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Quickmeme gets blacklisted from Reddit for trying to game the system

Quickmeme has been banned from Reddit after one of its CEOs was found abusing his moderator position in /r/AnimalAdvice.
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There’s a really good reason Instagram videos are 15 seconds long

Instagram now offers video recording, but there's a good financial reason that its videos can be recorded for up to 15 seconds.
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Hubris, thy name is SnapKidz: Why Snapchat’s kid-safe version is pointless

Snapchat made a special version for children under 13 called "Snapkidz." Sorry, a new name and a limited feature set isn't going to fool the world's 12-year-olds.

Facebook designing Flipboard-style news reader app, report says

Facebook is reportedly working on a mobile news-reader app similar to Flipboard to display content from various sources in a magazine-style format. The project, which is receiving input from Mark Zuckerberg, has apparently been running for…
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Are memes the pop culture art of our era?

There's a fine line between meme and art - and it's getting finer and finer. Artists are diving into Internet culture and finding inspiration from the likes of Nyan Cat, the Ikea Monkey, and Maru.
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WTF, Internet? Stop dangling carrots in front of a social-media treadmill

WTF, Internet? This week's Web indiscretion comes courtesy of the new pressure artists are putting on us to listen to their music. When did my complete fandom stop being enough?
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The Smile Store brings a new market into the vast industry of Instagram printing

Instagram has little market penetration in India, but Vipul Arora is betting on Instagram's future with The Smile Store, an Instagram photo printing service.
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Miss Netiquette’s Guide to commenting on the Internet without being an evil troll

Social media can be a tricky thing to navigate and no one has written the rules on codes of conduct. We're here to help you with best practices for sites Web-wide, and the includes the dos and don'ts of Internet commenting.
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Facebook says security mishap exposed 6 million users’ contact info

Facebook has announced a slightly serious security mishap: A bug in the Download Your Information (DYI) tool may have exposed your personal information.
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5 million Instagram videos were shared in the first 24 hours

A whopping 5 million video clips were shared on Instagram in the first 24 hours and 40 hours of video per minute. Not a bad first day - and we're sure Vine has taken note.

Can pen and paper survive in a world of touchscreens and tablets?

The recent closing of Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Handwriting Analysis Unit has led us to question the future of handwriting in a digital age. Will technology manage to kill one of the most inherently human methods of communication?
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Surprise! You can embed Instagram videos in 5 easy steps

It's not very hard to embed Instagram video - you just need to know a few tricks. Luckily, we have them all rounded up for you, with screenshots to boot.