instagram with a giant blunt

Miley Cyrus celebrates Bruce Jenner's announcement that he is transgender by smoking a giant blunt on Instagram. The singer posted several videos of herself smoking and a positive Jenner quote.

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Genius arrested after liking his own wanted ad on Facebook

A man found himself in handcuffs after liking a local Facebook post of his own wanted ad.

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Who ya gonna call? Microsoft’s age-guessing photo site finds ghostly face in picture

Microsoft's How-Old.net website has taken social media by storm, thanks to its uncanny ability to not judge anyone's age correctly using face recognition software and complex algorithms. However, it may have another, slightly more paranormal use.

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YouTube is 10 years old, and will celebrate for 26 days

YouTube is celebrating its 10-year anniversary by, well, sharing videos. Throughout the month of May the site will be looking back at some of its best content, with each day of the 26-day celebration dedicated to one letter of the alphabet.

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This animated video about smartphone addiction is the best we’ve seen

Videos telling us we're too addicted to our smartphones are nothing new, but this latest example of the genre gets the message across in a satirical and amusing way, exaggerating the issue with great effect. Watch it here.

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Remember LiveJournal? The blogging site from 1999 still has fans

While all the popular social networks reported growth in the first quarter of 2015, one of them may surprise you: LiveJournal. Created in 1999, the once-popular community blog apparently still has a following.

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Facebook’s new suicide prevention feature can help you save lives

Facebook has always had tools to report suicidal content. Now, Facebook users can actively take part in helping prevent suicide that might start off as a social media post.

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You’re supposed to watch TV shows, not try to write them. Remember?

The Internet has empowered superfans to not only obsess about their favorite shows, but control them through petitions and social media.

Movies & TV

Citing threats, F.B.I. tells cops to be careful on social media

After the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, the F.B.I. released a warning to police of possible cyber attacks by "hacktivists." Cops were told to limit their social media activities.

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Finally we can embed classic MS-DOS games within tweets

Earlier this year we reported that thanks to the Internet Archive, thousands of old MS-DOS games were now playable for free directly inside your browser. Now, it turns out that any game in the library can be easily embedded within a tweet.

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Social media and music come together once again on Instagram

Social media and music come together in Instagram's latest community, @Music, which connects fans with musicians and those associated with the music industry. The community is a response to Instagram's popularity with musicians.

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Despite 300 million users and an active role in the merger and acquisition space, Twitter has yet to meet investors' expectations

Twitter now has 300 million active users, but last quarter's revenues failed to meet investors' expectations despite the firm's aggressive approach to acquisitions and mergers.

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Twitter plays around again with new design for search results

Twitter, in an ongoing effort to provide a cleaner user experience, continues to change its page design for search results. Recently, the company briefly experimented with a new look.

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New filters and hashtag emojis part of latest Instagram update

Instagram now supports the use of emojis in hashtags, allowing users to search for photos by those icons in addition to words. The photo sharing app also added three new filters: Lark, Reyes, and Juno.

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New study suggests Google Plus’ active usage may be much lower

Google won't come out and say it, but its Google Plus social site is not doing too well. A new study reveals that not even 1 percent of all Google users is actually using Google Plus.

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Fancred signs the Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins as partners

Sports-themed social site Fancred just scored three big partners, teaming up with the Carolina Panthers, Washington Redskins, and University of Maryland.

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Goodbye Skype? Facebook adds free video calling to Messenger

Ideal for anyone that's a power user of the Facebook Messenger application, the social network has launched support for a new video calling feature that works on mobile devices as well as desktop computers.

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Want to know more about your Instagram followers? SocialRank provides the info

SocialRank is an app that lets people track and find out info about who's following them on Twitter, and now it's extended its service to Instagram. This helps brands better segment their followers and customers.

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Google+ might be about to take on Pinterest

What's next for Google+? And is anyone still using it? According to a screenshot and tip given to DroidLife, the social network has a Pinterest-style Collections feature in the pipeline.

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Drowning in a deluge of tweets? Twitter’s new Highlights feature cuts down on clutter

Twitter's rolling out a new feature to its Android client called Highlights. It aims to make your timeline more manageable through curation of tweets based on contextual information.

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Droppie social photo app lets you leave images for others to discover

Droppie is a new social networking app that lets users share pictures with new people, simply by "dropping" their pictures in any location. Any Droppie user that encounters a dropped photo can pick it up.

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Facebook’s caller ID app Hello just made ignoring phone calls a whole lot easier

Facebook is launching a caller ID tool for Android called "Hello." The new app from the social media giant is intended to evolve the phone call and improve on the existing caller ID system.

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Brands be gone! Facebook pushes your friends’ posts to the top of your News Feed

Facebook is rolling out some updates to the News Feed that will hopefully result in more relevant posts from your friends showing up in the feed. Posts from brands will be given less priority.

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Vengeful girlfriend sends cheating ex’s Apple devices to a watery grave

An unnamed Japanese woman found out that her boyfriend was cheating on her. Her specified method of revenge? Throw all of his Apple products into a bath and watch it all die. Unsurprisingly, many approved of her methods.

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New app Clear helps you look like a good person, whether you are or not

Ethan Czahor lost his dream job working as the CTO of Jeb Bush's political operations thanks to old tweets. In order to make sure this doesn't happen to you, his new app Clear scours your social media history for offensive content.

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Move over Viber, WhatsApp can make calls now, too

The popular messaging app WhatsApp has just released a voice calling feature for iOS, after having rolled it out on Android a month ago.

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