Molly McHugh

Molly McHugh

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Before coming to Digital Trends, Molly worked as a freelance writer, occasional photographer, and general technical lackey. She's a sucker for animated GIF blogs, hours-long Wikipedia hunts, road trips, YouTube binges, and the Portland Trail Blazers. Molly is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications (go Ducks). You can find her on Twitter (@iammollymchugh) and Instagram (@mollygrams).

Yahoo’s latest acquisition is Katie Couric – here’s everything you need to know

Katie Couric has accepted a position as Yahoo's new Global Anchor - so what does that even mean, and has Yahoo finally defined itself as a media company?

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Tis a thing of beauty: The first #selfie ever taken

No, it wasn't on Instagram, or anywhere else online. Just consider this self-photographer way ahead of his time. Way, way, way ahead of his time.

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This $1.2 million lawsuit is why you shouldn’t steal photos from Twitter

Two photography agencies took Daniel Morel's photos from Twitter and used them without payment or permission - but now he's getting a $1.2 million payday.

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WTF, Internet? Online dating now needs its own red-light district

WTF, Internet? This week's Web indiscretion comes courtesy of a horrible new trend in dating apps, in which we follow our most basic human instincts, and are way, way worse for it.

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Instagram reportedly plans to introduce a messaging feature – what could come next?

A report has surfaced saying that this year, Instagram plans to introduce a messaging feature. It would be a big step diverting from its image and media focused app, perhaps spurring more change - and new features - to come.

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These are the 5 biggest holes in the Instagram for Windows Phone release

Instagram for Windows Phone is finally here ... but a few noteworthy features didn't come along for the ride. After a years-long wait, it's fairly incredible that these five things didn't make the cut - beta or no beta.

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Twitter is finally trying to answer the question ‘What is Twitter?’

Now that Twitter is a public company, it has to define itself so investors understand where their money is going. This video is a first step in simplifying the vast world of tweets - but do users agree with it?

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This new search engine is being called ‘the Google of social media’

A new search app called Hshtags searches nearly all of social media-dom by hashtag-specific queries. Could this be the service that finally, simply unites fragmented social search?

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Facebook testing new feature to show if you’re at a desktop or on your phone

Wondering what device you friends are using when they're on Facebook? This new feature, currently in testing, will answer that very question - whether you wanted it to or not.

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This video proves we still don’t understand how much we’re sharing on social networks

This video, called Social Media Experiment, makes it all too clear how easy it is for complete strangers to learn a lot of intimate details about you.

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First comes Instagram, then comes love: Why Instagram is displacing dating apps

Instagram is connecting more and more people, bringing them beyond photos and together in real life. It's challenging online dating apps at their own game - so could it beat them at it?

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WTF, Internet? I went Christmas shopping on Pinterest and this is the crap I found

WTF, Internet? This week's Web indiscretion comes courtesy of Pinterest, which you'd think would be a great place to get some holiday shopping inspiration ... but it's not and will leave you feeling dirty and depressed.

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Put your own stamp – er, face – on any viral GIF you can think of

Ever wanted to see yourself immortalized in a popular Liz Lemon GIF? What about Beyonce? Now you can, with this incredibly easy to use Web app.

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Slovakian engineers are trying to bait Mark Zuckerberg with this custom Facebook grill

What do you do when you want Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to come to your conference? Obviously you build him a fancy, Facebook-enabled grill and then bait him with it.

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The 5 wildest takeaways from Facebook’s failed offer to buy Snapchat for $3 billion

Are times truly getting tougher for Facebook? Remember the days when getting acquired by the company was a sign of success? Now, rejecting it is. Facebook tried and failed to buy Snapchat for $3 billion – and that is but the tip of the insanity iceberg.

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