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This Is My Jam shutting down, but its owners want to be as nice about it as possible

The creators of song sharing service This Is My Jam have decided to shut down the service, but instead of simply pulling the plug, the website will become a "read-only time capsule" starting in September.

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Today’s teens prefer to make and keep friendships online, rather than off

According to a new Pew Research Center study entitled "Teens, Technology, and Friendships," today's adolescents actually prefer to make friends online, and keep their relationship to the confines of the Internet.

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A Facebook insult lands Thai man 30 years in prison

A Thai man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after being found guilty of "posting messages and pictures defaming the monarchy" on Facebook. The three decade sentence is actually half of the original punishment of 60 years.

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Retweeting terrorists could be, well, terrorism

The FBI has found that certain Twitter activity could provide evidence and clues regarding support for illegal activities, and now, retweeting the Islamic State group or other known terrorists could land you in prison.

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10 tech stories you missed this week: Lexus hoverboard unveiled, Jon Stewart signs off

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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How do you laugh online? Facebook can tell you

Do you prefer a "haha" to a "hehe"? Is emoji much more common on your timeline than the old-fashioned "LOL"? Facebook has been breaking down the ways we laugh online, with interesting results.

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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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