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How socially engaged is your favorite NFL team?

A marketing firm ranked the NFL teams based on their social media prowess. While most of the results line up with the power teams, there are a few surprises.
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Facebook presses pause on privacy updates as complaints intensify

Facebook will have to wait to roll out its new privacy updates after advocates call foul and want to further investigate the changes.
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A look inside Betaworks, the behind-the-scenes builder of Internet magic

How a tech company that builds, buys, and invests in companies is racking up one impressive hot streak. So just how do they do it?
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The NYPD wants its officers to ‘just say no’ to selfies

Police departments want to keep their officer's self-indulgent mugs off the Internet - and popular Tumblr CopSelfies is taking a notable hit because of it.
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Why do we hate Facebook hashtags?

Hashtags have proven their viral worth everywhere – except Facebook. What is it that sets Facebook apart from its social networking brethren, and makes us hate the pound sign so much?
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Snapchat deems it acceptable for you to have more best friends

If you habitually send snaps to more than three people at a time, there's a secret code you can use to increase your number of featured friends.
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Will a treadmill-powered Internet connection really end your exercise procrastination?

A programmer attempts to solve his lack of exercise momentum by hooking up a treadmill to the one thing he can't live without: his computer.
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Turns out your smiley Facebook friends really are happier than you

Researchers at the University of Virginia found that the intensity of your smile in Facebook profile pictures can predict your future happiness. It might be time to delete that angry-sexy thing you've going.
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All your tweets are now on Topsy: Twitter analytics service indexes every tweet ever sent

Social analytics tool Topsy now indexes Twitter in its entirety and allows users to look up their earliest tweets since 2006. Go forth, and use it to embarrass your friends by exposing their inability to understand Twitter back in the day.
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Sub-Spotifying is the latest way to let technology passive aggressively flirt for you

Why sign up for an online dating service when you can sub-Spotify? This new trend allows you to passive-aggressively declare your crush-dom for someone else in a totally subtle way - just like you might with your Netflix queue.
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Are Facebook hashtags a big fat #failure?

If you're trying to engage more friends and fans on Facebook, using hashtags will harm your efforts. Bad news for Facebook's quest to become the new Twitter.
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This ice cream shop knows what Facebook tastes like – no, it’s not tears and vodka

An ice cream shop in Croatia is selling Facebook flavored ice cream, which doesn't even make any sense, but whatever.