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Woman assaults grandmother for denying Facebook friend request

Likely feeling spurned after her grandmother ignored her Facebook friend request, a 27-year-old Florida women decided that committing aggravated battery would be the best way to become Facebook friends.

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Rolling solo at a hotel? Marriott wants to hook you up (with platonic pals)

Your next business stay at a Marriott hotel could be more like a hostel thanks to Six Degrees, a social-networking experiment designed to connect like-minded travellers staying under the same roof.

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Instagram mass-deletes spam accounts, users freak out

In an attempt to purge Instagram of problematic accounts and useless spammers, the social network deleted millions of accounts this week much to the chagrin of celebrities and general users.

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The city of South Pittsburg simply can’t stand criticism anymore, so it banned it

The city of South Pittsburg, Tennessee just banned city employees from criticizing it in social media. The punishment for violators wasn't revealed, but the new policy does not forbid the use of social media.

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Snapchat quietly put down $15m for a company that makes smart glasses

Leaked emails have revealed that back in March Snapchat quietly acquired a company that makes smart glasses. The startup apparently paid $15 million for the company, though the reasons for the purchase aren't altogether clear.

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Absurd Tumblr site combines images of two celebs into crazy funny offsprings

From Spockahontas to Quentin Tarantina Turner, a hilarious Tumblr site from a Swedish graphic designer mixes half-images of famous celebs (real and fake) into love children with equally funny names.

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Instagram rolls out five new filters, first in two years

Bored of using the same old Instagram filters? Well, thanks to an update rolled out Tuesday, you now have five new ones to choose from. You can also move your filters about, bunching together your favorites while shifting the others out of the way.

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Twitter said to be weighing up whether to put autoplay videos in timelines

Use Twitter? How do you like the sound of autoplay videos in your timeline? According to an Adweek report this week, the social media site is considering the feature in a bid to boost ad revenue.

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Facebook won’t add a ‘Dislike’ button, but it might add an ‘LOL’ button to your News Feed

Facebook isn’t going to build you a “Dislike” button, though they’ve considered it. This was one of the many interesting things founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared at a recent public Q&A session.

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Facebook search now lets you relive all your old status updates

After indexing more than one trillion pieces of content, Facebook is finally ready to launch a new search feature that will include old status updates from friends and family in the search results.

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The best selfie fails: 10 self-portraits gone awry

Every so often, a selfie can capture a spontaneous moment, whether the shot was intentional or merely a victim of precise timing. Check out 10 selfies that went awry the moment the shutter opened.

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Facebook tries again with Slingshot

Facebook launched Slingshot back in June, but the Snapchat competitor has apparently failed to capture the imagination of smartphone users. Now it hopes to change that with a redesigned version introduced on Thursday.

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Headaches from managing multiple Instagram accounts? Here’s how to ease them

Instagram is a great media-sharing tool, but it currently doesn't provide a way to manage more than one account at a time. Here's how you can do just that with the help of a few apps and a some organizational tips and tricks.

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This video has Nick Offerman, a guitar, a horse, and whiskey. What more could you want?

Nick Offerman picks up his guitar to sing a song about his true love: Whiskey. He may not have a third hand to drink it, but he does have a good lesson for us all.

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Facebook fights malware with another anti-virus scanner for users

Facebook already has two security companies supplying anti-virus software for its service, but to be even more sure it spots damaging malware before it has a chance to wreak havoc, it's just added another.

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