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MyTape for iOS lets you capture and share your favorite moments

MyTape is a new social video app for iOS that lets you shoot awesome videos, follow people, and watch what’s happening around you. It’s pretty similar to Twitter’s live-streaming app, Periscope, so it will be interesting to see if this app takes off.

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TinderNightmares Instagram account features the worst Tinder pickup lines

While no one likes rejection, some men on dating sites like Tinder don’t know how to deal with women turning them down. Here are some cringeworthy message that some women receive on Tinder.

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San Francisco employs ‘Instagram officer’ to help track down criminals

It's well known that police departments have for a long time been using social media sites to help them track down criminals, though recently published court filings in San Francisco reveal that the department there employs its very own "Instagram officer."

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#ILookLikeAnEngineer takes over social media

In response to the truly ludicrous sentiment spurred by an ad campaign that women cannot look like convincing engineers, a new hashtag is sweeping social media: #ILookLikeAnEngineer.

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Facebook patent could allow lenders to examine your friends’ credit scores

Facebook obtained an updated patent on Tuesday that will allow lenders to analyze borrowers' social connections and offer or deny loans accordingly. Of course, Facebook may not ever use this option, especially if the FTC disputes its validity.

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Thanks to a counting tweak, YouTube videos won’t get stuck on ‘301+’ views anymore

YouTube has announced it's doing away with the infamous "301 view" threshold on popular videos. It'll move to a more accurate system -- a system better at distinguishing legitimate views from illegitimate ones -- soon.

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Facebook launches live-streaming feature, but for celebs only

Facebook has been pushing into video in a big way recently, so it's kind of surprising it's taken the company this long to roll out a Periscope-like streaming feature. "Live" launched on Wednesday, though there is a catch: only celebs can live stream.

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#Endfgm trends on Twitter, calling for the eradication of a terrible practice

On Wednesday, the hashtag #Endfgm trended on Twitter, with global users celebrating the recent announcement by Somali Minister of Women's Human Rights Sahro Samatar to raise awareness surrounding the horrors of female genital mutilation.

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Live life from a cat’s perspective as Trip chases a laser pointer

In 90 seconds of truly riveting footage on YouTube, Tyler Crompton allows viewers to live the life of a laser-pointer-chasing feline by strapping a GoPro camera to the head of his cat.

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Sharing photos with everyone at an event just got much easier, thanks to the Slide app

Want everyone in the room to see the picture you just took? Slide lets you share images with strangers via Bluetooth. There are no contacts in the app. You can just push photos to anyone you want who is within 200 feet of you.

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More Instagram ads on the way after company flips switch on new API

Instagram flipped the switch on its new Ads API this week, making it much easier for businesses to advertise on the service. As a user, you'll likely notice a gradual increase in the number of ads, though Instagram will be careful to keep users on side.

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Twitter’s News tab lets you know what’s going on in the world today

Twitter's experimental News tab, which is live in Japan, aggregates top headlines from around the social network in a single list. It's one of the company's many ongoing attempts to curate Twitter's firehose of hashtags and tweets.

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Periscope’s new Couchmode feature lets you explore random streams fast

Periscope's new Couchmode for desktop lets you easily hit random streams to see whatever folks around the world are doing on the app. You don't need to sign up or sign in, so it's a great way to see what Periscope's all about if you're not in the know.

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Rich kids flaunt wealth on Instagram and Snapchat, will make your blood boil

Rich kids are taking to social media to rub their parents' wealth in everyone's faces. The "Rich Kids of Instagram" and "Rich Kids of Snapchat" accounts display in-your-face wealth.

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Facebook uses Lollapalooza to test a new live-streaming feature

If you can't get to Lollapalooza this weekend, Facebook has you covered: The world's biggest social network is testing a new Snapchat-style feature for streaming posts from live events.

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