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Facebook quickly turns on ‘Safety Check’ following deadly bombing in Nigeria

Facebook has activated its "Safety Check" feature after a deadly bombing in Nigeria, the second time it has done so for an event that isn't a natural disaster. The company says it will start using the service more for human conflicts.
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Tumblr wants more of your GIFs, comes up with a tool so you can easily create them

Ever wanted to easy make GIFs from your own pictures and videos, then share them on Tumblr? Now you can with GIF Maker, a new feature in Tumblr's iPhone app that simplifies the GIF making process.
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Google determined to save Google+, gives it another makeover

Any reports of Google+'s death have clearly been greatly exaggerated, as the Web giant has just rolled out a revamped version of its social network that focuses on two of its more popular features.
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Instamoms are a social media phenomenon of child fame, vanity, and money

Through social media, the hope for some parents is that their children will become famous. Part-hobby, part-industry, part-vanity, see how the “Instamom” is the new social media phenomenon.
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Twitter's emoji reactions might solve its 'heart' problem

A Twitter user recently uncovered what could be new emoji reaction buttons that could be used to respond to tweets, possibly intended to address the limitations inherent in the new heart button.
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Justin Bieber may have broken Instagram, but Facebook fixed it

In the past, every time Justin Bieber posted an image or video to Instagram, it would receive so many likes that the platform would slow to a crawl. But the problem has been fixed when it moved to Facebook's servers.

Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year isn’t a word – it’s an emoji

It's true, there's been a lot of fuss over emoji this past year, a factor that has persuaded Oxford Dictionaries to choose one as its "Word of the Year" for 2015.

Anonymous launches ‘biggest operation ever’ against Islamic State

Hacktivist group Anonymous has posted a new video condemning the recent ISIS terror attacks in Paris, and stating that it'll continue its own war against the extremist group, which began in earnest earlier this year.

Why did Facebook turn on Safety Check for Paris and not Beirut? Zuckerberg explains

After Facebook activated its "Safety Check" feature in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, some wondered why the company hadn't also activated it for an attack in Beirut the day before. On Sunday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained.
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Change your Facebook profile picture to reflect Lebanon or Kenya’s flag too

Vietnam based designer Hubert Southall is sending out a call to all graphic designers and art directors "to cover the filter void" that has ignited controversy across the Facebook user base.

The best subreddits to browse on Reddit

So, you've just joined the wonderful world of Reddit and want to explore it. With so many subreddits, navigating the "front page of the Internet" can be daunting. You're in luck -- we've got 21 subreddits to help get you started on the…

Social media and how the world reacted to the tragedy in Paris

While many of us often lambast social media for its seeming frivolity, it is in moments of tragedy when the power and the humanity of social media and the people who give it life are at its peak.