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Turn your selfies into ads for clothes, make some money

A new "selfies for money" app, Stylinity allows you to upload phone pics of fashion items to their site. If someone buys the items from your selfie, then you get redeemable points, cash, or products.
Social Media

Woman assaults grandmother for denying Facebook friend request

Likely feeling spurned after her grandmother ignored her Facebook friend request, a 27-year-old Florida women decided that committing aggravated battery would be the best way to become Facebook friends.
Cool Tech

Rolling solo at a hotel? Marriott wants to hook you up (with platonic pals)

Your next business stay at a Marriott hotel could be more like a hostel thanks to Six Degrees, a social-networking experiment designed to connect like-minded travellers staying under the same roof.
Social Media

Instagram mass-deletes spam accounts, users freak out

In an attempt to purge Instagram of problematic accounts and useless spammers, the social network deleted millions of accounts this week much to the chagrin of celebrities and general users.
Mobile

The city of South Pittsburg simply can’t stand criticism anymore, so it banned it

The city of South Pittsburg, Tennessee just banned city employees from criticizing it in social media. The punishment for violators wasn't revealed, but the new policy does not forbid the use of social media.
Social Media

Snapchat quietly put down $15m for a company that makes smart glasses

Leaked emails have revealed that back in March Snapchat quietly acquired a company that makes smart glasses. The startup apparently paid $15 million for the company, though the reasons for the purchase aren't altogether clear.
Photography

Absurd Tumblr site combines images of two celebs into crazy funny offsprings

From Spockahontas to Quentin Tarantina Turner, a hilarious Tumblr site from a Swedish graphic designer mixes half-images of famous celebs (real and fake) into love children with equally funny names.
Mobile

Instagram rolls out five new filters, first in two years

Bored of using the same old Instagram filters? Well, thanks to an update rolled out Tuesday, you now have five new ones to choose from. You can also move your filters about, bunching together your favorites while shifting the others out of…
Social Media

Twitter said to be weighing up whether to put autoplay videos in timelines

Use Twitter? How do you like the sound of autoplay videos in your timeline? According to an Adweek report this week, the social media site is considering the feature in a bid to boost ad revenue.
Social Media

Facebook won’t add a ‘Dislike’ button, but it might add an ‘LOL’ button to your News Feed

Facebook isn’t going to build you a “Dislike” button, though they’ve considered it. This was one of the many interesting things founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared at a recent public Q&A session.
Social Media

Facebook search now lets you relive all your old status updates

After indexing more than one trillion pieces of content, Facebook is finally ready to launch a new search feature that will include old status updates from friends and family in the search results.
Photography

The best selfie fails: 10 self-portraits gone awry

Every so often, a selfie can capture a spontaneous moment, whether the shot was intentional or merely a victim of precise timing. Check out 10 selfies that went awry the moment the shutter opened.