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Hubris, thy name is SnapKidz: Why Snapchat’s kid-safe version is pointless

Snapchat made a special version for children under 13 called "Snapkidz." Sorry, a new name and a limited feature set isn't going to fool the world's 12-year-olds.

Facebook designing Flipboard-style news reader app, report says

Facebook is reportedly working on a mobile news-reader app similar to Flipboard to display content from various sources in a magazine-style format. The project, which is receiving input from Mark Zuckerberg, has apparently been running for…
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Miss Netiquette’s Guide to commenting on the Internet without being an evil troll

Social media can be a tricky thing to navigate and no one has written the rules on codes of conduct. We're here to help you with best practices for sites Web-wide, and the includes the dos and don'ts of Internet commenting.
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Facebook says security mishap exposed 6 million users’ contact info

Facebook has announced a slightly serious security mishap: A bug in the Download Your Information (DYI) tool may have exposed your personal information.
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Tips and tricks for using Facebook lists to eliminate News Feed noise

Are you fed up with how incredibly irrelevant your Facebook News Feed is? You can use lists to isolate people you want to hear less from, and here's how.
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If you love the NBA, watch out for Facebook spam

Watch out for Facebook scams targeting NBA fans - you could end up with no finals-watching and a computer full of malware.
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Sure, Instagram video is cool, but now you can turn Vines into animated GIFs

Even though it's being overshadowed by Instagram video, Vine still has some tricks up its sleeve - including a new service lets you turn Vines into animated GIFs. Let the fun begin!
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Hands on: Instavideo? Videogram? Whatever it is, it’s here, and this is how it works

It's finally happened: Instagram is no longer a photo-sharing app, it's a media-sharing app. We took a deep dive into everything the new video feature has to offer, including its unique filters, Cinema effect, and how it's going to mess up…
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Retro sunsets and lattes, now in motion: Instagram rolls out video functionality

As expected, Facebook introduced Instagram video today at a live event. Check out all the details of the update that is now live and ready for your many smartphone recordings.
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Facebook is now letting you trade your location check-in for free Wi-Fi … in some places

Facebook's free Wi-Fi service is on the up-and-up. All you have to do is share your location, and Facebook will get you online - but the feature is only limited in select locations for now.
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Last minute questions about this whole video for Instagram thing

The alleged video for Instagram announcement is nearing - but we have a few last minute questions that need to be thrown out in the to universe. STAT!
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You can now attach and post images in Facebook comments

The day has finally arrived: You may now upload and post photos as comments to updates on Facebook. Next ... the GIF?