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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You can’t Snapchat Stephen Colbert, but you can watch his sassy interview with its creators

The founders of Snapchat appeared on The Colbert Report to talk about sexting, screenshotting, and whether their app will ever turn a profit.
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Facebook-themed engagement photos and other social media inspirations

When it comes to strange items inspired by Twitter, Facebook and other social networks, these creators didn't ask "Why?" They asked "Why not?"
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Rap star Lil B gets remixed into poetry on Tumblr by a bot

Can you create poetry with rap lyrics and an algorithm? One Tumblr intern says so: He's written an algorithm that takes the words of popular rapper Lil B and turns them into short poems posted - where else - to Tumblr.
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Online ads can trail you across devices – creepy, smart business, or both?

You can change computers, but you can't hide from targeted ad campaigns. Marketers are getting smarter, and now your browser history won't just follow you from one site to another, it will be able to go wherever you go - be it tablet…
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The horror and wonder of tagged photos is now on Instagram

If you wanted Instagram to be more like Facebook, you'll be pleased with this new announcement. Now the horror of a terrible and tagged shot is available for the photo platform.
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Wikipedia has a gender problem – can it be fixed?

Most of Wikipedia's contributors are male - and that could be interpreted as a pretty big problem, given the service's position as a global source for unbiased news.
Social Media

4 words that make Pinterest different than your average social network

No two social networks are alike - actually, that isn't quite true, and most of them share so many traits, they're indistinguishable. But researchers have found that four words unique to Pinterest set it apart from its brethren, most…
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Will Instagram make its Windows Phone debut on the Nokia Lumia 928?

Mounting evidence suggests Instagram won't stay away from Windows 8 for long. On top of recent rumors that Windows Phone is about to get Instagram, word on the Internet is getting more specific, and the Nokia Lumia 928 could very well be…
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Who did the Internet love this year? Webby Awards go to Grimes, Frank Ocean, Obama for America, and more

This year's Webby award winners are an eclectic mix, from Frank Ocean to President Obama. Others like Vice and Humans of New York were also honored for their contributions to the Web - check out the rest of our favorites who took home top…
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Let Ernest Hemingway steal your Facebook account

Bored on social media? Get the Hemingway Hijacker to see how Papa would use Facebook.
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Followgen will give you tons of new Twitter followers, as well a guilt complex

Followgen recently shot into our collective Twitter consciousness as a relatively genuine way to grow your follower count without turning to spambots or doing it all yourself. We go hands on, and while the tool is effective, our feelings…
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5 big things big data just revealed about Facebook users

Wolfram Alpha just completed a massive study of Facebook, and found some interesting new facts about how we talk on Facebook, what type of people are using the network, and how age plays into the platform.