Jam Kotenko

Jam Kotenko

Former Digital Trends Contributor
When she's not busy watching movies and TV shows or traveling to new places, Jam is probably on Facebook. Or Twitter. Or Instagram. Her other interests include board games, good food, and Jason Mraz. You can get to know her more through Twitter (@MrazGal), Instagram (@thatgaljam), or jamkotenko.com, which she's trying to update more.

Choosy bloggers choose GIFs: An introduction to making your own animated GIFs

The Internet has long had a long affair with the eye-catching, sometimes seizure-inducing animated GIF. But if you're sick of trolling the Web to grab someone else's magical creations, there are a handful of ways to DIY your way to unique GIFs. Check out our…

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Facebook makes a tiny change in its logo

Facebook's undergoing a lot of updates, with its logo seeing the most recent one. What changed? The new Facebook logo becomes even more simplified with the removal of the blue line under the Internet-ubiquitous “F” symbol we’ve all become well-acquainted…

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Twitter gets in the TV biz, partners with BBC America

It seems like everyone wants a piece of the rapidly evolving media landscape that is television, and apparently Twitter is no exception. A recent tweet by BBC America indicates a partnership with between it and Twitter for a new kind of in-Tweet video.

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Reddit suffers DDoS attack amid Boston Marathon blunders

Are the 'technical difficulties ' suffered by Reddit today related to its users' Boston Marathon investigations? Maybe not, but some believe the timing of a temporarily crippling DDoS attack on the popular social news website was retribution for Reddit users'…

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Hands on: Latest SoundTracking update combines the joys of Instagram and instant music

You can be your group's music guru and provide everyone with a taste of your life's soundtrack with SoundTracking. The latest update to the app links it to Instagram, so you can attach your favorite tunes to your favorite filtered photos.

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The doctor will see you now: How the Internet and social media are changing healthcare

The Internet offers more than WebMD searches to find out what that headache really means. But how should we - and doctors - navigate this tricky space? While patients are in danger of self-diagnosing and getting too friendly with physicians, medical…

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‘Resignation Letter Cake’ goes viral on Twitter

A man with a dream of starting a cake company sent his resignation letter as a cake, and it went viral on Twitter. We recount the madness and a few other funny, creative ways people have quit their jobs.

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Facebook is appealing to its Asian users with messaging, emoticons, and stickers

Aside from Chat heads, the latest iOS update for the Facebook app also has giant stickers that will certainly appeal to the emoji-loving market.

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Re-live the Titanic sinking in real-time via Twitter

The History Press created a live-tweeting account discussing the Titanic sinking in full detail, giving history nuts on Twitter something to obsess over. Spoiler alert: The ship sinks.

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Facebook Home might be coming to iPhone, after all [updated]

Remember your disappointment when you found out Facebook Home was only available for select Android devices? It looks like other mobile platforms will get to enjoy a whole new level of Facebook addiction after all.

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Check out how many of the Twitter elite’s followers are fake

You and I aren't the only ones plagued by Twitter spambots and fake followers; Twitter's most famous and beloved personalities are also subject to the falsely inflated follower number. Check out how many of your favorite celebrities have (at least) thousands…

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Instasham: Your shortcut to the (fake) life of privilege on Instagram

Are you a Rich Kids of Instagram wannabe? The operative word being "wannabe," of course, thanks to Instasham, a new service that lets you pretend to snap photos of the lavish life and claim it as your own.

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A quick preview of Babblr, the app bringing real-time chat to Tumblr

Tumblr users, do you wish to chat with other users in real-time? If so, you're in luck. A new service called Babblr hopes to increase Tumblr's functionality by providing a simple chat service to take the blogging platform one step further into social network…

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Instagram and Vine to the rescue in the case of the Lone Star stabber

In the midst of the horrific news this morning, one Instagram users took it on himself to nab the stabbing suspect. Other students left warnings on Vine. And thanks to their efforts, the rest of the world was able to watch as the events unfolded.

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Who won the Internet at last night’s Shorty Awards

Many public figures use social media as a creative means to get their messages across. The fifth Shorty Awards gave kudos to the Web's best and brightest.

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