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.

Are we actually bored of our social networks, or just impossible to please?

The designer behind a recent Facebook concept design has done it again with Twitter. Our constant dissatisfaction with our social networks leaves us wondering whether we really like change at all.

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Want to know what Twitter emoji are most popular?

A new Web app called Emoji Tracker displays all of Twitter's emoji activity in real time - and the revelations are surprising. You'd think regular old smiley faces would win out, but the See No Evil Monkey is more popular than you'd think.

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There might be more security issues with Tinder than you thought

If you're in the market for a new app that'll help you bag your next date, you've probably thought of Tinder - but a recent security scare has landed the app in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. And now, new reports of risks in the app are being…

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I’ll tell you when I’ve had enough!: The evolving world of digital detoxes and Internet addiction

What's the difference between Internet overuse and addiction? Or a recovery program and a detox? The rules to Web-obsessive treatment are being written as we go, and digging into what you're signing up (and paying) for deserve a harder look.

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Rithm is Snapchat for music, and here are 8 scenarios you’ll want to use it for

New app Rithm lets you chat with music tracks - and yes, it's like Snapchat for sound. The fun app lets you get rid of all those words involved with texting and messaging, too ... meaning there are a few specific times we can this coming in handy.

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To infinity and Beyond Verbal: The Web app revolutionizing the science of voice analysis

Beyond Verbal is advancing the science of voice analysis and making its technology available for a wide range of possibilities. No longer will be limited at taking words at face value - because Beyond Verbal will be able to take you deeper.

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How to put an end to all the incessant Facebook games nonsense

Candy Crush. Words with Friends. FarmVille. Facebook games are an out-of-control creature that may be constantly out to get you. Here's how you can stop the invites from coming and quiet all the notification noise they're causing.

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How to cut back on the constant buzz of Facebook Chat

Being on Facebook is already hard enough, with people bugging you constantly with a 'hey' or 'how are ya?' through chat. Here's how you can manage that with just ignoring everyone.

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Wake up! A 3 a.m. phone call is your ticket into this nocturnal social network

Dreams usually leave your brain the moment you wake up in the morning. Call in the Night attempts to discuss and record your fantasies as they happen - and in the process, manages to connect strangers during the wee morning hours. The results are fascinating.

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IFTTT’s iOS app is here: 10 recipes you need to make it look like you get social networking

Want all the benefits of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram without ... you know ... doing much work? All the logging on and cross-posting and saving and linking gets old, we know. Well these IFTTT recipes have your back.

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Facebook’s Graph Search officially launches – here’s how to prepare

Any user who has the U.S. English language set on default will now be able to use the Graph Search function. The question is, did it get any better - or worse? And if you're just getting the update, how can you protect yourself?

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#Lifeloggers documentary explores the coming world of tracking your every move

Think lifelogging and the Quantified Self movement is a phase? Think again. This documentary, produced by the team behind Memoto, a wearable camera device out this summer, examines the state of the market, its future, as well as the good and bad implications.

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Culling your Facebook flock? Prepare for the 5 stages of ‘unfriending’

Research says hitting 'unfriend' is a fairly complicated and serious social media endeavor. But if you're considering a friend-purge, first you must go through the 5 Stages of Unfriending.

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Stickers are now available via Facebook’s Web platform

Can't say it in words? Plain old photo not doing trick? Now you can say it with stickers via Facebook Chat via the Web client. The option was previously made available for mobile. But all we can think about is what this means is next ...

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Surprise! Twitter is still teeming with fake accounts

The Twitter spam and bot problem is a well known one, and a new study says it hasn't been fixed. According to the research, spammers are getting craftier and able to elude fake follower detection tools as well.

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