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For real-time news, Facebook Notify could be the Twitter Moments killer

The Facebook Notify app scheduled to launch at the end of the month, could help online media with notifying readers of news stories, while eliminating the need for any other news apps.
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Join the newest Internet craze and release your inner frozen chicken

People are snapping pics of themselves as frozen chicken as part of New Zealand's newest Internet craze. Unlike the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge or planking, participants are required to do the Frozen Chook in the nude.
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Social media isn’t just for youngsters anymore, new research finds

Mobile use, ability to connect, and popularity of Facebook are all part of the explanation for increased social media use among senior citizens, according to the Pew Research Center.
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If unwanted Tinder matches appear as Facebook-suggested friends, here’s why

Some online daters are noticing their Tinder matches popping up on Facebook as suggested friends. But there may not be a direct connection, with the cause more likely being a side-effect of your other online activity.
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Bart Teeuwisse found out he lost his job at Twitter in the worst way possible

In a situation that gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "rude awakening," now ex-Twitter employee Bart Teeuwisse discovered he'd lost his job not via his employer, but rather via a news headline and a failed login attempt.
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Facebook’s ‘On This Day’ feature finally lets users block unwanted memories

It took a while, but Facebook has finally come up with a way for users to block unwanted memories from its "On This Day" feature. New filters allow users to reject names and dates they'd rather forget about, hopefully ensuring fewer nasty…
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Facebook continues push for video content with new feed dedicated to video

Facebook believes your news feed will be filled with videos in the near future and is already testing a news feed dedicated to those videos shared by your friends and the pages that you follow.
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A Turkish newspaper editor’s ‘insulting’ tweets land him in jail

On Friday, Bülent Keneş, the editor-in-chief of Turkish newspaper Today's Zaman, was removed from his office and arrested for "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Sadly, this is far from the first instance of media censorship.
Movies & TV

Vine star King Bach to star with Key & Peele in new Fox comedy

Vine star King Bach will star in a Fox comedy which also features Key & Peele's Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. The untitled show will follow the personality as an undercover cop who returns to take revenge on childhood enemies. 
Android Army

Secure the stickers: Line messaging app adds end-to-end encryption to boost privacy

Using the Line messaging app has just got a whole lot more private. Messages sent between two users are now secured with end-to-end encryption across multiple platforms, an industry first according to the company.
Social Media

Twitter plans to layoff 8 percent of its workforce

Twitter has announced plans to layoff 336 employees, or eight percent of the workforce. Most cuts were made to the engineering division. The decision arrives just one week after Jack Dorsey returned to the helm of Twitter.
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Snapchat switches off Snap Channel, its original content offering

Snapchat has made the decision to shutter Snap Channel, its original content offering that was produced in-house. Marcus Wiley, who was brought in just five months ago to take charge of the channel, is already out the door, according to…