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.
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Social Media

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.
Social Media

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…
Social Media

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…
Social Media

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.
Social Media

Facebook pulls the Facebook Home leak, says we’ll all just have to wait

Hey, here's a way to get Facebook Home before April 12! Oh wait, never mind, Facebook shut it down. Just as a workaround to gain early access to Facebook Home surfaced, the social network shut it down. We'll all have to wait a few more days…
Social Media

Facebook wants to make sure you know how much Facebook you’re missing out on

As if you haven't had enough of the site, Facebook adds an alert that seems focused on letting you know that you're not as updated as you thought you were. So now, when you're on Facebook, you will won't be getting enough Facebook.
Social Media

Tumblr and Rhizome support budding online artists with new grants program

Tumblr has made itself a home for Web artists, many of whom have landed their big breaks thanks to the growing network and easy discoverability function. If you're an emerging artist and are an avid Tumblr user, then here's a contest you…
Social Media

Want to be a Facebook Home early adopter? These are the sacrifices you have to make

With all the excitement surrounding Facebook's new app family, it's easy to get ahead of ourselves and clamor for what's to come. But what's the come ... comes with some strings attached; if you want to be one of the first to get Facebook…
Social Media

Gnip hits the social media data jackpot with API access to Instagram, Bitly, and Reddit

Social media data gathering has been made even better for companies as Gnip gains access to six new public APIs, enriching their social reporting even more.
Social Media

Hacker group Anonymous sets its sights on North Korea, vandalizes Twitter and Flickr accounts

Hacker group Anonymous appears to have targeted North Korea this week, plastering offensive images at various North Korean websites and overtaking others. The group also indicates its next attack would be coming later this month.
Movies & TV

Rdio steps outside its music-only box and adds video streaming with the launch of Vdio

Music streaming platform Rdio is out to dominate your viewing-and-listening experience online through its release of Vdio. The app has a catalog of classics as well as access to day-after TV episodes. Clearly, Rdio is one step ahead of…
Social Media

SEC rules in favor of Netflix CEO’s Facebook post, execs now free to overshare

Last year, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings found himself in hot water over a Facebook status update celebrating his company's success. Turns out, the SEC says his sharing was okay - so if your company is doing amazingly well, go ahead and take to…