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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This intimate picture exhibition isn’t art or a statement, it’s exploitation

A Bushwick gallery will feature a show commenting on the dick pic. But what might have been an interesting examination of gender dynamics is actually just revenge porn masquerading as art.
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You can now embed Facebook posts – here’s what it looks like

Facebook just finished rolling out its embedded posts feature, meaning all public updates can now find themselves integrated anywhere on the Web - so here's how to use the new feature.
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Tweeting triggers are back! IFTTT and Twitter are playing nice again

If you want to use hashtags to automatically post tweets on Facebook, now's your chance: Twitter is back on IFTTT, an automation service.
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The Snapchat identity crisis and why impermanence no longer matters for the app

You can now download an app to save Snapchat picture. But who cares? The days of using Snapchat as a private, guarded means of communication are dead. Now, it's about the intimacy of peer-to-peer visuals.
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Confused about Twitter’s new Related Headlines feature? We break it down for you

Twitter's new "Related Headlines" feature offers users links to relevant stories - so does that mean news sites are about to see their competitors get a big boost thanks to their scoops? Not necessarily.
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Why you may never have to ask ‘what’s that song?’ at a music festival again

If you hate trying to figure out what song you're hearing at a music festival, new technology may make you the happiest concert fiend this side of Bonnaroo. Thanks to Gracenote, a Shazam-like experience is on its way to a stadium near you.
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The 5 types of messages you find in your hidden Facebook inbox

Have you ever looked through your 'Other' Facebook inbox? It's the hidden one, the one you probably don't notice, where messages usually go to die. Well if you haven't ever gone through it, there are a few cliches you're like to see.
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How Twitter can help you avoid getting food poisoning

New research shows that Twitter is a surprisingly accurate indicator of which restaurants can leave you hurting the next day. According to the report, the starting points of food poisoning correspond with those #sosick hashtags.
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YouTube has an ad malware problem – here’s how to avoid it

Don't let adware peddlers make watching ads on YouTube even more annoying than usual.
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Want to fancy up your tweets? This simple hack brings fun fonts to Twitter

Bored of plain ol' text? Well a simple 'hack' now gives you creative license to bold, italicize, and more. Way, way, way more. Fun new feature, or future eyesore?
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Path just widened its cozy little social network by partnering with your favorite apps

Path is casting a wider net and encouraging developers to create applications for it, using an expanded API.