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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If you want to really quit Facebook, you’ll have to resort to self-electrocution

Quitting Facebook is often an exercise in futility, but there might be a way to literally shock the habit out of you. Are we really that hopeless?
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The company you’re keeping on Facebook could affect your credit score

Need a loan? You may want to take a quick look at your Facebook account. If any of your contacts are delinquent debt payers, your application may be doomed.
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Finding a needle in a haystack: These are the worst types of selfies

OK we won't stop you from doing the most natural thing in the world - taking a photo of yourself, what else? You should avoid posting these, though. Please.
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Want to get fired? Apparently these people publicly using the #ihatemyjob hashtag do

Anybody with a full-time job is bound to have an off-day. That doesn't mean you should vent online about how much #worksucks, though. You might get #fired.
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Hands on with PRSM, the PRISM parody platform – the scariest, truest satire out there

When it comes to divulging personal information, is Facebook no longer cutting it for you? Good news! PRISM will let you redefine the word 'oversharing.' We go hands on with the hypothetical network some devs dreamed up.
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Tweeting for rides? Here’s how to digitally find a driver without getting kidnapped

Recent reports say that young adults are way too comfortable bumming a ride from strangers on the Internet. They need to know that ridesharing apps exist.
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Twitter is a treasure trove of terrorist activity, says the U.S. military

According to a new report, the U.S. government thinks Twitter is a breeding ground for terrorist conversation. The investigation into this was done without Twitter's knowledge,which says it had no knowledge of the project.
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All the obvious places you shouldn’t use Instagram

A woman was recently fired for Instagramming pictures of the kids she babysat... obviously. But as 'duh' as this may seem, there are plenty of you posting pics from entirely inappropriate places.
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Here’s why you need to be watching the YouTube breakout hit series ‘MyMusic’

If you don't know about MyMusic, then consider this a primer on why you should be hooked. The show has amassed millions of views and characters' even have their own fictitious Tumblrs. Prepare to be drawn in this YouTube series' world.
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Is China loosening its restrictions on Facebook and Twitter?

According to various news reports, China has lifted firewall control over Facebook and Twitter in 5-star hotels all over the country... psych! Turns out the accessibility is for wealthy hotel patrons only - but there are some other…
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Keep your collection bin of reactionary GIFs up-to-date with this new Chrome extension

There are almost too many good animated GIFs out there. Sick of hitting 'favorite' and saving URLs to your reader? Gif.me is a one-click Chrome extension that can solve your problems.
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Science says Facebook’s bumming you out, so here are 4 quick fixes

Facebook bumming you out? According to science, the answer is yes. But you don't have to delete your account to get happy just yet - here's a couple of DIY fixes that can help cure your Facebook-made depression.