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iPhone, Canon, Nikon top Flickr’s most popular cameras of 2015

Flickr's annual Year in Review report reveals several trends among Flickr users and the photos and videos that were uploaded in 2015. The iPhone remains the most popular camera, while lime green is popular during summer.
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A Facebook post about a birthday cake has gone viral, and for good reason

Epitomizing the warm fuzzy feels of the holiday season, one Michigan woman's pastry purchase from a local Meijer supermarket is a testament to the importance of kindness, and the power of a good Facebook post.
Mobile

LinkedIn launches major mobile app revamp for iOS and Android

LinkedIn has launched its major mobile revamp for its flagship app on iOS and Android, originally revealed in October. The app makes LinkedIn a lot more accessible to users, with a revamped news feed and messaging sections.
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Basking in the glow of new parenthood, Zuck says he’ll give his fortune away

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg is a dad now, and on the day he announced the birth of daughter Max, Zuck and wife Priscilla Chan pledged to give away 99 percent of their fortune to charitable causes over their lifetime.
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Baby names inspired by Instagram filters are surging in popularity

When it comes to new baby names, Instagram filters are surging in popularity with millennial parents, according to a new survey. The unofficial global list of baby names was published by parenting site BabyCenter.com.
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Snapchat’s new sponsored filters highlight World AIDS Day

Snapchat has released new celebrity-endorsed filters to mark World AIDS Day. The sponsored filters are part of a partnership with (RED) and The Gates Foundation to raise funds for HIV-infected victims in Africa.
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Study reveals Facebook causing misery among users because of envy

According to a recent study, envy could be the reason why many Facebook users feel unhappy. Viewing images and posts by others portraying picture perfect lives leads to jealousy and posting more posts exaggerating their own lives.
Social Media

Write a racist post in Brazil, and you may find it on a billboard

A new anti-racism campaign in Brazil is making use of rather controversial tactics to stem online hate speech, plastering the racist Facebook posts of some users on billboards close to the offenders' homes
Social Media

Pope Francis pictured with mic results in hilarious #PopeBars hip-hop hashtag

Pope Francis was turned into a viral hip-hop meme courtesy of the #PopeBars hashtag on Twitter. An image of the Pope taken in Africa was hijacked by users who posted it alongside funny rap lyrics.
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Twitter creates new emojis to mark COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris

Twitter has created several new emojis in conjunction with the COP21 climate change talks in Paris. The emojis can be activated by using the appropriate hashtags #COP21, @GoCOP21, #ActionDay, and #ClimateChange.
Mobile

Cyber Monday is on target to be the largest online sales day ever

Cyber Monday always plays second fiddle to Black Friday, but that doesn't mean online retailers aren't racking up huge sales. This year's Cyber Monday is on track to shatter previous records with a whopping 14 percent increase over last…
Mobile

Are dating apps to blame for the rise in HIV among young Asian men?

The United Nations published new report claiming that, “The explosion of smart phone gay dating apps has expanded the options for casual spontaneous sex as never before," leading to a "hidden epidemic" of HIV among young Asian males.