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How to search through every public tweet sent since 2006

Good news, Twitterers; you can now search through each and every public tweet sent since 2006.

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Snapchat’s ‘Snapcash’ lets you send money to friends via the app

Snapchat users can now send friends money as well as messages with Snapcash. The team behind the ephemeral messaging app has teamed up with payments service Square to allow cash to be sent quickly and easily from within the main app.

Mobile

PhotoTime app puts an end to tagging, automatically sorts your pictures

PhotoTime, a new photo management apps for iOS, uses image and facial recognition technology to automatically tag and organize your photos. While not perfect, the app works as advertised.

Photography

Throw out your scanner, this app makes preserving print photos a snap(shot)

Heirloom is a new mobile app for digitally scanning, storing, and then sharing print photos, without the pain of using a traditional desktop scanner. The clever tech has the job done in seconds, so photos can be privately shared with friends and family.

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Facebook wants you to use it at work for more than stalking coworkers

Facebook is reportedly planning to launch a work-friendly social networking site that it hopes your boss will actually encourage you to use. It's thought 'Facebook at Work' will compete with services such as LinkedIn, Google Drive, and Microsoft Office.

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British Airways’ ‘Welcome of Home’ campaign launches travel contest on Twitter

For its latest campaign, British Airways taps into the expat communities living in the U.S. and Canada, and documents one woman's emotional journey back to India. The airline has also launched a related travel contest on Twitter.

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Cop tracks down one of LAPD’s most wanted fugitives after spotting him on Facebook

It's not the first time Facebook has led to the arrest of a suspect, and it won't be the last. But the fact that alleged murderer Eduardo Rodriguez had been on the run for 10 years must have left the L.A. cop who found him feeling particularly satisfied.

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The CEO of Reddit resigns, and one of the reasons why is really weird

CEO Yishan Wong didn't just disagree with Reddit's board of directors over a proposed new office location. There's a bit more to the story than that.

Computing

Google’s new Messenger app lands in Play Store with Material Design

Google has launched a standalone messaging app for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean devices and above, though if you're happy with Hangouts, you can probably give Google Messenger a miss.

Mobile

Facebook launches ‘Say Thanks’ personalized video cards

Facebook has launched a new feature that lets you say "thanks" via a video card. The tool lets you quickly create a card using themes, past photos, and posts that "represent your friendship," with the final product landing on their timeline.

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What?! If you post a photo of the Eiffel Tower on Facebook, you could be fined

Pictures of the Eiffel Tower taken at night are beautiful, but they also violate copyright laws. Anyone who posts pictures of the Eiffel Tower illuminated at night could be fined.

Photography

Man proposes marriage standing in a heart made of iPhones, still gets turned down

You'd think making a gesture as grand as buying 99 iPhones, arranging them in the shape of a heart, and then proposing to your girlfriend standing in the center would be a sure-fire winner, right? Sadly, you're wrong, and this man found out the hard way.

Mobile

Half a billion people now use the Facebook Messenger app

Facebook Messenger has been mired in controversy since the social networking giant cut messaging from its main app, pushing users to download its standalone offering. Despite the fuss, the user base has more than doubled since April and now stands at 500m.

Mobile

Amazon’s Echo Video Gets Drowned Out by Parody

Amazon released a video for its Echo speaker, and the parody version pokes fun at the digital assistant Alexa.

Home Theater

Forget Ebola, we’ve turned our smartphones into silent killing machines

Our obsession with smartphones is a mounting problem, but not for the reasons many think. Its got nothing to do with privacy, or connecting with our fellow humans, and everything to do with giving these devices the opportunity they need to kill us all.

Mobile

Twitter is considering topic-based timelines, says CEO

If you don't like changes to your Twitter timeline then look away now: CEO Dick Costolo says the platform is considering adding the option to focus on particular topics from the people you follow.

Mobile

Zuckerberg defends messaging app and explains why Facebook isn’t cool in public Q&A

In his first public Q&A with the Facebook community, Mark Zuckerberg said he understood that having to load up a separate app for messaging was "painful" for some users, but that the move was essential to offer the best service possible.

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Behind the scenes of OK Go’s mind-boggling new music video

We speak with OK Go about its newest video for "I Won't Let You Down," which employs hundreds of extras, robotic scooters, and drones to show us something we've never seen before.

Music

Those new blue check marks in WhatsApp mean your message has been read

If you send regular messages using WhatsApp, you'll like this new feature. From now, the tick marks which appear under your messages will turn blue once the recipient has viewed it.

Mobile

‘Alex from Target’ turned out to be an elaborate social media stunt … or was it?

Startup company Breakr is claiming responsibility for the #AlexFromTarget viral meme, but both Alex From Twitter, identified as Alex Christopher LaBeouf, and the person alleged to have start the meme have denied any affiliation with Breakr.

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Who’s behind ItsLavishBitch, Instagram’s richest troll?

Did you happen upon a gallery documenting the exploits of ItsLavishBitch, an Instagramming rich kid? We dig into who's behind the account. With a little Catfishing and some light digging, we were able to discover that the boy who bathes in cash might not be…

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Who picks the best songs? We taste test Pandora, Spotify, Beats Music, Rdio, and iTunes Radio

Algorithm-based music services are a dime a dozen - and so are the explanations behind their machine learning technology. But how do these players really line up? What sort of music do they discover? We're breaking through the code-speak to explore the songs…

Music

How BuzzFeed infected the Internet with a killer virus

You’ve been infected. Just now. This morning, I bet. You’ve already been exposed to 17 amazing things that you will love, a quiz to find out which of your favorite TV characters you most closely resemble, and the one shocking thing you didn’t know about…

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Mark Zuckerberg wants YOUR questions for Facebook’s first public Q&A

If there's something you'd love to ask Mark Zuckerberg, now's your chance. The founder and boss of the world's largest social networking site is set to host Facebook's first public Q&A session on November 6, with the entire event livestreamed.

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New website Thursday Market tells you which local firms your friends use, and whether they’re any good

Thursday Market is a new online, social referral network which connects you with local firms, when you need a specific job done. The crucial difference is, the results are based on recommendations made by your friends and neighbors.

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Reddit dips its toe into crowdfunding with Redditmade

Reddit has entered the crowdfunding space with Redditmade. While specifically geared towards subreddits that want to make official merchandise, anyone with a Reddit account can launch their own campaign.

Web

Forest Service says no more bear selfies — unless it’s with Smokey

The U.S. Forest Service is warning visitors of Taylor Creek in South Lake Tahoe to stop taking selfies with feeding bears. Although capturing the perfect bear selfie may be tempting, it is dangerous.

Photography

Zuckerberg says company must ‘invest aggressively’ as Facebook reports decent Q3

Facebook's Q3 figures may have pleased investors on Tuesday, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg's comments that "aggressive" investing was necessary for the company to achieve its long-term goals ended up pushing shares down.

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Twitter user base expands to 284 million, but growth slows

Twitter said Monday its user base expanded to 284 million during Q3. However, with user growth showing signs of slowing, Twitter's CEO said the service needs to work more quickly on implementing new features and tools for users and advertisers.

Mobile

Twitter swoops in to keep Twitpic’s archives online

After nearly seven years in operation, Twitpic has finally closed its doors to new uploads. Its huge archive will live on however, thanks to a last-minute deal struck with Twitter itself.

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