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.
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…

Game of Thrones is the most seeded file on BitTorrent – and HBO is flattered

Fans of Game of Thrones all over the globe are rejoicing over the show's return, especially those who watch it courtesy of seeded torrent files. Hopefully, these numbers will convince HBO to offer that rumored HBO Go standalone option -…

The science and sociopathy of social media celebri-hating

It shouldn't be all that surprising: Give a wide audience the ability to consumer and create content about celebrities, and we'll push all of the ethical boundaries you can think of. The science of hate, coupled with our constantly tuned-in…
Social Media

Scary statistics show that sex offenders are taking over social media

The world is full of all kinds of sexual criminals, and they're all honing in on sites like Twitter and Facebook for their next victim. As social sites ranks increase, it only makes sense that plenty of those new users will be criminals -…
Social Media

Are you an above-average Facebook user? You might be racist, study says

Have you ever gone on Facebook only to be bombarded by a barrage of racially charged posts, links, and comments from your growing social network? Sure, you may be rolling your eyes in disgust now, but according to new research, the more…

April Fools 2013 Roundup: YouTube closes, Twttr eliminates vowels, and more

It's April Fool's day, and that means every company and service on the Web wants to make you laugh. This year, Google closes YouTube, Kayak starts a dating site, Toshiba launches the ShibaSphere game console, The Rural Juror hits Hulu…
Social Media

Would you give up Instagram for $100k? Mobli wants to make you an offer you can’t refuse

Admit it: You'd do a lot of things for $100,000 - include give up Instagram and post your last shot. If so, you need check out Mobli's MyLastInstagram contest, which is giving using the chance to post and tag their last shots with Mobli and…
Social Media

According to overly obvious study, we are addicted to the Facebook mobile app

Social media can be quite habit-forming, and with the way smartphones are dominating the consumer market these days, Facebook is one of the most addicting mobile apps out there.