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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 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…
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Meerkat’s Android app is live on Google Play

After a closed beta test, Meerkat is now officially available for Android with some feature upgrades that put it on a par with its iOS equivalent. Can the launch keep it ahead of Periscope?

Miley Cyrus shows her support for Bruce Jenner on Instagram with a giant blunt

Miley Cyrus celebrates Bruce Jenner's announcement that he is transgender by smoking a giant blunt on Instagram. The singer posted several videos of herself smoking and a positive Jenner quote.
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Genius arrested after liking his own wanted ad on Facebook

A man found himself in handcuffs after liking a local Facebook post of his own wanted ad.

Who ya gonna call? Microsoft’s age-guessing photo site finds ghostly face in picture

Microsoft's website has taken social media by storm, thanks to its uncanny ability to not judge anyone's age correctly using face recognition software and complex algorithms. However, it may have another, slightly more…

YouTube is 10 years old, and will celebrate for 26 days

YouTube is celebrating its 10-year anniversary by, well, sharing videos. Throughout the month of May the site will be looking back at some of its best content, with each day of the 26-day celebration dedicated to one letter of the alphabet.

This animated video about smartphone addiction is the best we’ve seen

Videos telling us we're too addicted to our smartphones are nothing new, but this latest example of the genre gets the message across in a satirical and amusing way, exaggerating the issue with great effect. Watch it here.
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Remember LiveJournal? The blogging site from 1999 still has fans

While all the popular social networks reported growth in the first quarter of 2015, one of them may surprise you: LiveJournal. Created in 1999, the once-popular community blog apparently still has a following.