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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#Followme: Twitter and Vizify partner to bring some visual life to your text-based tweets

Twitter and Vizify are partnering to let people take their social media profiles to the next level. Want to see your tweets beyond their text-heavy selves? This app will reimagine it all in an image-heavy format.
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Stop watching us: Mozilla, Reddit among forces demanding answers about surveillance

Mozilla just launched a campaign to demand more information about how the Internet is monitored.
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Our favorite hidden hacks to spice up your social networks

Bored of Facebook's emoticons? Tired of Snapchat's color palette? These hidden tips and tricks will take you into the underground, secret side of social networking features that you never knew existed.
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The Instagram-for-doctors is gross, scary, graphic – and it could save your life

Figure1 is a social network chock-full of icky pictures. Healthcare professionals are quickly logging on with the app to find and treat similar symptoms, so beyond just a stream of disgusting rashes, Figure1 could turn into a life-saver.
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China allowing Twitter and Facebook access! Oh wait … not quite

Conference participants are being allowed to tweet and update Facebook, but the permission comes with quite a few caveats. Don't expect the censor-heavy country to start loosening its grip on social sites anytime soon.
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Here’s why you shouldn’t be surprised that people share more Vines than Instagrams on Twitter

If you look at how often they're getting shared on Twitter, Vine appears more popular than Instagram. But you shouldn't use Twitter as a barometer.
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RIP, Facebook Sponsored Stories! We shall dance on your grave

Facebook's Sponsored Stories ads are going to that big deluxe apartment in the sky. The stuff that inspired lawsuits and user opt-outs will be taken out back and shot!
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Apple bursts onto the streaming radio scene with iTunes Radio

At the Apple World Wide Developer Conference, Apple unveiled iTunes Radio, which may end up competing with Spotify, Pandora, and other streaming music apps.
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Arrested for tweeting in Turkey: The social media machine of the #Occupygezi movement

It's hard to call Twitter and Facebook frivolous when they're crucial organizing and awareness-building tools - and in the case of Turkey's #Occupygezi movement, social sites are proving their worth.
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Snapchat’s new, faceless logo may be due to legal woes

Snapchat's new faceless ghost logo - who goes by "NoFace Chillah," for the record - might be linked to a lawsuit.
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InstaFeed wants to turn Instagram creators into Instagram curators

Instagram-curation app InstaFeed launches with a mission: to turn picture-takers into picture-collectors.
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Getting Giphy with it: Your guide to the best GIF search service around

Animated GIFs are the perfect, amazing medium of the masses – even if you (like me) refuse to accept that it’s pronounced with a soft G. Is your website looking bland? Throw a GIF on it! Don’t know how to make yourself…