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

Selfies are now the most popular genre of photo; in related news everyone’s the worst

The selfie is officially taking over, so it's high time we take a step back and examine what really is so great about the abusive use of these self portraits?

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Here’s how to ask the NSA for your records (but don’t hold your breath)

You can't ask the NSA to stop collecting information, but you can ask to see or delete your records. Now whether you'll actually get those mailed to you remains to be seen.

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Buzzfeed is getting sued for millions over photo accreditation

Buzzfeed's photo accreditation policy is landing it in hot water as another photographer says he'll sue for millions over the use an image he captured.

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A trip down the weird rabbit hole of Tumblr Girls

Tumblr girls are the superstars of the blog and reblog network. But their cultural ascension isn't always something to smile about, not even if it's for a selfie.

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Humanity might be OK because two of the Snapchat Leaked sites got shut down

A few of the Snapchat Leaked sites got shut down, but there are still of plenty awful versions out there. If anything, this proves that people have more in common than we thought: We're all sort of terrible.

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The harshest, most honest analytics-driven dating service might change your love life

Feel like your dates never turn out well but don't know where the issue lies? Betadater demands honest feedback for dates. This might get ugly.

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Facebook doesn’t hate Tor (but it is blocking it)

If you're a Tor user trying to access Facebook, you're likely coming up empty-handed. But according to the privacy-friendly system, the social network isn't doing it on purpose.

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Facebook and Instagram took the photo album out back and shot it

Why pay money to get prints when the world is all about digital images? Apparently that's the question everyone is answering, with a resounding "yeah, why would we?"

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Vine now comes with spam … lots and lots of spam.

It’s always nice when people comment on what you post on social media, but unfortunately a lot of the comments people are getting on Vine aren’t exactly sincere … or real. That’s because they’re spam. The Daily Dot just reported…

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Twitter, abusing the #asksnowden Q&A is why we can’t have nice things

Twitter, we had the invitation to ask Edward Snowden anything we wanted. And this is what we did with it. While some of the off-topic queries deserve a small nod of hilarious approval, most of them are leaving us #smh.

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Crowdsourcing Bonnaroo: How Facebook and Instagram are making the most documented music festival ever

All those Facebook hashtags and Instagrams will be compiled from Bonnaroo to create a true crowdsourced documentary. And Bonnaroo isn't the only music event that the social titans are taking over.

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Turns out Americans aren’t the most addicted Starbucks-drinking, social users in the world

Although Facebook and Twitter started in the U.S., other countries are even more fixated on social media than Americans.

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Of course Snapcat is a thing, because of all the reasons

There is now an app for cat selfies, and the world is a better place for it. Also, see if you can spot all the cat puns in this post!

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How Facebook’s new hashtags will change the SEO game

Hashtags are now Internet-ubiquitous. And that means they'll have a little something to do with Facebook SEO.

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Ready for your close up? Here’s how to become Instagram famous

Do you want more followers on Instagram? Do you want to reach double - nay - triple digit likes? You don't have to resort to shady tactics like spambot followers.

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