Kate Knibbs

Kate Knibbs

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Kate Knibbs is a writer from Chicago. She is very happy that her borderline-unhealthy Internet habits are rewarded with a job. You can find her at @kateknibbs on Twitter. E-mail her tips, rants, comments, and pictures of your talented animal friends at kateknibbsfreelance@gmail.com
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These are some of the most-faved tweets of all time

Using FavStar, I tried to find the most-faved tweets on Twitter. The results were weird ... and also might start to make you question Twitter's insane valuation.
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Everything you need to know about Mobli, the Instagram competitor with deep pockets

Does the world really need another Instagram competitor? Super-billionaire Carlos Slim thinks it does. Here's what you need to know about the Instagram challenger.
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Here’s how to find the most popular Internet images in real time

If you want to see which images are capturing the Internet's interest, Oublio can give you a streamlined overview.
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Be very afraid: Justin Bieber named ‘lead investor’ in a new social network for teens

What do you get when you combine Justin Bieber, tech investing, and a new social app? RockLive hopes it all equals lots of teen users.
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She’s a Homewrecker is the latest slut-shaming site and it’s particularly despicable

She's a Homewrecker is a shameful slut-shaming website that forgets two people are involved in cheating and dangerously doxxes one half of the guilty parties.
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Can Hinge challenge Tinder with its more grown-up approach to snap judgement dating?

Can Hinge, a new mobile dating app that connects mutual friends, compete with Tinder?
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Google launches Helpouts, a video marketplace – here’s what we know so far

Here's everything you need to know about Google new marketplace for live video help, Helpouts ... including some of the interesting language in its disclaimer.
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Report: Google+ user numbers tell an incomplete story

Google+ released an update and positive news about user activity, but Google may be overstating the service's popularity.
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Event notifications are Facebook’s latest attempt to be Twitter, and they’re coming soon

Facebook's obsession with getting users to participate in real-time events continues: the site is testing live event notifications. Annoying or convenient?
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Is Facebook trying to dethrone Yelp?

You can now review places on Facebook -- is the social network trying to compete with Yelp? And if it is, will you use the social network to review businesses?
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Hashbag helps you buy those shoes – or anything else – you saw on Instagram

You might not think of Instagram as a place to buy and sell stuff online, but a new service called Hashbag wants Instagram to become the next Craigslist.