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The debate over war photojournalism in the age of Instagram rages on

New research looks at the merits and problems of filtered photojournalism, and argues that there's no true way for photojournalists to capture a soldier's perspective - with or without Instagram.
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What’s in a name? For @Jon and @Sarah, maybe a whole lot of money

They've been mistaken for celebrities and offered money for their names, who are they? The first name handle holders of Twitter. Internet identity is a precious commodity - just ask @jon and @kristin.
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The last useful thing on Facebook, notifications, are now getting ads for games

Your Facebook notifications hub - the last sacred place - is not immune to ads. One user noticed a notification pushing him to check out a Facebook sponsored game. Could this be hitting your profile soon? Where does it end?!
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Facebook finally lets you edit your posts everywhere and look like less of an idiot

Finally, you may now go through your Facebook Timeline and correct all the grammatical and typographical errors in your posts.
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Achieving viral: Here’s the secret sauce behind images that win the Internet

If you want a viral image on Google+, you better find a happy GIF, according to new research. Caveat: You must be using Google+.
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Are humans going to lose the war for the social Web to spam?

Will bots and spammers take over our social networks? That's the possibility we're facing as a huge increase in spammy content is revealed. Luckily, new technology is trying to curb exactly this and put the human back into social…
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Tumblr makes its first appearance in the Supreme Court

In an important case about campaign finance, anti-corruption activist Lawrence Lessig is using Tumblr to make a point - and it could help alter U.S. politics and campaign finance reform.
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Twitter and the NFL strike a deal – start watching out for those spoilers, DVR users

Want more NFL all the time always? Well you're in luck, because a new deal with Twitter means it's heading your way. As the real time platform tries to get a cut of TV advertising dollars, the league looks like a prime target to help it…
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Can you tell a story in six words? Twitter wants to know

For storytellers keen on brevity, the Six Words contest allows writers to flex their shortest story muscles on Twitter.
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That Google Talk conversation you’re having? It’s not going to who you think it’s going to

Users who have not upgraded their Google Talk clients to Hangouts may be experiencing a security glitch in which messages are being rerouted to the wrong recipients. Better watch what you're saying.
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Facebook’s redefined control over user data steamrolls teen privacy

Various advocacy groups call shenanigans on Facebook's proposed policy changes, claiming that the new language blatantly steps on teens' rights to privacy.
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How Skype works: What’s behind the premiere online calling service

Skype is more of a household name than the novelty it once was. It's an incredibly convenient, cheap and capable peer-to-peer VoIP service that lets users communicate around the globe via their network connection. Yet, the question remains:…