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.

Twitter is pretty liberal with the term ‘active user': Only about half tweet once a month

Twitter's user numbers are skyrocketing, but before you go investing (if you even can ...), you should take a look at how exactly Twitter interprets the phrase 'monthly active user.'

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This robotic bartender is like a Star Trek replicator for booze

Kickstarter project Monsieur will take your order, and then automatically made you a nice, tall glass of whatever you want. We go hands on with the next-gen bartender disrupting the night life scene.

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Instagram account intimidating witnesses shut down, instigates cellphone ban in courts

An Instagram account exposing witnesses has been suspended and is causing court officials to consider banning cellphones from courtrooms altogether.

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5 small ways to help those ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan from home

The Philippines has been devastated by the effects of Typhoon Haiyan. If you want to help, there are a number of easy, online ways to do so. All you need is an Internet connection and a keyboard to do your part.

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Make your Web a better place: Rather replaces social media posts you hate with ones you’ll love

If you're tired of people ruining Facebook and Twitter for you, this browser extension will silence annoying posts forever (and replace them with cat pics).

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According to new research, going blue could get you more Instagram Likes

Wondering how to get those precious double taps? Analytics team Curalate did the research and found that blue-shaded photos are one way, and that's only the start.

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Attention, Android users: Hoot could be the social video chat app you’re looking for

If you love instant messaging and social video sharing but haven't decided on an app yet, try your hand - er, face - at Hoot.

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Instagram reveals that its ads appear to be working

The numbers relating to the first-ever Instagram ad are out, and they're pretty optimistic.

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An emoji art exhibition is opening in New York, and we’ve got a few entry ideas

Emojis are an honest to goodness part of today's tech-driven culture, and the fact that there's an emoji art exhibit in the works is proof enough. Here are some of ideas for entries, in case you're intested.

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The latest site stealing teens from Facebook is … YouTube

We keep hearing how Twitter, Snapchat, and Tumblr have challenged Facebook's ability to retain younger users - but the latest site to steal the youth is YouTube.

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Notegraphy brings text back into our visual social apps – and does it beautifully

New app Notegraphy wants to bridge the gap between Instagram photos and status updates using artfully decorated words.

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Do we deserve rewards for online rants and raves? Some users – and platforms – say yes

Some members of the Elite Yelp community are suing, saying they're unpaid employees. The lawsuit comes as new light has been shed on Amazon rewarded its top reviewers - so are these Yelp users right?

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These IFTTT Halloween-themed recipes will digitally get you in the spirit

Need a little help streamlining your way to Halloween fun? These IFTTT recipes will do the trick (or treat - sorry, had to).

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Facebook login is quickly conquering the Internet as the de facto account sign-up service

With the social network's popularity on the rise, as long as you have a Facebook account, you can pretty much use almost any site on the Web in the future.

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28 horror movies you can stream while you scream

Staying in for a Halloween movie marathon? Here's a thorough guide to keep you scared all night, broken down by exactly what type of scary movie you're looking for and where you can stream or buy it online.

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