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Celebrities defy Anna Wintour’s no-selfie rule at Met Gala, and she’s not pleased

Don't take your selfies at an Anna Wintour-hosted event, or you might not be able to come back to it. Celebrities defied her strict no-selfie policy, with reports that the Vogue editor is none too pleased.
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Violent news on social media could trigger post-traumatic symptoms, study says

A new study from the U.K. says that some people are continually traumatizing themselves by repeatedly looking at distressing, news-related images on social media. This had led to mental health concerns.
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Banks may soon scan Facebook and call records to see if you deserve a loan

Research suggests your online before tells a lot about how likely you are to default on your next loan. Some companies are already applying the concept to the real world, and it can help buyers get loans.
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Twitter had enough of Weev’s white supremacist ways, so it banned his tweets

Notorious Internet troll Andrew "weev" Auernheimer found that his promoted tweets that supported white supremacy were banned by Twitter. The ban took effect due to the company's stance on hate speech.
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Parents can privately share pictures of kids with new Sherish app

Parents have long been bothered by the danger of sharing pictures of their kids on social media. Now, an app called Sherish claims to let them share those pictures without any privacy concerns.
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One brave mom used the Pizza Hut app to save her kids from a hostage situation

This week, a woman who was being held hostage saved herself and her three children with the help of the Pizza Hut app. The woman and her kids got out safely, and the man responsible was arrested.
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Joss Whedon quits Twitter: A tale of shame, feminism, and angry trolls

Angry feminists, trolls and over-zealous comic book fans have united to attack Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon on Twitter. This has led to the director quitting Twitter in disgust.
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This app can help you find Periscope streams that are actually interesting

Periscope is a cool little app, but actually finding streams worth watching can be more trouble than its worth. Now New York-based startup Dextro is using machine-learning algorithms to find streams that may actually interest you.
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Kim Kardashian posts underwear selfie on Instagram (to promote a book, of course)

Kim Kardashian took to Instagram this past weekend to show off her body in racy images that were meant to help promote the launch of her new book, Selfish. The starlet has a huge Instagram following.
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Is social media on the decline? Twitter, Yelp, and LinkedIn report stagnant user bases

The earnings reports of Twitter, LinkedIn, and Yelp suggest that their user bases are stagnating and failing to grow as quickly as analysts anticipated. The implication is that people just aren't as drawn to social media these days.
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Survey says social media could lead to more divorces

A new survey has determined that a spouse's social media behavior makes a big impact on the likelihood of an eventual divorce. The survey looked at 2000 married people from Britain.
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Virginia Tech student faces up to a $2,500 fine for fake school shooting threat on Yik Yak

A 21-year-old Virginia Tech student was arrested for anonymously posting a school shooting threat on Yik Yak. The suspect mentioned "4.16" in the message, referring to 2007's Virginia Tech shooting.