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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.
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Google+ takes on Pinterest with Collections, a new sharing feature

What's next for Google+? And is anyone still using it? The social network seems to have a brand-new feature called Collections, which is reminiscent of Pinterest. Collections began rolling out recently.
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Those living in low-income nations will get a chance to develop apps and websites, which could open up new opportunities

Developing nations are still struggling to get online and participate in the Internet, but the Internet.org platform could open up the Web to those who might not otherwise get the opportunity.
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Meerkat embraces Facebook, distances itself from Twitter

An update to Meerkay announced over the weekend introduces Facebook support, allowing users to log in with their Facebook account and post notices of upcoming streams as well as currently airing streams directly to Facebook.
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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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Facebook Messenger tips hat to Snapchat, tests vanishing messages feature

Facebook's Snapchat-like feature for its Messenger chat service, which lets users set messages to disappear after a period of time, has been spotted outside of France, on the iOS version of the app -- meaning an expanded roll-out could be…