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Singer David Draiman of heavy metal’s Disturbed had enough of trolls, quits Twitter

David Draiman, singer for the metal band Disturbed, announced that he's permanently leaving Twitter because, he says, of attacks from trolls who disagree with his political standpoints.
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Eyeing its next billion users, Facebook opens first office in Africa

Facebook is opening its first office in Africa as part of ongoing efforts to expand its user base in the region. The move follows the recent launch of a stripped-down Facebook app as well as a project to bring the Internet to remote parts…
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Facebook brings Snapchat-like photo editing to its uploader on iOS

Facebook is testing a Snapchat-like feature that gives users the ability to add text, filters, and re-sizable emoji to photographs. The feature is reportedly rolling out to select iOS users.
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15 times social media made the world a better place

Social media is usually regarded as the realm for all things negative, inane, and narcissistic. But sometimes, tweets, likes, hashtags, and check-ins are used as a force for positivity and change.

Vicious circle (of life): 10 nature videos that will make you glad to be human

Think nature is just pretty flowers and landscapes? Then you haven't seen it riled up. From mega storms to battling sea creatures, these videos remind us that the circle of life shows no mercy.

Weekly Rewind: 10 important tech stories you may have missed

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week -- just for you.
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Celebrate the SCOTUS same-sex marriage ruling with a rainbow Facebook profile picture

If you haven’t seen a lot of color in your Facebook News Feed, you’re about too. Facebook launched a new tool that lets users add the colors of the LGBT flag over their existing profile picture.
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Supreme Court’s gay marriage legalization sets Twitter on fire

The Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide and Twitter was flooded with thousands of reactions from citizens, politicians, celebrities and more.
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Publishers readying the next barrage of Instant Articles, coming to Facebook soon

Last month saw the official launch of Facebook's Instant Articles, but after the launch they were few and far between. Publishers are readying the second wave of Instant Articles, which should be much bigger, and is coming soon.

Amazon’s new Instant Preview feature shares the perfect quote and a preview of the Kindle ebook

Users of the Amazon Kindle app for Android will notice a bevy of new sharing options have been added. Amazon's new feature called Instant Previews will allow those you share with to read a portion of the book for free without needing to…

Taylor Swift tweets ensure 1989 will be available on Apple Music

Less than a week after Apple said it would pay royalties to musicians during Apple Music's free trial, Swift said she would allow the service to stream her album, 1989, which features popular hits Shake it Off, Blank Space and Bad Blood.
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You can now use Messenger without a Facebook account

Facebook's highly successful Messenger app is taking another leap forward by unshackling itself from the bounds of a Facebook profile. Users can now sign up for the the messaging app without a social media account.