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Man posts police will ‘never catch’ him on Facebook, arrested next day

Quite possibly the most entertaining social media trend of the last few years, yet another criminal has been taken into custody after using Facebook to attract the attention of the public and local police.

Instagram (possibly) teases its new photo messaging app, ‘Bolt’

Could Instagram be on the verge of launching a new Snapchat-like messaging app called Bolt? If a banner ad that appeared briefly on the media-sharing app this week is anything to go by, quite possibly.

Google may purchase Twitch for $1 billion

Google will purchase streaming video network Twitch for $1 billion, according to a GamesBeat report. Unknown is when the deal will be announced or for exactly how much. Google and Twitch have yet to comment on the report.

Minnesota family ordered off Southwest flight after dad posts critical tweet

If you're paying for a service, you expect to be treated well. Accounts of bad experiences often end up on Twitter, though Minnesota resident Duff Watson never expected that his tweet criticizing Southwest Airlines would lead to his removal…

Weird Al’s ‘Mandatory Fun’ debuts at No. 1 on Billboard after viral video craze

Weird Al Yankovic's album "Mandatory Fun" became the parody master's first ever to hit number one on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Weird Al's eight-day music video extravaganza seems to have worked.
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How to make a Twitter header image

Making a Twitter background can be a bit confusing to say the least. We've laid out the process in a nutshell so you can ditch the default clouds in favor of something more grand.
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Woman in a stolen dress posts selfie on Facebook, arrested soon after

Definitely an efficient way to attract the attention of the police, yet another criminal thought it would be a brilliant idea to post pictures of herself featuring items stolen from a local store.

Tango messaging app launches $25 million gaming fund to boost platform

A year after it incorporated games into its cross-platform messaging app, Tango has announced a $25 million fund designed to encourage developers to launch their games on its service.

Facebook ‘Save’ button reminds you to read it later, like ‘Pocket’

Facebook added a new "Save" button to help users find specific content again later. Users will be able to save links, posts, pages, and more with the feature, but they won't be able to view the saved content offline.
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British police force is the first to arrive on Snapchat

West Midlands Police wants to connect with younger members of the public, and it's using Snapchat to do it — the UK force is the first in the world to open up a Snapchat account to share images.
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Twitter rolling out DM improvements as it feels the WhatsApp heat

The Direct Message functionality on your official iOS and Android Twitter apps is about to get another upgrade, as the service looks to fight back against WhatsApp and other messenger tools.
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Social media on your wrist: Hicon is a bracelet that makes social networking wearable

The Hicon is a unique bracelet with small, colorful buttons linked to your social media accounts. In other words, it’s wearable social media for your wrist. The goal is to bring social media interactions into the real world.